man with handbags and watches

Joe McKenzie and his father Frank founded Xupes in 2009, selling a handful of pre-owned Cartier watches from their home…

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Keith Breslauer is the founder and Managing Director of private equity company Patron Capital, and a trustee and donor to…

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Dynamic leadership and entrepreneurial thinking are required to help the global economy recover. We speak to seven leaders in the…

fine dining restaurant

When chef Rainer Becker opened the first Zuma restaurant in Knightsbridge in 2002, it set a new benchmark for informal…

Chinese business woman

Li Li is a woman on a mission. Taking over her husband’s Beijing-based medical company MEBO after his unexpected early…

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Tattooed, athletic and outspoken, ballet maestro Sergei Polunin has a way of keeping everyone on their toes. LUX talks to…

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,…

Rooftop garden in a city landscape

Adrian Cheng has high hopes for the new K11 MUSEA in Hong Kong: to change the way retail, art and…

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Utsava Kasera is an entrepreneur and investor with interests in luxury brands, fashion, art and tech. Most recently, his attention…

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Picasso Towers is Málaga’s latest luxury residential development, featuring 213 apartments on the seafront. Conceived by Sierra Blanca Estates in…

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Jahid Fazal-Karim joined Jetcraft in 2008, and has since transformed the company from a primarily US-based organisation to a global…

Cliffside hotel with view of the ocean

Sophie Caulcutt is the co-founder of luxury travel and fashion concierge company Voyager Club, which connects travellers with unique hotels,…

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

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

Abstract ink painting in black and pink

Navigating the deep waters of the Asian art scene could be treacherous, without a guide such as Calvin Hui. Jason…

Grand university building and lawn

As a business leader, scientist, activist, media owner and philanthropist, Kevin Xu is the embodiment of a Renaissance entrepreneur. Andrew…

Facade of a contemporary building at night

Is he the new Nick Jones? Is he the new Adam Neumann? Or is Francesco Costa a totally different type…

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

Two reflective boxes stacked on top of each other in a white room

In 2015, Lorenzo Uggeri swapped his job as an analyst in the steel industry to launch an online marketplace for…

Portrait of businessman Samih Swiris

Mass automation will mean the majority of human beings will have little prospect of being in employment. It is essential…

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…

Velocity black branded truck in a desert facing sand dunes

In 2014, Zia Yusuf quit his job at Goldman Sachs and started an online, ultra-luxury concierge service with his school friend Alex Macdonald. The…

Render of Avenue of the Stars ocean walk in Hong Kong

The Avenue of the Stars is the oceanside promenade in Asia’s most exciting city that has just been reworked as…

Portrait of London College of Fashion student and youtube star Derin Adetosoye

Remember the days when being creative meant you were someone who couldn’t cut it in the world of real jobs?…

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

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Under the leadership of Alfred Pisani, Corinthia Hotels has grown from a single family-owned banquet hall in Malta to a…

Chais Monnet is a luxury country hotel in southwest France with striking contemporary architecture

Last week saw the official opening of the most swanky hotel in southwest France, by Anglo-Iranian entrepreneur Javad Marandi, owner…

Facade of the K11 Musea Hong Kong development with roof gardens

Entrepreneur Adrian Cheng and landscape architect James Corner are transforming Hong Kong with a multi-billion dollar development plan. Leading architecture…

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…

Johnny Hon, founder of venture capital and investment company Global Group, is on a mission to lower cultural and trade…

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

A new series on investment philosophy and strategy by LUX readers and luxury leaders, starting with Javad Marandi, international entrepreneur with interests in the UK and continental Europe.