The instantly recognizable silhouette of an Azzedine Alaïa dress is the unofficial uniform of women in the fashion and art worlds, who are disciplines of the full skirt, nipped in waist and the designer's signature laser-cut perforations.
From a wicker Kelly bag at Hermes to shoes laden with golden sheaths of wheat at Alexander McQueen, straw and its variants were complemented by fashion in transparent, earthy tones in the spring summer collections.
The new faces that were introduced at Baselworld and the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch fairs marked a return to the classic with watchmakers employing timeless design coupled with innovations in precision.
Rustic structures that blend seamlessly into the rugged landscape are complemented by the signature sleek boxes of Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld on the vast estate of the Fasano Las Piedras hotel, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Neither a museum, gallery or traditional art storage facility, the Schaulager, near Basel is a unique contemporary art institution designed by Herzog & de Meuron. We showcase its pioneering approach to "visibly storing" art.
The Miho Museum, near Kyoto, was designed by I.M. Pei, who created a structure that is at once strikingly modern, respectful of traditional Japanese aesthetics and sits at ease within nature. As Pei himself once said, "This is Shangri-La".
The 103-year-old Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has unveiled his latest creation, the marvellous Centro Niemeyer in Avilés, Spain. Across a series of structures, Niemeyer's signature curves are more alluring than ever.
In the grand Palazzo Durini, leading Milanese design gallery Nilufar juxtaposed the baroque interiors with a striking presentation of ultra contemporary creations by eminent names including Andrea Branzi, Patricia Urquiola
The many sculptures by celebrated Italian designer Alessandro Mendini for mosaic manufacturer Bisazza were presented at Salone in a spectacular show that showcased more than 20 years of collaborations.
One of the highlights of the Salone del Mobile 2011 was the debut appearance of Hermès, who unveiled their new line of contemporary furniture in a striking cardboard pavilion conceived by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines.
The art director and production designer Dean Tavoularis is well known for his collaborations with Francis Ford Coppola, for whom he imagined Oscar-winning film sets. What is less known are his paintings, drawings and collages.
The Belgian art collector Baron Guy Ullens is renowned for his museum-quality holdings of early works by important contemporary Chinese artists, 106 of which he is selling on April 3 at Sotheby's Hong Kong.
100 artists and designers have each created an original work utilizing a traditional red brick, which will be sold at auction to benefit Ecoles du Monde, a charity that builds schools in Madagascar. Brick by brick, we showcase the highlights of the sale.
A spectacular sale of the contents of the Château de Gourdon includes rare objects by Jean Dunand, Eileen Gray and Emile-Jacques Ruhlman, among other names that excite collectors. Discover this feast of art deco, art nouveau and modernism.
The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is where the world’s most informed collectors head to purchase art, antiquities and design. We showcase some of the most rare objects available at this year’s fair, which opens on March 18.
Inspired by the traditional dress of the Middle East and Asia, the latest Moncler Gamme Rouge collection - designed by Giambattista Valli - goes far beyond sportswear and into the realm of avant-garde high fashion.
To wear them or to display them as sculpture? This is the dilemma posed by the extraordinarily sculpted heels in the Alexander McQueen Spring Summer collection, which reveal the inherited creativity of Sarah Burton.
The new restaurant from uber-chef Ferran Adrià opened on March 1 in Barcelona. Preceding the closure of El Bulli this July, Tickets will continue Adrià's pioneering approach to nouvelle cuisine with theatre both on and off the plate.
Lux Inside is a collective that combines medical scanners with digital art and photography to produce images that reveal the savoir-faire in luxury goods. These pictures and artisan-made objects will be sold in Paris on March 1.