Iris Van Herpen: Conscious Couture

An internationally recognized force, Dutch haute-couture designer Iris Van Herpen continues to employ the technologies of the future to craft jaw-dropping wearable art in her latest collection Earthwise. Along with muse Grimes in her avant-garde Met Gala look, celebrities dominating this autumn’s red carpets have turned to the feminine gowns...
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Abracadabra In The 8th Arrondissement

Very few can argue with the magic in numbers. This August 4th, two hundred years to the day of Louis Vuitton’s birth, the Maison’s latest magic trick sees the unveiling of 200 Louis, a window installation in worldwide boutiques. The initiative commissioned 200 artists to reinterpret the Maison’s timeless travel trunks, originally conceived in the 1850s. On behalf of each collaborator, Louis Vuitton has pledged to donate 10,000 euros to a number of non-profit organizations which encourage arts discovery for young people from disadvantaged communities. Here, select contributions from artists Kris Knight, Aaron Kudi, and Edward Granger encounter the mystical and mysterious on a rainy, slightly eerie afternoon inside an abandoned Parisian apartment.
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In celebration of the iconic handbag style, the Fendi Peekaboo Capsule Collection launches by Silvia Venturini Fendi. Paying homage to the Maison’s craftsmanship, the capsule features an assortment of Peekaboo ISeeU Medium, Peekaboo ISeeU Small and Iconic Mini Peekaboo, realized in coloured grained leather with handmade macro Selleria stitches, a larger stitch inspired from the original Roman master saddlers’ techniques.

Grand Reopening at Number 35

Good things come in threes. After months of renovations (towards the end of which WorldTempus had the opportunity to look around the almost-completed premises), Cartier has reopened its boutique at 35 Rue du Rhône, Geneva, for the third time since the shop first opened its doors in 1969. This time, the jeweller-watchmaker called upon Moinard Bétaille to transform the client areas of the boutique. Having seen the opulent result, it’s no surprise that their relationship goes back more than 20 years.

Valentino Launches A New Chapter of Re-Signify Beijing

In SKP, Beijing’s top luxury department store, Valentino is presenting “Resignify Part II,” the second chapter of the re-signification of Maison Valentino’s codes. Curated by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli, the exhibition is a cruise to show us Haute Couture, the Atelier, the Stud, the VLogo Signature, and Valentino Beauty, the brand's new beauty line.

Maison Kitsuné and Samsung Reveal Special Edition Galaxy Watch4 and Buds2

Samsung has announced a special collaboration with multifaceted Paris-meets-Tokyo lifestyle brand Maison Kitsuné, introducing a limited-edition Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Buds2 wearables. The Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition incorporates the Watch 4’s suite of robust wellness features and intuitive UI, with added flair courtesy of the independent fashion house. The...

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsune Edition unveiled

Samsung has teamed up with Maison Kitsune and it launching a special edition of its latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition . Samsung is also launching a special edition version of its Galaxy Buds2, the Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsuné Edition. “We are ecstatic to be bringing our distinct...

Samsung unveils a Maison Kitsuné Special edition Galaxy Watch 4 and Buds 2 wireless earbuds

At today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2 Event, the company announced a new collaboration with Maison Kitsuné on two special edition wearables – the Galaxy Watch 4 Maison Kitsuné Edition and the Galaxy Buds 2 Maison Kitsuné Edition. Samsung also unveiled a special Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition and a new tool that lets you customize your Z Flip 3’s design.

Pair of Silk Upholstered Settees, by Maison Jansen

Note: We would like to thank James Abbott for confirming that Stéphane Boudin was the Maison Jansen designer for the Margaret Biddle projects. The Collection of Margaret Biddle, 55 Rue Saint Merry, Fontainebleau, France, designed by Maison Jansen; thence by descent. Condition. Both with soiling and staining to the fabric...

Jaeger-LeCoutre Introduces the Reverso Tribute Enamel Hidden Treasures Collection

Long before “personalization” became a big trend among watch enthusiasts, Jaeger-LeCoultre offered its clients unique possibilities of customization through the Reverso’s caseback, which served as blank canvases to be adorned with family crests, monograms, messages, paintings and more. The links between India and the Reverso go beyond the original watch...

8 fabulous things to do in Dubai this long weekend

Your ultimate guide to this long weekend in Dubai – October 20 to October 23, 2021. The wait is finally over, Ain Dubai is set to open this weekend on October 21, 2021. The record-breaking wheel has been in the works for quite a while – construction began in May 2015. Six years on, Ain Dubai is ready to officially open. The prestigious project, which is a part of Dubai Holding’s entertainment portfolio, will consist of 48 high-tech cabins offering 360-degree views of Dubai’s impressive skyline. Located on Bluewaters Island, this enclosed capsule reaches an astonishing height of up to 820 feet, making it the largest observation wheel in the world with three cabins including Observation, Social and Private cabins for different purposes depending on the occasion. It will be open daily from 12pm to 10pm with each rotation of the wheel lasting for about 38 minutes each.

Independent lettings agency snapped up - but not by a corporate

Independent Liverpool-based agency LPS Real Estate has acquired another indie - Maison Lettings. As part of the acquisition, LPS will take over management of a portfolio of properties run by Maison Lettings for a decade. “These days, you often see the larger corporates snapping up the smaller agencies so, as...

13 Christmas candles to get you in the festive spirit

Christmas is almost upon us, and you know what that means, don’t you?! It’s time to light your Christmas candle. You see, Christmas candles are totally different from any other candle. With a festive Christmas candle you will light it when you’re feeling full of the the magic of Christmas. You’re watching Love Actually for the 1000th time, or you might have a cup of hot chocolate and a tin of Quality Street on your lap.

Fine Wallpaper Mounted Hunt Scene, Supplied by Maison Jansen

Gouache and watercolor on paper mounted on board. 74 1/2 x 127 in. (sheet), 75 x 127 1/2 in. (frame). Note: We would like to thank James Abbott for confirming that Stéphane Boudin was the Maison Jansen designer for the Margaret Biddle projects. The Collection of Margaret Biddle, 55 Rue...

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Buds 2 release a version inspired by Kitsuné Maison

Samsung has had its new event in which there have been no big surprises beyond new versions of its devices. Two of them have been Galaxy Watch 4 and Buds 2, which if you do not know them are the watch and smart headphones of the Korean firm, which will have a design inspired by la firma francesa de moda Maison Kitsuné.

Fine Empire Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Dressing Table, Supplied by Maison Jansen

Note: We would like to thank James Abbott for confirming that Stéphane Boudin was the Maison Jansen designer for the Margaret Biddle projects. The Collection of Margaret Biddle, 55 Rue Saint Merry, Fontainebleau, France, designed by Maison Jansen; thence by descent. Condition. Good overall condition. The frame slightly loose. Drawer...