Over 400 guests -including Zhang Zi Yi, Choi Si Won, Sandra Ng, Zhang Zi Lin, international model He Sui and socialite Pansy Ho - attended the cocktail party to celebrate the opening of the new Giorgio Armani store in Hong Kong on Canton Road. Guests were entertained by a VIP dinner at SKY100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and were given a private viewing of the Eccentrico exhibition, a showcase of 51 dresses and accessories from the Giorgio Armani and Giorgio Armani Privé Collections, dating from 1985 to the latest season, for the first time also including a unique selection of cosmetics and fragrances. A selection of hand drawn sketches from the Eccentrico Exhibition were revealed for the occasion.
Continuing to offer unique takes on a range of classic footwear silhouettes, Miami’s Del Toro has crafted a pair of Blue Seersucker & Navy Suede Wingtips for the season at hand. Utilizing a traditional wingtip model, the design employs light blue and white striped seersucker along the quarter panels and vamp as navy suede adorns the heel, toe and eyestay. Handmade in Italy and complete with a sky blue Micro Featherweight sole unit and waxed navy rope laces, the summertime kicks can be picked up in-store and online now for $325 USD.
Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot has outdone itself yet again with the creation of this patent-pending watch crafted with red ceramic. The red is a tribute to the red of Monaco, which will host the fifth edition of the Only Watch auctions on September 28th this fall. As for the timepiece itself, there is something distinctly primal about this release. If it isn’t the skeletal workings visible through the double AR-coated sapphire crystals, it surely must be the black alligator leather strap framing and complementing the 45mm case made of titanium and composite resin. The groundbreaking sanguine red ceramic bezel is affixed to the case with six H-shaped titanium screws.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Lamborghini, the luxury marque has teamed up with Car Shoe on a deluxe Moccasin Collection. Hand made with meticulous attention to detail, the classic profile features a pebbled calf leather upper and a notched, rubber studded outsole for added grip. The moccasin is finished with Lamborghini’s iconic logo on the heel tab and metal 50th anniversary logo on the laces. The collection consists of three different colors – black, red and blue – and will be available in limited quantities. Look for the collection at select Car Shoe stockists soon. [See More]
Beyoncé breaks out her bikini and shows off her summer bod in the brand new commercial for H&M's summer collection, dubbed Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the pop star poses on the beach in Nassau, Bahamas, sporting various swimwear options, from two pieces, to shrongs, to two piece bikinis. The 90-second spot also features the debut of her Sia-penned song, Standing on the Sun. The H&M 2013 Summer collection is slated to drop at the beginning of May at H&M stores worldwide and online. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:18 Written by Anthony Jeselnik
There’s signature flair about every great piece. The Swoosh; the apple; the sportsman atop his horse. Such branding makes pieces unique and also ensures a certain quality. To this, Italian luxury label Tod’s introduces a new range of men’s bags for Spring/Summer 2013: the Double Stripe Selection. This collection of handmade pieces includes carry-ons, briefcases and portfolios, each distinguished with two bold stripes along the sides. Of course, bags by Tod’s are made with premium Italian leather, constructed to withstand the demands of every day use, yet also crafted to compliment the refined gentleman who dares to rock one. The pieces are fully customizable at Tod’s retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Look for the Tod’s Spring/Summer 2013 Double Stripe Selection on the brand’s web shop or at their U.S. and European brick and mortar storefronts. [See The Collection]
New from Christian Louboutin for Spring/Summer 2013 is the latest iteration of the designer’s Roller-Boat Flat. Presented in black as a juxtaposition to the season’s all-white version, the premium studded slip-on pairs a black leather upper with matching foxing, Louboutin’s signature red outsole, and black studs throughout the entirety of the upper. The seasonal edition of the Roller-Boat Flat is now available online for $1,175 USD.
Part of Maison Martin Margiela‘s latest spring/summer footwear collection is the unique Vinyl Cork Shoe. Featuring a cork-effect pattern across the woven cotton and vinyl upper, this unique look has been achieved by slightly distressing the vinyl layer. Finished with a rich beige leather lining and beige leather sole, these oxford shoes are equal parts substance and style. Get your pair now for £490 GBP (approximately $750 USD) from LN-CC’s online store.
The New York City-based luxury label Marc Jacobs is going to launch a fresh new scent this August, Honey. Marc Jacobs has been working with Ann Gottlieb (the nose behind Calvin Klein’s Obsession, CK One and Christian Dior’s J’adore) and fellow perfumier Annie Buzantian (concocter of fragrances for Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Azzaro) on a new flanker scent to last year’s Dot fragrance, set to be unveiled as Honey. According to WWD, the scent, which will arrive in stores in the late summer, “has top notes of pear, fruity punch and juicy mandarin; a heart of orange blossom, peach nectar and honeysuckle, and a drydown of honey, golden vanilla and smooth woods.” The parfum will appear in 30, 50 and 100 ml sprays as well as a shower gel and body lotion.
Having produced several versions of its highly recognizable four-counter in-line chronograph, the Swiss watchmaker Eberhard has now released a model designed for pure durability. The Chrono 4 Géant “Full Injection” (around $12,000 USD) is subjected to a special process to saturate its steel case with carbon, thereby creating a harder, more scratch-resistant material. The case is then coated with a diamond-like carbon treatment for color. The watch also boasts water resistance up to 200 meters and a textured rubber strap.