Designers threw the rule book out the window when it came to traditional shirt lines. As if torn apart and pieced back together, cut out shoulders and ruched sleeves created new style workwear for the modern woman.
In 1976 HRH The Prince of Wales had the idea to create a charity aimed at providing disadvantaged young people with access to jobs and education. When he left the Royal Navy that same year he used his severance pay to create the Prince’s trust, and 40 years on it has helped over 825,000 young people. Hublot have recognised the important work being carried out, and have identified the need to invest in future generations. Input from Hublot comes in the form a limited edition timepiece to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust, and a portion of the proceeds of each watch sale goes directly to the trust.
Soft vanilla tones lifted the catwalks at Jil Sander and Oliver Spencer. Structured accessories and dark highlights keep this look edgy and sharp. Warm, earthy, and rose gold tones pair well with this summer scorcher.
Watchmaking has in recent years seen some fairly significant changes. Enthusiasts craved some bright and bold colour to break up the monochrome monotony, and watchmakers - like Audemars Piguet - duly responded. It's worth remembering that Audemars Piguet have been creating fine timepieces in the Vallée de Joux since 1875, and they have achieved a level of prestige that is unparalleled in watchmaking. Redesigning their iconic Royal Oak to incorporate some bigger and bolder colours had to be perfect.
If you’re a lover of sports, a racing car enthusiast, music aficionado, or just like a good laugh, here's our guide to what’s on this summer. Whether you’re a travelling man or have a stay at home appreciation, this not-to-be-missed list highlights some of the most popular events across the sporting and cultural calendar.
Fine layers of sheer fabrics created ethereal beauty this season. For the ultra-feminine a mix of embroidery and embellishment at Valentino and Ralph & Russo, while at Coach and Alexander McQueen a rebellious look evolved pairing biker jackets and boots with sheer dresses and skirts.
The Glamour island of Greece that is Mykonos is perfect if you are seeking sun, stunning scenery by day and a real party atmosphere by night. We recommend staying at Porto Mykonos, the hotel’s traditional Windmill is one of the few operating Windmills in Mykonos Town.
A partnership between Hublot and Ferrari made perfect sense when it was first announced - both are giants of their industry, and both posses an insatiable desire to progress - and it has grown stronger with every collaboration. There have been quite a few joint efforts released, but the timepiece featured here is particularly interesting.
This season, it is all about the details: the cuffs edged with strips of faux pearls at Gucci, the tasselled high necklines at Dries van Noten. Embellishment is everything. Add some interest to simple, feminine jewellery motifs by opting for gold or silver that has been accented with tiny orbs to create a beaded edge.
Ferrari’s synonymous reputation and timeless style seems unable to falter. Celebrating a historic 70 years, Ben Oliver shares how Ferrari and their Official Timekeeper Hublot plan to mark this iconic milestone.
Last week on a beautiful Spring evening in Newcastle, we invited guests to our Monument Mall boutique for an intimate showcase of the latest Baselworld 2017 models. Guests had a much anticipated first look at the iconic #BORNTODARE models that are devoted to the classic but reject the status quo. Welcomed with a Champagne Laurent Perrier reception, guests enjoyed a selection of Bruichladdich whisky cocktails, exquisite canapes and some fresh summer sounds from DJ Gary Hunter whilst browsing the collections.
British watchmaker Bremont take a lot of pride in the partnerships they are able to nurture, and in the resulting timepieces. Considering this drive - and Bremonts’ British heritage – collaboration with Jaguar makes perfect sense, and we have been blown away by every watch created thus far. The focus of the partnership has always been the Jaguar E-type, an icon of British motoring, and a car described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful in the world.
Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy celebrated 10 years of their Rodarte brand by creating a SS17 collection defined by this season’s key trend – layering. Lacy frills were applied on top of one another to create elegant dresses cut both above and below the knee, while bare arms were adorned with stacks of bracelets all the way to the elbow. Capture the exuberance of the layering trend with a brilliant stack of dainty bracelets, pendants and rings.
Last week, we invited guests to celebrate the launch of Chopard at our flagship boutique in the Argyll Arcade. Guest enjoyed a Laurent-Perrier champagne reception followed by a catwalk showcasing the finest high jewellery from Chopard, fit for Cannes Film Festival. Georgia Cecile Quartet took to the stage for a modern take on jazz classics as guests sipped on delicious cocktails whilst browsing the one of the world’s most iconic jewellery and watch brands.
Gucci’s latest timepieces have landed! New additions to the Le Marché des Merveilles and Dive collections are fun, fierce and trademark Gucci. No longer just the double GG’s or green and red stripes defining this brand, Alessandro Michele’s plethora of emblematic animals are featured across watches, jewellery, fashion and accessories. These colourful creations combine flawless Italian artistry with Swiss expertise.