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News wrap: Of India Art Fair 2023 & Audi’s A8

Arushi Sakhuja  
This week marks iconic moments from many brands. While Carl F Bucherer is celebrating its 135th anniversary, Adidas debuts its first new label in 50 years. Gucci gets a new creative director who is to take over the big shoes of Alessandro Michele and the Tiffany& Co. and Nike collaboration is making a buzz. Here are some of the key moments in the luxury sector.  
Carl F Bucherer 135th Anniversary Capsule Collection 
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Photo Courtesy: Carl F Bucherer
2023 marks the 135th birthday of Carl F. Bucherer, and to celebrate the occasion, the brand has launched a CFB Capsule Collection. The collection represents a departure from every other product presentation in the brand’s long history. The five watches reimagine bestsellers from the brand’s portfolio and make a powerful statement. These five watches will be launched on the same day, with each model debuting every two hours in a different cosmopolitan city.  
The Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Black is limited to 30 pieces; the Manero Peripheral Perpetual Calendar Black is limited to 88 pieces; the Manero Peripheral BigDate Black, is limited to 188 pieces and the Manero Flyback Black and Heritage BiCompax Annual Black will be available in unlimited numbers.  
The new electric Audi A8  
key moments The new electric Audi A8  
Photo Courtesy: Audi
Audi is basing its next-generation A8 on its Grandsphere prototype, unveiled in 2021. Likely to be released next year, the all-new model will only be available with an all-electric powertrain, making it one of the key moments this week.
From a design perspective, it will be like the prototype and the luxurious cruiser maintains a muscular, yet sleek outer appearance. The inside reveals an elegant interior inspired by first-class cabins on long-haul international flights. It makes sense why the vehicle was teased as a “private jet for the road” upon its reveal.⁠
Adidas launches a new label: adidas Sportswear
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Photo Courtesy: adidas/Instagram
One of the most renowned athleisure brands, Adidas debuts its first new label in 50 years: adidas Sportswear. The new label is aimed at gaining popularity with the Gen Z consumer. ⁠The adidas Sportswear category will sit between adidas’ well-known Performance and Originals offerings. Fusing the latest performance technology with style. ⁠  
Microsoft to use OpenAI to write emails  
Microsoft AI
Photo Courtesy: Microsoft/ Instagram
Microsoft is adding artificial intelligence capabilities to generate email replies to clients using OpenAI’s product for creating text. The AI tools will pull data from customer records and the Office email software. That information will then be used to generate emails containing personalized text, pricing details and promotions. Microsoft has been adding the AI research shop’s products and systems into software for computer programmers and the cloud. It plans to also use ChatGPT to enhance its Bing search engine.  
Tiffany & Co x Nike Air Force 1 1837  
The biggest news update for the week? Nike and Tiffany & Co. Finally announced their collaboration. The black sneakers come with a blue swoosh in the iconic tiffany hue. And the box also includes a pair of Air Force 1s and an array of sterling silver accessories – a shoe brush, a shoe horn, a pair of dubraes and a whistle. And if you’re interested to cop this collection, it’ll be available on Nike’s SNKRS app on Mar 7 
Sabato De Sarno is Gucci’s new creative head 
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One of the key moments this is week is that Gucci announced that Sabato De Sarno will be Alessandro Michele’s successor at the Italian luxury fashion house. De Sarno will present his debut runway collection at Milan Women’s Fashion Week in September 2023. Sabato De Sarno began his career at Prada in 2005, moving to Dolce & Gabbana before joining Valentino in 2009. It’s fair to say that De Sarno has what it takes to fill Michele’s big shoes, with his expertise working at notable houses in the industry.  
India Art Fair 2023 to kick start in Delhi next week  
Photo Courtesy: India Art Fair and BMW India
Photo Courtesy: India Art Fair
The India Art Fair 2023 edition is all set to begin next week. The show will feature a multiplicity of cutting-edge contemporary and digital artistic talent alongside modern masters Offering a year-round platform, the fair champions the strength and diversity of Indian and South Asian art and artists. The fair will present 86 exhibitors, including 72 galleries and 12 institutions. Building on the success of the last edition, the 2023 fair will be the most ambitious to date, with larger floorspace to showcase South Asia’s greatest talent, spanning cutting-edge contemporary art and modern masters, and a new Studio presenting the fair’s Digital Artist in Residence programme.
India Art Fair Venue: NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi 
Fair Dates: 9 – 12 February 2023 
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Arushi Sakhuja


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