In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Prada’s Galleria handbag campaign stars Scarlett Johansson, luxurious Father’s Day golf gifts from Berluti, hop on VistaJet for specially curated Private World experiences, and more.
‘Find Your Shangri-La’ Global Campaign
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The fictional place in James Hilton’s novel, which has become synonymous with an earthly paradise, also inspired the name of the luxury hotel chain that promises an unforgettable stay. A whimsical brand film by Grammy award-winning director Dave Meyers brings to life fanciful characters that represent the different guest personas and chronicles how they find their happiness at the hotel properties. These characters include Penguins and a Wedding Dress crafted by acclaimed Chinese couturier Guo Pei. An exclusive menu has also been curated for the campaign, which is inspired by Chinese and regional Asian cuisines and unique to each hotel. The menus and a collection of special drinks are available at selected Shangri-La hotels in France, China, Thailand, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and Singapore from now until 13 August.
Prada’s Galleria Handbag Campaign Stars Scarlett Johansson
Certain handbags have cemented themselves in fashion history, and one such bag is the Prada Galleria handbag. First debuted in 2007, its name pays tribute to the brand’s first boutique. In the new ‘The Glass Age’ campaign, pop-inspired colours form the kaleidoscopic universe created by conceptual artist Alex Da Corte for the dedicated campaign starring actor Scarlett Johansson. The handbag is available in a selection of eight exclusive limited edition styles and is embellished with vibrant geometric patterns printed in colours such as White and Cider on the distinctive Saffiano leather.
Luxurious Father’s Day Golf Gifts From Berluti
If your father’s golf fashion quotient requires an upgrade, look no further than Berluti, the prestigious leather maker established in 1895. Berluti’s latest capsule collection is dedicated to the world of golf and will prepare your family patriarch from head to toe as he attempts a hole-in-one. Elegant jackets with leather detailing, polo shirts in knit embroidered with the Berluti B, and the new leather Swing lace-up derbies with a sole designed for golfing are some of the choice picks. The perfect accompaniment for the course is a golf bag in Venezia leather with a Nero Verde patina, which can be monogrammed with his initials and comes equipped with four aluminium tees, three golf balls, and three headcovers.
Versace Harks Back To The 90s With Its Allover Collection
With 90s fashion trends making a comeback, the Italian fashion house is adding its own take to the fad with a series of styles featuring the Versace Allover—a multi-logo jacquard based on their Versace logo of the 1990s. Highlights include matching separates such as fitted women’s dresses with leather trim and Medusa ’95 hardware detailing. Meanwhile, matching shorts and pants with cargo-style patch pockets will elevate the casual style for the gents. Accessories include the La Medusa tote and handbags, as well as bucket hats, which were ubiquitous during the era.
Ulysse Nardin Presents The Ocean Race Diver Chronograph
As its official timing partner, the independent Swiss watchmaker celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ocean Race, one of the world’s toughest sailing competitions, with the release of a new limited edition of its Diver Chronograph. A reflection of its environmental commitments, sustainable materials are also included in the timepiece, such as upcycled fibres from airplane fuselage offcuts. Water-resistant to 300 metres, its 44mm sandblasted black DLC titanium case houses the Ulysse Nardin Manufacture chronograph calibre UN-150 and its 318 components. This movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back and bears the number ‘50’ in tribute to the anniversary. The Ocean Race Diver Chronograph 44MM is limited to 100 pieces and retails at RM67,100.00.
Hop On VistaJet For Specially Curated Private World experiences
This summer, VistaJet has expanded on its bespoke experiences for its Private World Program, which provides exclusive benefits for its members. Board a flight to the scenic Amalfi Coast where you will be hosted in an exclusive cliffside property, the only one in the area with private beach access. In Greece, board a luxury super yacht as you indulge in an intimate culinary experience while sailing the mythical Greek islands including Leonard Cohen’s Hydra. For those who value privacy, journey from the airport via a yacht to the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi where reef, beach and overwater villas spanning three interconnected islands await, including an independent private island with dedicated staff and luxury amenities.
Mandarin Oriental Hotels Launch Wellness Music Programme
In conjunction with the Global Wellness Day on 10 June, The Spas at Mandarin Oriental is debuting its Wellness Music Program. Mandarin Oriental collaborated with MusicStyling, a network of world-renowned ambient composers as well as a highly qualified internal team of experts to elevate the wellness journeys of their guests. The programme serves to enhance Mandarin Oriental’s holistic signature treatments that are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. It draws inspiration from ancient Oriental philosophies and is designed to further nurture guests and deliver a deeper sense of renewal for the ultimate pampering experience. For the celebration, the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur will also be offering a Tabata workout and a complimentary fitness assessment.
The Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter Four Continues The Lost Distillery’s Line Of Rare, Aged Releases
Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter Four (£50,000) is the fourth in a series of highly exclusive Irish Whiskey releases that pay tribute to the old Midleton Distillery, which was open between 1825 and 1975. Aged for 48 years, Chapter Four lives up to the collection’s reputation as the oldest Irish whiskey collection ever produced. It was selected out of the few casks remaining of the renowned, once-bustling distillery’s stock, and consists of a blended Irish whiskey resulting from the delicate marriage of pot and grain whiskeys. Bottled at a cask strength 53.9 per cent ABV, only 119 bottles are available worldwide. It arrives in a crystal decanter from the House of Waterford, housed in a striking lacewood box.