Dior Designer of Dreams at the V&A is a cleverly edited version of 2017’s 70th anniversary Paris exhibition, adding a section documenting the designer’s love affair with Britain and how house designers filter Dior’s ideas through their own vision.
Influential blogger Susanna Lau (Style Bubble) curates a pop-up in Bicester Village, England, to celebrate Chinese New Year. Snap up a piece by ten young Chinese designers, with original approaches and an East/West blend, on display until 17 February.
Not many debut collections receive the plaudits bestowed on Tatiana Verstraeten in Paris this week. The Belgian designer was Chanel’s costume jewellery creator before learning enamelling and launching her range of delicate diamonds.
SIHH 2019: Vacheron Constantin goes into the blue with the new Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date. The model features a pink-gold case and a midnight-blue dial with sunburst satin finishing.
SIHH 2019: it’s all about confectionary at Richard Mille this year. The brand launched its Bonbon Collection, divided into two lines: six models of “Fruit” and four of “Sweets”, all designed by Cécile Guenat.
SIHH 2019: A. Lange & Söhne’s iconic Lange 1 is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new white-gold version limited to 250 pieces, featuring a deep-blue printed argenté dial and an engraving of Lange’s headquarters on the back.
Fans of the understated design and exemplary craft of German watch brand A. Lange & Söhne can now enjoy its first standalone London store. In-house offerings include the limited edition, burgundy pink Little Lange.
Until Friday London jeweller Bentley & Skinner is hosting the Jewels Inspired by Nature exhibition, showcasing 44 stunning enamelled pieces by contemporary Russian designer Ilgiz F influenced by the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods.
Tod’s has unveiled the first in a new series of collaborations with other designers: Alessandro Dell’Acqua, best known for a lingerie-inspired take on femininity, adds velvet bows and kitten heels to the iconic pebble-soled shoe, among other items.
PRU, Jim Ophorst’s farm-to-table restaurant at Trisara Phuket, which plates delicious meals using the locale’s abundant harvest, has been awarded a Michelin star – the province’s first.
Wilderness Safaris’ six-tent Magashi camp in Rwanda, set to open in March, will offer its guests life-affirming tours on which chances to spot rare wildlife such as the shoebill stork will be in abundance.
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