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Men’s Style: Unlined, but Not Underdressed

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. One of the keys to dressing well,while not sweating bullets during the summer months, is minimizing the number of layers you are wearing. As we near the hottest and most humid time of the year, your goal will be to simplify and pare down. However, this […]

Dior Debuts 70th Anniversary Exhibition in Paris

By Olivia Cuccaro Seventy years ago, Christian Dior established his eponymous fashion house in France. In the decades that followed, the luxury fashion brand was succeeded by renowned couturiers Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and now, Maria Grazia Chiuri. To celebrate the anniversary of Dior’s entrée into the fashion world, the Musée des Arts […]

Women’s Style: Sugar Sweet

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. In our opinion, the best part of the continued blurring between seasons is not having to retire your wardrobe or rotate your closet. Florals in fall? Sure! White after Labor Day? Absolutely! Pastels year-round? You bet! Pre-fall’s pastels are perfect to carry you through the warm months […]

Shop the Shoot: The New Downtown

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. No longer empty after 6pm, Lower Manhattan has become one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. From Stone Street’s outdoor bars to the energy of Wall Street, we take to its streets to showcase spring’s casual tailoring. Canali Kei wool-cotton cashmere malfilé blazer, $1,650, and pants, $475, John […]

Charlotte Olympia x Globe-Trotter

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Inject some English glamour into your travels with Charlotte Olympia’s capsule collection for Globe-Trotter. The fabulous shoe designer and venerable luxury travel brand teamed up for a four-piece collection, available for a limited time. In addition to a 20in and 30in trolley and a glamorous […]

Men’s Style: The Kooples Journey through Asia

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Waris Ahluwalia is a fixture on the fashion and social scenes. His personal style landed him on Vanity Fair’s 2010 international best-Dressed list and British GQ’s best-Dressed list, international edition, in 2016. Ahluwalia also designs a jewelry collection, House of Waris, and has acted […]

Women’s Style: Slim Suits

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Could it be? Did designers decide to truly give women who work something to wear to the office, as well as a chic evening alternative to a dress? Yes! For pre-fall, many prim and fashionable looks walked the runway, but our favorite is the slim suit. […]

The Fussy Shopper VIP Gifting Service

By Lauren Jade Hill “If I can’t find something for a client, I become obsessed with getting it, so I get a real buzz when I’ve found it,” Sophie says as she sits across from me. In partnership, Sophie Spencer and Natalie Bellamy founded the high-end personal shopping, personal gifting and corporate gifting service The Fussy Shopper just over a […]

Men’s Style: Square Root

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Throughout the menswear collections shown in New York, London, Milan and Paris, we noticed a common ground that many of the designers shared. Squares were popping up all over the runways in various forms, from buffalo checks to windowpanes. It was seen on suiting, separates, […]

Vilebrequin Collaborates with Karl Lagerfeld

By Olivia Cuccaro Get your beach bag ready. Swimwear favorite Vilebrequin has teamed up with fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld on a new summer capsule collection. Vilebrequin’s French Riviera-cool combines with Lagerfeld’s chic sophistication for this season’s must-have beach pieces. Just in time for swim season, the limited-edition collection comprises eight items for both men and women. Drawing inspiration from rivieras […]