LUXURY NOW / TRAVEL & STYLE

A Classic Combination and Where to Wear It Black & white is a byword for cool and always in style. Whether it’s for the Oscars or summer holidays at the new Cheval Blanc in the Maldives, we select our favourite monochrome looks to create the ultimate capsule wardrobe for the events of the upcoming season.

A CLASSIC COMBINATION AND WHERE TO WEAR IT

Black & white is a byword for cool and always in style. Whether it's for the Oscars or summer holidays at the new Cheval Blanc in the Maldives, we select our favourite monochrome looks for the events of the upcoming season.

CONCEPT CARS: 5 DRIVES OF THE FUTURE

We take a spin in some of the latest vehicles to showcase new ideas in car design and technology, including the Mercedes Grand Turismo AMG, the remarkable Studio Job Land Rover and more.

THE SUBMERGED SUITE: A ROOM WITH AN (UNDERWATER) VIEW

Check-in (or dive in) to the Underwater Room at the Manta Resort on the paradise island of Pemba. Despite its modest accommodation, it offers the extraordinary experience of being submerged amongst a rich coral reef.

A TOUR OF "CARTIER: STYLE & HISTORY" AT THE GRAND PALAIS

The most important Cartier exhibition yet is a dazzling show of over 600 pieces of jewelry, clocks, watches and objects that display the house’s signature aesthetic of “le style moderne”. Co-curator Laure Dalon selects her favourite pieces.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT REVIVED: UNBUILT HOUSE REALISED 74 YEARS AFTER IT WAS DESIGNED

With a masterplan of 12 Frank Lloyd Wright structures, Florida Southern College is the largest single-site collection of his architecture. Remarkably, its thirteenth FLW building has just been completed with the recent construction of a 1939 design for a house.

DEFYING THE LAWS OF STYLE: THE INVISIBLE HELMET FOR CYCLISTS

Safe cycling is suddenly compatible with bouffant hairstyles with the launch of the impossible - an invisible helmet. Hövding cofounder Terese Alstin talks to us about her pioneering invention.

CASA CUBO BY ISAY WEINFELD

We tour an art-filled Sao Paulo residence created by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld for a couple of collectors who requested a structure that could accommodate private quarters as well as spaces for exhibitions.

BEYOND EXTRAVAGANCE

Amin Jaffer, International Director of Asian Art at Christie's, talks with us about a staggering collection of Indian jewelry put together in just three years for a Qatari, and which is showcased in a new Assouline book.

DREAM DRIVES

Art of the Automobile is being billed as one of the most important automobile auctions ever. Taking place on November 21 and expertly curated by RM Auctions, 18 of the 34 vehicles are expected to fetch over $1 million.

ZAHA HADID: SCULPTURE-AT-SEA

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid is making waves with a new yacht concept for Blohm+Voss that sees her signature sensational lines set sail in a 128m megayacht.

"WHAT DO I WEAR TO BED? WHY CHANEL NO. 5, OF COURSE!"

Hear Marilyn Monroe's seductive statement for the first time in previously unheard recordings that are at the heart of Chanel's emotion-filled Christmas advertising campaign.
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THE BEST OF THE BEST AT PAD

The Pavilion of Art & Design (PAD) is unique in its mix of 20th-century design, paintings, photographs, tribal art and antiquities. From Marc Newson tables to Lucio Fontana slash paintings, we round up the London sales.
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THE ART MARKET: FRIEZE VERSUS FIAC

Who bought what and for how much at October's contemporary art fairs? We talk to the dealers at Frieze in London and FIAC in Paris, while showcasing the big ticket buys made by collectors.
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AUCTION PREVIEW: EDITIONS AT PHILLIPS

Artists' editions offer a more accessible way to own an original artwork by a blue-chip artist. We take a look at the market for multiples and select our top 10 pieces from Phillips' upcoming Editions sale.

THE MODERN DOLLS' HOUSE

Clean lines and cutting edge ideas in architecture are re-imagined in tiny proportions for a new project that sees twenty leading architects commissioned to create a dolls' house that will be auctioned on November 11 in aid of KIDS

MAIKO TAKEDA: THE NEW MILLINERY

The creative disciplines of hat making, jewelry and fashion are fused in the avant garde creations of Japanese designer Maiko Takeda. We showcase the latest collection from the 2013 graduate of the Royal College of Art.

THE THOM BROWNEMOBILE

Cutting edge American fashion designer Thom Browne has turned things up a gear with a move from tailoring into the world of automobiles with a unique, all-chrome special edition of the Infiniti Q50.

SWANS: LEGENDS OF THE JET SOCIETY

British society author Nicholas Foulkes provides captivating insight into the historical heritage of travelling in international style in Swans: Legends of the Jet Society, published by Assouline.

THE HOUSE (AND HOTEL) HIDDEN IN A HILL

We check-in at Cae a Claveles, a house, studio and small bed & breakfast in Spain's Sierra de Cuera mountain range is all but invisible being hidden within the undulating hills and covered in a roof garden.

AZZEDINE ALAïA: "A SPIRIT OF INNOVATION"

The body-conscious silhouette and innovative techniques that were invented by fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa are celebrated in his first retrospective to take place in his adopted home of Paris. We take a tour.
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BEYOND LIMITS 2013: SOTHEBY'S AT CHATSWORTH

An annual selling exhibition from Sotheby's that takes place in the grounds of the magnificent Chatsworth Estate sees 20 important pieces of sculpture available to buy or simply to view.

THE AIRSHIP IS BACK!

Designed around the soon to be available technology of a new generation of airships, the Aether Luxury Airship concept gives a glimpse of what the next golden age of travel might look like.

LAPO'S WARDROBE

The signature style of Fiat heir and style icon Lapo Elkann is now available to buy in a new made-to-measure collection designed in collaboration with Gucci creative director Frida Giannini. We take a fitting.

CASA LEE BY MARCIO KOGAN

The sculptural linear construction of Mario Kogan's latest Sao Paulo residence is the epitome of the new Brazilian architectural aesthetic for sexy, minimal and elegant houses. We take a tour of the spectacular Casa Lee.
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THE PRIVATE PICASSO COLLECTION OF THE NAHMAD FAMILY

An exhibition in Monaco timed to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Picasso includes 101 paintings form the private collection of the Nahmad family.We take a tour of the show, including some of those Nahmad masterpieces.