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June 24, 2024

Luxury news highlights: From Apple’s new launched to Sabyasachi’s creation for Disney

Arushi Sakhuja
Whether you’re looking to keep up-to-date with the latest launches or know about the latest luxury store openings in town, we’ve rounded up the luxury highlights for the week.
Aashni and Co. opens in Mumbai  
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 Aashni and Co. finally opened doors to their flagship store in Mumbai’s upmarket Kala Ghoda. The artistically designed store exudes luxury and elegance by combining Indian sensibilities with a British sensibility. A multi-designer store offering exquisite couture that champions Indian textiles and craftsmanship, the store is a blessing for all to-be weds and fashion lovers alike. The exclusively curated Tea Bar further adds a hat tip to British culture at the store. 
Apple Wonderlust event 
Apple adopts the USB Type C port and AI
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tech launches iPhone 15
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This week’s luxury highlights are incomplete without a mention of tech giant Apple. During the Wonderlust event, Apple announced a series of new products and technological developments. The first is that after a lot of debate, Apple has finally adopted the use of the USB Type-C charging port. The event marked the unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 9 and the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, alongside the launch of the iPhone 15 series. Apple introduced the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, bringing pricier features from last year’s Pro models down-market and switched to a USB-C connector.⁣

The new models retain the same 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes of last year’s lower-end versions but has added features like a frosted glass back, a higher-resolution rear camera, the A16 processor and the Dynamic Island interface for alerts. In a video presentation live-streamed from Apple’s headquarters, the company showed models in new colours, including black, light blue and yellow.⁣

Prices remain $799 for the standard iPhone 15 and $899 for the iPhone 15 Plus. Apple also unveiled the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. 
Disney X Swarovski  
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Disney100 x Swarovski’s new collaboration features a glistening collection of jewellery and home décor products. Staying true to the ethos of Walt Disney, the collection heroes three of Disney’s most iconic characters – Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse. The jewelled treasures come in the sweet, fun-loving spirit of the characters as motif pendants, chains, and earrings – all embellished with precision-cut pavé crystals and oversized faceted crystals. Crafted to spark joy, their brilliant shine is enhanced with rhodium-tone plating, giving the pieces an enchanting glow.
On the other hand, The Disney100 x Swarovski home décor collection is crafted from Aurora Borealis crystals, and figurines of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse radiate with a magical shimmer, illuminated by the incredible reflective properties of Swarovski’s unique crystal named after the Northern Lights.  
Russia’s state-controlled diamond miner has unearthed a 390.7-carat
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Photo Courtesy: Alrosa
Russia’s state-controlled diamond miner has unearthed a 390.7-carat gem of jewellery quality, the largest found in the country since 2013. “The found diamond is a light crystal of an irregular shape, bordered by a yellow-brown halo – a combination of mass, shape and colour that is unique today,” Alrosa said in a statement. Before this discovery, the largest gemstone-quality diamond discovered in Russia was a 401-carat stone earthed in 2013.
New Range Rover Velar Launch
Range Rover Velar Launch
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The new Range Rover Velar, priced at 94.3 lakh, was launched in New Delhi yesterday. Rajan Amba, Managing Director of JLR India was present at the launch event. The new Range Rover is available in four colours, and two interior leather colourway options including deep garnet and caraway. Changes include a redesigned centre console ensuring a better ergonomic experience,  an intuitive 28.96 cm screen, 20-way massage front seats and much more.
Louis Vuitton to renovate store in Paris with a trunk exterior 
Luxury highlights Louis Vuitton to renovate store in Paris with a trunk exterior
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Luxury on the street quite literally, with Louis Vuitton’s latest announcement. Making it to the luxury highlights, the brand shared a render of its latest project, an oversized trunk IRL. The store will open at 103 Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the emblematic Art Nouveau building will be renovated, during its construction, it will be the home to an iconic LV product. ⁠
The exterior will be transformed into an oversized Monogram trunk for the duration of the refurbishment. “The facade will be adorned with a Monogram metal mesh, made of wood and aluminium”, the brand explains. 
Sabyasachi Mukherjee has unveiled his creation for Disney’s Create 100
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Sabyasachi Mukherjee has joined a collective of some of the world’s most esteemed creative legends who are coming together to benefit Make-A-Wish® to celebrate 100 years of Disney. Today, he unveiled his creation  ‘Namaste Mickey’ which is a piece hand painted by the Sabyasachi Art Foundation. The painting is made using earth colours in Tempera and digitally transferred on to handwoven cotton and embroidered using multi-media techniques. It’s appliqued and collaged with hand-embroidered textiles and metal detailing from the ateliers of Sabyasachi. The artwork is framed with embroidered textiles on hard oak wood.
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