Luxury

Picture of elegance: the Hotel La Palma from the Oetker Collection. Photo: Oetker Collection

Q&A | Oetker Collection CEO Timo Gruenert on historic, masterpiece hotels

Taking stunning historic properties and turning them into masterpieces is what Timo Gruenert does best, and now Oetker Collection is adding DJs and a Drest metaverse partnership to its brand

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Hublot Big Bang Unico Sorai. Photos: Hublot

STYLE Edit: Hublot unveils 2 meaningful timepieces at LVMH Watch Week 2023

Hublot’s 2 new timepieces – the Classic Fusion Original and the Big Bang Unico Sorai – pay tribute to the past and present, respectively

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(Left to right) RM, Jin, J-Hope and Jimin from BTS are becoming luxury brands’ global ambassadors. Photos: @dior, @rkive, @uarmyhope, @jin/Instagram

Which luxury brands will launch BTS members as their global ambassadors next?

K-pop supergroup BTS’ Jimin is Dior’s latest face while Suga bagged Valentino, but what about other members like J-Hope, RM, V, Jungkook and Jin?

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Watch brands like Tag Heuer, Bulgari and Richard Mille compete to sign up the most promising tennis talents while Rolex has deals with the current world No 1s as well as all four of the sport’s biggest tournaments. Photos: @naomiosaka, @tagheuer, @richardmille/Instagram; Richard Mille

4 luxury watch brands courting next-gen talent, from Rolex to Bulgari

Rolex has deals with the current world No 1s Iga Świątek and Carlos Alcaraz, while Tag Heuer, Richard Mille and Bulgari have picked up some of the most promising young talent

29 Jan 2023 - 12:10AM
The trend for flats has sparked fresh interest in loafers – here are our top picks from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo. Photo: Roger Vivier

5 stand-out designer loafers to catch SS23’s flat shoe trend

Flats are trending in every style of shoe, sparking a resurgence of interest in loafers, whether traditional or eye-catchingly brash – here are our picks to help you cop the style in time for summer

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Long-time pacesetters in manufacturing thin watches, Piaget, have seen first Bulgari, then Richard Mille – with their RM UP-01 Ferrari – release slimmer timepieces in the last year. Photo: Richard Mille

The race to make the thinnest watch: how Richard Mille claimed the world record

The last year has seen the record for the world’s thinnest watch change hands twice – here’s how the race between Piaget, Bulgari and Richard Mille unfolded

27 Jan 2023 - 3:14PM
Henry Jacques Les Classiques collection. Photo: Henry Jacques

STYLE Edit: How Henry Jacques’ fragrances can match any personality

From Rafael Nadal scents for In All Intimacy, to Les Classiques collection – here’s how Henry Jacques’ fragrances are crafted to suit every individual

27 Jan 2023 - 10:00AM
Coco Chanel introduced a women’s two-tone shoe in 1957 and it became a brand signature, with models appearing in collection after collection ever since. Photo: Chanel

Explainer | How Coco Chanel’s two-tone slingback pump revolutionised women’s shoes

The two-tone shoe is one of Coco Chanel’s signatures – here’s how the bold, ‘macho’ 1957 design was reimagined by Karl Lagerfeld for a new generation of women

27 Jan 2023 - 8:00AM
Which member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has the most expensive Hermès handbag? Is it Kendall’s Baby Birkin, Kourtney’s Birkin Orange or Khloé‘s black Poro­sus Birkin? Photos: GC Images

The Kardashian-Jenner clan’s most expensive Hermès handbags, ranked

The Kardashian-Jenner clan is notorious for showing off wardrobes of swoon-worthy Hermès – so which sister paid the highest price tag when pledging allegiance to the ultimate luxury handbag brand?

27 Jan 2023 - 9:57AM
Princess Diana, Selena Gomez, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Grace Kelly all had designer handbags named after them. Photos: @dior, @coach, @aazar.mx/Instagram; @oldhllywoods/Twitter

7 handbags named after famous female icons, from Princess Diana to Selena Gomez

From Princess Diana’s Lady Dior and Jane Birkin’s ultra-expensive Hermès Birkin to Jackie Kennedy’s Gucci hobo bag, here are 7 style icons who were paid the ultimate compliment in fashion

26 Jan 2023 - 12:10AM
Why not consider rocking this Marni Shearling Bag this winter? Photos: Handout

Fuzz factor: 5 luxury shearling bags to cuddle up to this winter

A handbag that can keep you warm? Teddy coats have been a street style must-have recently, so it’s no surprise that luxury fashion houses have created shearling accessories too

25 Jan 2023 - 10:00AM
Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet Phase de Lune, A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase, and Arnold & Son Luna Magna Ultimate II. Photos: Handout

5 dazzling Swiss luxury watches with moon phase complications

Leading Swiss watch brands like Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre and A. Lange & Söhne all offer timepieces with moon phase complications, whether ornately complex or elegantly simple

24 Jan 2023 - 8:00AM
Private clubs around the world are often in historic settings, such as that enjoyed from the Brunelleschi residence, owned by Florence’s exclusive Palazzo Tornabuoni. Photo: Massimo Listri

What it really takes to join the world’s most exclusive private members’ clubs

To join a private members’ club takes more than just money: you have to bring connections, power and a mentality that screams success

22 Jan 2023 - 10:00AM
Models present creations from the autumn/winter 2023-2024 collection by Louis Vuitton during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, on January 19. Photo: EPA-EFE

Paris Fashion Week 2023: 4 not-to-be-missed menswear shows, from LV to Ami

Grammy award-winning Spanish singer Rosalía entertained a star-studded crowd at LV show as other brands, including Rick Owens and Issey Miyake, also paraded designs for autumn/winter 2023-2024

20 Jan 2023 - 3:36PM
The RM 72-01 is known as a technically superior timepiece. Photos: Richard Mille

STYLE Edit: Richard Mille’s snow-set RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph

Add some sparkle to your ensembles with Richard Mille’s snow-set RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph, a unisex watch model that is sure to stun on any occasion as a technically superior timepiece

20 Jan 2023 - 11:02AM
A model presents a creation during the Givenchy show as part of the menswear ready-to-wear autumn/winter 2023-2024 fashion week in Paris, on January 18. Photo: AFP

Paris Fashion Week 2023: 4 menswear highlights, from Givenchy to Saint Laurent

From an American Psycho-themed collection for LGN and Matrix-style garments with Saint Laurent to Matthew Williams’ sleek Givenchy wear, here’s what you missed at Paris Fashion Week 2023

19 Jan 2023 - 5:49PM
Sean Connery’s James Bond character and Clint Eastwood have Rolex watches named after them. Photos: United Artists, Rolex, EPA, Sotheby’s

4 Rolexes named after Hollywood stars, from ‘James Bond’ to ‘Cameron’

Imagine being so famous that Rolex timepieces get named after you! That’s what happened to Avatar director James Cameron and his Sea-Dweller, while Clint Eastwood became synonymous with his GMT Master

19 Jan 2023 - 12:10AM
A model presents a creation for the Saint-Laurent autumn/winter 2023-2024 menswear fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week on January 17. Photo: AFP

Paris Fashion Week 2023: Saint Laurent opened with chic evening wear for men

Saint Laurent opened with designer Anthony Vaccarello’s chic evening menswear at the Bourse de Commerce – with Jenna Ortega attending and Charlotte Gainsbourg performing

18 Jan 2023 - 2:17PM
Models present creations from the autumn/winter 2023-2024 collection of Italian designer Giorgio Armani for the Italian label Emporio Armani during a show at the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, on January 16. Photo: EPA-EFE

Milan Fashion Week 2023: Giorgio Armani and Dhruv Kapoor’s contrasting close

Milan Fashion Week 2023 just ended and both Giorgio Armani and Dhruv Kapoor closed on a tranquil note … here’s what you need to know about their latest menswear collections

18 Jan 2023 - 12:00PM
5 K-pop idol groups with members who are luxury brand ambassadors, including (left to right) NewJeans’ Danielle, Ive’s Wonyoung and NewJean’s Hyein. Photos: @newjeans_official, @for_everyoung10/Instagram

5 rookie K-pop groups rocking the luxury fashion world

Fourth generation K-pop groups like NewJeans, Ive, NMixx, Enhypen and Aespa are all representing luxury fashion houses, so how come these youngsters are grabbing all the spotlight?

17 Jan 2023 - 12:00PM