Filmed in High Definition by award winning filmmakers, our programmes take you on a voyage of discovery, from Tokyo to Delhi and St. Moritz to Moscow uncovering the world’s finest experiences and luxuries. We have exclusive access to the world’s most exceptional places, events, brand leaders and creative minds.
IDC – Introducing The Judges 41 seconds
On 2nd October, leading visionaries from across the interior design industry will come together for a night of celebration, innovation and design, when The Interior Design Confederation Singapore hosts the 2020 Design Excellence Awards. For full details of timings and tickets to the virtual awards ceremony, which honours the best interior designers in the world today, go to www.idcs.sg/dea.
IDC – Advice For The Design Community 55 seconds
On 2nd October, leading visionaries from across the interior design industry will come together for a night of celebration, innovation and design, at the 2020 Design Excellence Awards hosted by the Interior Design Confederation Singapore. Go to www.idcs.sg/dea for full details of timings and tickets to the virtual awards ceremony, which honours the best interior designers in the world today. In this short film, LTW Designworks – one of the nominees for the prestigious Interior Designer of The Year Award – share their words of advice for the design community.
IDC – Introducing The Designers 55 seconds
In just over a month’s time, leading visionaries from across the interior design industry will come together for a night of celebration, innovation and design. The Interior Design Confederation Singapore is hosting the 2020 Design Excellence Awards on 2nd October. For full details of timings and tickets to the virtual awards ceremony, which honours the best interior designers in the world today, go to www.idcs.sg/dea.
The Patient Journey 3 minutes 4 seconds
We follow the patient journey as we go behind the scenes at London Vision Clinic in the UK, to discover an innovative treatment for ageing eyes that can significantly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for reading glasses, bifocals, or varifocals for many years. This method of increasing the depth of field of the eye, using a revolutionary Laser Eye Surgery technique, was pioneered over 10 years ago by Professor Dan Reinstein in conjunction with Carl Zeiss Meditec. As well as being significantly less invasive, studies have shown that PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is suitable for pretty much anyone. Read our review by clicking here.
Spirit of Aman 1 minute 54 seconds
This has been an unprecedented time for all of us. The world has been brought to a stand-still in a way few could have predicted. As we begin to emerge from this great global challenge, Aman is now, more than ever, committed to honouring everything that has made the company a pioneer in luxury travel. Since Aman’s early beginnings in the eighties with the opening of Amanpuri, the brand has charged itself with the task of redefining and reimagining the nature of the luxury experience. As we move forward into this next chapter, Aman is looking to the future with optimism and gratitude for all they have learned and how they can evolve.
As some of their properties begin to reopen, the name, meaning ‘‘places of peace,’’ takes on a profound significance. This may be a time for personal reflection. Or a time for thrilling adventure. No matter what calls, Aman is poised, as always, to ensure their guests experience the extraordinary in the spirit of Aman.
Rolls-Royce: Inspiring Greatness 2 minutes 52 seconds
Rolls-Royce speaks with award-winning National Geographic photographer and explorer Cory Richards. Inspiring greatness is central to Rolls-Royce’s philosophy, from hand-building each motor car at the marque’s Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence at Goodwood in West Sussex, to creating an app named Whispers, specifically to inspire greatness for clients around the world.
The film explores Richards’ insight on risk-taking and striving for perfection, an affinity he feels he shares with Rolls-Royce. From a challenging childhood to summiting Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen, Richards’ life has followed an irregular path. His photography has taken him across the world – from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica and the Himalayas of Nepal to the forgotten war zones of Angola, Uganda, and Pakistan. In 2011, he climbed Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II, making him the only American, and one of only a few people, to climb the 8,000 metre peak, in winter. It was on this climb that he survived an avalanche on the descent, taking an extraordinary photograph of himself just moments after his recovery.
In 2018, Richards took part in “The Final Challenge,” which followed his journey to some of the most remote parts of Scotland, the UAE and the USA in a camouflaged Rolls-Royce Cullinan, testing it to the point of destruction and ultimately proving it highly capable on all types of terrain. Richards documented the challenge as Cullinan undertook these final trials ahead of its world debut in May 2018.
For more information, go to www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com.
Beirut with Anouska Hempel 2 minutes 28 seconds
Anouska Hempel Design is an international practice with an unrivalled reputation for architecture, interiors, landscapes, products, furniture and haute-couture, and specialises in creating the world’s best hospitality, residential, lifestyle and retail experiences. Originally known for influential hotel and restaurant design (starting with Blakes Hotel in London), the company’s broad portfolio now includes exclusive private residences, luxury shops, iconic gardens and exquisite yachts. Click here for further information.
A Gentleman’s Wager Part II 11 minutes 11 seconds
In this film by Johnnie Walker, The Gentleman’s Wager Part II sees two men engaged in a bid to win an invaluable vintage car, which takes Jude Law on an epic adventure from southern Italy to Monte Carlo.
The Sound of Craftsmanship 1 minute 7 seconds
Stepping into a Rolls-Royce is to enter a world unto itself, with its distinctly opulent design and more than century’s worth of engineering expertise. Where many car companies work hard to articulate a brawny roar, the signature sound of a Rolls-Royce bucks the trend. That sound is silence. But, not just any silence, the very right kind of silence. Luxury audio brand KEF, in collaboration with London Craft Week, is looking to establish the “Sound of Craftsmanship,” and so we meet Dave Monks, engineer for Rolls-Royce – who uses some unexpected sounds to fine-tune the experience behind the wheel….
The Dethroning Of The Divine Beasts 5 minutes 22 seconds
A journey from the magical to the mundane through fashion, dance and theatre by Chinese artist and designer, Rui Xu, “The Dethroning of The Divine Beasts” is an adaption of the Classics of Mountains and Seas, an early compilation of Chinese geography and mythology. Rui Xu’s unique costumes, animal masks and specially composed dances tell the story of seven divine beasts, whom reside in an ancient, legendary realm: White Marsh, Torch Dragon, Chimera, Chenghuang, Water Unicorn, Nine-Tailed Fox and Pale Deer of Flood. These once-exalted, powerful creatures, formed as both gods and beasts, are terrified to discover the loss of their magical powers as they are transported to the mundane world of modern city life. They soon come to realise that the jade figures that manifest around them resemble their own appearances. This gives rise to a meaningful awakening within each of them: a realisation that they are, in fact, connected to the mortal realm. The storyline progresses as these once-divine creatures find themselves surrounded by human beings without their powers to relieve them….
Saving Our Sharks 4 minutes 27 seconds
In this enlightening film, reporter Gordon Radley investigates the work that Saving Our Sharks is doing to bolster shark numbers and protect breeding populations in Mexico.
So Sri Lanka 3 minutes 3 seconds
An award-winning team of nature documentary filmmakers has released a first-of-its-kind film capturing the irresistible island of Sri Lanka, that was shot from the perspective of (and, in some instances, by) the country’s rich and diverse wildlife, including sea turtles, elephants and leopards! To entice travellers to Sri Lanka – named by Lonely Planet as the top destination for travel in 2019 – the captivating short film takes us on a wild journey across the island nation’s stunning landscapes and ancient landmarks, from the viewpoint of Sri Lanka’s iconic wildlife.
The Truffle Hunter 2 minutes 14 seconds
Pickett’s 30th Anniversary 3 minutes 10 seconds
In celebration of Pickett’s 30th anniversary, entrepreneur Trevor Pickett reveals what inspired him to pursue a career in retail, and where he gets his endless creativity from….
The Luxury of St. Moritz 2 minutes 12 seconds
In this film, we savour the ambience of St. Moritz, where champagne and challenges go hand in hand in what can only be described as a unique and unforgettable event – the world-famous Cresta Run….
Celebrating Gorillas 6 minutes 24 seconds
We take a walk through the land of gorillas with Praveen Moman, the founder of Volcanoes Safaris, who is celebrating gorillas and supporting local communities in the process.
Dubai Art 4 minutes
The Luxury Channel went to Dubai, one of the world’s most commercial art markets. Dubai’s intense interest in design has extended to fine art, and the city is now a regional hub for art work.
Penumbra 3 minutes 24 seconds
Rashid al Khalifa takes The Luxury Channel around his latest exhibition, “Penumbra: Textured Shadow, Coloured Light,” which is being held at the Saatchi Gallery. Rashid’s London debut invites us to explore the beauty of textured shadows and light cast through polychromatic metal structures, aluminium mesh wall works, suspended steel grid mobiles, and a monumental maze, which forms the basis of this immersive exhibition. Read our interview with Rashid here.
The Sumba Foundation 12 minutes 49 seconds
In every corner of the world, compassion has many forms. On the remote Indonesian island of Sumba, villagers seek basic needs that the western world deems as normal. Water, health and education stand as cornerstones to sustain a life. For the Sumbanese, it’s simple. Compassion stands as a necessity, not a luxury. The Sumba Foundation is a non-profit public charity dedicated to reducing the oppressive impact of poverty on Sumba through humanitarian aid. This is the story of how human compassion from the Sumba Foundation has helped the people of the remote Indonesian island of Sumba and the ongoing challenges. Discover this fascinating corner of the world: its miracles, its joys, and its sorrows; or read our article here.
Ten Years of Vintage Ornellaia 3 minutes 37 seconds
Every year since the release of Ornellaia 2006 in May 2009, a contemporary artist has created a site-specific work of art and a series of limited edition labels for Ornellaia’s Vendemmia d’Artista project, drawing inspiration from the word chosen by the winemaker to describe the character of the new vintage. This film celebrates ten years of the project, the artworks and of course, the wine itself. Read more about the 2012 vintage here and about the 2015 vintage here.
Fashion For Conservation 2 minutes 27 seconds
Fashion For Conservation organised a catwalk show during London Fashion Week to shine a spotlight on the Amazon Rainforest – read our article here.
Sky In Their Eyes 6 minutes
Friday Late: Sino Flux, held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, celebrated the evolving changes and development of China in the field of culture, through the mediums of art, design, performance and sound. Invited by the V&A to headline this curated showcase of Chinese art and talent, artist and designer Rui Xu presented her new works – Sky In Their Eyes: The Antelope In A Vanishing Landscape, a journey of tragedy and hope through fashion and dance theatre, with 11 dancers performing this woeful but beautiful story.
David Gandy’s Debut 1 min 56 seconds
We go behind the scenes with David Gandy as he makes his directorial debut for The Gentleman’s Journal with a film featuring Iguana Yachts and the ultimate “smart commute” to work. See here for more information about the project.
The Secret of Handicraft 2 minutes 10 seconds
The Luxury Channel goes behind the scenes with luxury glassmakers Moser, to discover the secret of their handicraft production. Read our article here.
Greatest Beds In The World 2 minutes 17 seconds
Hästens Master Craftsman Jan Erik Leander talks about the artisanship involved in making the greatest beds in the world. Read our interview with Ana Mladenovic, Hästens’ Chelsea store manager, here.
Garsington Opera Experience 2 minutes 9 seconds
Take a seat at the Garsington Opera, Wormsley. Performances take place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion which sits within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills, less than an hour from London. Before the performance, patrons can enjoy the gardens and grounds of the Wormsley Estate, owned by the Getty family, take afternoon tea and drink champagne. During the long dinner interval picnics can be taken down to the lake or patrons can have dinner in in the elegant marquee overlooking the famous cricket ground. Performances resume as the evening light begins to fade and end by 10.15pm. For more information, go to www.garsingtonopera.org.
The Animal Ball 1 minute 17 seconds
The Luxury Channel attended The Animal Ball in London in aid of Elephant Family, where the world’s leading fashion houses (including Burberry, Swarovski and Rui Xu) collaborated to dress beautiful creatures from all corners of British and international society, in this film produced by Albert Zhang.
A Chance For Cheetahs 2 minutes 40 seconds
Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of Cheetah Conservation Fund, sends a message about the important conservation work that the charity is undertaking to save the cheetah in Africa. Read our interview here.
The Sky In The Eyes 5 minutes 19 seconds
Chinese fashion designer Rui Xu presents “The Sky In The Eyes,” a performance piece featuring the David’s Deer and Antelope masks she has made for Elephant Family’s annual Animal Ball, and reveals the design process that went into creating them.
The Making Of Louis Roederer 3 minutes 34 seconds
The Luxury Channel goes behind the scenes with Louis Roederer Champagne, as Philippe Starck designs the bottle for Brut Nature 2006.
Martin Scorsese’s Foundation 1 minute 35 seconds
Three ultimate masterpieces – featuring a rare blend of Louis XIII cognac and designed by Hermes, Saint-Louis and Puiforcat – will be sold at auction at Sotheby’s with all proceeds benefiting The Film Foundation’s cinematic heritage efforts. In this film, director Martin Scorsese explains why The Foundation’s work is so important.
The Pilgrimage 2 minutes 40 seconds
The Yangtze in China is the third longest river in the world. Home to 480 million people, it supports one third of the Chinese population. In 2008, Swarovski Waterschool China was launched with the aim of helping local people learn live in harmony with nature and learn how to manage their water reserves sustainably. It now has 59 schools along the 6300 km of the “Long River.” In this film, like his famous painter grandfather Shi Lu, who roamed the Yellow River in the 60s, Shi Jia explores the Yangtze in search of inspiration for his work.
Beauty On Fire – For Zaha 2 mins 19 seconds
In memory of the late, great Dame Zaha Hadid, artist and couture fashion designer Rui Xu, one of China’s foremost designers, presented BEAUTY ON FIRE — FOR ZAHA, an exhibition showcasing her unique and remarkable fashion designs set against the backdrop of Zaha Hadid’s innovative and inspiring furniture installations. Have a read of our interview with Rui here.
Kenton Cool In Courchevel 1 minute 43 seconds
The Luxury Channel speaks to mountaineer and Land Rover ambassador Kenton Cool at the launch of the new Range Rover Evoque convertible in Courchevel, ahead of his next Everest challenge.
The Essence of Le Brassus 1 minute and 49 seconds
Since 2015, Audemars Piguet has presented innovative lounge concepts in the Collectors Lounge at all three Art Basel shows. In this film, designer Sebastian Errazuriz (who has received international acclaim for his original and provocative works) discusses his inspiration for the new Audemars Piguet Lounge at Art Basel in Hong Kong, including several elements of the natural landscape of Le Brassus, home of Audemars Piguet.
Liv Tyler Celebrates Inspiring Women 2 minutes 16 seconds
To mark the end of London Fashion Week, actress Liv Tyler launched a short film celebrating powerful, inspiring women. As Belstaff Brand Ambassador and Creative Contributor, Liv retraced the footsteps of pioneering 1920s aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Earhart, one of the first women Belstaff dressed, broke free from the expectations of her time by trusting her instinct and following her heart. For more information, go to www.belstaff.co.uk.
100 Years 1 minute 14 seconds
Louis XIII Cognac, one of the most luxurious spirits in the world, is the brand behind 100 Years – The Movie You Will Never See, an original and innovative film written by and starring Hollywood legend John Malkovich. Except there’s a catch – the film will not be released until 2115! This is just a teaser, but read more here.
Tusk Conservation Awards 2 minutes 30 seconds
The Luxury Channel joined Tusk Trust and its Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge to recognise excellence in conservation in Africa at an awards ceremony held in London. The awards celebrate emerging leaders in conservation in Africa whose work has made a significant impact. Read the full story here.
The Paper Bridge 1 minute 47 seconds
Range Rover marked 45 years of engineering innovation with a jaw-dropping drive in China, across a bridge made entirely out of paper.
London Korean Festival 4 minutes 10 seconds
The London Korean Festival held in Trafalgar Square was the biggest free Korean cultural party ever hosted in the UK, celebrating the vibrancy of this Asian powerhouse.
L’Umbria Guarda 3 minutes 24 seconds
“ALL IS SILENT” – This is the opening line to a new short film by Frederick Shelbourne and Frances Von Flemming. It begins with a piece of Italian literature, a phrase from the melodious poet Giosuè Carducci in his harmonious Ode al Clitumno; a classical poem about a place that exists in a secret spot in Umbria, a place that has been the inspiration of great poets like Lord Byron. The film is narrated through a multitude of senses where entwining moving image, music, literature and photography portray the essence of the story line. Narrated through the eyes of Filippo Scarafia (the Italian actor from the film Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese, presented at the 68th Venice International Film Festival, winning the special jury prize), it is a passionate journey, discovering a mystic presence that is Umbria, luring its audience to come and find the green lands of this incredible region of Italy.
Winser London 4 minutes 6 seconds
The Luxury Channel speaks to Kim Winser OBE about building her eponymous brand, operating in the digital space, and how the customer is the driver of a business that works hard for real women.
Woolmark – Behind The Prize 20 minutes 53 seconds
This documentary follows the finalists as they prepare for the International Woolmark Prize final which took place in London (menswear) and Beijing (womenswear). Victoria Beckham and Paul Smith share their views as we go “behind the prize.”
Ghurka USA 6 minutes 44 seconds
In 1975, Ghurka USA was officially launched. Inspired by the spirit of the Gurkhas, the notions of fearlessness and adventure and bravery have very much moved the brand forward to make it what it is today.
Martell’s 300th Anniversary 1 minute 12 seconds
The Luxury Channel raises a glass (or three!) as we head to the Palace of Versailles to celebrate the House of Martell cognac’s 300th Anniversary. Read our article here.
Ghurka USA Teaser 37 seconds
Renowned American leather goods firm, Ghurka USA, has launched its first international presence inside Fortnum & Mason in London. The opening marks the brand’s 40th anniversary and coincides with Gurkha 200, the 200th anniversary of Gurkha service to the British Crown. Ghurka USA has produced the G200 Collection, a capsule assortment of three styles from the Ghurka archives re-imagined in partnership with The Gurkha Welfare Trust, Britain’s leading charity dedicated to providing support for impoverished ex-Gurkha servicemen and their dependants. The bag designs utilize the famous green wool used in Gurkha uniform jackets in place of the brand’s signature twill, and are lined in red as a nod to the military flash worn by the soldiers. The range is being retailed exclusively at Fortnum & Mason in the UK, with 25% of all sales benefitting the Trust. Further to this, a bespoke “Officer’s Field Set” consisting of a picnic table, two field chairs, a green wool blanket, two pillows and a picnic umbrella – all created by Ghurka master furniture craftsman Richard Wrightman – will be debuted, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Trust. Read more here.
The All-New Jaguar XF 2 minutes 41 seconds
The all-new Jaguar XF performs the world’s longest high-wire water crossing in the heart of London’s business district.
Range Rover’s New Evoque 1 minute 33 seconds
Range Rover’s new Evoque is unveiled in London’s Crossrail tunnels.
Maserati’s Next Challenge 1 minute 51 seconds
Maserati and skipper Giovanni Soldini are ready for their next challenge….
Born Free 7 minutes 45 seconds
The Born Free Foundation commemorates its 30th Anniversary. Working with Land Rover (with whom Born Free has established a long-term relationship),The Luxury Channel went to see some of the remarkable, if harrowing, work that is routinely undertaken in conjunction with the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Masters of Photography 1 minute 17 seconds
After creating a limited edition set of six unique cask whiskys, The Macallan unveiled Mario Testino for the fifth edition of Masters of Photography, which saw him shoot an exclusive advert for the brand.
Zara Phillips 1 minute 4 seconds
Fresh from securing her place at the next Olympics, The Luxury Channel interviews Zara Phillips about how her horse, High Kingdom, is proving to be her winning asset.
The Endurance Race 4 minutes 30 seconds
The Luxury Channel speaks to Team GBR’s Chef d’Equipe Andrea Baker, Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, and eventual winner of the race Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Land Rover Experience With Leonora Smee 1 minute 37 seconds
Show-jumper Leonora Smee swaps the saddle for a Land Rover, as she tries out the Land Rover Experience at the World Equestrian Games.
Burberry On The Catwalk 1 minute 14 seconds
Presenter Madeleine Macey goes to watch Burberry’s SS15 London Fashion Week show, and speaks to Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey about the company’s role as a global luxury brand.
Pringle of Scotland 2 minutes 7 seconds
Presenter Madeleine Macey goes backstage at Pringle of Scotland’s SS15 London Fashion Week show.
London Fashion Week 3 minutes 3 seconds
Presenter Madeleine Macey goes behind the scenes at London Fashion Week to discover what makes Somerset House the destination that designers are heading to in their droves.
Goldfinger 3 minutes 8 seconds
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Goldfinger, EON Productions has commissioned a one-off gold-plated third scale replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5, which Christie’s will offer in a special online auction to benefit the NSPCC. The one-off model has 24 carat gold plated detailing, complete with radio-controlled machine guns, bulletproof shield and revolving number plate. The unique Goldfinger model is expected to sell for between £40,000-60,000, with bidding closing on 17th September, the 50th Anniversary of the World Premiere of Goldfinger.
A Gentleman’s Wager 6 minutes 28 seconds
A Gentleman’s Wager tells the story of a wager between two men which results in a truly rare experience as part of their quest for personal progress. Filmed in the British Virgin Islands and London, the film sees Jude Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, proposes a wager as an excuse to challenge himself to create an original performance in order to win a money-can’t-buy prize.
A Year In Luxury 25 minutes 52 seconds
The appreciation of quality and fine craftsmanship plays a major part in our lives and in this programme, The Luxury Channel looks back on a year in luxury with a journey of discovery.
The Mystique of Rajasthan 24 minutes 58 seconds
In this film, The Luxury Channel discovers the riches of the Moghul Empire and how much there is to savour from that rich period of Indian history. We reveal the wonders of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur, from Maharajah palace hotels to exquisite gems and textiles.
Glamour of Italian Fashion 3 minutes 16 seconds
The Luxury Channel spoke with Julie Ann Morrison (UK Managing Director of Bulgari) at the V&A’s exhibition The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014, to discover the impact that Italian fashion houses have had on the industry today. We speak to the exhibition’s co-curator, Lucia Savi, as well as industry experts.
Discovering Iceland 6 minutes 18 seconds
Following in the footsteps of James Bond, The Luxury Channel ventures to Iceland to discover and explore the stunning scenery, geysers and hot springs.
Biver At Baselworld 13 minutes 16 seconds
In this film, The Luxury Channel talks exclusively to Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot, direct on day one of Baselworld about the World Cup, Womanity and what luxury means to him.
The Luxury Channel Showreel 1 minute 43 seconds
The Luxury Channel is a leading multi-media platform providing compelling, high-quality videos and trend-setting, up-to-the minute online editorial on the most sophisticated and smartest goings-on in the world of luxury, plus an outstanding range of high-end retail products. With an international roster of editors and writers covering areas such as world events, travel, fashion, lifestyle and sustainable luxury, The Luxury Channel takes viewers on a journey of discovery to uncover the world’s finest experiences.
Completing Scott’s Journey 12 minutes 57 seconds
Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere re-wrote history as they completed, for the first time ever, the ill-fated journey of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s iconic Terra Nova expedition. Having trekked 1,795 miles across the inhospitable landscape of Antarctica on a journey to the South Pole and back, Ben and Tarka have achieved the world record for the longest polar journey on foot in history. The Luxury Channel interviewed them as they arrived back at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Uma Thurman’s Calendar 5 minutes 21 seconds
Hollywood actress Uma Thurman is the face of Campari’s new calendar, and The Luxury Channel was in Milan to speak to her about it.
Fashion For The Brave 3 minutes 9 seconds
Patron Princess Beatrice attended Fashion For The Brave and The Luxury Channel was there to capture the young Royal, along with Julien MacDonald, Abbey Clancy and Nicky Clarke, who were at London’s Dorchester Hotel to raise money to support injured soldiers.
The New Moscow 27 minutes 17 seconds
Moscow has today become the byword for enterprise, success, exclusivity and energy. How has this economic and ideological sea-change affected the traditions, customs and memories of a city that lived under the heel of a strict regime? In this film, we talk to leading figures about how the past has moulded and shaped Russia, and how it continues to change.
Dubai – The Art of Living 25 minutes 51 seconds
Dubai is fast gaining a reputation for innovative architecture art and interior design, as well as its iconic skyline. Dubai’s hotels are helping raise the bar of architectural extravagance and interior opulence in this glittering city in the sand.
Sheer Opulence 1 minute 19 seconds
The Luxury Channel was at The Westbury Hotel in London for the launch of Nicky Haslam‘s book, Sheer Opulence.
The Scott Expedition 7 minutes 13 seconds
For the first time in 100 years, British polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere will be taking on one of the most challenging journeys in human history by completing Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. We speak to Ben before he departs for Antarctica.
The Power of Three 3 minutes 30 seconds
Luxury Scottish whisky distiller The Macallan present M, a limited edition decanter born out of the artistry of three masters of their field, Creative Director Fabien Baron, Silvio Denz (CEO of Lalique) and David Cox (Director of Fine And Rare Whiskies at The Macallan).
St. James’s Concours 2 minutes 51 seconds
Prince Michael of Kent leads historic cars down The Mall for St. James’s Concours of Elegance, a unique event which showcases sixty of the rarest classic cars in the world. For more information, go to www.concoursofelegance.co.uk.
India: Discovering Luxury 26 minutes 15 seconds
The Luxury Channel investigates the growing world of sustainable luxury and meets the industry leaders who believe it can be achieved. India’s rich history and wealth makes it the perfect incubator for the new interest in deeper luxury and responsible development, where the value of fine craftsmanship and the need to sustain it is brought to the fore.
Ralph And Russo 1 minute 41 seconds
Beyoncé’s dress designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo show us what goes on behind the scenes at an exclusive photoshoot. Read our interview with Michael here.
Time Machines 27 minutes 34 seconds
It is not just about what o’clock is, the luxury timepiece is a statement of fashion and prestige. We meet three watch addicts who devote a fortune to keeping up with the latest timepieces as we follow Tom Bolt, the watch guru, who keeps the sharpest models on the smartest wrists.
Introduction To India 3 minutes 6 seconds
The Luxury Channel heads off to Rajasthan for a taste of the East.
Private Jet Pets 1 minute 7 seconds
Private Jet Central pamper you and your pets, thereby reducing the risk of stress all round! For world wide charters, contact Private Jet Central by visiting www.privatejetcentral.com/contact-us. Read our article here.
Concours of Elegance 1 minute 40 seconds
A unique event with sixty of the rarest motor cars in the world within the walls of Windsor Castle for a show of spectacular historic automobiles – many never before seen in this country – from pioneering horseless carriages to the birth of the supercar. For more information, go to www.concoursofelegance.co.uk.
Dubai Shopping 11 minutes
Dubai is the luxury fashion capital of the Middle East with the most luxury department stores and the biggest shopping malls in the region. The Dubai Mall, which clocks in at 54.8 hectares, is just one modern-day continuation of the trading tradition of this booming city.
White Turf 25 minutes 31 seconds
White Turf is the world’s only horse race on ice – an amazing thing to watch. Horses racing at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, on hard-packed snow on the surface of a frozen lake, almost 6,000 miles above sea-level. In this film, we savour the ambience of the international winter resort where champagne and challenges go hand in hand.
The All-New Range Rover 5 minutes 26 seconds
In this film, The Luxury Channel interviews Land Rover’s Creative Director, Gerry McGovern, about the All-New Range Rover. An entirely different beast, we put it to the test in the rivers and sand dunes above Marrakech. Read our article here.
The World of Private Jets 26 minutes 48 seconds
We investigate the exclusive world of private jets and talk to leaders in the industry and the interior designers who create exclusive, made-to-order furnishings and décor. Owning your own jet still remains the ultimate prize and this film reveals how the industry is faring in a challenging world.
Titanium – Metal of the Gods 25 minutes 28 seconds
Titanium has been called the luxury metal of the future, one that sculptors, architects, scientists, designers and jewellery-makers have praised for its strength and beauty. In this programme, we follow a jewellery designer and a craftsman to see how this unique metal can be transformed into some truly memorable pieces.
Ultimate Boys’ Toys 25 minutes 36 seconds
It is probably every man’s secret dream to live the life of James Bond, even just for a day. American actor Michael Brandon – who starred in Dempsey and Makepeace – has always been someone who enjoys the good things in life, and in this film he does just that, taking viewers with him as he savours the joys of being an ultimate jet-setter.
The White Alba Truffle 2 minutes 7 seconds
The Alba White Truffle has the enviable reputation of being the ultimate in fungi, with a taste unlike any other, and a price to match. Finding these gastronomic gems is an art in itself, and in this fascinating documentary, author and chef Tom Tuke-Hastings travels through the hills of Northern Italy finding out the age-old ways of detecting the Alba White Truffle.
The Party Guru 23 minutes 47 seconds
As the ultimate party planner, Liz Brewer believes in bringing together the right people for the right occasion. To London society, she is the person to call when you want to throw a fabulous party where relationships can be struck and potential deals set up. A party guru who brings people together from all social sets, from polo matches to glittering events, Liz is the acknowledged Queen of the Party Set.
The King Of Diamonds 25 minutes 13 seconds
Laurence Graff, diamantaire, has spent half a century looking for the rarest and the finest gems. His consuming passion gained him a reputation as The King of Diamonds, and he has handled more of the world’s top gems than probably any other. In this film, we see how Graff found his ultimate prize – the Lesotho Promise.
The Great British Butler 25 mintues 12 seconds
Our man Jeeves was there from dawn till dusk, ensuring that the British home and hearth were comfortable and trouble-free. Society may have changed enormously since those days, but today, demand for modern butlers has soared. In this film, we look at the history and traditions of the butler, why they were so crucial to the domestic structure, and why there has been a resurgence in their popularity.
The Grand Tour 25 minutes 15 seconds
The race is on from London to Monaco as classic cars and their (sometimes eccentric) owners make a mad dash from the streets of London to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Follow the adventure as our intrepid teams solve clues and wind their way through the heart of France in a quest to be the first to cross the finish line. The only thing to stop them? The lure of fine wine and long lunches along the way!
Sport of Kings 25 minutes 50 seconds
The Luxury Channel takes an in-depth look at the Sport of Kings, the high-octane world of thoroughbred racing. From the sellers at Tattersalls to the eye-catching hats and fantasy frocks at Ascot and Epsom, the characters – both human and animal – in horse racing are like no other. Racing expert Zoey Bird talks to breeders, owners and trainers to find out just what it takes to win.
Milan – Designing Our Future 25 minutes 37 seconds
The Luxury Channel was invited to Milan for the world’s premier furniture, interior and industrial design fair.
Mega Yachts 25 minutes 44 seconds
Every year, the Principality of Monaco’s tiny harbour is transformed into a colourful display of the world’s most expensive private yachts. Aficionados from around the world gather to view and buy finely-crafted boats worth millions of Euros. In a time of financial turmoil, is there still a market for these sophisticated floating castles? The Luxury Channel gains access to a rarefied world where, for a certain market, high sea dreams can still come true.
Masters Of Style 2 minutes 15 seconds
In Masters of Style, we meet some of the important designers who have shaped the way we live our lives. From innovative kitchen and home design to cutting edge fashion, the last three decades have been imprinted by style gurus such as Philippe Starck, the global icon of style; Rosita Missoni and Matteo Thun – a cutting edge industrial designer re-inventing the concept of eco-luxury.
Marie Helvin’s Tokyo 25 minutes 7 seconds
Marie Helvin was one of the world’s top supermodels, and she never forgot her roots when she was discovered as a teenager and became an international model. This special documentary follows Marie as she returns to the city of her birth, as she finds out how one of the world’s oldest cultures and most modern metropolis mix together in a memorable and personal film.
London’s Finest Artisans 26 mintes 54 seconds
London has always been the heart of fine craftsmanship, from clothes to fine guns. This film highlights five unique companies and explores how now, more than ever, people are looking for the value and uniqueness that made-to-order confers, whether it be a Savile Row suit or a cricket bat shaped by hand from willow wood. In an age of mass production, London’s artisans ensure that beautiful, one-of-a-kind products continue to be made.
La Dolce Vita 26 minutes 41 seconds
The Luxury Channel heads to Italy in search of la dolce vita – the sweet life with Mark Shand.
Horses On Ice 26 mintues 32 seconds
Horses On Ice reveals the story of White Turf, the most spectacular and daring horse race on earth. From the choice of horses and riders to the special training and the final drama and dangers, this occasion can truly be described as a unique and unforgettable event and in this film, all the action is captured.
From Russia With Style 25 minutes 49 seconds
Today, a new Russian revolution is taking place – in the world of high fashion. This film goes behind the scenes to gain an insight into the exciting retail revolution of style that is taking place and highlights leading international experts and Russian designers talking about Moscow and the new home of couturier innovation.
Chocolate Heaven 25 minutes 24 seconds
The Luxury Channel and William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated, delve into the seductive world of all things chocolate. Sitwell receives a master class in making delicious chocolate truffles from chocolatier Amelia Rope and talks to Chantal Coady, the doyenne of chocolate and founder of Rococo, about the origins of the finest chocolate money can buy.
Luxury – Going Green 26 minutes 50 seconds
The global recession has affected most areas and none more so than the world of luxury. A new sense of conscience is changing the face of the luxury industries, led by individuals such as Dr. Jem Bendell, who is challenging companies to respond and place ethical sustainability at the very heart of their business. This documentary seeks answers to how fine living can survive alongside an increasing need for social responsibility.
After Dark 26 minutes 41 seconds
What goes into making a fine cigar, a sumptuous piece of chocolate and a memorable port? Many have a love of certain things in life that inevitably follow a good meal, those after-dinner luxuries that make an evening special. In this film, William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated, discovers the craftsmanship that make up the perfect evening accoutrements.
Vicuña – The Golden Fleece 26 minutes 6 seconds
Vicuña – The Golden Fleece follows the extraordinary story of the finest, most precious fabric in the world from the high Andes of Peru to the fashion houses in Milan. Vicuña fur is literally worth its weight in gold, and in this fascinating programme, we see how a new conservation effort has managed to protect and sustain the animal which provides us with the finest fleece in the world.
A Fortune On Four Wheels 26 minutes 39 seconds
The world of classic cars and cours d’elegance are revealed in this fascinating programme. We talk to the people who are obsessed with these select automobiles, from collectors and investors, to the dealers and sellers of fortunes on four wheels.