New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public. It consists of numerous branded events, including New York City Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, and MADE Fashion Week, as well as numerous independent fashion productions around town.
The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The US Masters, is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in the city of Augusta, Georgia, USA.
French-Italian outerwear label Moncler is subtly advertising its latest fashions with a disappearing act.
Chinese performance artist Liu Bolin stars in the brand’s spring/summer 2017 campaign, bringing his ability to blend into his surroundings through surreal body paint. This nontraditional imagery may help Moncler stand out amid more classic fashion photography in magazines and social media feeds.
Italian fashion label Gucci is bringing together three of its brand friends for a project, playing off their distinct personalities.
The women chosen for the yet to be defined launch are Dakota Johnson, Hari Nef and Petra Collins, all of whom are twenty-something artists establishing their place in the fields of acting, modeling and photography. As of press time, Gucci had only shared a single hint at the project: the hashtag #InBloom.
Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta is putting a lens on its art appreciation through an alliance with the Shanghai Center of Photography.
From the start of 2017, the brand will be the corporate sponsor of the institution, sponsoring four international exhibits throughout the year. This long-term relationship draws on the affection Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier has for photography.
Auction house Bonhams is teaming up with Artwise and the David Ross Foundation to raise money for the fight against Parkinson’s.
Cure3, the brainchild of Artwise, will bring together more than 50 artists for a selling exhibition to benefit The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, an organization that helps to fund research that aims to cure the neurodegenerative disease. There are currently 10 million people diagnosed with Parkinson’s worldwide, making this a cause most prospective buyers can relate to.
With over 400 sessions on the official programme, covering everything from the rise of populism to the global economic outlook, you’d be forgiven for feeling confused by what just happened in Davos. While it would be impossible to condense it all into one article, here are some of the biggest stories.
Let’s look at the evidence. With a population of 1.3 billion, China recently became the world’s second-largest economy. It contributed 39% to world growth in 2016, according to the IMF, and its influence in the global economy is growing. President Xi Jinping’s participation at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting this week was the first time a Chinese president had ever attended Davos and has been viewed as a signal of his growing engagement with world affairs.
Compelling evidence now suggests that every dollar, shilling, pound or rand spent on preventing disease does not just reduce needless human suffering, but it also makes sound economic sense too.
Businesses and investors are increasingly recognizing climate change as one of the top global risks. And so it is not surprising there were a record number of events during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos to discuss the challenges and help advance the solutions. Here, we summarize the key conclusions.
French footwear and accessories label Christian Louboutin is turning consumers into sleuths with a fashionable whodunit.
The brand’s “Whatever Happened to Bellofficier?” finds a trio of friends being thrown into a criminal plot, as they become eyewitnesses to a murder. Adding a narrative thread through this look book campaign encourages consumers to stay tuned and explore more.
In opposition to its use of exotic leathers, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has purchased stock in French luxury conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
PETA’s decision to buy stock in LVMH comes after it the animal rights organization released a film exposé on the cruelty inflicted on crocodiles to harvest their skins for leather goods such as handbags and footwear. Through its stake holding, PETA hopes that it can push LVMH to end exotic-skin sales from within the corporation.
British fashion house Burberry has selected up-and-coming model Iris Law as the new face of Burberry Beauty.
Sixteen-year-old Ms. Law is the daughter of actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost and counts Burberry as her first-ever advertising campaign. A new generation of A-List progeny is on the rise, with many celebrity children making names for themselves through high-profile modeling contracts.
The 243-foot superyacht Cloud 9 from CRN launched in Ancona, Italy, this last week. Featuring five decks, ample exterior lounging areas, and an extended beach club at sea level, the yacht’s design is meant to keep guests connected to the water and fresh air.
French fashion house Christian Dior has released a trailer for its latest campaign that includes a dramatic dance performance, as more fashion brands become entertainment and art providers.
Model/actress Camille Rowe is taking the stage, or the screen, in Dior’s latest campaign that features an exciting dance performance. The video mirrors a major motion picture and has not yet been released, but is being teased with a short trailer to get fans excited.
The Chinese New Year kicked off January 28, ushering in the year of the rooster. And while the next 12 months are expected to be ruled by contrasting energies—a heady mix of chest-puffing pride and resilient compassion—these vibrant designs just might inspire some peaceful preening…
Forged carbon fiber started to become news a few years ago. Traditionally, while very light, durable, and certainly cool looking, it has been a little hard to work with. Carbon fiber composites and forged carbon fiber bring new flexibility and wider usage. In fact, Lamborghini is diving into forged carbon fiber, investing heavily in the technology to make more and more components from the material.
Italian automaker Maserati is setting consumers free from restrictions with a new video advertisement, playing on the common childhood memory of being told “no” often.
“Free Your Aspirations” is Maserati’s new video, which plays on the shared feeling of not being able to do something you want to do because of being told “no.” The video shows a Maserati Ghibli driving by, inspiring towns people to break free and act on their aspirations.
Luxury automaker Lexus has revealed its fifth-generation LS flagship sedan, which was designed to embody Japanese culture and the new generation of the automotive industry.
The new longer and lower vehicle design was unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 9. With a coupe-like silhouette, Lexus hopes to convey a rebirth of its flagship as if it is re-launching its entire brand.
German automaker BMW is showing off the superior creativity it takes to design its 7 Series model through an innovative installation that projects onto the vehicle itself.
With the idea of telling a story through a new kind of lens, BMW sought to show off the art and technological skill used to create the 7 Series. The installation projects the steps in the 7 Series’ design process on the actual vehicle on display at the automaker’s exhibition center BMW Welt in Munich.
British automaker Jaguar Land Rover is making new models available to view in its showrooms in a faster timeframe with the help of virtual reality.
After piloting the technology for the launch of its F-Pace in the United Kingdom last year, the brand will be using its virtual reality experience to introduce each of its 2017 models to consumers. Using a digital platform makes it easier for potential buyers to make a decision before a physical model has arrived at a point of sale.
This month we are going to talk about family vacations and what it is to have a luxurious family vacation. I think in order to do the right type of vacation there has to be communication with everyone in the group. At M Level, we speak with our clients in regards of places to go, attractions to visit, as well as all different types of experiences. The goal is to create an opportunity to really do something that will be a forever lasting memory. There’s certain places around the world that are perfect for this type of experience. Some of these include the following: Skiing with the family in Colorado; traveling on a yacht in the Caribbean; going to a dynamic music festival or maybe just camping/hiking in the mountains.
When planning this type of experience, we try to find a little bit about the children and what they like to do. We try to put together activities that give the children a chance to explore and find out what their interests are. Sometimes when taking children outside of the box it can give them the opportunity to be outside of their neighborhood and the friends they’re with everyday. This gives them the chance to explore other places they haven’t been and grow as a person. Whether it’s learning what it’s like to drive formula one race cars, riding horses in the South of France, hanging out in a recording studio, or even going to the Ideas Fest in Aspen. These are all things that can become wonderful family experiences.
I’m hoping as we get into spring break, that people think about this when they’re deciding on what to do with the family. Some of the top family vacations that maybe most people would not think about are as follows: heli-skiing in the Balkins; great white shark diving; zip lining in Costa Rica; going to a concert in Red Rocks Colorado; or even an African safari.
There are a lot of things M Level can do. We just want the family to experience memorable adventure’s together. As we move into spring break and eventually summer, this gives you an opportunity to think as a family unit and not just what you think someone might want to do.
From a window-side table at 71Above, diners can test their knowledge of Los Angeles geography, tracing ribbons of traffic to the San Gabriel Mountains, the Hollywood Hills, Malibu, Anaheim, and beyond. If you lose your sense of direction, a built-in tabletop compass will help orient you from your 950-foot-high downtown perch, while a guided prix-fixe menu (from $70 per person) will usher you to a magnificent meal of New American cuisine.
U.S. fashion label Ralph Lauren is expanding its hospitality portfolio with the opening of its first eatery in London.
Ralph’s Coffee & Bar is a new concept for the brand, combining elements from Manhattan’s Polo Bar and Ralph’s Coffee into an intimate space. As consumers are moving from accruing things to seeking experiences, Ralph Lauren moves further into dining are meeting consumers where they want to spend.
Scottish distillery The Dalmore is releasing a special 50-year old whisky to celebrate an anniversary of the same age for its master distiller, along with a video to show consumers how it was done.
To continue with the theme of 50, The Dalmore 50 Year Old is priced at £50,000, or roughly $53,202 at current exchange. The special whisky celebrates the 50th anniversary of master distiller Richard Patterson’s work in the industry.
A private home listed for $250 million has hit the Los Angeles real estate market, earning the property the title of most expensive residence in the United States.
The home, located in Los Angeles’ Bel Air neighborhood at 924 Bel Air Road, was designed by luxury developer Bruce Makowsky. The 38,000-square-foot new-build home has set a U.S. record as the country’s most expensive home to go on sale.
The tranquility of the moment, followed by the thrill of the descent is what gives luster and charm to alpine getaways; and at the new Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges—conveniently located within the extraordinary Courchevel 1850 resort in France—guests will have ample access to some of the best slopes in the world. This five-star winter wonderland is in the heart of the Les Trois Vallées—the largest ski area on the globe—with the renowned Bellecôte slope at the hotel’s doorstep.
With the beginning of each new year comes the eager anticipation of travels to come. This year, the list of soon-to-open hotels and resorts is as long as it is far-flung, ranging from a fortress in India and an island in Fiji to a castle in Ireland and a palace in Paris. Visiting them all, of course, will be a challenge worth pursuing.
British mobile phone manufacturer Vertu is launching the next generation of smartphones by balancing heritage with sleek, modern design.
Vertu announced its latest Constellation model on Jan. 24 through a teaser video shared to its social channels. Without giving details of the model away, the smartphone is shown only as white rectangle while text overlay reads, “Your World. Your Vertu” and neon paint is visible on the wrist of the user.
Online auctioneer and marketplace eBay is easing consumers’ worries when buying luxury goods through its platform with an upcoming authentication program.
While many luxury products are available for purchase through eBay, many consumers are wary regarding the authenticity of the goods. EBay will soon launch its program in which sellers can opt in to have their products certified as authentic by professionals.
French jeweler Chaumet is leveraging its local knowledge in a Parisian travel guide featuring excursions curated with couples in mind.
The brand’s You Me Paris application uncovers “hidden gems” in the City of Lights that are best seen with a romantic partner, laying out ideas of eateries, hotels and walking itineraries. A key moment in Chaumet’s early history centers on a marriage, making this mobile guide an opportunity to further position the jeweler as the choice for those in love.