Dior Cruise 2018 Collection

Dior Cruise 2018 collection was inspired by the motherpeace tarot created by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble in the 1970s. The collection will be presented in all Dior flagships and in an exclusive selection of pop-up stores specially decorated with paintings and hangings featuring arcana from the deck such as the wheel of fortune, the grand priestess and the sun.

In Paris, at 44 Avenue Montaigne and on Rue Saint-Honoré, in Milan at Antonia, in Berlin at the corner, then in Miami, these tarot pop-ups will showcase creations revisiting the feminine illustrations from the divinatory cards which inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Round minaudières, models of the lady dior and dioraddict bags, silk scarves, sweaters, bomber jackets with patches, leather biker jackets, and a host of other creations boasting these feminine figures in embroidered, printed or hand-painted incarnations will exclusively be available in these locations.

“The tarots of Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble are powerful, they are the artistic expression of a feminism capable of healing and strengthening. I wanted to reuse them with a pop spirit. These tarots are linked to the star signs, also dear to monsieur Dior. Fortune telling and tarots are part of the codes of the house as i discovered when immersing myself in the history of christian dior, and i’m appropriating them by reinterpreting them in each collection with a different spirit,” explains Maria Grazia Chiuri.


At first glance, a bracelet that sparkles around the wrist. A jewel. Initially, one recognizes the clasp of the 2.55 bag. This jewel is a code. Then there are two hands. This code is a watch. The eyes then glide along the quilted bracelet. The watch is decoded.  A jewel. A watch. Codes. This watch is called: CODE COCO.

It does not reveal its secrets from the start. Not to everyone. It takes time to decipher the codes. Liberated from time, respecting traditions with contemporary irreverence – CHANEL’s codes are timeless.

The CODE COCO watch closes with a click like the quilted 2.55 bag, created by Mademoiselle Chanel in February 1955, whose clasp adorns the heart of the watch’s dial. Open or closed, it conceals or unveils the time discreetly hidden there. Time itself, is a secret to be protected.

A diamond subtely shines on a black dial, the maker of a precious allure. Its supple bracelet, so light the tinniest movement is unhindered, recalls the beginning of this quilted design. A tribute to a story, style and look, the CODE COCO watch carries the ever-renewing
codes of CHANEL.


Louis Vuitton Tambour Slim Metallic Flower

The Tambour Slim watch collection has been enriched with the addition of a new feminine timepiece: the Tambour Slim Metallic Flower. The two-hand model features a spectacular dial that elegantly reinterprets the emblematic Monogram Flower. Accompanying the minutes on their journey, 60 Monogram Flowers with pure, dynamic lines are engraved to form a single Monogram Flower. The symbolic Louis Vuitton bloom shines with intense metallic radiance, achieved through the expertise of La Fabrique du Temps.

Louis Vuitton watchmakers. The craftsmen reveal the metal’s brilliance by patiently brushing the “stamping”that makes up the decoration with a copper-bristled brush and Panama wood concentrate. With the perfect combination of watchmaking expertise and elegant design, eight polished cabochons add an extra layer of sophistication to this contemporary dial.

Setting the rhythm of the hours ablaze with their gold reflections, four iconic motifs from Louis Vuitton’s stylistic repertoire - Monogram flowers and LV logo - create a luminous contrast with the polished steel of the case, available in three sizes: 28, 33 and 39 mm. Thanks to an exclusive concept of interchangeable bracelets – a simple, robust Louis Vuitton patented system – the Tambour Slim Metallic Flower lends itself to all visual interpretations for a playful, enchanting reading of the time.

Dior Homme Introduces Spring 2018 Dior Denim Collection

On the occasion of the Spring 2018 season Dior Homme presents a Dior Denim Collection by Kris van Assche, in a casual re-interpretation of the tropes of a Dior Homme suit. Revisiting the urban pairing of straight leg 5-pocket jeans with denim shirt and jacket styles, the idea of ‘double denim’ is underpinned by the classic touch of crisp shirting and a silk necktie.

The iconic silver-embossed black leather ‘Dior’ logo tab is revisited as an external embellishment, shifting from the inside out to appear on shirting, jackets, and jeans.

Exploring an array of treatments from raw indigo to vintage black and bleached washes, Dior Denim elevates traditional work wear with engineered cuts and opulent details including sheepskin collars and snap-stud buttons.

 Graphic elements abound, with the season’s club kid slogans appearing as DIY screen-printed details and the new roses embroidery as a bold shoulder patch on slim blousons.

The look remains slim and relaxed throughout, with sleeveless gilet shapes for layering, and a balance of clean and distressed finishing.

The Dior Denim collection will be in stores in January 2018. For the launch, special pieces customized with London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Tokyo initials will be exclusively available in 6 pop up stores over the world.


Automobili Lamborghini Introduces The New Lamborghini Urus

Automobili Lamborghini launches its third model the Lamborghini Urus, the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, and creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability. “The Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach based on the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle, the SUV. The Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible, the Super SUV. It is a true Lamborghini in terms of design, performance, driving dynamics and emotion as well as drivable every day in a range of environments,” says Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“The Urus fits perfectly within the Lamborghini family as a high performance car. It is the culmination of intensive development and passionate skill to create a new breed of bull: a Super SUV that transcends the boundaries of expectations and opens the door to new possibilities, for both our brand and our customers.”

The Urus features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7hp/l the Urus claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio at 3.38 kg/hp. The Urus accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12.8 seconds and with a top speed of 305 km/h - it is the fastest SUV available.

COACH Pre Spring 2018 Eyewear Collection

Coach introduces its Pre Spring 2018 collection with a new assortment of reimagined heritage silhouettes that celebrate the brand’s free-spirited, authentic American-cool lifestyle. Featuring updates to signature designs and details, the collection combines cutting-edge innovation and craftsmanship, and rich vibrant colors, with Coach’s unprecious take on luxury. The collection includes three distinctive groups: Buckle - a signature Coach detail modernized in polished cast metal to create bold strap décor; Horse and Carriage Lens Appliqué which includes the iconic logo made three-dimensional on eyewear temples; and Coach New York featuring a chromatic color palette inclusive of shimmering hues, that pair effortlessly with mirrored or gradient lenses for a juxtaposed look that’s undeniably Coach. Coach continues to play with unexpected contradictions. The latest sunwear collection captures the spirit with evergreen and vintage-inspired silhouettes, modern iterations of iconic details and a palette ranging from rich, saturated hues and dark tortoise to stunning shimmering shades.

<HC 8228>
Modern and nostalgic, a thick faceted shape gives this vintageinspired style unique character. The popular silhouette features signature buckle detail - a nod to traditional Coach craftsmanship in polished metal at the temple for a bold look. Frames are offered in both solid and shimmering shades with dark lenses. Colors include: black, dark tortoise shimmer and black amber shimmer with black shimmer temples.

<HC 8230>
Edgy and glamorous, this rectangular style features stunning details: chunky glitter fronts and dark lenses for a cool chromatic contrast, and a 3D logo along the temple offered in copper, gunmetal and gold. Inspired by the sparkle and grit of New York City, the versatile silhouette is finished with pearlized signature Coach Cs. Color combinations include: glitter amber with saddle tortoise temple, emerald with Tokyo tortoise temple and black. Frames are available in Full Fit.

<HC 8231>
With its oversize geometric shape, this core Coach New York sun style features alluring new details and fun color stories, while celebrating the brand’s American-cool spirit. Fashion-forward and flattering, bold acetate frames are paired with solid lenses, and a raised Coach logo at the temple adds an authentic touch. Color combinations include: olive with Tokyo tortoise temples and gold signature C logo, oxblood with gunmetal signature C logo, and dark tortoise with gold signature C logo.

<HC 7079>
This classic pilot shape is inspired by iconic frames of the past. Essential and versatile, the easy-to-wear design features Coach’s new horse and carriage 3D appliqué logo on the left lens, a lightly curved double nose bridge, and adjustable nose pads for personalized comfort. Metal frames are offered in light gold and silver. Lens options include: burgundy, yellow and green gradient and silver polar mirror.


Nathan Jenden - DVF New Chief Design Officer

DVF has announced that Nathan Jenden has been appointed as Chief Design Officer & VP, Creative, returning to the brand where he worked for ten years until 2011 and Jenden will oversee all design for the brand. ‘It is with joy and pride that I look forward to welcoming Nathan back at DVF. Nathan is an extremely talented and technically skillful designer who also has a great gift at surrounding himself with young, emerging talent. He totally embraces the DVF woman and the brand enjoyed its greatest commercial success during his tenure’, says Diane von Furstenberg, Founder of DVF. ‘The fundamental essence of DVF that Diane created is an identity that has empowered women everywhere, delivering accessible style, confidence, independence and a sense of self-worth. Diane delivers that message not only through fashion, but in her approach to life, her love of art, culture, diversity and philanthropy. I see DVF as being more relevant today than it ever was in its message of self-empowerment while being dynamic and modern. I want to give the DVF girl what she wants when she wants it, and with the joie de vivre and sense of purpose that epitomizes Diane, DVF the brand and the spirit of women today. And most importantly of all I want to make great clothes that resonate with women,’ says Nathan Jenden. His first collection will be AW2018, to be shown in February.

Giorgio Armani Soft Winter Collection

Giorgio Armani collection featuring CASHMERE FLAKES filling, a natural material that through a specific innovative process makes padded jackets lightweight and soft to the touch, durable and warm, thus avoiding the use of down feathers. The collection comprises pieces made from soft technical fabric and exquisite cashmere. A loose-fit zip-up parka, a button-and-drawstring overcoat, and a shaped, formal jacket with a black-tie feel make up the women’s collection; the men’s collection consists of a mandarin collar overcoat,a zip-up bomber and a jacket. The pieces are elegant with clean, urban lines, and come in classic Armani blue or black. The collection is available now in select Giorgio Armani boutiques.


Ziad Nakad AW2017/18 "The Snow Crystal Forest" Couture Collection

Ziad Nakad AW2017/18 
"The Snow Crystal Forest" Couture Collection

Ziad Nakad proposes his romantic vision of a season in magic colors where white predominates.

A white that appears as cold as snow and that gradually heats up when velvet, feathers, tulle and lace are interwoven through learned embroideries.

Numerous cut-outs on the back and shoulders draw the body to reveal a bewitching femininity.

Navy, gray and red enriches the colors of this magical forest.

And a bride like a queen of an exceptional night, dressed in white and gold that illuminates this universe fit to the legends of a thousand and one nights.

The Finale