Fashion & Style

Fashion & Style articles from The Luxury Channel Magazine.

Iconic Designers To Be Honoured At The Fashion Awards 2018 By The Luxury Channel

The British Fashion Council has announced that two of the fashion industry’s most iconic designers will be honoured at this year’s Fashion Awards, which will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London in partnership with Swarovski. Miuccia Prada will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to the global fashion industry….

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Stella McCartney Launches UN Charter To Wake Up The World of Fast Fashion By The Luxury Channel

As famous as she is for her fluid and feminine fashion, Stella McCartney is perhaps equally as well known for her passion for the environment. She frequently marries the two, such as her well-publicised use of faux fur and the staging of her fashion shoots in locations that allow her to publicise environmental issues. Having…

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Why Pink Diamonds Are A Cut Above The Rest By The Luxury Channel

Everything you need to know as the largest ever pink diamond goes to auction…. Christie’s is hoping to make history by auctioning the largest finest pink diamond ever seen in its 251-year history, with a 19ct diamond due to be auctioned in Geneva. Andrew Brown is the founder of WP Diamonds – a leading purchaser…

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Rixo – An Award-Winning Fashion Success Story By Karen Kay

Britain is consistently in the global style spotlight, providing a vibrant platform for emerging talent and every season, a new designer or label is hailed as the next big thing at London Fashion Week, feted by the cognoscenti and hailed across the industry for their clever concepts. Over the last few days, the collections for…

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What To Wear For Your Wedding By Hannah Norman

Wedding fever truly gripped the nation at the end of May, with the Royal nuptials causing frissons of excitement across the nation. It was happy news all round – according to The Guardian, the UK’s economy is forecasted a £80 million boost thanks to the Harry and Meghan effect. Britain’s heritage is already a huge…

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Wild At Heart By The Luxury Channel

Become wild at heart with our round-up of the best (and most beautiful) wildlife products. Nature never looked so good! Boucheron Animals have always formed an important part of Boucheron’s repertoire, each one bursting with life, emotion and character, with even the smallest of details perfectly depicted by the brand’s master craftsmen. Animals have been…

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Yasmin Le Bon Designs Second Collection For Winser London By The Luxury Channel

Get wrapped up for winter, as Yasmin Le Bon has designed a second, limited edition capsule collection exclusively for Winser London. As the face of the brand since its launch in 2013, Yasmin has designed a collection of knitwear, tailored and tweed separates that “make a woman feel comfortable and confident.” Amongst the hero pieces…

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Henry Holland – Designing A Lifestyle By The Luxury Channel

Following the launch of his Umbro collection and ahead of London Fashion Week, Henry Holland speaks about the history behind House of Holland, plans to launch a lifestyle brand, and sources of inspiration moving forwards…. What made you decide to create your own brand? I was working in magazines and I absolutely loved it. I…

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Ralph & Russo’s SS17 Show In Paris By Irene Major

The City of Light had it all going for our favourite Australian fashion couple, with a celebration for British couture house, Ralph & Russo. They were invited for the second time to showcase in Paris amongst all the big names and the “who’s who” of the fashion world, and Tamara and Michael had truly unleashed…

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Kyoto Keeps It Cool By K magazine

In Kyoto, twelfth-generation master craftsmen are not unknown. In the former Japanese capital, where age-old artisanal – and sustainable – techniques are practised as a matter of course, the heirs to the throne are updating designs for the here and now and, hopefully, it’s not too late for the future either, as K magazine investigates…….

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New York Fashion Week – Opening The Floor For Seasonal Trends By The Luxury Channel

With the fashion world opening its door for the annual New York Fashion Week to parade the latest trends and styles of the season, shoppers are becoming more digitally savvy and taking a front row seat at the click of a button. NYFW attracts A-listers, industry insiders and shoppers alike, who are all able to…

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Isabella Liu’s Sea Rhymes By Rory Howard

A rising star is grabbing the attention of jewellery lovers as London-based Chinese artist, Isabella Liu, reveals her new “Sea Rhymes” collection, which will debut at this year’s International Jewellery London in September. Wuhan-born and London-based Liu is an award-winning jewellery designer. In the few years since leaving Birmingham School of Jewellery, she has won…

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Rui Xu – Beauty On Fire By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel meets Rui Xu, one of China’s foremost couture fashion designers, whose exhibition Beauty On Fire – For Zaha was recently held in London to showcase her unique and remarkable designs. The exhibition was set against the backdrop of the late, great Dame Zaha Hadid’s innovative and inspiring furniture installations…. How would you…

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London Collections: Men SS17 By Charlotte India Smith

This year’s London Collection: Men SS17 got kicked off with Topman. The quirky, innovative designs really pushed the boat out, hotting it up for Spring/Summer with sunburnt models sporting towelling robes and beach-inspired clothing with slogans such as “Dirty Weekend” and “Life’s A Beach And Then You Die,” and sequin-embellished patches featuring mermaids, ice-cream and…

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The Future of Luxury And The Future of Anya Hindmarch By Fiona Sanderson

Fiona Sanderson interviews designer Anya Hindmarch at the Conde Nast International Future Luxury Conference in South Korea, about the future of the luxury industry and about how technology, sustainability and creativity will play a big part of business in the coming years…. How do you manage to design for both your traditional customers as well…

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The William Vintage Advantage – Decades of Style By Jayjay Epega

On a balmy Spring evening in London at The Marylebone Hotel, The Luxury Channel celebrated the launch of the new William Vintage website with an exclusive chat with the charismatic and wonderfully charming founder, William Banks-Blaney, known in the fashion industry as “The Vintage King,” a title bestowed on him by the likes of Vogue…

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Kim Winser’s Top 5 Packing Tips By Kim Winser OBE

Packing is a subject that makes most women panic. After years of travel, however, Winser London’s founder Kim Winser OBE shares her top 5 tips to make packing for business or pleasure quick, easy and stress-free…. Tip No. 1 Pack with versatility in mind. What is the climate? Is the trip formal, casual or a…

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Paris Collections At Les Salon Hoche By Irene Major

Paris has always been synonymous with style, and Les Salon Hoche was the place to be for a fabulous showcase of couture in its many guises, as part of Paris Collections. Fit & Chic Activewear The amazing pieces that were sent down the runway were perfectly fitted, yet with relaxing and settled colours. Embrace Definitely…

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Rahul Mishra’s Ode To Paris By Irene Major

Rahul Mishra, winner of the 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize, returned to Paris Fashion Week for a fourth successive season with a new spectacle for AW16, going back to basics to create a line of garments that infused delicate handwork with porcelain patterns. It was definitely a story to tell – filled with romance, poetry and…

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The Story of Harris Tweed By The Luxury Channel

The story of world-renowned Harris Tweed has been captured in a new exhibition inspired by the brand’s Hebridean home. A decade in the making, ‘‘Harris Tweed: From The Land’’ is the result of a collaboration between renowned British photographer Ian Lawson and the Harris Tweed Authority – guardians of the iconic Harris Tweed Orb Mark….

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London Fashion Week – Facts And Figures By The Luxury Channel

The 63rd edition of London Fashion Week returns this February with a schedule featuring 83 designers showcasing AW16 collections to UK and international press across 5 days. Alexander McQueen will return to the schedule for the first time in over a decade for AW16, showing alongside brands including Ashish, Belstaff, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Emilia Wickstead,…

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Fun of The Fair – What To Wear For Carnival By Hannah Norman

With our wintry wardrobes in desperate need of a summery overhaul, The Luxury Channel goes crazy for carnival colours and uplifting brights, as we bring you our guide to making a style statement this carnival season…. Skeena We love this Serena Orange Fever Skater dress by Skeena. The full skater skirt creates a flattering silhouette…

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Chester Barrie – Making Men Look Good At LCM By The Luxury Channel

At the presentation of their AW16 collection, and in the presence of male model David Gandy, Savile Row tailors Chester Barrie took to the red carpet in a celebration of all that is glamorous in the world of menswear – creating a contemporary collection for men who like to look their best. Whilst the style…

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Designer Fashion Fund 2016 Shortlist Announced By The Luxury Channel

The British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund shortlist for 2016 has been announced. The Fund provides one designer with a bespoke, high level mentoring support programme over a twelve month period, as well as a £200,000 grant to provide the necessary infrastructure to take them to the next stage in its business. The shortlist is:…

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As You Reap, So Shall You Sew By K magazine

A climate-change report raises the alarm for luxury. K magazine investigates…. As heads of state gathered in Paris to tackle global warming at the COP21 conference, a new report pointed out the luxury industry is particularly sensitive to climate change at the beginning of its supply chains – and that’s in addition to transport and…

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Loro Piana Awards Prize For The Finest Wool In The World By The Luxury Channel

New Zealand may have been triumphant in the rugby, but when it comes to the finest wool in the world, they’ve been beaten by their neighbours across the Tasmanian Sea…. In 2000, Loro Piana established an annual challenge with the aim of supporting breeders and obtaining wool of increasingly higher quality and fineness, in their…

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Winser London – Fuss-Free Styling For The Travelling Woman Words and images by Melanie Sarah Brewer

Kim Winser OBE is one of the most successful women in British fashion retail. A head girl at school, Kim has never been shy of leading roles and she has many “firsts” under her belt too. In the 90s, she was appointed by Marks & Spencer as the youngest divisional director and first female in…

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The British Fashion Awards 2015 By The Luxury Channel

The British Fashion Council has announced the winners of the British Fashion Awards 2015. Voted for by over 800 members of the global fashion industry, the winners were awarded at the annual ceremony, which took place at the London Coliseum. Over 2,000 guests gathered to celebrate the successes of the fashion industry over the past…

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Excess Is Best – Anna Dello Russo’s Global Factory By K magazine

Anna Dello Russo is one of the most photographed editors and designers at fashion events worldwide. She has developed an eclectic, hybrid and spectacular appearance that reflects the global look of today and tomorrow. K magazine explores her world…. In France, Vogue features the dark, sleek elegance of Parisian Emmanuelle Alt. On the other side…

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Be Like Bond – Dressed To Kill By Holly Soame

With the release of Spectre, in cinemas nationwide from October 26th, it is now easier than ever to dress yourself in the same style as our favorite Secret Agent. Spy style is not exclusive to Bond, however. Kingsman, which was released in January of this year, inspired its own Bremont watch collection. With a price…

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Highlights of London Fashion Week SS16 By Holly Soame

Day One Day One of London Fashion Week kicked off with a bizarre yet brilliant presentation from Zandra Rhodes, showcasing lots of fabulous colour and prints, in typical Rhodes style – in particular, a predominant pink theme for the majority of her SS16 collection. Pink seemed to be the theme for day one at LFW….

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Saintly Imagination By K magazine

The first comprehensive display in Britain of Yves Saint Laurent’s work and life highlights the essentials of his vision and the influence it has had on the modern women’s wardrobe, from the trouser suit to the ‘‘smoking’’ to the jumpsuit. K magazine donned a ready-to-wear trench coat to take a look…. A mini biopic opens…

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Trend Forecasting For SS16 By Holly Soame

The Luxury Channel brings you our list of the super six style trends to look out for on the London catwalks…. 1) Masculine Meets Feminine The SS16 lines shown at New York Fashion Week are forecast to appear again in London. Chances are, we’ll see the men’s suit jacket being used again as a woman’s…

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Dice Kayek Haute Couture – Mirroring A Luxury Lifestyle By The Luxury Channel

The elegant and iconic building of the Museé des Arts Décoratifs, home to precious decorative artefacts, became the plinth for the pivotal design of Dice Kayek Haute Couture. It was a celebration of experience, tingling the senses with texture, colour, and reminding us of the magic that happens when we immerse ourselves in luxury. Upon…

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Ghurka USA – Bags As Unique As Their Owners By The Luxury Channel

Quite often in the world of fashion – and in the luxury market particularly – the quest for the best is matched only by the hunt for exclusivity. We all want bespoke, but how to get hold of something that truly is one-of-a-kind? One company for whom this conundrum is not a problem is American…

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Technology Versus Creativity At The Condé Nast International Luxury Conference By The Luxury Channel

It seems that now more than ever, the luxury industry is changing more rapidly and dynamically than ever before. Whilst some brands have historically embraced the advent of the digital market, several older houses have remained steadfast in their traditional beliefs. The future of luxury will seemingly be determined by technological advancements, as wearable tech…

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3D Printing – The Impact On The Luxury Fashion Industry By The Lex Chapter

Florence is home to storied fashion houses who pride themselves on using traditional craftsmanship to create exquisite products, so it’s no surprise that they are averse to the idea of 3D printing. That said, it would be foolish to ignore what is being touted as the next big thing in manufacturing. At the Condé Nast…

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Top Technology Trends By The Lex Chapter

With hard luxury and technology continuing to merge, it’s hard to know which ‘‘new thing’’ to pay attention to. With the help of the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference, here is The Luxury Channel’s guide to growing luxury technology trends…. The Polo Tech Shirt by Ralph Lauren As a keen sportsman, it was a natural…

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The Apple iWatch – Fashion Translating Into Technology By The Lex Chapter

The release of Apple’s most customisable piece to date has sent a ripple of excitement throughout the luxury fashion industry, especially since Chanel visionary Karl Lagerfeld has been spotted wearing the exclusive gold version. Wearing the watch at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence today, he said “look how digital I am –…

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Creativity At Work By K magazine

As the epic Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty show began in London, there is another retrospective, at Tate Britain, which examines his creative process through photographs. K magazine looks through the lens…. It’s an exhibition of the intimate, behind-the-scenes pictures from the The Horn of Plenty show, taken by Nick Waplington. There are models being tied…

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Quality, Innovation And A Cabinet of Curiosity At Salone Del Mobile By The Luxury Channel

The 54th edition of Salone Del Mobile will open its doors at the Rho Fiera Milano Fairgrounds. Quality and innovation, along with a wide range of goods, are the ingredients that make Salone such an unmissable event. With over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 200,000 m2 of exhibition space and thousands of products making their market…

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Wool Is Cool For All Seasons By The Luxury Channel

Contrary to popular belief, wool is not just a winter fibre nor should it just be classed as a woolly jumper. Merino wool offers much more and can be spun, woven and knitted into different weights and carefully finished in numerous ways for a range of effects and handles that are often surprising. Merino wool…

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Crawford’s Stingrays By The Luxury Channel

Stingray, or “shagreen” as it used to be called, is not exactly the latest fashion. It has been around for centuries. Originally introduced into the Royal French Court around 1740 by Monsieur Galuchat, the Court’s Master Leatherworker, it became quickly popular amongst all the highest of European social circles. Stingray skin certainly has an unmistakable…

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Bellweather Basel By Alex Doak

The Chinese are gifting less, Russia’s slowing down, and the uncapped Swiss franc is driving up costs, but early signs are, says Alex Doak of Tempus Magazine, that Baselworld will be as exuberant as ever…. One of my favourite credit crunch anecdotes (admittedly there aren’t very many) comes from that stalwart of taste and understatement,…

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Savage Beauty By Caroline Phillips

Savage Beauty, a major retrospective of the work of visionary fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, is a cut above the rest. The exhibition – which originated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York – has been edited and expanded, with 244 items on display. Clothes will always look dull after these. There are…

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Shouting Itself Horst – A Stylish Catalogue By K magazine

The V&A museum’s exhibition Horst: Photographer of Style recently presented a ‘‘definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th century’s master photographers.’’ Renowned for his glamourous fashion and Hollywood images, he was also a portayer of the male body and exponent of photographic art. K magazine reveals if the…

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The Fabergé Pearl Egg – An Objet D’Art Masterpiece By The Luxury Channel

Fabergé has revived its revered tradition of creating the most precious and coveted of objets d’art. Paying homage to the forthcoming centenary of the last Fabergé Imperial Eggs ever delivered, Fabergé has crafted an extraordinary, one-of-kind egg objet in collaboration with the Al-Fardan family, one of the world’s most renowned collectors of pearls. The Fabergé…

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London Fashion Week AW15 By Charlotte India Smith

Every season, the bar is being raised and I cannot help but feel the pressure on British designers to keep up their reputation to produce what I feel is arguably more eccentric and quirkier than that of other fashion capitals. Lets face it, we don’t play it safe in London – you only have to…

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Weaving In And Up By K magazine

Hong Kong-based NGO Redress highlights the fashion industry’s ‘‘catastrophic contribution to today’s environmental crisis,’’ but is hoping to inspire designers and students to make sustainable fashion part of the industry’s mainstream. Are the hopes justified? K magazine investigates…. The world is enjoying a booming fashion industry. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and…

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Fifty Shades of Pink And Grey By The Luxury Channel

From top to bottom (and in-keeping with this season’s latest colour trends), we select our own Top Ten key pieces for the season. 1) Gucci Elegant, polished and effortlessly chic, Gucci’s grey pipeline travel shirt brings sophistication to every ensemble (£215). www.gucci.com 2) Ralph & Russo The traditional thread embroidery used for Ralph & Russo’s…

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Fashion At The BAFTAs By Hannah Norman

The BAFTA red carpet has been rolled up for another year, and the last bottles of champagne have been thrown away. Congratulations to our own Eddie Redmayne for winning Best Actor, and to the makers of The Grand Budapest Hotel for all their awards, but now our attention has turned to something a little more…

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Get The BAFTA Look! By Jayjay Epega

The EE BAFTA Film Awards take place on Sunday 8th February 2015. The Luxury Channel had a very special invite ahead of the event to take a look into the style preparations by some of the official sponsors, where we were given top tips from leading experts on how to prepare for one of the…

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Duchamp London And The Sophisticated Return of Soft Tailoring By Troy Alexander

Duchamp London hosted their AW15 presentation in the refined Scarfes bar lounge in the spectacular Rosewood London Hotel, offering fine whiskies and cocktails with sensational sexiness. The smashing venue has become the place to be seen and to dine with London’s fashionable elite. Colour and fabric innovation were at the forefront of this collection while…

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Winston And Waterloo Throws Celebrate British History By The Luxury Channel

One of Britain’s oldest companies, Hainsworth, has created two new throws to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – and the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. The company has been producing woollen textiles since 1783 in a Yorkshire mill that has been in the family for seven generations. They…

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London Collections: Men AW15 By Madeleine Macey

25 seasons of womenswear fashion but never a men’s show – Madeleine Macey reports on the British heritage brands showing at London Collections: Men, Autumn/Winter 2015…. London Collections: Men (LCM) opened on the 9th January – its 6th season. The focus for LCM is energetically on the clothes themselves and not the social circus that…

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Tom Ford Introduces A Noir Extreme By Jayjay Epega

Thomas Carlyle Ford is better known to the world as Tom Ford, the world-renowned American fashion designer and film director, who created his own brand in 2005 to offer fashion, accessories and eyewear. Ford also formed a partnership with Estee Lauder that same year, for the development of fragrances and cosmetics. The first fragrance produced…

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London Collections: Menswear – What To Watch By The Luxury Channel

London Collections: Menswear kicks off the global fashion calendar this month, with some of the world’s most innovative emerging designers, brands and traditional heritage tailoring. According to Dylan Jones OBE, Chair of London Collections: Men and Editor of British GQ, “the success of the UK’s menswear sector is rooted in a very British culture of…

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The British Fashion Awards By The Luxury Channel

The British Fashion Awards have been celebrating the contributions of British designers, creatives and models on the international fashion scene since 1989. The 2014 Awards, held at The London Coliseum, were hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and saw the best of the British and international fashion industries joined by a glamorous line-up of guests, including…

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Fashion’s New Continent By K magazine

Is ‘‘humble luxe’’ just another buzz word or is it making a difference, particularly in Africa? K magazine explores…. A scarlet red cuff made from the fur of a springbok, a finely quilled olive green cardholder fashioned from ostrich skin, and a pale gold evening bag stitched out of leather and suede made from the…

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German Watches: Teutonic Timekeepers By Scott Manson

Think of high-end timekeeping and most people will cite Switzerland as the mecca of haute horology. However, over the last twenty years or so, watch aficionados have increasingly been buying up pieces from its northern neighbour, Germany. On the face of it, Germany’s watch-making prowess shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The country already…

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London Fashion Week: Why SS15 Is Set To Be A Great Season By Charlotte India Smith

Upon arrival at Somerset House, there is that moment of trepidation as the swarms of fashion students juggle to take over the entrance. Everyone is looking and everyone is judging, vying to see who you are, what you are wearing and what importance you have in the fashion world. They look at everyone with contrived…

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day Five By The Luxury Channel

We bring you the photo highlights from London Fashion Week, Day Five…. Click to see highlights from Day One, Day Two, Day Three and Day Four.

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day Four By The Luxury Channel

We bring you the photo highlights from London Fashion Week, Day Four…. Click to see highlights from Day One, Day Two, Day Three and Day Five.

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day Three By The Luxury Channel

We bring you the photo highlights from London Fashion Week, Day Three…. Click to see highlights from Day One, Day Two, Day Four and Day Five.

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day Two By The Luxury Channel

We bring you the photo highlights from London Fashion Week, Day Two…. Click to see highlights from Day One, Day Three, Day Four and Day Five.

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day One By The Luxury Channel

We bring you the photo highlights from London Fashion Week, Day One…. Click to see highlights from Day Two, Day Three, Day Four and Day Five.

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Patrick Grant Gives Knight’s Uniform A Modern Makeover By The Luxury Channel

In the lead up to this year’s London Fashion Week, premium beer brand Affligem has delved into its rich heritage by collaborating with renowned Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant, to reinterpret the traditional attire worn by the knights who founded Affligem back in 1074. The bespoke “Knight’s Coat and Tails” suit aims to combine the…

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Fashion Is All Ablaze – How The Rowing Blazer Has Made Its Mark By Hannah Norman

“The blazer is both ineffably cool and deeply traditional, equally at ease on a boat or in the boardroom, in the classroom or the club….” As far as the British Summer Social Season goes, one of the places ‘‘to be seen’’ is at Henley Royal Regatta, known not only for the very high standards of…

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Fashion In The Rain By Hannah Norman

The British Summer Social Season is now well underway, and whilst we’re happy to sip champagne and watch some of the finest feats of sporting achievement the calendar can produce, there’s one problem we never really prepare for – the weather! We bring you our guide to keeping both dry and warm when the sun…

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The House of Britannia’s Royal Venture With Elizabeth Emanuel By The Luxury Channel

The House of Britannia, the British luxury goods investment and management company, has today announced a joint venture with Thresher & Glenny, shirtmakers to Her Majesty The Queen, to produce a new range of business shirts for women designed exclusively for the company by Elizabeth Emanuel, who became a household name all over the world…

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Christopher Shannon’s Award-Winning Style By The Luxury Channel

Vertu celebrates the announcement of the British Fashion Council and GQ Designer Menswear Fund…. The British Fashion Council (BFC) and British GQ this week announced Christopher Shannon as the winner of the inaugural BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund, supported by Vertu, the world’s leading provider of luxury mobile phones. BFC, GQ and Vertu launched the fund…

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Cannes Jewellery By The Luxury Channel

Many celebrities chose Avakian and Chopard as their jewellers of choice at Cannes…. For the launch of the Puerto Azul Experience Night Welcome Party, Andrea Bocelli’s wife Veronica Berti opted for a stunning Avakian floral necklace set with pink gold and white diamonds. Kelly Preston, meanwhile, chose an intricate pink sapphire necklace and matching earrings….

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Talking Vintage – Craftsmanship, Patina And Discoveries At Bentley’s By Melanie Sarah Brewer

Melanie Sarah Brewer, of Melanie Sarah Image Styling, talks to Tim Bent, vintage collector and owner of Bentley’s London to define what vintage means to him…. Examples of formal definitions of ‘vintage’ include, “Denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind,” and “The time that something of…

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Roland Iten Commemorates The Mille Miglia Race With Special Belt Buckle By The Luxury Channel

Roland Iten, creator of purposely playful, mechanically sophisticated and aesthetically elegant accessories for gentlemen, is a main sponsor of this year’s Mille Miglia. Roland Iten himself is racing in the 2014 edition of the Mille Miglia, which takes place from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th May. During the 1000 mile, 4 day rally, he is…

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Silvia Campbell And The Great British Shoe Revival By Melanie Sarah Brewer

Personal stylist Melanie Sarah Brewer, of Melanie Sarah Image Styling, meets Silvia Campbell, West Berkshire-based shoe designer and maker, to find out what makes a pair of bespoke shoes truly bespoke…. It’s official – the Great British Shoe Revival is making confident strides when it comes to ladies bespoke shoes. With her design studio/showroom nestled…

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Lulu Guinness Celebrates 25 Years With Hilary Alexander By The Luxury Channel

Despite tube strikes and traffic jams, a slew of editors, stylists, photographers and designers turned up en masse at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design to celebrate Lulu Guinness’s 25th anniversary with Hilary Alexander, to find out exactly how one of Britain’s most cherished accessory designers parlayed one little handbag into a global…

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It’s All In The Eyes By Melanie Sarah Brewer

Personal stylist Melanie Sarah Brewer, of Melanie Sarah Image Styling, meets Tom Davies, founder of British bespoke luxury eyewear brand TD Tom Davies…. Our eyes are totally extraordinary, recognising some 10 million colours and making, on average, some 200,000 movements a day. The global market for optics and eye wear is expected to expand at…

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A Kind of Magic From Shawish Genève By The Luxury Channel

Renowned for its dazzling World’s First All-Diamond Ring, Shawish Genève jewellery is the allegory of a world full of surprises and fairy-tale creatures. During this year’s BaselWorld Fair, Shawish Genève will unveil jewels representing a unique look at the Haute Joaillerie, combining old tradition and magical technology. Featuring spectacular designs, and combining precious stones and…

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Turning Heads With Rosie Olivia Millinery By The Luxury Channel

Turn heads this Summer with bespoke headwear from Rosie Olivia Millinery…. If, like us, the Grand National and Royal Ascot feel less about the betting odds and more about what you might possibly wear, then you’ll know that the perfect hat is key to looking the part at the racecourse. The Spring/Summer ’14 bespoke haute…

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Power Dressing At The Oscars By Melanie Sarah Brewer

When the stars get dressed for specific roles, their clothes and style are of paramount importance in projecting the personality and feeling of each character.  Indeed, when the stars arrived at The 86th Academy Awards, it was their most important projection moment of the year! The guest list of the Hollywood calendar is unrivalled by…

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Award-Winning Fashion At The BAFTAs And The Oscars By Hannah Norman

Let’s face it, last year’s Oscars were as much about the dresses as they were about the winners. J-Law’s pearly pink Dior gown earned her a million girl crushes overnight, and her now infamous fall up the steps on the way to receiving her award for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook earned her equally…

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Jewellery At The BAFTAs – Get The Look By Vashi Dominguez

The BAFTAs have defined the jewellery trend for 2014. Gone are flashy statement pieces, which scream ‘‘look at me!’’ and threaten to outshine even the most extravagant ballgowns. Opulent elegance has arrived. Fine jewellery still pervaded the red carpet, of course, but pieces were dainty and sophisticated, complementing the wearer’s ensemble rather than outshining them…

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Trends On Trend By The Luxury Channel

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day Five By The Luxury Channel

We bring you the photo highlights from the final day of London Fashion Week…. Click here to see highlights from Day One, Day Two, Day Three and Day Four.

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day Four By The Luxury Channel

We bring you the photo highlights of London Fashion Week, Day Four…. Click to see highlights from Day One, Day Two, Day Three and Day Five.

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day Three By The Luxury Channel

We bring you the photo highlights of London Fashion Week, Day Three…. Click to see highlights from Day One, Day Two, Day Four and Day Five.

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day Two By The Luxury Channel

It’s only Day Two of London Fashion Week and we still can’t quite contain our excitement at seeing what we’ll be wearing come the Autumn…. Click to see highlights from Day One, Day Three, Day Four and Day Five.

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London Fashion Week Photo Diary – Highlights From Day One By The Luxury Channel

London Fashion Week has started, and we can’t quite contain our excitement at seeing what we’ll be wearing come the Autumn…. Click to see highlights from Day Two, Day Three, Day Four and Day Five.

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Haute Couture’s Heyday Gets A Contemporary Revival By Hannah Norman

Sumptuous flowing silks and volumes of organza with incredible embellishment, encompassing hundreds of hours of careful artisanship. Sounds like a typical offering for Couture Fashion Week in Paris, but in fact, this was Ralph & Russo, the first British brand to have been invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their…

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First Look At The Ermanno Scervino SS14 Campaign By Sally Ashley-Cound

Ermanno Scervino has released a new spring/summer 2014 advertising campaign with Italian actress, model and director Asia Argento as the star. ‘‘Asia succeeds in expressing the different nuances of my style, interpreting them with passion and strong personality,’’ says Ermanno Scervino. In the Cinecittà studios in Rome, a luxurious yacht provides the cinematographic backdrop for…

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Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots At Russell & Bromley By The Luxury Channel

The Stuart Weitzman 5050 boot, with its classic and versatile silhouette, is now available at Russell & Bromley. This season, the iconic boot celebrates twenty years since its first production. In that time, the over-knee boot, with its classic silhouette and elastic back for added comfort and fit, has become a must-have staple of many…

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What Is A Moon Phase Watch? By Sally Ashley-Cound

Patek Philippe was not satisfied with the ingenious creation of the Annual Calendar movement, so the brand decided to add a moon phase dial to a select number of its watches, taking the total number of parts in the movement over 330. We take you through everything you need to know about moon phase watches…….

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Dare To Be Red By Hannah Norman

The colour this year is bright, bold and very distinctly red. As just a hint of red can make an impact, we bring you the pick of our best red alerts…. Ralph & Russo www.ralphandrusso.com Couturists Ralph & Russo, fresh from the catwalk at Paris Couture Fashion Week, are the perfect choice for updating a…

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Luxury Channel Picks For The Year of The Horse By Hannah Norman

Happy New Year to all our Chinese readers! As the year of the horse commences, we couldn’t help but feel a slightly equine touch to our lives was called for. Get ready to canter away with 2014’s latest trend…. Lilogi www.lilogi.com/ronnie-wood Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is more traditionally seen with a guitar rather than a…

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Time For A Ferrari (And A Meccaniche Veloci Watch) By Scott Manson

Is there a watch aficionado out there who doesn’t also harbor a passion for fast cars? The link between the two has been extensively documented, with scores of top brands – from Hublot to IWC to Breitling – linking up with luxury motoring marques to produce limited edition timepieces. Italy is arguably the European nation…

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Fashion At The Olympics By Martina O'Boyle

Keeping warm but staying stylish, athletes from the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, the U.S, France and Russia will be increasing fashion competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi…. Lacoste has signed a deal as the official Olympic outfitter for the French teams through the upcoming Sochi games, and through the Summer Games in Rio…

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Pro Hunter – Fit For A President By The Luxury Channel

The likes of former American president Bill Clinton, actor Orlando Bloom, luxury brand owner of Kering Francois-Henri Pinault, as well as financier Arpad Busson, are owners of the uniquely designed Pro Hunter Watch. Pro Hunter is a personalised range of limited edition steel Rolex sports watches, which create a collection of stunning and desirable timepieces….

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Milan Fashion Week – A Parallel Universe At The Hotel Principe di Savoia Words and images by Rosalind Milani Gallieni

This grande dame of a hotel, in all its splendour and elegance, transforms completely during the three key dates of this bi-annual menswear occasion, hot of the back of LC:M in London and Pitti Uomo in Florence. The entire ground floor and lobby area are rocking with the influx of the world’s opinion-leaders, designers, models,…

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Which Postcode Is London’s Most Fashionable? By The Luxury Channel

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is launching a new campaign to promote the booming British menswear industry, which brings £10 billion to the UK’s economy and is growing at such a rate that it is predicted to overtake womenswear sales by 2016. The capital’s pioneering and creative menswear designers are once again being showcased…

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The Luxury Channel Meets Interior Designer Catherine Milner By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel meets Catherine Milner, interior designer to London’s ultra-high net worths, to talk about prime investments and design inspiration in the Capital…. Catherine Milner offers property acquisition, renovation and interior design services in London’s most exclusive residential locations, sourcing prestigious, and often off market properties in Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Holland Park. Catherine…

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Swiss High-Jewellery House Bogh-Art Opens In London By The Luxury Channel

Acclaimed jewellers Bogh-Art have opened their first boutique in London, in a prime location on Bond Street, and the aim is to court the international clientele that make Bond Street such a highly desired destination. The Boghossian family has been in the gemstone industry for four generations, creating exceptional pieces for other jewellers and well-known…

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Innovative Luxury From The House of Dormeuil By Melanie Sarah Brewer

The cutting-edge spirit for discovery and innovation is relentless at the House of Dormeuil. The roots of this family story wind back to 1842 when at the age of 22, Jules Dormeuil began to import English fabrics to France. He was joined by his brothers, Alfred and Auguste Dormeuil some sixteen years later, setting up…

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Strictly Fashion For The Brave – Julien MacDonald Designs Dress For Abbey Clancy By The Luxury Channel

At the annual Fashion For The Brave Gala, the highlight on the catwalk is always the stunning finale dress. Every year, a celebrated designer creates a spectacular one-off piece for a model personality to make a star turn on the catwalk for this noble cause. In previous years, Vivienne Westwood and Jasper Conran have produced…

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Ben Saunders Models Fedeli By The Luxury Channel

Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere prepared to depart to Antarctica, to make history by completing Captain Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. We caught up with Ben before he left, and he modelled a rather fetching Fedeli hat. Get yours from Fedeli’s online shop.

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Bremont – History, Horology And A Whole Heap of Awards By Melanie Sarah Brewer

Following their relocation from Switzerland, The Bremont Watch Company has now not only settled into its new custom-built watch making facility in Henley-on-Thames but gone on to open its second luxury boutique. Loyal Bremont collectors and those who seek a new direction in mechanical wrist watches can now enjoy the full collection in Mayfair, London…

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Loro Piana’s Interiors By The Luxury Channel

Since selling 80% of their business to LVMH earlier this year, all eyes have been focused on what luxury Italian textiles company Loro Piana will do next. Famed for searching for the most precious raw materials to turn into exquisite clothes and accessories whilst ensuring local sustainability, it would seem that it is business as…

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What Makes An ‘It’ Bag? By Camilla Harrison

Some may say it all began with the Chanel 2.55. Others would argue that it was the Hermes Kelly. Either way, since the latter half of the 20th century, ‘It’ bags are the accessory that everyone from the Hollywood actress to the teenage girl on the high street lusts after. But what really does make…

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Grace Kelly – A Timeless Style Icon By Camilla Harrison

Regarded as one of the most stylish women of the 20th century, Grace Kelly was an icon in her own right even before she became Princess of Monaco in 1956. An established Hollywood actress, she was and still is synonymous with sartorial elegance. Despite being only active in the industry for around six years, Kelly…

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Diamonds – The Best Friends of Ultra Wealthy Investors By Tara Loader Wilkinson

The diamond industry is notoriously secretive. Some of the world’s leading diamond dealers are largely unknown, including Indian companies Rosey Blue and EuroStar, Israel’s Leo Schacter and Lev Leviev, and Russian-government-backed miner Alrosa. Their clients, who are among the wealthiest and most secretive individuals in the world, prefer to keep low profiles. “The market is…

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Fit For A King By Melanie Sarah Brewer

Personal stylist Melanie Sarah Brewer, of Melanie Sarah Image Styling, gives us an insight into Prince George of Cambridge’s first photo shoot and talks to Cocobaci, a new online luxury store for newborn babies. On 23rd July, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed the world their baby son, a future king, before taking…

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David Gandy – The Original Catwalk King By Hannah Norman

Being the world’s only male supermodel with film star looks must surely make one just a little self-assured! However, when The Luxury Channel meets David Gandy, aboard the John Walker & Sons Voyager, he couldn’t have been more down to earth. He even laughs at my unfunny jokes (and trust me, that’s going way beyond…

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Jardins Florian And Porselli – Dancing To Their Own Stylish Tune By Hannah Norman

When it comes to collaborations, there are some matches that work so well together (Butterfly by Matthew Williamson for British retailer Debenhams, or London silversmith Grant Macdonald’s designs for Silver by Aston Martin), but for up-and-coming French company Jardins Florian, their most recent collaboration with Italian brand Porselli has already got us dreaming ahead to…

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Ralph & Russo – Dressing Beyoncé Interview by Fiona Sanderson and words by Hannah Norman

When she stepped out on stage for the opening number of her Mrs. Carter world tour, few would have disagreed that pop star Beyoncé looked anything less than her usual polished self. All eyes were on that now iconic white outfit, which perfectly showed off her enviable physique. But the real secret behind the style…

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Massimo Ferragamo On Leonardo Da Vinci, Philanthropy And Twitter Interview by Fiona Sanderson and words by Hannah Norman

When I meet Massimo Ferragamo, the Chairman of Ferragamo USA, in Vienna he has just touched down from New York, where he spends a good majority of his time, but despite the hours of traveling and the pouring rain outside, Massimo is in jubilant spirits. Massimo is in Vienna to speak at the Financial Times…

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From Formula One To Fashion At The Amber Lounge By The Luxury Channel

Founded by Sonia Irvine, sister of Ferrari Formula One star Eddie Irvine (pictured above) and launched at the Monaco Grand Prix in May 2003, Amber Lounge has always been surrounded by a bit of a buzz. The premise was simple: to create a truly VIP party that reflected the glamour and exclusivity of one of…

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Hey There Georgia Girl! By Ben Mirza

Ben Mirza introduces British fashion designer Georgia Hardinge…. Fuse together Fritz Lang’s futurist masterpiece Metropolis, colourful exoticism, playful fantasy and an abundance of femininity and what you get are the eye-catching designs of Georgia Hardinge. Fast becoming the enchantress of British fashion, Georgia’s creations are structured with a perfectly balanced amount of eccentricity, eclectic beauty…

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Dasha Kapustina – In Her Own Words By Hannah Norman

The Luxury Channel catches up with Russian model Dasha to talk fun, fashion and Fernando Alonso…. Tell us about your steps into the fashion world – did you always want to be a model? In the past, I never thought that I ever wanted to be a model, but at 17 years old, I won…

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Fedeli Cashmere – Made In Italy Comes To London By Philippa Baker

As winter continues to bite across the Northern hemisphere, The Luxury Channel goes in search of a fashionable solution for keeping the big freeze at bay – and comes up trumps with cashmere. Established in 1934, the Fedeli family set up a workshop in Monza, originally specialising in the hand making of felt hats, an…

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Nicky Haslam’s Folly De Grandeur Interview by Fiona Sanderson and words by Hannah Norman

Nicky Haslam is never too far away from the gossip-columns due to his numerous social engagements, but it’s his day job as one of Britain’s top interior designers for which he has earned his well-deserved reputation. In addition to his interior design and packed social calendar, Haslam is also a journalist, author, photographer, gardener and…

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The Mirror of East And West: Indian Influence On Western Design By Melanie Sarah Brewer

I can think of no other language in the world which is as expressive and evocative as the language of textiles. One region of our abundant world which has influenced Western design and fashions for centuries long is India. The first significant contact with modern Europe came when Portuguese traders reached India in the wake…

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Aruna Seth – Shoe Designer To The Stars By Hannah Norman

Quite often, people will talk about a passion for a craft being in the genes. In Aruna Seth’s case, it stands to reason that it is actually true. The internationally renowned shoe designer takes her inspiration from father Geoff, whose multi-million pound footwear empire was partly responsible for inspiring Aruna to start her own brand….

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Top Tips For A Stylish 2013 By Melanie Sarah Brewer

Personal stylist Melanie Sarah Brewer, of Melanie Sarah Image Styling, shares with us her top tips to make 2013 a truly stylish year – with a bit of a British twist…. Wherever you are in the world, enjoying a sumptuous dose of The Luxury Channel, I hope your 2013 brings you happiness, good health and…

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Bennison Fabrics – Decorating The Future With The Prints of The Past Interview by Fiona Sanderson and words by Hannah Norman

Ever since the eponymous antiques dealer Geoffrey Bennison realised that there was nothing in the contemporary fabric houses of the late 70s that would complement the style and antiques of grand European homes, Bennison Fabrics has specialized in producing – by hand – some of the finest designs ever transferred onto linen. These aren’t just…

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Carmen Busquets – A Style Queen To Rule Us All Interview by Fiona Sanderson and words by Hannah Norman

As a pioneering luxury and fashion entrepreneur behind two of the biggest Internet fashion phenomenons (namely Net-a-Porter and CoutureLab), Carmen Busquets can claim to be an authority when it comes to high-end fashion and e-commerce. Having started her first business venture at the tender age of just 22, this forward-thinking Venezuelan businesswoman has risen to…

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Matt Goss – Good Things Come To Those Who Wait Interview by Sara Malocco and words by Hannah Norman

At one point in his life, Matt Goss was one of the most famous men on the planet, with a string of hit singles and playing some of the biggest venues in the world. Alongside twin brother Luke, Matt’s trademark blonde quiff made him instantly recognisable as one third of boy band Bros, and as…

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Avakian Diamonds For Men By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel looks at the new collection of haute couture jewellery from Avakian…. Diamonds might traditionally be a girl’s best friend, but men are able to get familiar with them courtesy of a new collection of haute couture jewellery from Avakian. The latest collection from the Swiss jeweller includes some spectacular men’s pieces, including…

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Home from home in Marrakech By Lauren Steventon

The Luxury Channel skips the chaotic streets of the Medina to stay in Rocksure’s luxurious villa. There are riads and hotels throughout the city (see this issue’s Luxury Channel Marrakech Guide), however, instead of stepping out into the bustling and stressful streets of the city, I have managed to find an alternative that gives me…

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Beach Babe By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel catches up with Heidi Gossman of Heidi Klein for her top tips on honeymoon beachwear…. What are the new swimwear trends for summer this year? There has been a demand for swimwear for the bigger busted lady, so I have designed a D-G range of bikinis and one pieces, providing extra support…

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Top Ten Wedding Gifts By The Luxury Channel

Luxurious gifts for the newly-weds’ home. Weddings & Movie Stars From the low-key to the lavish, this collection of incredible images (many of which have never been published before) bring to life the most iconic Hollywood weddings from the 1920s onwards. From Grace Kelly swathed in lace to Sarah Jessica-Parker giggling on her wedding day,…

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Wedding Dress Hunt By Lauren Steventon

Daunting and exciting in equal measure – how to find the prefect wedding dress for you…. Few items of clothing are invested with such a special significance as your wedding dress. Rarely does an outfit inspire so much thought and devotion – and pressure. Even if you think you know what you want, the amount…

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Wishing And Hoping By Antonia Pearce

The Luxury Channel’s pick on Net-a-Porter’s Bridal Boutique…. The Dresses Alexander McQueen’s Silk Satin-Organza Bridal Gown This creation displays McQueen’s signature structure and tailoring whilst managing to be both ethereal and modern at the same time. As creative director Sarah Burton designed Kate Middleton’s dress, McQueen is surely the brides’ label of choice. £7,395.00 www.net-a-porter.com/product/104778…

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Party Like a Prince By The Luxury Channel

You don’t have to be born into royalty to party in princely style. Rent your very own castle and raise hell like a Royal! England Nestled in the Malvern Hills, Eastnor Castle is the castle you dreamt of as a child, with turrets, lakes and suits of armour to boot. Every year, their Deer Park…

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Jessica McCormack By The Luxury Channel

Start the new year in some serious jewels and rock on with Jessica McCormack’s Sins And Virtues collection! We interview the eponymous lady herself…. Tell us about your latest collection? The new collection is called XIV, which represents the seven sins, seven virtues. Each piece has its own story. For example, the Generosity earrings are…

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Style Power – The Luxury Channel Meets Marigay McKee By The Luxury Channel

FASHION FORECAST What are the main looks for next year, and where have the inspirations come from? For next year, the look is ladylike chic. Think Grace Kelly in the 50s, Jackie O in the 60s, Ali McGraw in the 70s and Faye Dunaway in the 80s – all emanated an understated glamour. Cool, casual,…

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Bev Malik By Antonia Peck

Bev Malik is a respected Fashion Brand Consultant. She has worked as an acclaimed buyer for Browns and Harvey Nichols, as well as pioneering luxury collaborations with One&Only Resorts. Under her company – Depths of Field – she works amongst others, with the British Fashion Council, scouts young talent for luxury fashion houses, works intimately…

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Bruce Oldfield – Bruce And The Bride By Antonia Pearce

Antonia Pearce, bride-to-be and editor of The Luxury Channel Magazine, meets bridal couturier and fashion designer Bruce Oldfield…. What is your design philosophy? My design philosophy (as I am sitting looking at some very ornate dresses!) is to keep things simple. The whole idea of a dress is to enhance and to follow – to…

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The Lancasters By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel gets an exclusive preview of The Lancaster property development at a pop-up exhibition of contemporary art and jewellery. The Lancasters Hyde Park was built in the mid-nineteenth century, so it has seen its fair share of glitzy gatherings and social whirls. However, if the walls could talk, their tales would most likely…

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Roja Dove By Antonia Pearce

Antonia Pearce meets Roja Dove to discuss jasmine from Grasse, Diaghilev, the Suffragettes, perfume personalities and the art of taste without ego…. I am welcomed into Roja Dove’s elegant London town house and am immediately struck by the absence of scent. Instead, the man himself (wearing a black suit with diamond buttons on the cuff)…

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Six Scented Candles By Reena Patel

Fill your home with these scrumptious scented candles. Great for dinner parties, bringing a fresh finish to a clean room or for romantic moments with those you love. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir, £38 Sweet fruity notes of raspberry, plum, pink pepper and pomegranate with patchouli, frankincense and spicy woods create a home fragrance that’s incredibly…

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The Most Expensive Perfume In The World By The Luxury Channel

What it feels like to purchase and wear the most luxurious scent on earth…. Enter any of the 200 speciality stores or luxury boutiques around the world (including Bergdorf Goodman New York, the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie in Harrods, Paris Gallery and Neiman Marcus) that carry the Clive Christian Perfume collection and your journey begins!…

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A Model’s Perspective By Antonia Peck

Lisa Butcher – the model, TV presenter and mother of two – gives us the dirt on the fashion industry, why you should never work with friends and her role as a designer…. What were the best and worst aspects of being a model? I never really enjoyed doing catwalk to be honest, it was…

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Mark Fast – Influence and Inspiration By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel meets designer of the moment Mark Fast to talk crystals and avant-garde film…. You are using Swarovski elements in your collection for a third season. How do you keep your usage of such details fresh? The methods I use when working with the Swarovski elements changes every season. I am a very…

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Tom Ford – Beauty Review By Reena Patel

Fashion designer Tom Ford tells us why lipstick is his preferred beauty staple for women, while we review new lip colour trends hot off the Autumn Fashion Week runways. “There is no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip,” says Tom Ford. “It is the focus of the face and it has the power to…

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Zoë Zimmer – The Other Side of The Lens By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel talks to fashion photographer and former model Zoë Zimmer…. What made you make the leap from modelling to fashion photography? Modelling was something I did for the experience. I’m so happy I did it, but I’m even happier that I stopped doing it. From the start, I knew there was a sell-by…

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Fashion Is Passion By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel looks at the designers who have remained at the top of their game while adopting an animal-friendly ethos…. Fashion, as a rule, is extreme. It is elaborate, excessive, indulgent, ornate and luxurious. Fur, feathers, leather and skins are used across the industry in all manner of unimaginable ways. There are, however, a…

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Animal Magnetism By The Luxury Channel

Delve into the wild as we explore why animal print is strong enough to withstand fashion’s fads…. Season upon season, we are told that animal print is in, and this season is absolutely no different from the last. Animal print, or more specifically leopard print, has never been hotter. Not only does it feature prominently…

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Time For A Treat By The Luxury Channel

Tinkerbell Hilton might have a $325,000 home to share with her furry pals but it’s not just celebrity pets that can be spoiled with The Luxury Channel’s top ten animal accessories. 1. Who wants stuffy old relations on the walls when you can have your grinning four-legged friend? Hot Digital Dog will convert any snap…

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HUF Haus By The Luxury Channel

A front row seat in Nature’s theatre. At first glance a HUF Haus appears to be at odds with nature – all sharp angles, gleaming glass and sleek edges. However, behind its slick façade, it’s a surprisingly traditional company with a sense of responsibility towards our planet and it’s inhabitants. Established in 1912, the family-run…

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Rock on in style with Pisani marble By Cara Dattani

From St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Egyptian staircase at Harrods – Pisani’s timeless marble gives interiors both private and public a luxury of the highest order. Marble is one of the earth’s natural wonders. It is a rock that has long been associated with affluence, elegance and refinement. After millions of years of extreme heat…

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Revitalise Your Home For Summer By The

The work of interior designer Helen Green can be seen at The Berkley Knightsbridge and The Sandpiper Hotel. She gives us ten top tops to make our homes bright and breezy this Summer. Updating your accessories for the summer can make a home feel fresh and seasonal. Pale blue or green candles in hurricane lamps…

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Fit For The Queen By Antonia Pearce

Antonia Pearce interviews Rachel Trevor-Morgan, milliner to Her Majesty The Queen…. Who or what originally inspired you to train as a milliner? I originally wanted to do theatre costuming but my mother always wore lots of hats so that gave me the idea. I rather stumbled into a millinery apprenticeship and absolutely loved it from…

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Stay Green This Season By The Luxury Channel

Eco-friendly food and accessories to make you stand out from the crowd this English Summer. Pineberries At Wimbledon Whatever happens at Wimbledon this year, come rain or shine, victory or (fairly certain) defeat, you can cut a swathe in the most unlikely of areas: fruit. Strawberries are soooo last year darling, didn’t you know? Show…

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Fashion At The Races By Lauren Steventon

So now that your social calendar is all booked up for the Summer, here’s The Luxury Channel’s guide to the best accessories for keeping the season running smoothly…. Write On Trend From Smythson’s Spring/Summer Cerulean collection, these ‘‘Life Is Beautiful’’ correspondence cards are the only way to RSVP to the summer’s hottest invitations. £30.00 –…

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All That Glitters By Antonia Peck

Those who wish to woo their lover this summer should present their lady with one of these gorgeous jewels….she won’t say no! Fabergé’s Rings These rings are part of Fabergé’s inaugural High Jewellery collection. Artistic, original and pioneering – the spirit of Fabergé has a new raison d’être and the luxury industry is taking note….

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Essential A-List Escapes By The Luxury Channel

Our mole digs around for the very best in A-list property. When Hollywood stars aren’t pounding red carpets, preening in front of cameras or cosying up to their co-stars, they need a bolt hole where they can just unwind and be themselves. Luxury in an Ancient Land Porto Heli, Greece has long been the one…

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Home Stylish Home – Louise Bradley By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel meets London-based designer Louise Bradley. If you’re stuck in an interior design rut, it’s time to call upon one of the best in the biz, Louise Bradley. She’s outfitted some of the most elegant pads around the world, one peek inside her London showrooms and you’ll see how. The showrooms in London’s…

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Belgravia’s Favourite – Catherine Milner By The Luxury Channel

Catherine Milner has been quietly acquiring, renovating and designing properties for her exclusive and international clientele for a number of years. Catherine’s most recent project was described as a triumph in which the ‘style went above and beyond that offered by most top end developers’ (Knight Frank, Belgravia division). Clients and contemporaries alike speak of…

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Modus Fireplace Design By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel takes a look at the hottest fireplace installations around. The summer may be upon us, but here at The Luxury Channel we’re already looking forward to winter after our discovery of Modus Design. Their bespoke fireplaces are more akin to art installations than heating devices, transforming your hearth into the focal point…

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The Allure of Denim By Alanna Lynott

Jeans are the ultimate Hollywood staple – simple, classic and a symbol of the American Dream. Alanna Lynott talks to Chloe Lonsdale, founder of MiH Jeans to find out more. Denim has remained a fashionable material for decades and a practical one for centuries. There’s something magical about slipping on that perfect pair of jeans…

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Get ‘Sex And The City’ Style By Alanna Lynott

Celebrate and recreate the adventures of Carrie and the girls in honour of Sex And The City hitting the big screens once more…. As the girls head to Abu Dhabi to escape the pressures of work, motherhood and relationships, we find them a couple of years older, definitely no wiser, and their wardrobes still right…

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Making a Good Investment And The State of Luxury Retail By Lucia van der Post

Making A Good Investment We’re in the middle of exceedingly interesting times and how to deal with them is furrowing the brows of every provider of bags and shoes, frocks and furbelows. Since few of us are actually short of clothes or in dire need of another gew-gaw, what, they ponder, is going to prise…

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Tribal Influences By Lucia van der Post

Lucia van der Post tells us how the best-looking ethnic jewellery pieces today are made by the very people who inspired them…. Every fashionista, and indeed any woman who is interested in clothes, knows that at least as important as the dress you wear is the jewellery you put with it. The good news is…

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Architecture in Action By Tara Bernerd

The Boat House in Windsor, designed by End Studio, and Tara Bernerd on adding value to your property. The Boat House in Windsor The brief: To create a boathouse for receptions and events in Windsor. The boathouse and its sister swimming pool pavilion will be located on the river front with almost 360 views of…

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Privately Owned Hotel-Run Villas By Alanna Lynott

Investing abroad can have its pitfalls, but as Alanna Lynott discovers – if a hotel is prepared to take the edge off then it might be a dream worth pursuing. Nestled in 8,000 acres of pristine nature reserve, with panoramic views over a sparkling blue lagoon, the Villas Valriche lie on the wild south coast…

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Windows Still Sparkle In Dubai By The Luxury Channel

This Christmas 2010, Swarovski Crystallized’s strange and beautiful forms adorn the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue in Burjuman, Dubai. Impressive window dressing is a prerequisite for luxury department stores across the globe. There to entice and inflame admiration in the potential buyer, they act as a portal into a fantasy world of shimmer, splendour and…

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Money that Moves By The Luxury Channel

Housing tours in the US for wealthy Chinese clients, and why Switzerland is the most attractive location to live for the International wealthy. US Real Estate Tours Offered to Chinese Wealthy Soufun Holdings, one of China’s largest real estate companies, has started to offer housing tours of the US to wealthy Chinese individuals looking to…

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Titanium Too By Martina O'Boyle

The Guggenheim Bilbao is a modern architectural icon and the most famous titanium structure in the world. The Guggenheim Bilbao was the first building in Europe to be outfitted in titanium. Frank Gehry’s structure is instantly recognisable: its explosive facades, twisting lines and interconnected sections, most of which boast a reflective titanium skin, less than…

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Plug In to Being Unplugged By The Luxury Channel

Embrace the future with clutter-free wireless technology – help is here for that unslightly mess at the back of your console or desk. Wireless alternatives for all your favourite gadgets are at hand. The Sonos bundle 150 Fill your home with music. The Sonos bundle enables you to stream music from your Mac or PC…

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Spy Watches By The Luxury Channel

You may not have your own personal Q or all the nifty gadgets that Daniel Craig has in the James Bond films, but you can indulge in your own bit of high-end espionage with an extremely stylish range of voice recorder and walkie talkie watches. We promise you’ll keep time better than anyone else on…

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Browns 40th Anniversary By Cara Dattani

Celebrating in style comes naturally to Joan Burstein, CBE and co-founder of Browns. Together with her late husband, Sidney, she launched the flagship boutique on South Molten Street forty years ago in 1970. Famously credited for being the first to stock designers such as John Galliano, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren on British soil, Browns…

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Statement Pieces By The Luxury Channel

Bejewel your coffee table with our pick of the best books on the subject…. Van Cleef & Arpels By Anne-Marie Clais The mere mention of the name Van Cleef & Arpels signifies beauty, excellence and mystique. It is one of the few brands that has an immediate and undeniable power to fascinate, a quality earned…

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Everything To Declare By The Luxury Channel

Diamonds, pearls, rubies and silver – The Luxury Channel explores the world’s most sparkling exports…. Diamonds Marilyn Monroe cooed and swayed to the words, ‘‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,’’ and men and women buy them to mark their engagement or to decorate a décolletage. However, most think that if it’s diamonds you want, South…

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An Interview With Katherine Jenkins By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel caught up with the internationally renowned Welsh soprano, Katherine Jenkins, as she prepared to headline on the final night of A Journey Through Time 111 – the watch and jewellery showcase presented by Tourism Malaysia and Starhill Gallery. How did you get involved with A Journey Through Time? I got an invitation…

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Heavy Metals By The Luxury Channel

The new titanium jewellery collection designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge for American Express is revealed…. American Express sought out acclaimed jewellery designer Solange Azagury-Partridge when they commissioned a special collection to celebrate their new Titanium card. Azagury-Partridge’s pieces adorn the necks of celebrities and fashion icons worldwide, but she has always wanted to work with the…

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A Look At Spring / Summer Fashion By Edwina Ings-Chambers

Edwina Ings-Chambers takes a look at what’s coming down the catwalk for Spring / Summer…. It’s a crunchy old world out there right now. This is true even in Fashion Land, where the concept of the eternally new has become a modern day mantra, and belt-tightening is usually about trends, not trading forecasts. Some credit…

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Limited Edition Watches By The Luxury Channel

With only a few of these stylish and unique watches released to the market, you’ll keep uncommonly good time. Here are six of the best. Richard Mille This stunning timepiece is one of a very limited edition of 30 watches to celebrate the jeweller Boucheron’s 150th anniversary. Produced in association with Boucheron artisans, the watch…

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Shine On You Coloured Diamond By Sunshine Flint

Move over white – diamonds in rainbow hues are now on everyone’s wish list! The Hope Diamond is probably the most famous coloured diamond in the world. The gray-blue stone (and its infamous curse) is sequestered inside the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. But there are many other coloured diamonds on the open market, and…

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Italian Style, To Go By Sunshine Flint

Fashion designer Antonio Berardi teams up with Peroni to create a new line of luggage…. Fashion designer Antonio Berardi, long a favourite of the stylishly body-conscious set (see Victoria Beckham striding around in his well-cut dresses and heel-less PVC boots), has a new fan in Peroni Nastro Azzurro. The Italian beer-maker and the Anglo-Italian designer…

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Design Direction By Lucia van der Post

Lucia van der Post says that the furniture and furnishings at the Salon di Mobile in Milan prove that the troubled economy has created a boom in designers’ creativity and innovation…. For designers who earn their livings by creating new “stuff” (which reminds me of Karl Lagerfeld’s definition of the job of the designer which…

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Image Makers By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel talks to two of London’s top personal stylists about what they do for their clients. Noni Ware has been a personal stylist for two years. Previously, she was the retail editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Before becoming a personal stylist, Camilla Yonge worked in fashion marketing. Do you work with men and women?…

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London’s Watch Retailing Gets A Gallic Boost By James Gurney

The imminent arrival of Parisian store Kronometry 1999 in Bond Street is cause for celebration for watch collectors, says QP editor James Gurney. Until the arrival of Marcus a decade ago, buying a good watch in London used to mean going to Watches of Switzerland, the then somewhat tatty Harrods watch department, Selfridges or Asprey….

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Billionaire Boys Club – Dashing In Tweed By The Luxury Channel

Pharrel Williams – superstar music producer, singer and co-founder of fasion label Billionaire Boys Club – has given timelessley stylish tweed a new, relevant spin. In collaboration with Dashing Tweed and their resident textile designer Kirsty McDougall, Pharrell’s vision for trendier tweed was quick to become a reality. Hooded jackets, skater shorts and tailored blazers…

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Pure Purchases: The Eternal Allure of The Bespoke By The Luxury Channel

The desire for bespoke products continues to gain momentum in spite of boom and bust. In times of surplus, the energy to consume and spend went unabated. In the guise of a latter day Catherine The Great, men and women of means took every opportunity to act out their whimsical fantasies through patronage. As a…

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Child’s Play By Lauren Steventon

Apparently Suri Cruise’s wardrobe is worth $3 million. These days a simple T-shirt just won’t cut it with style-savvy youngsters. Lauren Steventon picks the best ranges for children who like to keep it chic…. Whether your child is a mini fashionista like Tom Cruise’s Suri, an indie kid like Angelina Jolie’s Shiloh or a rocker…

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Zena Khan’s Sensational Sculptural Jewellery By Antonia Pearce

Antonia Pearce caught up with the jewellery designer Zena Khan on the island of Bali, to talk mosques, Maharajas and beauty…. What impact has living and working in Bali had on your design aesthetic? Bali is a very spiritual and creative island. It has profoundly changed the way I work. I’ve become much calmer and…

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Getting Into Costume By Lauren Steventon

Costume jewellery designers who inspire, transform and enhance the way we wear jewellery…. Butler & Wilson Camp, gothic, girly or bling, Butler & Wilson do it all. Famous for retro-styling and statement pieces, the latest collection includes some Alexander McQueen-esqe skulls sparkling with Swarovski crystals. www.butlerandwilson.co.uk Kenneth Jay Lane The king of Costume Jewellery, Kenneth…

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Real Vs Fake: The Costume Jewellery Debate By Lauren Steventon

Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? Or could costume jewellery actually be her closest companion? Long before Lorelei Lee sang those immortal words in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, diamonds – indeed all precious stones – had exerted their sway over feminine fashion. In the past few centuries in the West, gems have dominated the jewellery…

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Cinderella Will Go To The Ball By The Luxury Channel

The House of Borgezie’s Eternal Diamond Stiletto – the world’s first shoe to be made entirely from gold and diamonds. Retailing from £100,000 the Eternal Diamond Stiletto comes with a 1,000 year guarantee, representing a genuine fashion investment that lasts a lifetime. Made from the earth’s most beautiful natural resources, each pair is as individual…

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Desirable Design By Alanna Lynott

Alanna Lynott celebrates five beautiful, “must have” objects of desire from across the globe…. Lighting The beautiful Yakuza Lou Chandelier by designer Eddy Sykes is a hand-made light sculpture that gracefully transforms its shape as it sheds a soft, patterned light onto surfaces below. Its brass contours bring to mind church incense burners, origami fortune-tellers…

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Summer In The Hamptons With Hermès By The Luxury Channel

Hermès goes on holiday to Lond Island with the opening of a new store in East Hampton. Not wishing to be left behind by shoppers escaping the city for the summer, this month Hermès is to launch a seasonal store in East Hampton. Luxury retailers including Polo Ralph Lauren, Tiffany, Gucci, Coach and Eli Tahari…

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