MC Recommends: A Tina Turner single with a story; Kolkata Old-Fashioned at Chef Sujan Sarkar’s Indienne in London; an 8K TV that costs half a crore rupees; adventure motorcycle KTM390’s India launch; an aniseed-flavoured vodka; a book that takes you beyond disruption as an economic idea; and Lexus collaborates with Abraham & Thakore on limited edition jackets.
Pernod Ricard is all set to launch an Indian single malt; a barrel aged rum from the people behind Maka Zai and a cask strength Indri expression.
As the social media noise over prices of Aryan Khan’s streetwear settles down with a completely sold-out jacket capsule, we look at how luxury streetwear is priced across the world and the young brands powering the rise of this edgy, contemporary apparel style in India and abroad.
In the early 2000s, there was supermodel Ujjwala Raut, YSL’s Indian muse. Then in 2021, after almost a decade, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was chosen by Bvlgari as its brand ambassador. And now with Deepika Padukone representing LV and Alia Bhatt as Gucci’s Indian face, we have come a full circle.
Ahead of World Wine Day, we look at cricketing legends who are also confirmed oenophiles.
Britain’s answer to LVMH is suffering a setback. But don’t rule out its transformation just yet.
How a lustrous drop of calcium carbonate wreathes it all in.
The Bollywood star’s Met Gala debut look is inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s classic Cinderella-like billowing gowns for the luxury house Chanel, and is designed as a tribute by Prabal Gurung.
The restoration of Notre Dame, Gucci’s collectable cocktail, Mini Cooper EV, Rado’s limited edition ceramic watch, rare rug weaved by a pastoral community, and perfume with the fragrance of ancient perfumery.
These cycles are custom-built – from the groupsets that form the ‘gear’ to the wheels, the spokes, and even the handlebar can be handpicked by professional athletes and weight weenies.
Quiet luxury is logo-free (not brand-free) and elegant, with a focus on quality, cut and expensive materials.
Two variants of Camikara sipping rum are expected to go on sale later this year: a 3-year-old priced between Rs 1,400 and Rs 2,400 and an 8YO in the range of Rs 2,800-4,500.
Financial crises, a pandemic, geopolitical ructions and more have done little to dent the rise of the luxury sector
A group of corporate behemoths confounds the Old Continent’s doomsayers
A Scotch whisky finished in Japanese Awamori casks, Georgi Gospodinov’s stellar International Booker-shortlisted work, a men’s fragrance, and the latest from Blues’ it girl Ally Venable.
A clutch of French companies dominate the global market for luxury and beauty goods, making their founders and heirs even wealthier than before.
While you are shopping for gold this year for Akshaya Tritiya, check out jewellery in natural pearls too. Why are they appealing? No two natural pearls in the world are identical
Perfumes for men: Looking for a Monday morning pick-me-up or a refreshing summer scent? Look no further than these timeless citrus fragrances for men
In times of anxiety, everyone wants to look and feel like they have old money
A London Dry gin with a Tuscan soul and a blended whisky to pick up from duty-free, among others.
Climate change is at the core of an ocean-fused Japanese whisky as well as the cuisine of a Parisian fine-dining restaurant. The beauty of the natural world gets a leg-up with International Dark Sky Week, which encourages amateur astronomers and travellers to constellation-gaze. Also on our radar: Rolex’s six new watches and the well-researched Bloomsbury Handbook of Indian Cuisine.
Ramadan in Dubai: Top luxury brands, from Louis Vuitton to Versace, have rolled out kaftans, handbags, shoes and sunglasses that varies between sober pastels, florals and embroidered prints
Nikhil Kamath, cofounder of Zerodha and True Beacon, on price correction in luxury watches, modern Indian art vs vintage watches as asset classes to invest in and his favourite high-end timepieces.
The Dior X Chanakya retrospective and Dior Fall 2023 collection staging in Mumbai gave Indian craftsmanship its long-awaited due while acknowledging India’s place in the global luxury map.