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Dior Homme Appoints New Artistic Director

The 38-year-old British designer Kim Jones has left Louis Vuitton about two months ago to take reins at Dior Homme. He replaces Kris Van Assche, who had helmed the French menswear label for Dior Homme 11 years ago.

Jones left Dunhill in 2011 to join Louis Vuitton, which he had made the business turnaround for the menswear range and transformed it into a modern-luxury collection, mixing a lingering nostalgia for British colonial chic with a streetwise edge to appeal to the high-end market. His passion for wildlife and exotic travel have contributed to his sharp sense and refined taste.

Pietro Beccari, Chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kim Jones at Dior Homme. He will benefit from the support of the teams and from the ‘savoir-faire’ of the Ateliers to create an elegant men’s wardrobe both classic and anchored in contemporary culture. I am confident that he will continue to further develop Dior Homme on a global scale.”

Commenting on his new appointment at Dior Homme, the British designer says this in a statement, “I am deeply honoured to join the house of Dior, a symbol of the ultimate elegance.” He adds that he is committed in creating a modern and innovative male silhouette built upon the unique legacy of the house.

British designer Kim Jones (C) holds hands with British models Naomi Campbell (L) and Kate Moss (R) / Image courtesy of AFP

Kim Jones is a highly-respected figure in his field and during his six-year tenure at Louis Vuitton, Jones took things to another level. He was the brain behind a series of collaborations with the streetwear label Supreme, and the conoclastic British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman. Jones had also worked with British models Naomi Campbell as well as Kate Moss.

While his predecessor, the 41-year-old Belgian designer, Van Assche, had brought a punkish street style influence to Dior’s fine tailoring. Van Assche said that it was “with great emotion… that I am leaving this beautiful house to pursue new challenges,” but the Belgian designer would be staying on with the luxury giant LVMH, which owns the label, said Dior in a statement.

An official announcement would be made “subsequently”.

Kim Jones will present his first collection for Dior Homme next June, during the Paris Men’s fashion week.

Valentine’s day gift ideas: Accessories for him and her from Louis Vuitton, Dunhill and more

Valentine’s Day is one of the many days of the year that draws for jeers and cheers around the world. While there are those who believe that cupid simply aims his arrow to drum up sales of chocolates, flowers, romantic gifts and even luxurious getaways, there are others who embrace it with arms wide open. As hopeless romantics, we believe that the day can help those not used to wearing their heart on their sleeves show their true emotions. We help you pick out Valentine’s Day gifts for that special him or her in your life because, as a wise Ronan Keating once said, sometimes you say it best when you say nothing at all.

For Her

Louis Vuitton Bracelets Idylle Twist

Forget about a bouquet of flowers or even a single rose this Valentine’s. Go with an everlasting floral dedication with the Idylle Twist bracelet from the luxury French brand. Featuring the iconic Louis Vuitton monogrammed flowers in three variations, it now joins our ever-growing wish list of accessories to have. The monogrammed flowers are seen free, enclosed in a circle or diamond and are available in pink, white or yellow gold. What makes it so special is that the Idylle Twist bracelet is highly flexible and is easy to slip on. We suggest wearing more than one of these to combine the varying shades of gold — why stop at one when these serve as a perfect substitute to a dozen roses?

Saint Laurent Opyum Shoes

If she happens to be a lover of fashion and shoes in particular, then this may be the perfect gift to have her head over heels (pun intended). Straight from Saint Laurent’s spring 2017 collection, the Opyum shoes are said to be a signature piece for the brand. Designed by Anthony Vaccarello, the 4.3-inch shoes in black patent leather are sure to make a statement with the YSL Cassandre logo incorporated into the heel.

For Him

Dunhill Sentryman Pen

Writing instruments have long been an accessory reserved for gentlemen and Dunhill has checked all the boxes with the new Sentryman Pen additions. Only 15 of these limited edition creations have been made so it would be wise to get your hands on them while you still can. Numbered and fitted with a London assay mark that can be found engraved at the base of the cap, the pen carries all the hallmarks of Dunhill’s refined style. The Guilloche top adds to the look of the pen along with the Grade 1, 0.06-carat crown cut diamond on the top of the lid. The pens come in Navy Resin and pink gold-plating and well as Barley Navy resin in Ballpoint or Rollerball.

Berluti Nino GM 

Straight from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, the clutch is just the right accessory for the man who loves the leather creations by Berluti. The perfect balance of style and function, the clutch features Berluti’s Venezia leather with iconic Berluti Scritto design in Tobacco bis. The Nino Gm is available in meteorite and coral.


Dunhill FW16 Campaign: English Gentleman

Fronted by the enigmatic Guy Robinson, Dunhill’s latest campaign for Fall/Winter 2016 is evidently inspired by the great British countryside.

The campaign – shot by John Balsom and styled by Dan May – is set on the grounds of Wortham Park, an 18th-century English country mansion in Hertfordshire. Robinson transforms into the perfect Dunhill gentleman, driving a vintage car, playing pool and strolling around the property’s vast grounds.

Clad in the season’s motoring-inspired leather blouson and military overcoat, Dunhill completed the dapper look by layering lush cashmere knits underneath, each piece finished in classic British tailoring.

Find out more about the campaign and view the campaign video on L’Officiel.com now.

Looking Fine: Dunhill Gentleman’s Eyewear

While Dunhill’s usually known for their suits, they aim to make you look refined in every aspect. Their Spring/Summer 2016 gentleman’s eyewear collection mixes signature design choices with a sturdy frame – ensuring that you get the perfect fit for your face. With part British-style, part Italian know-how, they’re set to deliver the most elegant product they can muster.

You can check out more over at Men’s Folio.

Dunhill Blazer Guide 2016

A suit may maketh the man but the royals have proven that a blazer can do so much more. Dunhill, the British label that has been behind some classic pieces, presents a new collection that will move you from day to night in an instant. Tradition reigns supreme with the designs, and Dunhill even educates one with dos and don’ts.

To learn more about the collection and to find out what a blazer is all about, click here.


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Dunhill Opens Pop-Up Store in Paragon Singapore

dunhill pop up paragon

In the spirit of Singapore’s annual Formula One Grand Prix, Dunhill London has brought a unique pop-up store to Paragon in celebration of the British label’s longstanding relationship with motoring.

Titled the Motorities pop-up store, the concept shop boasts apparel that would please the modern motoring enthusiast.

dunhill pop up store paragon

By uniting the traditional British craftsmanship of Dunhill and modern design, the pop-up store’s layout reflects the stylish duality of the brand.

The Motorities pop-up store will be open until March 2016, at #01-10, The Paragon, 290 Orchard Road. Rev up and head down to peruse the exciting range this weekend.

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Andrew Cooper Dunhill Icon

Dunhill Launches “Icon” Fragrance

Andrew Cooper Dunhill Icon

In the first quarter of next year,  will launch “Icon”, its first fragrance created under the creative direction of John Ray.

A woody aromatic, Icon was developed by Carlos Benaim, the nose behind Pure Poison by Dior and Very Irresistible by Givenchy.

The masculine perfume combines notes of bergamot and neroli absolute with extracts of black pepper, cardamom absolute, lavender, smoked oud and oak moss.

“Icon is the perfect expression of natural refinement, a translation of the luxurious and classic heritage of the Dunhill house, with, what’s more, a touch of modernity…. The man who will wear Icon is a masculine and sophisticated gentleman,” stated Carlos Benaim.

For the campaign, the British brand enlisted noted American photographer Annie Leibovitz, who shot the perfume’s spokesmodel Andrew Cooper.

Icon will be sold in early 2015 in two formats: 50ml (€69/around $86) and 100ml (€89/around $111).

Dunhill Fall 2014 Ad Campaign

Dunhill Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

Dunhill Fall 2014 Ad Campaign

The London-based luxury brand  has enlisted the help of world famous photographer Annie Leibovitz for a new campaign.

This is the first campaign for the brand’s new creative director John Ray, who was formerly head of menswear at Italian brand Gucci.

Annie Leibovitz shot models Tara Ferry, Andrew Cooper and Norbert Michalke in the Fall/Winter 2014 Dunhill collection.

Ronnie Cooke Newhouse was the art director for the images which aim to mix traditional British sartorial elegance with a youthful edge.

Dunhill Fall 2014 Campaign

A fun touch: the droll, tongue-in-cheek text over the images reading “Perhaps the English have an unfair advantage” and “Trousers are actually made in three lengths: too long, too short, and just right.”

“The quintessentially British gentleman carries his life experiences with him — sophisticated and self-assured,” explained Ray.

“To be both functional and luxurious at the same time is an aesthetic that I believe resonates with men on an international level,” he added.

The full campaign is set to launch July 3 but ahead of that you can check out the behind-the-scenes campaign video above.

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Alfred Dunhill to launch Dubai restaurant

Dubai Jumeirah Emirates Towers

British luxury retailer Alfred Dunhill will open its third overseas restaurant in Dubai’s Jumeirah Emirates Towers in early 2012.

The launch of Alfie’s Restaurant and Lounge is scheduled for January 2012, to coincide with the opening of the new Dunhill fashion store in the same location.

The Dubai restaurant will be Dunhill’s first in the Middle East and its third worldwide, following in the footsteps of existing venues in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
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Jaguar C-X75 Inspirations & Icons by Dunhill

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To celebrate the birth of the new Jaguar C-X75 Alfred Dunhill have filmed a short movie that links its inception to the legendary 1960’s icon – the Jaguar XJ13.

Produced to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar, the C-X75, is an example of state of the art thinking and engineering.

It is propelled by a combination of four electric generators, two jet turbines and a diesel engine making it very fast and extremely efficient.
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Voice Alfred Dunhill 2011 Campaign

Alfred Dunhill Launch Luxury Augmented Reality

Voice Alfred Dunhill 2011 Campaign

Dunhill and Aurasma have collaborated to create a revolutionary digital experience, spearheading the creativity of augmented reality in the work of luxury and retail.

Alfred Dunhill have applied Aurasma technology to literally bring their Autumn Winter 2011 Voice campaign alive through your Smartphone or tablet.

This technology, when focussed on a flat image from the campaign transforms it into a moving image and a transactional platform. View the technology in action below!
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dunhill Carbon Fiber Biometric Wallet

Dunhill Biometroc Wallet

dunhill Carbon Fiber Biometric Wallet

The most secure wallet ever, the Dunhill Biometroc Wallet. This wallet is secured with a biometric fingerprint reader, ensuring that only you can open it

It can be linked via Bluetooth to the owner’s mobile phone – sounding an alarm if the two are separated by more than 5 metres!

This provides a brilliant warning if either the phone or wallet is stolen or misplaced.
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“Voice” – Alfred Dunhill S/S 2011 Campaign

Charlie Siem violin virtuoso

For Spring Summer 2011, Alfred Dunhill presents a change in communication direction focused on celebrating brilliance.

Recognised achievement is the ultimate masculine aspiration and can only ever be attained through skill, intelligence, drive and the ability to be extraordinary.

The casting for Voice paid no regard to age, look, status or trend – only achievement. Voice is an honest and elegant portfolio of British men.
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Dunhill launches vacation packages

British men’s luxury brand Alfred Dunhill is to launch a series of vacations, it announced October 4.

Dunhill has teamed up with luxury travel firm Black Tomato to produce a series of “classic journeys” based around the concepts of exploration and adventure.

The tours are inspired by the 1930 overland journey of Clement Court, a manager of Dunhill’s Paris rue de la Paix store, which took him overland from Europe to Japan in service of the brand.

The luxury packages are priced from £2,825 and allow guests to explore some of the destinations that Court explored, such as Paris, Moscow, Mongolia and Japan.
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Dunhill Biometric Wallet

Dunhill‘s Biometric Wallet is a sleek, lightweight carbon fiber-wrapped vault that opens via a biometric swipe of your finger.

The high-tech materials used to produce these wallets provide a virtually-indestructible architecture in a feather-weight form.

The system can also be hooked up to your mobile phone via Bluetooth to alert you if the wallet becomes too far from you and your cell.
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The $50,000 Dunhill Shagreen Games Chest

Luxury Brand Dunhill has come out with an exquisite gentleman’s games set finished in exotic shagreen for $50,000.

It is formed using cedar wood and then covered in the very finest grey shagreen leather and elegantly trimmed with ebony and stainless steel hardware.

The Compendium contains shagreen-embellished chess, backgammon and noughts & crosses boards with all counters and pieces finished in sterling silver.
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Exclusive luxury dunhill movie

Iconic British luxury brand, Alfred Dunhill, have for the first time in 100 years let the cameras roll in their London workshop showcasing the same manufacturing techniques that has been employed for a century.

This initial movie showcases a Tradition Double Document Case (£1,800) being manufactured (by hand) from start to finish.

The movie reflects a desire for dunhill to showcase to its fans the quality workmanship that goes into every single product at their London workshop.
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