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Prized Time

With Les Eternelles de Chanel collection of watches, the legendary French fashion house has created an artistic line of high jewellery Karl Lagerfeld made fashion history last July when he publicly paid tribute to Chanel’s 200-plus behind-the-scenes workers. For Chanel’s fall/winter 2016-17 haute couture runway show at Paris’ Grand Palais, he set up the atelier […]

Behind Every Great Garment

Chanel’s haute couture collection pays homage to fashion’s unsung heroes When he unveiled his fall/winter 2016-17 haute couture collection for Chanel last July, Karl Lagerfeld was very publicly paying tribute to Chanel’s 200-plus behind-the scenes workers who have long remained invisible in the glitzy fashion world. For the Paris fashion show, he transported Chanel’s workers […]

Embracing Amsterdam’s Fashion Outsiders

Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf celebrate 20 years of innovative design in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren are Holland’s self-confessed bad boys of fashion. The duo, who founded their Amsterdam-based fashion house Viktor&Rolf in 1993, are to be celebrated this winter in Melbourne, where […]

The Art of Designing Time

Selections talks to Officine Panerai’s Middle East managing director, Milvin George, about what makes the brand so unique Florence-based for more than a century and a half, over the years Officine Panerai has consistently distilled the coolest of contemporary Italian aesthetics and mixed it with the finest Swiss horology. In doing so, it has created […]

High Jewellery’s Homage to Nature

Van Cleef & Arpels showcased the highlights of a century of craftsmanship at Dubai Design Week, focusing on high jewellery pieces inspired by nature For the fifth year in succession, Van Cleef & Arpels, at home on Paris’s Place Vendôme since 1906, travelled to the Middle East in March and partnered with Dubai Design Week […]

Natural Selection

Chanel’s SS 2016 haute couture show was a revelation, featuring delicate pieces crafted from natural, sustainable materials including wood The first surprise at Chanel’s spring 2016 haute couture show was the set. The house often creates fantasy landscapes inside the soaring space of Paris’s Art Nouveau exhibition hall Grand Palais — anything from a polar scene complete […]

Light in Time

Panerai’s collaboration with designer Moritz Waldemeyer has yielded a fascinating series of installations inspired by time and technology For this year’s Milan Salone, Panerai commissioned the designer Moritz Waldemeyer to produce three works, each inspired by the universe and traditions of Panerai. They represent an interpretation of the brand’s technological innovations, and together they form […]

The Art of High Fashion

A new show examines the impact of Italy’s postwar fashion industry on art, architecture, photography, theatre and cinema Italian labels hold a special place in every fashionista’s heart. Brands like Gucci, Prada, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Emilio Pucci and others seem to embody the dazzling creativity of the contemporary fashion scene. Around the globe, the […]

The Lion and the Couturier

Venice’s Golden Lion shines again, thanks to a painstaking restoration financed by Chanel For centuries, the Lion of Saint Mark has proudly adorned the western façade of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Adopted by the city as its symbol, it is no coincidence that the Leone d’Oro is the top prize awarded at the Venice […]

Brilliance in every detail

Rana Salam’s Iconic Cities: Brilliant Beirut, at October’s Dubai Design Week, aimed to change people’s perceptions not only of Beirut, but of the whole Middle East Viewing Beirut across the decades from the 1950s onwards, through the lens of more than 25 of the city’s iconic buildings, more than 40 of its most outstanding architects, […]