Dolce & Gabbana will showcase a small collection of couture clothing for the first time July 9, following in the footsteps of fellow Italian houses to embrace the higher end of the market such as Armani and Versace.
Following recent rumors on the matter, the label confirmed June 27 that it will present its couture creations to a small group of clients next month in Taormina, Sicily.
A mobile pop-up restaurant designed to appear semi-transparent from the outside has launched in London, providing diners with a bird’s eye view of the Thames and Westminster from atop the Royal Festival Hall.
After runs in Brussels and Milan, steel and glass restaurant The Cube by Electrolux has set up tent in London this summer, where it’s been mounted on the rooftop of the music hall. The installation comes in time for the summer Olympics.
New York-based fashion designer Vivienne Tam has unveiled her latest creation: a one-of-a-kind suite at Hong Kong’s Hotel Icon.
The minimalist suite marks Tam’s foray into interior design. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, the boutique hotel is owned by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
“I graduated from Poly U and when they told me about this hotel, I said, ‘That’s great. This is something that I’d love to give back to my school,’” said Tam.
Gucci has announced that Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is its latest face, with the 24-year-old American actress to appear in the campaign for new scent Gucci Première.
Influenced by old Hollywood charm and inspired by the fashion house’s couture line of the same name, Gucci Première eau de parfum features top notes of bergamot and orange blossom, a heart of white flowers and musk, and base notes such as leather and wood.
Andy Murray, Britain’s number one tennis player, currently ranked fourth in the world, has signed on as an Ambassador with Swiss watch brand Rado.
The announcement was made ahead of the Aegon Championships, of which Rado is Official Watch Partner and Timekeeper.
Murray will wear the Rado D-Star 200 Automatic, a blue high-tech ceramic timepiece and the same watch as is sponsoring Queens.
Three days and two nights in a Paris art gallery windowfront, with books and passers-by for company, a male model got settled in Wednesday for what is being billed as the longest-ever fashion show.
Scott Sternberg, founder of the fast-growing US label Band Of Outsiders, took over the gallery to showcase a look inspired by the Occupy protest movement — and make his Paris debut on the sidelines of this week’s menswear shows.
Expedia’s insiders drew up their list from 500,000 assessments provided by the website’s users. European and American hotels fill up the top of the list, but there are two outliers in the top 10.
Versace will launch a new Atelier Jewelry collection on day one of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, with the label’s creative director Donatella Versace citing each piece a “work of art.”
Montblanc enhances its dynamic StarWalker Collection with two new pioneering editions: The StarWalker Red Gold Resin and the StarWalker Red Gold Metal.
The cutting-edge design of the StarWalker Red Gold Resin features superb red-gold fittings with a precious black resin in an ergonomic shape.
The Döttling Colosimo “Double Wing” is inspired by the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, better known as the “Gullwing”.
A symbiosis of fascinating technology and consummate design, the the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was far ahead of its time on both counts.
Today, 60 years after the first 300 SL left the factory, the Döttling Colosimo Double Wing arrives on the scene, its design entirely based on the iconic automotive model.
Built on the latest version of Aston Martin’s VH (vertical horizontal) architecture, the car’s components make use of materials such as bonded aluminium and carbon-fibre, improving overall rigidity by 25% over the outgoing model and reducing weight.
For the 75th anniversary of the debut of its Aviator sunglasses, Ray-Ban is launching a limited-edition capsule collection, featuring four of its legendary models.
This 18,000-piece collection is accompanied by a special anniversary campaign about men and women who made history by achieving social changes.
A rare movie poster of the 1927 silent classic, Metropolis, will go under the hammer once again as part of the liquidation of its owner’s assets.
The poster, painted by the German artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm is one of only four known surviving copies.
It was bought by collector Kenneth Schacter for a still-record $690,000 but it is valued at $250,000 in the bankruptcy filing.
Shot by iconic American photographer Steven Meisel, the Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012 ad campaign stars an alluring Daria Strokous.
The Russian model was styled by Carine Roitfield, who complemented the safari-like looks and earthy tones with animal-print accessories and furs as well as golden jewelry.
In the countdown to what’s being called foie-mageddon in California, restaurants and consumers alike are gorging on their last foie gras-laced supper before a state-wide ban kicks in July 1.
Despite high profile campaigns mounted by some of the country’s best known chefs to repeal the ban, all indications are that California residents will no longer be able to tuck into the fattened duck liver in less than two weeks’ time.