Luxury highlights for the week

Arushi Sakhuja
This week has been buzzing with luxury news, from the Lakme Fashion week to Rolls Royce’s new car in collaboration with Iris Van Herpen. Here is all the scoop you need for the week.
Lakme fashion week X FDCI kickstarts in Mumbai 

It’s the official fashion season in India with the Lakme Fashion Week X FDCI kickstarting in Mumbai Jio Gardens from March 9 until March 12. Day 1 started with a special show by Gennext 2023 winners followed by the opening show by Anavila. “Dabu” is an ode to the simple elegance of a sari, unstitched and exquisitely draped, and is a marvel of unfettered and fluid creativity. A highlight was the R|ElanTM Circular Design Challenge Doodlage featuring clothing made from waste, Chamar, Iro Iro in partnership with the United Nations. Vaishali S brought drama to the show and Rakulpreet turned up the heat as the show-stopper for Shruti Sancheti.
Aston Martin to launch its first EV car in 2025
Aston Martin EV
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British car marque Aston Martin is gearing up for an electrifying future. The British automaker has big plans to revamp its sports car lineup in the near future, including introducing a battery-powered model by 2025.
Seiko launches the 110th-anniversary editions 
Seiko launches the 110th anniversary editions luxury highlights
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Commemorating the 110th anniversary of SEIKO, four new models join the Presage Craftsmanship Series showcasing traditional Japanese handcraftsmanship and the mechanical mastery of SEIKO watchmaking. The brand unveiled four special timepieces on the occasion. For this special anniversary series, SEIKO is presenting a limited-edition Presage watch in four materials – Enamel, Urushi lacquer, Arita porcelain, and Shippo enamel. Each, tells a unique story of Japan. In variations, the new models boast a power reserve, day and date indicator.
Paris Notre Dame to open in December 2024
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The reconstruction of Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral is ahead of schedule and visitors will once again be able to traverse its halls in December 2024. ⁠The 860-year-old monument caught fire nearly three years ago and largely destroyed the building. After several years of funding efforts and careful planning, the actual rebuilding phase began in 2022 and will be made to mimic the exact look and specifications of the cathedral prior to the fire. ⁠
Rolls Royce X Iris Van Herpen 
Rolls Royce X Iris Van Herpen
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have always been a pioneer in bespoke luxury, and the Phantom Syntopia takes this commitment to the next level. Working with fashion designer Iris van Herpen, the automaker has created the most technically complex bespoke model in its 116-year history. From the Liquid Noir colour scheme––featuring hints of purple, orange, magenta and blue––to the intricate hand-stitched leather and glass-organza petal accents, every detail of this one-off extended Phantom Series II is a testament to the art of customization.
Omega x Swatch MoonSwatch
Omega x Swatch MoonSwatch
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Yet another one of the luxury highlights for the week is that Swatch and Omega unveiled the latest model of their Bioceramic MoonSwatch Collection named “Mission to Moonshine Gold” with a second handmade out of “Moonshine Gold.” The watch’s second hand is made from Omega’s gold alloy and was produced during the full moon in February.⁠ The watch is not a limited edition model, the first drop is available today in London, Tokyo, Milan, and Zurich, but more locations will be announced soon.
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