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MZ Wallace Reveals Debut Men’s Collection

By Alex Martin

Luxury bag specialists MZ Wallace has announced the launch of its first-ever men’s collection. The Bleecker Collection will be available from November 5 and features six signature styles ranging from $95 to $425. The company was established in 2000 and has successfully grabbed a piece of a very competitive industry. The women’s collections have proved popular for their pragmatic design, […]

Men’s Fall Fashion: Camel Craze

By Kristen Shirley

There’s something super-chic about wearing head-to-toe camel hues. Test the trend with a cashmere sweater and an elegant overcoat or a pair of Chelsea boots and a timeless leather backpack. Above: Fendi jacket, $1,290, shirt, $490, trousers, $1,290, soft travel case, $2,290, Cuban-heel shoes, $990, Fendi in New York, +1 212 897 2244, fendi.com Above: Ghurka Blazer No 278 backpack […]

Women’s Fall Fashion: Luxury Leopard Prints

By Kristen Shirley

We love fashion’s obsession with animal print, whether it’s gracing an elegant bag, a fabulous coat or a sleek panther brooch. Above: Giuseppe Zanotti V Lorelai Baguette clutch, $895, Giuseppe Zanotti in New York, +1 212 650 0455, giuseppezanotti.com Above: Van Cleef & Arpels Panthère à l’Affût clip in 18K yellow, white and rose gold with 8.58 carats diamonds, .85 […]

Men’s Fall Fashion: All About Corduroy

By Kristen Shirley

The Seventies are back in full force. The resurgence of corduroy (although this time, it’s tailored and elevated) heralds a new era for the fabric — wear it in traditional blazer form, an unexpected jacket or a sleek loafer. Above: Salvatore Ferragamo corduroy puffer jacket, $2,600, button-down shirt, $630, t-shirt, $430, trousers, $730, Salvatore Ferragamo in New York, +1 212 […]

Women’s Fall Fashion: Pale Pistachio

By Kristen Shirley

Give shades of mint and pistachio the green light this fall. Go all in with a luxurious green coat, or choose jade jewelry for a subtle accent. Above: Sally LaPointe Jade leather trench coat with fur collar, $7,500, sallylapointe.com Above: Marc Jacobs Mint Shetland coat, $2,200, Mint Shetland knee-length skirt, $950, Olive plaid button-down shirt, $450, Melange sweater with scarf, […]

Travel Diaries: Garrett Leight & Elena Doukas of Mr Leight

By Emma Reynolds

In our ongoing Travel Diaries series, Elite Traveler speaks with designers, style icons and gurus in their respective fields on their must-have travel items when trotting the globe. Garrett Leight, Founder of Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) & Elena Doukas, Head Product Designer at GLCO and Mr Leight Los Angeles Los Angeles-native Garrett Leight is no stranger to the eyewear […]

Behind the Scenes: Fendi Mini Peekaboo

By Kristen Shirley

Since its introduction in 2009, Fendi’s peekaboo, the ‘anti it bag,’ has appeared in countless iterations on the runway. We head to the Fendi Atelier and Scuola di Pelletteria (leather school) in Tuscany, Italy to see how the company’s limited-edition Mini Peekaboo bags are made. Everything begins with the famed Selleria Cuoio Romano leather. This naturally grained leather is vegetable […]

Fall Issue Cover Shoot: Countryside Glamour

By Elite Traveler

We head to the bucolic countryside of Bray, England to capture this season’s most colorful, monochromatic looks. Above: Versace orange silk-ribbed turtleneck, $400, satin-and-silk crepe skirt, $1,500. Jack de Boucheron necklace in 18K yellow gold with 1.04 carats diamonds, $15,110. Pendant earrings in 18K yellow gold with 20.94 carats citrine and .63 carats diamonds, $15,300. Chopard Happy Sport watch in […]

Christian Louboutin on Why Time is the Ultimate Luxury

By Kristen Shirley

Since his first encounter as a teenager with the magical kingdom of Bhutan, French designer Christian Louboutin has been entranced with its architecture, art and people. He speaks to Kristen Shirley about culture, tradition and craftsmanship. Is it possible to conquer the world with stilettos? If you’re looking at the meteoric rise and enduring popularity of Christian Louboutin’s ubiquitous red-soled […]

Behind The Scenes with Lapima Sunglasses

By Emma Reynolds

In our online Craftsmanship series, we take you behind-the-scenes with some of the world’s most talented designers to show you how your favorite luxury products are made.  Lapima Sunglasses Saõ Paulo, Brazil-based Lapima is a luxury sunglass brand that is taking the market by storm. You can point a pair of Lapima’s out from any crowd: They are typically monochrome, statement-making […]