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Calendar 2017

Feb. 28

Paris Fashion Week

The year’s wintrier women’s styles get a weeklong airing. Until 8 March.

Feb. 28

Dubai International Boat Show

The movers and shakers of the marine industry convene on Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, for this well-visited trade show. Until 4 March.

Mar. 01

Waldorf Astoria New York Closes For Renovations

Shuttering it is thought to convert a number of rooms into condominiums, this Manhattan stalwart has posted its final check-out date for today.

Mar. 01

Design Indaba

Empowering creativity on a local level in Cape Town and five other South African cities, expect film screenings, workshops, interviews exhibitions and performance, all with the goal of showcasing and fostering emerging creative talent. Until 3 March.

Mar. 01

Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li Debuts This Month

Nestled in the city’s heritage-rife Xuhui district, the 55-villa hotel blends Oriental traditions with Western influences, comprising a French brasserie, the Auriga Spa and a library.

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Crafting Excellence

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On the Pulse

By Avril Groom

Contemporary Milanese jeweller Vhernier raises its game with the Blue Velvet collection - folded titanium lacquered in rich blue, edged with diamonds and flexible as a snake.

By Avril Groom

Milan Fashion Week: Prada presents a hymn to 1970s colour, craft, knitting and cosiness. Beading to die for, plus feather and knit trims.

By Avril Groom

Diversity at LFW's International Fashion Showcase with designers from 26 countries promoting recycling and local crafts, plus winners from Mercedes-Benz-sponsored Fashion Weeks including China, Peru and Ukraine. Free, until Feb. 21.

By Mark Orwoll

Open today: Visionaries: Creating A Modern Guggenheim” celebrates the 80th anniversary of the eponymous foundation (and later Manhattan museum) devoted to art of the avant-garde, with works from the permanent collection by Duchamp, Mondrian, Kandinsky and other luminaries of non-objective art.

Photo: David Heald 
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2017

Amid the majestic natural wonder of an eroded volcanic cone and Afro-alpine forests that are home to the endangered mountain gorilla, Wilderness Safaris' Bisate Lodge, Rwanda, now has an opening window slated for June.

By Farhad Heydari

With its high ceilings, marble fireplaces, a cocktail bar and intimate snugs dotted with contemporary art, Eurostar’s new state-of-the-art business lounge at Paris' Gare du Nord evokes the spirit of a Parisian apartment. A rousing long-awaited amenity for frequent travellers.

Newly opened on Paris' Rue Saint-Honoré, London jeweller David Morris's two-storey boutique stands as sleek space fronted by a floor-to-ceiling glass facade. The brand's second European outpost outside its New Old Bond Street flagship.

By Elisa Vallata

To coincide with the international release of the Pablo Larraín-directed film Jackie, Piaget has unveiled two new models of its iconic Jackie watch, in yellow gold with cornelian dial and white gold with turquoise dial - both set with diamonds.

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