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June 21, 2024

Luxury news updates from fashion to liquor and beauty

Arushi Sakhuja  
From fashion to automobiles, beauty and liquor, the world of luxury has something for everyone. Be it new launches or collaborations that get our heart racing, when it comes to luxury news, here’s the latest scoop.  
Lamborghini’s new Urus Performante  
Lamborghini's new Urus Performante
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True to its name, Urus Performante has performed at its zenith. Urus Performante is the sporty evolution of the first-ever Super Sport Utility Vehicle, one that defines a new segment as the absolute all-around super sports car. With its distinctive, sporting design, revolutionary use of lightweight components and improved aerodynamics, Urus Performante elevates driving fun and SUV performance to a whole new level. The most exclusive model in the Urus family raises the bar of high-performance SUV for a new frontier of driving humans beyond. e 4.4 litre twin turbo V8 now makes a stratospheric 666 bhp. Coupled with 47 kgs of weight saving this SUV flies to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. The lightweight titanium Akrapovic sports exhaust as standard gives you a sharp V8 soundtrack. Urus Performante is truly a supercar wrapped in the charm of SUV!
Lancome x Louvre Museum 
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French beauty brand Lancôme has teamed up with the Louvre Museum on a limited-edition skincare and make-up collection making it to the luxury news for this week. The ‘Lancôme x Louvre’ collection, created by Lisa Eldridge takes inspiration from nine masterpieces featured in the Parisian museum as well as the museum’s lights and colours.

The limited-edition collection features 6 products wrapped in stories of femininity – four shades of L’Absolu Rouge Matte lipsticks, a new take on the iconic bottle of the Advanced Génifique serum, and the five-pan Richelieu Wing face and eye shadow palette, each wrapped in the imagery of a classic piece from Paris’s world-famous museum. The creamy Celestial Rose lipstick, for example, features a depiction of the sculpture La Nymphe Echo by Lemoyne Saint Paul printed on its cap.

Françoise Lehmann, general manager at Lancôme International, added: “At Lancôme, beauty is a living art; beauty itself, as a personal ritual, is the way to express oneself and stand out in a way that transcends ever-changing standards.

LÓreal appoints Manashi Guha as Consumer Products Divison Managing Director, UK & Ireland
Manashi Guha as Consumer Products Divison Managing Director, UK & Ireland
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L’Oréal has appointed South East Asian women leader, Manashi Guha as Managing Director, CPD for L’Oréal UK & Ireland from October 1, and this is worth a mention in luxury news. Making a strong case for South Asian women in power, CPD holds a unique brand portfolio including its four iconic global brands of L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline New York, Garnier and NYX Professional Make Up.  
Manashi was most recently a founding member of the South Asia Pacific Middle East North Africa (SAPMENA) Zone Management Committee, a new Zone formed in 2021. Manashi’s new appointment reflects rising global leadership talent emerging from the SAPMENA region. With her leadership experience in emerging and fast-evolving markets, particularly the dynamic markets of India and Indonesia, Manashi will bring to her new assignment in UK & Ireland an entrepreneurial mindset, consumer centricity, agility, passion for innovation and excellence.   
Commenting on the appointment, Manashi said, “As an Asian Indian wo(mentor), I believe the world is our oyster – we create our reality by unapologetically being who we are. L’Oréal Groupe is an incredible place to create your own reality where I have been recognized and encouraged for bringing my true self to the table.” 
Prada’s design director steps down 
Prada's design director steps down
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This piece of luxury news may break you hearts. Italian designer Fabio Zambernardi, a key deputy of Miuccia Prada since the 1990s, is preparing to step back from his role at Prada Group at the end of 2023. The Spring/Summer shows for the group’s Prada and Miu Miu brands are likely to be Zambernardi’s last.
Zambernardi started at Prada in the 1980s, eventually rising to lead its shoe division in 1997 before being named design director for both Prada and Miu Miu in 2002.

A behind-the-scenes force, Zambernardi helped to shape Prada’s trademark aesthetic, melding improbable prints with rigorous cuts, and has long shared Mrs Prada’s fascination with camp and kitsch femininity, as well as her obsession with uniforms.

Swatch X Blancpain  
Swatch X Blancpain
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Swatch is honouring Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms with five new models. Dubbed the Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms, the collection references the brand’s own diver’s watches as the pieces reproduce all the Fifty Fathoms hallmarks from its superior water resistance to its mechanical movement, and its secured rotating bezel and anti-magnetic protection.⁠

Additionally, each one is named after the Earth’s oceans. In keeping with this idea, the casebacks of the timepieces feature an illustration of a colourful animal found in all five bodies of water: the nudibranch. The graphic can be found on the movement’s rotor while also allowing the watch to recharge automatically as the wearer’s wrist moves. Swipe through to get a closer look.⁠ 
Swarovski collaborates with EssilorLuxottica 
Photo Courtesy: Swarvoski
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Photo Courtesy: Swarvoski
Swarovski has partnered with eyewear industry leader Essilor Luxottica to unveil a full new collection of premium sunglasses and Opticals making it to the luxury news this week. 
Inspired by some of Swarovski’s most iconic jewellery families and designed under the creative direction of Giovanna Engelbert, the new collection has been crafted with the brand’s signature savoir-faire and mastery of light, cut and colour. From statement shapes and brilliantly faceted crystals to sleek metals and signature touches, each piece captures the bold and joyful elegance of Swarovski. 
The eyewear range launches with a stunning visual campaign, shot by the critically acclaimed fashion photographer Steven Meisel, which features a striking pair of green sunglasses inspired by the Lucent jewellery family, styled with matching green Millenia jewellery. It’s a vibrant introduction to the collection’s head-turning shapes embellished with bold-colored crystals. 
The Macallan has introduced The Macallan Colour Collection 
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Photo Courtesy: The Macallan
The Macallan has introduced The Macallan Colour Collection, a new range of exceptional age-statement whiskies celebrating the brand’s commitment to natural colour and reflecting the influence of sherry seasoning. 
The Macallan Colour Collection is a collaboration with visionary US graphic designer David Carson, who took inspiration from Jerez, a singular land of historic vineyards and fine wines where The Macallan’s sherry-seasoned oak casks are crafted.   
The Macallan Colour Collection, which is a global travel exclusive, comprises five age-statement single-malt Scotch whiskies. From the gold oak of the Colour Collection 12 Years Old to the burnished chestnut of the Colour Collection 30 Years Old, the range spans the radiant tones of the whisky spectrum, to showcase the exquisite natural tones derived from maturation in The Macallan’s exceptional sherry-seasoned oak casks. 
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