From Illinois to Paris: The Rise of Virgil Abloh
“I want a young generation to know, hey, there’s someone here who’s listening,” Virgil Abloh tells Vogue.com in an interview. As the chief executive officer of revered streetwear label Off-White, and the very first African-American to be at the helm as Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, there is a lot to be celebrated about the career of this civil engineering graduate-turned-fashion designer. Get to know the story behind his meteoric rise of Virgil Abloh in our latest luxury review.
Hermès Le Sur-Mesure: Where Imagination Is Your Limit
From their silk scarves, to their halter tops, to their iconic Birkins, Hermès has a special place in the hearts of many fashion insiders and jet-setters around the world. Yet behind their famous creations is a special projects division not many would know about: the Hermès Le Sur-Mesure, meaning made-to-measure.
While bespoke goods have become commonplace in other heritage houses, Le Sur-Mesure takes the concept further. Far beyond bags with monogrammed initials, clients may request for any piece they dream of. From bags, to suitcases, garments, or even vacation home furnishings, the options seem to be limitless.
The Designer-Rockstar: Get to Know Hedi Slimane
Much has been said about musicians being the faces of the finest fashion houses. Whether it’s Cher for Marc Jacobs, or Kanye West for Balmain, the connection between the worlds of music and fashion has been undeniable.
But there have also been designers who’ve built their own rockstar reputation. One of them is Hedi Slimane, who has had an illustrious career at the helm of Dior Homme, Saint Laurent, and now – Celine.
Fashion And Faith: Our Top Favorites From The 2018 Met Gala
Last May 7 saw some of the biggest figures in film, fashion, and music attending the 2018 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Revolving around the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, the museum unveiled 150 or so ensembles that highlight the influence of religion and liturgical vestments on fashion. These include archival couture dresses from Cristobal Balenciaga, as well as historical pieces sourced from the Vatican.
Fashion’s Biggest Party: Our All-Time Favorite Met Gala Looks
Fashion has been home to some of the fiercest rivalries in terms of style. There’s Chanel and Dior, as well as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. But in the red carpet circuit, few events seem to be as glamorous as the Oscars, and what seems to be the industry’s most important night, the Met Gala.
#ShoppersAlley Loves: Our Sultry Summer Picks For 2018
Whether you’re partying in the Hamptons, or cruising down the French Riviera, you can surely find a piece from the latest runway collections to suit your vacation wardrobe. Add something new to your shopping list – take a look at our top summer fashion finds from New York to Lucerne.
Oscars 2018: The Most Unforgettable Jewelry Looks
Wearing a great dress on the Oscars red carpet is a must – especially if one seeks to stand out from all the Hollywood stars in their designer suits and couture gowns. But sometimes, having the perfect ring or necklace can make one’s outfit truly unforgettable. Who among the A-list attendees stood out the most? Find out as we list our top jewelry looks from the 2018 Oscars.
Hublot: Making Horological Magic Out of Precious Gold
As one of the leading Swiss watchmakers, Hublot is a brand noted for their signature use of material – actively making use of top-notch scientific research and engineering to set their timepieces apart. Behind closed doors, the laboratory becomes their creative playground, resulting in stylish and innovative iterations such as the scratchproof Magic Gold.
In our latest luxury review, let’s take a look at how this precious material is made, and the unique horological masterpieces that have been created out of it.
Shopper’s Alley Style Retrospective: Cate Blanchett
Few A-List actresses seem to be as adventurous on the red carpet as Cate Blanchett. The 2-time Oscar winner is known for her effortless, off-the-runway style, inclined towards pieces that seem more Met Gala than Oscars or Cannes. From a deconstructed all-black piece by Margiela, to a Japanese beadwork couture dress by Givenchy, see our all-time favorite looks of Cate Blanchett in our latest luxury review.
Reinventing Modern Classics: BVLGARI’s Newest B.ZERO1 Collection
As a heritage jewelry brand, BVLGARI has been renowned for its inventive take on timeless classics. From the iconic, snake-themed Serpenti collection, to the expressive Divas’ Dream Jewels, many of its designs have been reinterpreted over the decades. Today, another one of its treasured collections has undergone a glamorous revamp – namely, the B.ZERO1 collection, which was initially released as an exclusive ring selection back in 1999.