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The Art of Moving

Carrying viewers through the most elegant of journeys, the Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibition in Dubai Mall holds true to the brand’s identity, moving visitors through over 160 years of a dedicated exploration in the act of traveling. From his beginning as an emballeur, or expert packer, Louis Vuitton’s close relationship with the contemporary voyageur […]

Rei Kawakubo | Comme des Garçons

This spring 2017, 140 items by fashion designer Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons womenswear collection is on display at the Metropolitan Museum New York. The costume institute has gone out of its way to create a show around the theme of “in-betweenness”, a concept she has been working on since she began her career in […]

The Vivien Leigh Collection | Sotheby’s Auction

London’s Sotheby’s legendary auction house is shining a spotlight on one of hollywoods brightest stars this coming September. The iconic actress Vivien Leigh, best known for her performance as Scarlett O’Hara in the all time classic film Gone With The Wind has amassed in her lifetime a collection comprised of paintings, jewelry, couture, books, furniture, […]

Let Me Dance Tonight

When I handed my entrance ticket to the attendant at Paris’ Musée Galliera, she told me I could look at the outfits on display but not to touch them. She then sized me up and down and added: “And under no circumstances are you allowed to try on the dresses!” Once I entered the museum […]

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 […]