designer in his studio

Brunello Cucinelli has built a multibillion-euro clothing empire out of nothing and revived an impoverished community in central Italy. The…

man sitting with bags

Belgium-born designer Jonathan Riss is the founder of JAH AHR, a luxury brand which transforms authenticated vintage designer bags through…

emerald ring

Collector and dealer of modern, vintage and antique fine jewellery Katherine James runs her eponymous brand from her home in…

London-based sustainable knitwear label Aessai was founded by Argentinian designer Rebecca Kramer in 2017 to celebrate and support South American…

women on the red carpet

Chopard’s Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele speaks to Torri Mundell about the Swiss company’s new Magical Setting range, aimed at creating…

In celebration of an upcoming sale of an ultra-rare Russian pink diamond known as The Spirit of the Rose, Sotheby’s…

render of a swimming pool

Sophie Toh began her career in London’s luxury PR industry before moving to the United Arab Emirates where she established…

man listening to music with headphones

British company Warwick Acoustics has developed a reputation for innovating and producing innovative audio technology. Their flagship headphone system, the…

underwater photographer diver

Swiss watch brand Blancpain has long championed the exploration and conservation of our oceans through their Bathyscaphe range of innovative…

singer wearing glitter dress

As the fashion industry comes under scrutiny for its environmental credentials in an age of sustainability, one young designer is…

woman wearing black dress and diamonds

Penélope Cruz brings her renowned energy to philanthropic and charitable work – and now she is designing jewellery for Swarovski….

crystal star installation

Austrian crystal-maker Swarovski celebrates its 125th anniversary this year with a new creative director in charge. Operating in sectors from…

shop interiors

London-based jewellery brand Loquet is renewing the concept of a keepsake locket with sustainable, modern designs that consumers can personalise…

silver timepiece

LUX discovers Rolex’s striking new editions to the iconic Submariner, Datejust, Oyster Perpetual and Sky-Dweller collections The New Submariner Rolex’s…

Sketch of people holding weights

Dior Jewellery’s Creative Director Victoire de Castellane reimagines the latest additions to the brand’s ‘Rose des Vents’ collection in a…

Two men in conversation

The designs of fashion superstar Giorgio Armani have become synonymous with the relaxed yet restrained and sophisticated style that has,…

man wearing watch

Hublot is celebrated for being the most pioneering and original brand in the world of haute horlogerie. The first watch…

fine jewellery

The heritage of Parisian jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels is being honoured by an exhibition at the Muséum National d’Histoire…

Man wearing glasses

Erdem Moralıoğlu’s flagship store is in Mayfair, but the heart of this designer to the stars is in hip east…

Monochrome image of models backstage

The weird and the wonderful come together in the extravagant creations of fashion designer and Comme des Garçons protégé, Kei…

Man wearing slouchy outfit

Anvita Sharma founded her Delhi-based fashion label Two Point Two to celebrate individuality through genderless collections that reject all forms…

Historic jewelled brooch

The creations of quintessentially Parisian jewellery maker Chaumet may have been fit for an empress in the late 18th century…

Product image of glasses and fishing nets

François van den Abeele had a dream – to turn discarded plastic fishing nets into high-fashion, hand-finished eyewear. People once…

Models on catwalk at fashion week

Rayan Al Sulaimani is the female entrepreneur behind the growing couture fashion house Atelier Zuhra. Since its launch in 2015,…

Cara Delevinge in jewellery campagin

Dior Jewellery’s Creative Director Victoire de Castellane continues to take inspiration from the language of love for the brand’s latest…

Female model wearing tailored suit

Nigel Curtiss makes suits for A-listers, with cuts and fabrics that fuse the wearer’s own personal style with a timeless…

Model wearing layers of pendant necklaces

This month, we’ve got our eye on Chaumet’s new playful collection of medallion necklaces. Chloe Frost-Smith discovers Whilst layering jewellery…

Model wearing drop earrings

Theresa Bruno established her jewellery brand Jordan Alexander in 2013 and since then, her designs have been worn by the…

Installation view of three abstract paintings

Last week saw the opening of Monaco’s latest contemporary art gallery Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar. LUX recounts the evening On Thursday…

Man walking across stadium wearing watch

Richard Mille’s latest timepiece has been designed in collaboration with Italy’s football team manager Roberto Mancini to celebrate the sport’s…

black and white portrait of a woman

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

One of Paris’ most illustrious tailoring houses has opened the doors to its a new London boutique. LUX takes a…

Luxury watch shown front and back against blue background

The latest in a series of chronograph collaborations between Bucherer and Panerai pays tribute to its namesake colour in more…

Woman wearing a bowling hat wearing jewellery

Founded in 1980 by Anthony and Diane Hirsh, luxury jewellery brand Hirsh is now under the creative direction of Jason…

Woman standing on cliff

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Man standing in front of street artwork

Philipp Plein is the partying designer for the Monaco private-jet set, who has also retained his status among fashion’s elite….

Luxury fashion installation

In Rome, history, style and a captivating jewellery collection come together in an engrossing new exhibition by home-grown global label…

Man and woman walking through stubble field

Sustainable luxury fashion brand Riley Studio creates elegant gender-neutral wardrobe staples using recycled waste materials and natural fibres. Following the…

Installation shot of exhibition with display cases and photographs

Maison Chaumet’s latest exhibition Autrement reimagines selected jewels through drawings from its Parisian archives and a series of transformative photographs…

Twin models wearing helments

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Installation shot of racing car photos in black and white against a yellow wall

Ahead of this weekend’s Goodwood Revival, an exhibition of photographs by South African photographer Koto Bolofo celebrating the glamour of…

Model lying in underwear and skirt on the ground

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Two watches resting on a white wall with ocean in background

Hublot’s latest series of classic fusion chronographs is a celebration of the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle Evoking the mood of luxuriously…

Orchestra in performance

LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai attends the premiere night of Adriana Lecouvreur sponsored by Swarovski at the Salzburg Festival LUX had…

Shave head female model against blue sky

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Model leaning over a mirror wearing a red dress and diamond jewellery

Valérie Messika grew up playing with precious stones. Her father, Andre, was renowned in the diamond industry for decades, but…

Backstage image of a model wearing a tiara

Tiaras are the cult jewel of maison Chaumet, and their latest exhibition ‘Chaumet in Majesty’ at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco…

Model posing with large contemporary artworks

Move over minimalism, Cartier’s latest high jewellery collection is an adventurous exploration of magnified dimensions Magnitude by Cartier is as…

Luxury dining room area with contemporary stylish furnishings

Fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić has curated the interiors of a penthouse apartment inside Gasholders London, a new residential development in…

Model stands looking out of blinds wearing multiple jewels

Bvlgari brings back Hollywood decadence with their latest high jewellery collection inspired by 1950s cinema Long defined by its unconventional…

Side profile portrait of an elderly woman wearing a statement earring

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Hands drawing on pieces of paper in a workshop setting with shoe insoles

Newly launched shoe brand Maison Baum combines French luxury design with German medical expertise to create a high heel that’s…

Models pose with lips puckered at fashion designer backstage

With a decade of successful collections behind her and a penchant for outside-the-box collaborations, Mary Katrantzou is a designer not…

A gold ring on a pink surface with half pink circles in the background

This season, we’ve got our eye on the new, youthful additions to Van Cleef & Arpels’ Perlée collection Perlée is…

Two businessmen standing beside a giant sculpture of a blue gorilla

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot is letting artists design their timepieces, and their customers and collectors love them. Rachael Taylor examines…

Model lying on a beach in sportswear

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Asian model stands in desert setting wearing a bikini and jacket

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Mature model Mouchette Bell photographed against a white background

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Two female models pose in candy coloured suit and dress

Vibrant, digitally-created prints give Skeena S’s eponymous womenswear label a uniquely feminine and whimsical aesthetic. We speak to the designer…

Portrait of designer Olivier Rousteing

The French label Balmain, known for its 1950s couture, has been turned into a leader of the 21st-century pack by…

Modelling campaign featuring a mature model wearing chic office wear

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Campaign for Alsara by Damiani jewellery collection inspired by Kazakh traditions

How does a historic Italian jewellery brand come to dedicate an entire collection to the traditions and culture of Kazakhstan?…

Model poses in futuristic make-up and styling

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Fashion look book with two images of models wearing suits and white heels

Mongolian designer Mandkhai Jargalsaikhan’s eponymous brand is dedicated to the sustainable production of high quality cashmere. Using yarn spun from…

Woman lies on bed in underwear with her hair tied back in a bun

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Watercolour design sketches of buckles and clasp fittings by luxury brand Moynat

Each year, Parisian luxury brand Moynat selects one aspect of their craft to spotlight. This year the focus is clasps,…

Young woman wearing jeans and white top poses lying on the ground

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Fashion collection on display within a stately ballroom

Florentine aristocrat Emilio Pucci founded his eponymous label in post-war Italy; now the fashion house is internationally renowned for its…

Washed out image of Girl sitting in a field in a white dress

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Model poses against pale blue wall wearing ruffled collar shirt with short black hair

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Actress Lupita Nyong’o spinning in a silk pink dress in front of Chopard board on the red carpet

Caroline Scheufele is co-president of Chopard, the Swiss jeweller and watchmaker that has been run by her family for more…

Entrepreneur Wendy Yu poses with locals from Rwanda

Wendy Yu – entrepreneur, investor, cultural ambassador, fashion devotee, and frequent flyer between Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and New York…

Two images of red haired model on yellow and turquoise backgrounds

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her new online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about…

Three female models standing in a field wearing pastel coloured outfits

Bright colours, androgynous silhouettes and billowing fabrics: just three of the reasons we’re currently obsessed with womenswear label Brøgger. We speak…

Model poses in pattered one piece swim suit leaning against wooden door with tie headband

LUX’s model of the month series is back with new contributing editor Charlie Newman. Charlie is a model with Models…

Model wearing blue and yellow off the shoulder swimsuit lying on a pebbled beach

New York based swimwear label, Flagpole is a Cali-surfer girl’s dream. Clean lines, block colours and bikinis that won’t fall…

Model Emily Ratajkowski pictured wearing white suit surrounded by photographers

The LVMH prize is the most prestigious and desirable award for any emerging designer. Lauren Cochrane reports from Paris on…

It was hand-painted handbags at dusk at the new, gallery-like Accessories Hall at Selfridges in London as Moynat, the uber-exclusive…

necklace with gold torso of a woman Anissa Kermiche

Parisian jewellery designer Anissa Kermiche takes inspiration from everyday objects and situations to create wearable pieces of art that are…

Hussein Chalayan is high fashion’s savant and one of the most influential designers of the past two decades. He speaks…

Italian designer Alessandra Rich

Alessandra Rich is the quintessential contemporary designer. Born in Italy, based in London and Milan, and showing in Paris, her…

LA based accessory designer Tyler Ellis SS18 Handbag Collection

Tyler Ellis, daughter of American fashion designer Perry Ellis, is one of LA’s hottest accessory designers right now. Her clutches…

Balenciaga's envelope dress changed the shape of women's fashion

As the official London Fashion Week hotel, The May Fair has played host to some of the greatest names in…

Richard Mille Ambassador Mutaz Essa Barshim wearing the new RM

Ultra-luxe watchmaker Richard Mille combines artistry, technology, a nod to architecture, Kitty Harris speaks to their latest partner, Qatari Silver Olympic Highjump Medalist Mutaz…

Fashion designer Markus Lupfer new collection

German-born, London-based Markus Lupfer is the man who gave us wearable and fun statement knitwear, not to mention some of…

Salma Hayek wife of Kering owner joined UNICEF to meet Syrian refugees in 2015

Gucci is the biggest Kering brand and, as a producer of leather and fashion garments, the one with the biggest…

Women model posing in Louis Vuitton new collection campaign

The nature of luxury is evolving fast. Producers and consumers should wise up to the emerging multi-level landscape and never…

Luxury eyewear brand Tom Davies women and mens glasses

Tom Davies is a British eyewear designer offering a truly bespoke service. Kitty Harris sits opposite the designer in his Royal…

Czech fashion designer Jiri Kalfar launches honey bee collection

Czech based fashion designer Jiri Kalfar is known for challenging gender stereotypes through his fluid, vibrant designs. In 2015, NYLON…

Kering Headquarters in Paris refurbished hospital

Plenty, if you listen to Marie-Claire Daveu. She is in charge of Kering’s 2025 sustainability strategy, the broadest plan of…

Hazel Townsend

LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

Wendy yu wears bespoke desinger dress

Wendy Yu is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and the founder and CEO of Yu Capital. With investments in China and Europe…

Model of the month

LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

Mexico city shoppping street

Joseph Sitt, President and CEO of Thor Equities, sits atop a luxury property, retail and advisory empire that straddles the…

Model and artist, Orla Carolin

LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

Labassa Wolfe

Fitzrovia’s latest opening, Labassa Woolfe is the brainchild of Johan Labassa, an antiques dealer, and Joe Woolfe, previously Retail Director…

Charli Howard British model

LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

Rianne Ten Haken

LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

Fashion designer william fan

Following his debut runway show at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, William Fan has emerged as one of…

Jared Leto stars in new gucci fragrance campaign

One of Hollywood’s great mysteries, Jared Leto has spent his career defying its received wisdom that you can only fit…

Supermodel alicia rountree

LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

Joanna Halpin by Dean Martindale

The models who look at us from our magazine covers and Instagram feeds are often astute businesspeople as well as…

Marie-Claire Daveu on Kering Sustainability plan

The luxury giant is taking the lead in sustainability – and now will the world listen? We are all now…

Salt Magazine for swarovski

Aside from my role at LUX, I work as Editor in Chief of Condé Nast Contract Publishing, and this week we had a little launch party at Vogue House for Salt, the new fashion magazine we have launched with Swarovski.

Florence-born Fawaz Gruosi spent years working with diamond expert Harry Winston in Saudi Arabia, learning the intricacies of the industry from within. In 1993 he launched his own brand, de Grisgono in fine jewellery’s capital, Geneva. Despite his lack of formal training, Gruosi is now widely considered one of the most creatively daring, sales savvy and charming jewellery designers on the modern market. He speaks to LUX about black diamonds, celebrity endorsements and the need for experimentation.

Tuscany Wine Estate

Salvatore Ferragamo has been an Italian luxury legend ever since its footwear was adopted by Hollywood sirens in the 1920s. Recently, Ferruccio Ferragamo, son of the eponymous founder and currently president of the company, and his own son Salvatore, have ventured into the world of fine wine and hospitality (following in the footsteps of Ferruccio’s younger brother Massimo, who owns the Castiglion del Bosco wine estate and luxury hotel). As part of our Luxury Leaders series, Salvatore Ferragamo speaks to LUX about restoring the medieval Tuscan village of Il Borro, ponders luxury’s demand for authenticity, and reveals his favourite Italian dish.

Hublot opening celebrations

The nature of luxury is evolving fast. Producers and consumers should wise up to the emerging multi-level landscape and never forget the power of the right kind of celebrity, says our columnist, Jean-Claude Biver

New product by Fendi

Luxury is entering a new phase of uncharted territory as China matures, but at the heart of the consumer world, increasing income inequality will assume luxury brands still thrive, says our columnist Luca Solca

Saut Hermes 2016

Hermès, maker of handbags and scarves to the world’s celebrities and super-rich, still celebrates its roots as a saddle-maker in…

Emilia Wickstead’s designs are attracting the attention of Hollywood royalty (and even the real thing) for their mix of the classic and the modern. Darius Sanai discovers what inspires her

Vilebrequin model cactus

Roland Herlory, CEO of luxury swimwear brand Vilbrequin continues our Luxury Leader series. He spoke to LUX about Saint Tropez’s 1970s rock’n’roll lifestyle, the influence of social media and working in St. Bart’s

For the launch of her AW16 collection, luxury accessory designer Stefania Pramma teamed up with artist Sara Berman to create a playful installation of handbags and paintings, displayed for one night only in the colourful interiors of 5 Hertford Street’s exclusive nightclub, Loulou’s. Millie Walton spoke to the designer about her inspiration, Italian heritage and obsession with dogs.

Michael Wainwright boodle fine jeweller

Michael Wainwright is Managing Director and co-owner of Boodles, the British society jeweller, which has nine stores in London and its heartland of northwest England. Soon after the opening of the brand’s spectacular new flagship on London’s Old Bond Street, he spoke to LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai, as part of our on-going Luxury Leaders series, about Britishness, the retail experience, and possibly going to America.

LVMH President, Jean Claude Biver portrait image

With a billion people about to become luxury consumers over the next decade, real luxury will become more personal, more individual and more secretive. So predicts our columnist, JEAN-CLAUDE BIVER, continuing our series on business philosophy and strategy

luxury hand bags Moynat boutique

Guillaume Davin is CEO of Moynat, the uber-luxe leather goods brand established privately by Bernard Arnault as a rival to…

Fair-mined gold jewellery by Chopard

As artistic director and co-president of Chopard, CAROLINE SCHEUFELE sees it as her duty not only to keep the famed jewellery house’s A-list clientele happy, but also to have a vision of the consumer of the future. She tells LUX why provenance will be everything

Léa Seydoux, the French star who’s conquered Hollywood and is the new face of Prada Candy, speaks to Caroline Davies about…

What are the greatest challenges Eco-Age faces moving forward? Each business we work with involves a different challenge. But this…

Online shopping may be thriving, but the world is awash with swanky boutiques offering indulgent fantasies of every type to…

For family-run objet d’art purveyor and producer Lotus Arts de Vivre, it is all about relationships – and not just…

London Fashion Week is an increasingly unmissable item on the global style calendar. With the help of Tom Ford and…

It’s the combination of history, hospitality and a superb location in the heart of South Kensington that makes Cranley Hotel…

Head to central Paris and you might just catch a glimpse of Olivia Putman. CAROLINE DAVIES speaks to the designer…

Heir to the tailoring dynasty, Luca Rubinacci is a regular on blogs around the world Our columnist is renowned as…

Christian Hemmerle and his wife Yasmin

They may have begun by bejewelling Bavarian royalty, but Hemmerle is far from being a throwback. CAROLINE DAVIES speaks to…

Master tailors are not confined to the town houses of Savile Row or the ateliers of Italy; with the boom…

Does make-up all look the same to you? Are you tired of telling your Revlon from your Lancôme? If that’s…

Red is autumn’s punchiest colour so surround yourself with bright flashes at home and out and about to keep your spirits lifted. View…

Moynat could justifiably claim to be the world’s most luxurious bag maker, but it doesn’t. It is both historic and…

  Lanvin is a great French fashion house that no longer (since 1992) creates Haute Couture, the most exclusive and…

By Jessica Bowen For full style marks this summer have the courage to go bold with super-bright colours and clashing…

Quality and quantity might just be what Singapore needs to be in with the rest of the cool kids in…

  Mayfair is so 2012. The future of London retail, art, cuisine, and trends, is east, on the grimy streets…

DESIGNERS ARE SETTING THEIR SIGHTS ON THE NEXT GENERATION, AS THE FIRST GLOBAL KIDS FASHION WEEK IN LONDON PROVED High fashion for…

From ‘Princess Kate’ Middleton to Lady Gaga, celebrities are nobody without a Philip Treacy hat. But what drives London’s divine…

  ROJA DOVE’S SCENTS ARE THE ROLLS ROYCES OF THE PERFUME WORLD. AND THE FLAMBOYANT ENGLISHMAN WHO HAS REWRITTEN THE…

GIORGIO SERMONETA RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST DIVINE GLOVES, IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE HUE. Caroline Davies TRAVELS TO ROME FOR AN…

NOW HAS A THRIVING HOMEWARE BUSINESS AND IS LAUNCHING SELF-DESIGNED HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD. LUX EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Darius Sanai CATCHES UP WITH…

Chinese jewellery designer Dickson Yewn combines contemporary chic with rich historical references – and is a favourite of Michelle Obama….