The lobby in the new Castiglione addition to the Hotel Costes in Paris In the third part of our luxury travel views column from the Spring 2022 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai checks in…

Norbert Stumpfl, Executive Design Director at Brioni. Image courtesy of Brioni Until recently, Brioni was a menswear brand in flux, a 20th-century Italian formalwear legend that hit a couple of…

Original digital art by Mercedes-Benz at Design Essentials IV: The Art of Creating Desire LUX stops off at the Mercedes-Benz Design Centre in Nice to hear about its latest projects – from EVs…

From trash to treasure, these stylish, innovative pieces are crafted by designers with an eye on the environment London jewellery designer Anabela Chan uses laboratory-grown gemstones to create…

This season, look to recycled, upcycled or handmade artisanal details to update your summer wardrobe These playful swim shorts by British designer Paul Smith are cut from a recycled polyester…

Donatella Versace at spring/summer 2022 Versace show, featuring a backdrop of the brand's iconic foulards. Image courtesy of Versace Identifiable by her first name alone, Donatella Versace is…

Shio Kusaka at David Zwirner, New York In our ongoing online monthly series, LUX’s editors, contributors, and friends pick their must-see exhibitions from around the globe Bettina Korek, CEO…

Edeline Lee embraces femininity and female empowerment through her clothes. Photo by Nick Thompson. As Fashion Weeks comes to a close, we’re celebrating designers who are paving the way for a…

Jane Shepherdson is the woman behind the early success of Topshop, the fast fashion behemoth where she served as Chief Brand Officer in the 2000s. After this and her subsequent role as CEO of…

As fashion week kicks off in London, we’re celebrating designers who are paving the way for a more sustainable and ethical industry. Here, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, the founders and…

With recycled materials and artisanal craft, being at home never felt so stylish or so responsible Inspired by natural forms and imperfections, Carolina de Barros employs traditional craft methods,…

Get into the seasonal hues and get out into nature with a clear conscience with these sustainably made treasures De Beers has been increasing its efforts to support responsible practices that are…

Legendary shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Copyright and courtesy Christian Louboutin Superstar shoe designer Christian Louboutin, whose signature red-soled pumps with vertiginous stiletto heels…

This is the season for classic style with just a touch of whimsy and gold to brighten the days This 70s-inspired shirt by Gucci is made from lightweight organic silk with an oversized collar and…

Inspired by the vibrant colours and laid-back lifestyle of the island of Capri, fashion designer Catherine Prevost’s latest collection was celebrated with an in-store exhibition of artworks by…

What happens when you combine a brutal lockdown, a prima ballerina from the Matthew Bourne company, an alternative fashion designer, and a creative photographer? You get Michela Meazza dancing on…

Wendy Yu on her trip to Rwanda with Women For Women International charity Fashion entrepreneur Wendy Yu is the founder and CEO of Yu Holdings, an international ambassador for the French…

The Circular Fairisle Sweater from Connolly's Autumn/Winter collection. Photograph by Robbie Lawrence Practical design does not have to mean dull looks. What about these subtle and…

Build your autumn wardrobe from the collections of ethically and environmentally minded designers Mara Hoffman’s Catalina jacket evokes a tropical mood in a vivid red hue with lightly…

Penélope Cruz at the 2018 Cannes festival wearing Atelier Swarovski jewellery. Courtesy Swarovski. Penélope Cruz brings her renowned energy to philanthropic and charitable work – and now she…

A look from Area’s AW16 collection, incorporating an official collaboration with Swarovski. © Swarovski Corporate Archive Austrian crystal-maker Swarovski celebrates its 125th anniversary this…

Sunset, a limited edition photograph by Cathleen Naundorf. Courtesy of Cathleen Naundorf studio Maryam Eisler Following in the footsteps of Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Peter Beard,…

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

Erdem Moralioglu by Tom Mannion Erdem Moralıoğlu's flagship store is in Mayfair, but the heart of this designer to the stars is in hip east London, where he lives and has his studio. He gives…

Set with 50 diamonds, the new limited editions of Spirit of Big Bang are uplifting evolutions of the Swiss brand's iconic collection The colourful collection of new limited edition Hublot…

Two Point Two AW20 collection Anvita Sharma Anvita Sharma founded her Delhi-based fashion label Two Point Two to celebrate individuality through genderless collections that reject all forms…

Atelier Zuhra's latest collection "The Immaculate Flight of the Phoenix" showcased at London Fashion Week over the weekend. Image by Daniel John Cotton @cottonphotographer Rayan Al Sulaimani is…

Cara Delevinge stars the 'Oui' collection campaign for Dior Joaillerie Dior Jewellery's Creative Director Victoire de Castellane continues to take inspiration from the language of love for the…

The K11 MUSEA features a roof garden where clients can grow their own herbs and vegetables Adrian Cheng has high hopes for the new K11 MUSEA in Hong Kong: to change the way retail, art and culture…

Polina Kitsenko promotes fitness in the Running Hearts marathon, which she cofounded with Natalia Vodianova Gauhar Kapparova Russian style and fitness guru Polina Kitsenko wants it all.…

ArtSocial launches art therapy programmes to help disadvantaged children and young people. Image by Justyna Fedec Alina Uspenskaya is the Founder and Director of ArtSocial, a foundation that…

Family-owned Italian brand Smeg transforms kitchen appliances into objets d' art Originally established as an enamelling plant in 1948 by the Bertazzoni family, Smeg is now globally renowned for…

Ombra Di Pantera is a new producer of Prosseco, and businessman Utsava Kasera's latest investment Utsava Kasera is an entrepreneur and investor with interests in luxury brands, fashion, art and…

British model Anna Proffitt. Instagram: @annaproffitt LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Untitled (2019) by Henrik Aa. Uldalen Jean-David Malat is part of a new wave of art dealers. Clients include Bono, Kate Moss and Lily Allen, you can buy his art on Instagram, and you’re as likely…

L'Hotel Marrakech is one of Voyager Club's Hidden Gems in Morocco Sophie Caulcutt is the co-founder of luxury travel and fashion concierge company Voyager Club, which connects travellers with…

British model and founder of Wilder Botanics Rachel Boss. Image by Aaron Hurley LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing…

Photograph by Mattia Aquila Launching our new insider guide feature, Italian designer Alberta Ferretti reveals her favourite spots in her hometown Cattolica - as well as a few from further…

Philipp Plein at his Resort show during the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 Philipp Plein is the partying designer for the Monaco private-jet set, who has also retained his status among fashion’s…

Vintage Dior haute couture by Gianfranco Ferré, from the late 1990s In Rome, history, style and a captivating jewellery collection come together in an engrossing new exhibition by home-grown…

Models and musicians Sonya and Anna Kupriienko. Instagram: @bloomtwins LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers…

Spring Place Beverly Hills is housed in a building designed by Belzberg Architects Francesco Costa Is he the new Nick Jones? Is he the new Adam Neumann? Or is Francesco Costa a totally…

Born in Paris and raised in New York, Laura de Gunzburg is a partner of the exclusive members art club The Cultivist, where she acts as the Global Senior Director and Head of Strategic…

Installation shot from the Koto Bolofo x Connolly Goodwood style exhibition Ahead of this weekend's Goodwood Revival, an exhibition of photographs by South African photographer Koto Bolofo…

Model and founder of Metizo chocolate, Avril Guerrero. Instagram: @_avril_guerrero LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series,…

Inside OMM designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates. Photo by Batuhan Keskiner This September will see the opening of Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM), a major new art museum in Eskişehir, Turkey.…

The 'Black Hawk' high jewellery collection by Messika Valérie Messika grew up playing with precious stones. Her father, Andre, was renowned in the diamond industry for decades, but at the age of…

Models (left to right) Agathe Angel Chapman de Lussy, Blaise and Alice Pins wearing designs by Meihui Liu of Victim Fashion Street. Hats by Noel Stewart and Piers Atkinson. Shoes by Natacha Marro.…

The Penthouse kitchen and dining room designed by Roksanda. Photography by Michael Sinclair. Styling by Olivia Gregory Fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić has curated the interiors of a penthouse…

Bvlgari's Cinemagia High Jewellery collection is inspired by old age Hollywood glamour Bvlgari brings back Hollywood decadence with their latest high jewellery collection inspired by 1950s…

Daphne Selfe is the world's oldest professional model. Instagram @daphneselfe LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her…

Maison Baum heels are fitted with a pain-free insole Newly launched shoe brand Maison Baum combines French luxury design with German medical expertise to create a high heel that's as comfortable…

Mary Katrantzou (second from left) backstage at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York With a decade of successful collections behind her and a penchant for outside-the-box…

A Porsche passes through Aix-en- Provence in the Rallye des Princesses Ferraris! France! Finish lines! Equal parts grit and glamour, the Rallye des Princesses is a female-only classic car race with…

Swedish model and CEO of wellness brand Bodyism, Nathalie Schyllert. Instagram: @nathalieschyllert LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive…

Art021 is a contemporary art fair in Shanghai set up by art collector Kelly Ying and her husband Co-founder of Shanghai's contemporary art fair Art021, Kelly Ying is considered one of the most…

Model and entrepreneur Grace Cheng. Instagram: @gracepcheng LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about…

Model and stylist Mouchette Bell. Photographed by Benjamin Kaufman LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers…

Olivier Rousteing with models, including Cara Delevingne, after Balmain’s SS19 show at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris The French label Balmain, known for its 1950s couture, has been turned into a…

Swedish model and life coach Anna K. for matchesfashion.com. Instagram: @annaklevhag LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series,…

Model, philanthropist and psychology student Olivia Anakwe. Instagram: @olivia_anakwe LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series,…

Instagram: @nelis_vansia Has Instagram been taken over by fake follower fever, banal mirror selfies and blatant product promotion? Not if you’re one of the new wave of creatives, eschewing…

Looks from the MANDKHAI Autumn/ Winter 2018 collection Mongolian designer Mandkhai Jargalsaikhan's eponymous brand is dedicated to the sustainable production of high quality cashmere. Using yarn…

Model and entrepreneur, Lydia Graham. Image courtesy Models 1 LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about…

Lenny Kravitz performs at the 2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala, with DiCaprio (centre) and Madonna (right) Whether painting, music or immersive experiences, artists – and the art they…

Curator, artist and LUX contributing editor Maryam Eisler shares exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs and stories from her latest book, Voices: East London, which celebrates the creativity of…

Model and musician Rebeca Marcos. Image courtesy of Models 1 LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about…

Photographer, body positive activist and model Emma Breschi. Image courtesy of Models 1 LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series,…

Wendy Yu. Portrait by Jonathan Glynn-Smith Wendy Yu – entrepreneur, investor, cultural ambassador, fashion devotee, and frequent flyer between Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and New York – is…

22-year-old model and actress, Emma Laird. Instagram: @emmlaird LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her new online exclusive series, interviewing her peers…

Spring Place New York: members-only collaborative workspace and social club Co-working spaces are already well integrated into our urban landscapes. Companies like WeWork provide communal offices…

London based model, actress, filmmaker and Mental Health Foundation ambassador, Florence Kosky Charlie Newman LUX's model of the month series is back with new contributing editor Charlie…

Flagpole Summer 18 Collection New York based swimwear label, Flagpole is a Cali-surfer girl's dream. Clean lines, block colours and bikinis that won't fall off every time you dive into the sea.…

LVMH's Delphine Arnault with Karl Lagerfeld at the LVMH Prize 2018 cocktail reception ©François GOIZE The LVMH prize is the most prestigious and desirable award for any emerging designer. Lauren…

Moynat's Artistic Director, Ramesh Nair Ramesh Nair worked under Martin Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier at Hermès until luxury titan Bernard Arnault came calling in 2011,with his personal brand…

Pit Power Pendant Parisian jewellery designer Anissa Kermiche takes inspiration from everyday objects and situations to create wearable pieces of art that are as bold and quirky as they are sensual…

Fashion Hong Kong's fresh talent Maison Vermillion Fashion Hong Kong, a series of international promotional events organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), works much like…

Baku Corner was launched by Leyla Aliyeva, vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Founder of IDEA Public Union as a non-profit project designed to support the work of…

Alessandra Rich ready-to-wear SS18 collection Alessandra Rich Alessandra Rich is the quintessential contemporary designer. Born in Italy, based in London and Milan, and showing in Paris, her…

A prominent member of the charitable Pearly Kings and Queens Society, Doreen Golding as featured in 'Voices East London' by Maryam Eisler Maryam Eisler is a busy woman; co-chair of the Tate’s…

Tyler Ellis SS18 Collection Tyler Ellis Tyler Ellis, daughter of American fashion designer Perry Ellis, is one of LA's hottest accessory designers right now. Her clutches and handbags are…

Model wearing Balenciaga orange coast as buyers inspect a dinner outfit in the background, Paris, 1954. Image by Mark Shaw As the official London Fashion Week hotel, The May Fair has played host to…

Markus Lupfer’s womenswear SS17 collection German-born, London-based Markus Lupfer is the man who gave us wearable and fun statement knitwear, not to mention some of the quirkiest accessories and…

Actress, campaigner, wife of Kering owner François-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek and CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder, joined UNICEF to meet Syrian refugees in Lebanon in 2015 Gucci is the biggest Kering…

Louis Vuitton’s strategy to overcome consumer inertia is to develop products, such as this from their 2017 pre-fall collection, which stand out as one-offs The nature of luxury is evolving fast.…

Tom Davies is a British eyewear designer offering a truly bespoke service. Kitty Harris sits opposite the designer in his Royal Exchange shop to learn more about designing for the individual and…

Czech based desinger Jiri Kalfar on the catwalk launching his Honey Bee collection at LFW Czech based fashion designer Jiri Kalfar is known for challenging gender stereotypes through his fluid,…

London-based Greta Bellamacina is one of those people who, once discovered, you can’t stop thinking about. Like a sleeper hit which innocuously makes its way up into the charts as one by one fans…

This weekend at London Fashion Week, Burberry opened the doors to Old Sessions House, the brand's new London home, coinciding with the launch of their latest collection and a major photographic…

One of the walled gardens at the former Laennec hospital at 40 rue de Sèvres Cour in Paris's 7th arrondissement, a masterpiece of 17th century architecture that underwent a major refurbishment…

British model and clown in training, Hazel Townsend. Image by Felicity Ingram Sydney Lima LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series,…

Wendy Yu flies between London and Hong Kong for her businesses on a regular basis Wendy Yu is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and the founder and CEO of Yu Capital. With investments in China…

Guy Bourdin, Paris Vogue 1975, Chloé autumn-winter 1975 collection ©The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2017 / Courtesy A + C Most people aren't aware of Guy Bourdin's close relationship with the fashion…

Model and photographer, Darwin Gray. Image by Robert Binda Sydney Lima LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers…

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

Labassa Woolfe's Fitzrovia boutique Fitzrovia's latest opening, Labassa Woolfe is the brainchild of Johan Labassa, an antiques dealer, and Joe Woolfe, previously Retail Director at Savile Row…

Superstars from fashion, design and media gathered at an uber-exclusive dinner in Vincent Square, central London, last week to celebrate the launch of Dom Pérignon's Plénitude Deuxième 2000…

Fashion designer Ana Teixeira de Sousa began working with textiles at a very young age, making dresses for her dolls in her grandmother’s textile factory in Portugal. Launched in 2011, her…

Dutch model and yoga teacher, Rianne Ten Haken LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

Following his debut runway show at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, William Fan has emerged as one of the most exciting new talents in the fashion world and was recently selected as…

One of Hollywood’s great mysteries, Jared Leto has spent his career defying its received wisdom that you can only fit one niche. Below the radar of gossip columnists, he flits from Oscar-winning…

The colourful buildings of Nyhavn A young writer’s view on why Copenhagen makes such an impression; and her pick of six hip young Danes, talking about why their capital is the best city in the…

New York interior designer Ryan Korban has designed retail spaces for the biggest names in fashion - most recently the Aquazzura's opulent flagship on Madison Avenue - and counts Nicole Richie and…

Olivia Palermo Narmina Marandi, Emilia Wickstead and Alice Naylor-Leyland Erin O'Connor Velvet, florals and Swarovski pearls, Emilia Wickstead unveiled her stunning…

Auctioning ROKSANDA dresses from super-hot designer Roksanada Ilincic and works by Serbian artist Cile Marinkovic was always going to raise some hands. This week, LUX joined a select audience of…

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…

Roland Herlory, CEO of luxury swimwear brand Vilebrequin continues our Luxury Leaders series. He speaks to LUX about Saint Tropez’s 1970s rock’n’roll lifestyle, the influence of social media…

For the launch of UP 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…

Léa Seydoux, the French star who's conquered Hollywood and is the new face of Prada Candy, speaks to Caroline Davies about childhood, perfume and Nietzsche Serious yet joyful, sleek yet…

The business model proves how important close bonds are to achieving success 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 friends, DARIUS SANAI celebrates its unstoppable rise For decades, it was a…

Heir to the tailoring dynasty, Luca Rubinacci is a regular on blogs around the world Our columnist is renowned as one of the world’s most inspiring dandies; and he says wintertime can combine flair…

They may have begun by bejewelling Bavarian royalty, but Hemmerle is far from being a throwback. CAROLINE DAVIES speaks to the family-owned German jeweller about breaking the rules It is October…

Thomas Wong - ‘Shi Fu” has been in the tailoring business for 56 years Master tailors are not confined to the town houses of Savile Row or the ateliers of Italy; with the boom in Asian…

An expert team of make-up artists and beauticians make every request happen Does make-up all look the same to you? Are you tired of telling your Revlon from your Lancôme? If that’s the case, you…

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

Moynat could justifiably claim to be the world’s most luxurious bag maker, but it doesn’t. It is both historic and brand new. It is owned by the greatest luxury tycoon in history, who doesn’t…

  Lanvin is a great French fashion house that no longer (since 1992) creates Haute Couture, the most exclusive and bespoke of all the collections. However, some might say the artistry of…

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

Applying fresh radical applications to indigenous craft traditions sit at the core of Head of State Quality and quantity might just be what Singapore needs to be in with the rest of the cool kids…

The century old White Chapel Gallery is still a Mecca of contemporary art   Mayfair is so 2012. The future of London retail, art, cuisine, and trends, is east, on the grimy streets of…

A young model shows off Kenzo’s SS13 designs DESIGNERS ARE SETTING THEIR SIGHTS ON THE NEXT GENERATION, AS THE FIRST GLOBAL KIDS FASHION WEEK IN LONDON PROVED High fashion for little…

From ‘Princess Kate’ Middleton to Lady Gaga, celebrities are nobody without a Philip Treacy hat. But what drives London’s divine milliner? Caroline Davies probes for the answers from the god…

  ROJA DOVE’S SCENTS ARE THE ROLLS ROYCES OF THE PERFUME WORLD. AND THE FLAMBOYANT ENGLISHMAN WHO HAS REWRITTEN THE BOOK ON HIGH-END PERFUME FROM THE GULF TO HOLLYWOOD HAS NO INTENTION OF…

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

Virgola Seating System NOW HAS A THRIVING HOMEWARE BUSINESS AND IS LAUNCHING SELF-DESIGNED HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD. LUX EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Darius Sanai CATCHES UP WITH ANGELA MISSONI, CREATIVE…

Chinese jewellery designer Dickson Yewn combines contemporary chic with rich historical references – and is a favourite of Michelle Obama. Karys Webber meets him “It’s akin to asking if one…