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May 25, 2024

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Luxury news wrap: New Hermès boutique plus the Mercedes Benz electric G-Wagon

Arushi Sakhuja 

The world of luxury is constantly buzzing with excitement. While international brands are blossoming at Jio World Plaza, Indian designers are pushing the boundaries. When it comes to automobiles, e-vehicles are leading the way and in the watch world, experts believe that nothing can ever compete with luxury watchmaking. Here is a round-up of all the luxury news updates for the week.

Omega releases a new Omega Speed Master Chronoscope collection

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As the official timekeepers of the anticipated Paris Olympics 2024, luxury watch-making brand Omega has unveiled a new Speedmaster Chronoscope collection. Counting down 100 days to the Paris 2024 Olympics, Omega, the Official Timekeeper of the Games since 1932,  the watch bears the colours of the competition. Making it to this weeks luxury new updates, There are four variations of the 42mm watches available. Two of them come in stainless steel with an anodized aluminium bezel on either a steel or perforated rubber strap. The other two are made from Omega’s proprietary 18K Moonshine™ Gold case and are available with either a Moonshine™ Gold bracelet or a black calfskin leather strap. All of the models feature the gold, black, and white colour scheme of the Olympic Games.

Hermès Opens a new Boutique at Jio world Plaza

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The second Hermès boutique has just opened in Mumbai at Jio World Plaza, and the new store is a homage to the colours synonymous with the brand, orange. With an unconventional design, the store’s exterior is decorated with kinetic metal 3D tiles, featuring Hermès’ iconic orange colour and deep jewel tones of peacock blue. Designed by the renowned Parisian architecture agency RDAI, the Hermès store has been meticulously curated to showcase the brand’s sixteen distinct crafts, or metiers. The open-store plan salon features a diverse range of products including silks, fashion jewellery, home decor, perfumes, and beauty lines. Captivating your gaze is the artistic window display of the store by designer and filmmaker Aradhana Seth.

Italian School of Fashion & Design, Istituto Marangoni has launched their brand new campus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the Fashion Commission
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Istituto Marangoni, in collaboration with the Saudi Fashion Commission, has announced plans to establish a Higher Training Institute in Riyadh, marking a significant milestone in the development of the Kingdom’s fashion and luxury sectors. The initiative, set to commence in 2025, aims to introduce international courses tailored to the local market, with a focus on fashion and luxury education.

Aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, the institute seeks to empower local talent, particularly women, and contribute to the Kingdom’s emergence as a dynamic hub for the fashion and luxury industries. Accredited by TVTC, the institute will offer a diverse range of courses, including Fashion Design, Fashion Management, Fragrances & Cosmetics, and Interior Design, catering to both aspiring professionals and established industry players.

Shantnu Nikhil unveils Spring Summer, Collection Sicilia

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Shantnu Nikhil have introduced their latest Spring/Summer collection, Sicilia. This stunning line tells a captivating story inspired by the designers’ recent journeys, blending modern elegance with timeless charm. Each piece in the collection captures the magical transition from vibrant sunset to peaceful dawn, set against a backdrop of serene melodies. Sicilia brims with a sense of adventure and exploration. The designs feature bold geometric floral patterns, drawing inspiration from the lively streets of Sicily adorned with vibrant flowers that fill the air with colour and fragrance. Soft pink tones evoke the warmth of Mediterranean sunsets, inviting fashion enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the island’s romantic vistas. With its captivating allure, ‘Sicilia’ promises to captivate hearts and ignite imaginations with its fusion of culture, emotion, and beauty.

Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner launches in India, available exclusively at Sephora

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Luxury news updates for the week? Kylie Cosmetics has finally landed in India, fulfilling every beauty enthusiast’s dream. The launch assortment features coveted products like Matte and Velvet Lip Kits, alongside recent favourites including Precision Pout Lip Liner, Power Plush Longwear Foundation, Kylash Volume Mascara, Power Plush Longwear Concealer, and Tinted Butter Balm.

Expressing her enthusiasm, Kylie Jenner, the founder of Kylie Cosmetics, stated, “I am so excited to launch Kylie Cosmetics in India – I created Kylie Cosmetics to give my fans access to the makeup products that I use and love, and I can’t wait to share my collection with all my fans in India.” Since its inception in 2015 with the iconic Kylie Lip Kits, the brand, backed by Coty, has expanded globally, reaching over 50 countries with a range spanning eyes, complexion, and innovative lip products. With a commitment to clean formulations and vegan ingredients, Kylie Cosmetics delivers trend-setting, high-quality, and high-performance beauty essentials beloved by fans worldwide.

Vivienne Westwood’s personal wardrobe is being auctioned

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It doesn’t get more exciting than this for luxury news updates. Around 200 items from the personal wardrobe of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood will be auctioned off at Christie’s in June. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to various organizations supported by Westwood herself, including Greenpeace, Médecins Sans Frontières, Amnesty International, and The Vivienne Foundation. The auction, titled Vivienne Westwood: The Personal Collection, will include jewellery, fashion pieces, and accessories spanning four decades. The selection of items has been personally chosen by Westwood’s widower, Andreas Kronthaler. The items will be sold through two auctions: a live sale on June 25 in London, and an online auction from June 14 to 28. ⁠

Mercedes Benz unveils the new electric G-Wagon 

 

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Looking for luxury news updates in the world of automobiles? We have you covered. Mercedes Benz unveiled the final production model of its all-electric G-Wagon concept in 2021. The new Mercedes  boasts four motors, generating a total of 579 horsepower and has a range of 240 miles. This new 2025 EQ model is expected to be priced at around US$180k and should be available in the market from late 2024 to early 2025.

Arushi Sakhuja

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