Gucci Valentine’s Day Gift
Italian fashion brand Gucci has made Valentine’s Day shopping a stylish breeze. They are launching a matching soft leather and sterling silver bracelet duo that showcases Gucci’s classic horsebit motif. Designed in red for her and black for him, these new horsebit pieces are woven from soft calfskin. The women’s red version...
Omega De Ville Ladymatic Diamonds and Pearls Watch
First seen adorning Nicole Kidman’s wrist at the Cannes Film Festival, the stunning £102,000 Diamonds and Pearls Watch will be available for the festive season, due to the luxurious nature of the timepiece, customers are invited to place orders in advance for the watch, which will be created in Switzerland.
This stunning timepiece is enriched with OMEGA's 18K Sedna gold, an alloy of gold, copper and palladium, which ensures that its unique rose gold colour will be particularly long lasting. The polished crown is set with a "Brilliant OMEGA Cut" briolette diamond. The white mother-of-pearl dial is studded with 11 diamond indexes placed in 18K Sedna gold diamond-facetted holders and a date window at 3 o'clock. The caseback is...
Globe-Trotter To Open London Flagship
British luxury brand Globe-Trotter is set to open a new flagship store at 35 Albemarle Street. The 2,594 square foot store will be home to the brand’s iconic luggage and new Jet and Propellor leather collections, as well as a luxurious bespoke lounge and showroom.
Commenting on the store opening, Globe-Trotter’s Creative Director, Gary Bott, said; “We are very excited about our new flagship store move to number 35 Albemarle Street. Globe-Trotter has, for first time since 1897, developed its own handmade luxury leather goods at our factory in Hertfordshire and so these new collections, alongside our iconic suitcases, require a special retail environment. It is important that we remain..."
Maurice Lacroix Mystérieuse One-off
Maurice Lacroix has created a one-off of the stunning Mystérieuse line for Harrods.
The name alone of the exquisite timepiece evokes intrigue; it is difficult not to be in awe of the skeletal workings housed in the bold case. The self-winding ML215 mechanical movement is visible through the sapphire-crystal back of the 43 mm diameter steel case. Yet it is the seconds indicator that remains the most captivating of mysteries. Driven by the ML215 caliber – a new Maurice Lacroix Manufacture movement and the twelfth to be entirely developed in-house – the mysterious hand marks out a linear reading of the seconds, in alternating horizontal and vertical...
Launching: December 1st 2013
Have Your Oliver Sweeney Shoes Tattooed by Tattooist to the Stars
VeryFirstTo is offering the chance to own a pair of Oliver Sweeney shoes tattooed by celebrity tattooist Henry Hate. Henry’s work has been seen on legends including Alexander McQueen, Amy Winehouse, Boy George and Paul Thompson of Franz Ferdinand. Henry will create a bespoke design on to any pair of Oliver Sweeney tan shoes at a total cost of £995 ($1600). This phenomenal couture service is only available for a limited time. It’s an unprecedented opportunity to own a statement piece of footwear that is not only personal to you and one of a kind, but has an artistic rock ‘n’ roll edge. Each pair will be tattooed by Henry himself with imagery to reflect the purchaser (or images of the purchaser’s choice) and accompanied by a certificate of authentication. From brogues to boots...
Jessica Minh Anh Gives New Meaning to Sky High Fashion
J Fashion Show founder and fashion model Jessica Minh Anh will transform the Grand Canyon Skywalk into a 4,000 foot high catwalk...
Launching: November 1st 2013
Runway Made To Order Initiative from Burberry to include Watches and Sunglasses
The Spring/Summer 2014 Burberry Prorsum show unveils the Britain Bright Limited Edition Watch and the Wave Sunglasses Collection...
Launching: February 2014
Charlotte Olympia’s Archie Collection: November Launch
Ever creative and fun brand Charlotte Olympia has delved into the vintage American comic, Archie for her upcoming collection. The British designer is bringing all the characters back in a fun capsule accessories collection, which launches in November.
The characters, Archie, Betty and Veronica, who were created in 1941 - adorn shoes and bags in this fun and brightly coloured collection. The age-old question, are you a Betty or a Veronica no longer needs answering, the spectacular Dolly suede peep-toe pumps £693 ($1,095) let you be both!
Launching: November 1st 2013
DYNAMO: GIVENCHY HOMME SS14 ACCESSORIES
For SS14 Givenchy Menswear showcased an exploration of LA skate parks; retro 1970s computers and speaker boxes; and African ethnography, deftly fusing street style with luxury. Fashion wonder kid Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy’s influential Creative Director, extended his punchy vision across the collection from clothing to shoes, including a selection of statement accessories...
TURKISH DELIGHT: JAUNT’s SS14 Collection
One look at JAUNTS’s SS14 travel collection and you’re transported to the coastal delights of Bodrum. East meets west as vivid Ikats clash with bold stripes and block brights, making the new label’s second collection a must-have for stylish globe-trotters.
JAUNT focuses on elegant design and high quality fabrics and leathers, to give you the ultimate travel bag taking you from yacht to dancefloor. The SS14 collection is made up of five lightweight bag types including an expandable tote for overnight stays; day bags for poolside essentials; and clutch bags, to complete your dinner look. Headed up by New York native Kim Lai, JAUNT is London’s newest luxury travel accessories brand; one to watch for cheerful, casual and fresh designs...
Launching February 2014
CLUTCH IT LIKE A DUDE
Launching December 2013
Launching Winter 2013
Purveyor in uber-luxury leather accessories, Ethan K, is set to launch a new range of hand luggage to turn fellow travellers ‘green’ with envy. At £16,500, the trolley case is made from precious US Mississippiensis Alligator hide and finished with gold hardware. It artfully balances function and style, boasting a vibrant shade of green with features including pull-out and carry handles and zip pockets, ideal for practical storage.
26-year-old designer Ethan Koh, is the youngest member of a Singaporean tanning dynasty, one that supplies skins to some of the most influential power-houses: think Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Prada. In just three years, his eponymous label, has quickly established its place as a go-to destination for craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail...
Launching August 2013
Breitling Emergency II
Launching late 2013
Haute Couture Fashion Week
Launching 1-4 July 2013
The London Sartorialists
Launching June 16-18
Launching November 2013
She famously wore couture to breakfast, was a muse to milliner Philip Treacy and championed the late, great Alexander McQueen – breaking and redefining the fashion rules with her eccentric style. So, it comes as no surprise that six years after her tragic suicide, Isabella Blow’s maverick style should be honoured for all to enjoy in a major exhibition.
‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ at London’s Somerset House...
Launches 20th November 2013
Let’s Make Time For The Ladies
Basel World 2013 is just around the corner and all accessory brands are launching their Pre-Basel watch collections in preparation. Blancpain has joined the luxury launches with two exquisitely designed rose gold watches.
Summer is On the Way
Springtime has so far seen rain, grey skies and snowy days. But summer is on its way and Louis Vuitton is embracing the warmth of the Mediterranean by splashing sunshine hues onto its latest bag collection...
Launching: Some currently, some imminently
PARIS FASHION WEEK HIGHLIGHTS
While most of us long for summer to grace us, AW13/14 Paris Fashion Week came to an end earlier this month. As expected, the big-name luxury fashion houses did not disappoint. Key looks included: curved hems, voluminous tops, and narrow bottoms. Lanvin revisited the thirties showcasing feminine prom-style dresses and flared skirts worn with flat masculine footwear. From Chanel to Valentino and Alexandra McQueen, the breathtaking clothes showed all the essential looks of the season. From regal themed bold pieces to PVC polo necks, designers frequently displayed a versatile and intriguing French touch...
Launching: Autumn 2013
Switch back from Ballet Pumps to Balmorals
British footwear designer, Nicholas Kirkwood’s most recent designs turned many a head at the Victoria’s Secret catwalk show earlier this year. Now the 32-year-old British designer has returned his attention to men’s fashion, extending his range with architecturally inspired pieces.
Nicholas Kirkwood shoes are 100% handcrafted in Italy and made from the highest-grade materials available, often utilising innovative techniques to develop custom-made leathers and fabrics. The new collection comprises of 6 main styles, which will be released in 21 variations.
Timepieces of the Year
2013 is a big year for Cartier, but the most talked about upcoming launch from the luxury jeweller and watchmakers is the Crash Limited Edition Watch Series. Timepieces in the series will feature 18-carat white or rose gold cases, set in a weird and wonderful shaped face. The unusual characteristic created quite a buzz at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva...
Launching: Late 2013
Knightsbridge to Welcome Tom Ford
Tom Ford, fashion mogul and now Oscar-nominated film director, has announced plans to open the UK's first Tom Ford flagship store. The former Gucci designer and creative director at Yves Saint Laurent is taking his own self-titled label to new heights after confirming the boutique’s opening only a year after the launch of his womenswear shop in Harrods.
The opening of the London flagship is a milestone in the growth and expansion of the Tom Ford brand and it’s not hard to see why. Tom Ford, London will occupy 201-206 Sloane Street in the heart of Knightsbridge, London’s home of luxury and big name fashion brands. Ford joins Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and Alberta Ferretti to name a few at the notoriously lavish shopping destination.
Most importantly, the boutique will stock the designer’s full product range including menswear, which is currently only available at Selfridges...
Opening: Autumn 2013
Versace Collaboration Rumours
Alternative British singer/songwriter Mathangi Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A, has reportedly confirmed she has been working with Italian fashion house Versace for its 2013 spring/summer collection. The unorthodox musician’s famous ‘out there’ style makes this a perfect fashion-meets-music collaboration for the popular fashion house. Versace has yet to confirm these rumours.
Launching: Spring 2013
French shoemaker Christian Louboutin built his empire on a bottle of red nail polish after painting his first pair of iconic red soles back in 1992. Now in 2013, he plans to expand that empire with the launch of Christian Louboutin Beatué, a new cosmetic line and designer make up range.
After beauty sector success from the likes of Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, it seems this is the bandwagon to jump on to. Unfortunately not much information has been released about the luxury products themselves, however we do know Louboutin is in partnership with New York based beauty salon Batallure Beauty LLC and is set to launch in late 2013.
Launching: Late 2013
The New Spiritual Home For Jimmy Choo Men
Jimmy Choo is deemed as one of the most influential footwear brands in the fashion industry. Starting out as a solo shoemaker hand making intricately designed women’s shoes, the designer enjoyed exposure through Vogue magazine and his designs were famously favoured by Princess Diana herself. The prominent fashion label has since become the leading British shoe and accessories brand. Now it has been confirmed that Jimmy Choo is to launch a new menswear flagship store this spring.
Set in London’s luxury district, Mayfair’s Dover Street is to be the new home of the men’s standalone store. The new store will span two floors and house men’s shoes and accessories including designer bags, belts, scarves and other leather goods. With the store in the good company of esteemed fashion houses such as Christian Louboutin, Gazelli Art House and Alexander McQueen, the 1,200 square-foot space will stand in one of London’s key shopping destinations for luxury fashion and cutting-edge designers...
Opening: Spring 2013
Finest Seven and Felder Felder
Although the midst of the Christmas season may not seem like the time to talk about sunglasses, it appears never too soon for the fashion world. The new range of sunglasses in British design duo, Felder Felder’s mainline spring/summer collection 2013, show a unique collaboration with Finest Seven, a luxury eyewear brand...
Launching: Spring 2013
The Lockit Collection
Louis Vuitton is synonymous with high fashion; over the decades it has earned its status as an iconic global brand. Some who have reached this status might rest on their laurels, but not Louis Vuitton, which continues to create effortless objects of desire...
Launching: January 2013
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