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WHAT TO KNOW

  • Fashion • News • BY Sarah White SHARE

    GUCCI AIMS TO STEAL LV'S LUXURY CROWN

    Not if, but when

    Italian fashion house Gucci says it wants to reach 10 billion euros ($A15.5 billion) in annual sales and replace LVMH's Louis Vuitton as the world's biggest luxury label. The Gucci brand is reaping the benefits of a radical makeover under designer Alessandro Michele, with a flamboyant style that has won over fashion fans and helped sales surge.

  • Fashion • News • BY Jocelyn Noveck SHARE

    MET GALA THEME FOR 2019 REVEALED

    Camp: Notes on Fashion

    New York's Metropolitan Museum has announced that "Camp: Notes on Fashion" will be the title of its next blockbuster Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met Gala, where attendees do their best to dress according to the prescribed theme.

  • Automotive • News • BY Neue Luxury SHARE

    ROLLS-ROYCE DEBUTS ‘SPIRIT OF ECSTASY’ FABERGÉ EGG

    A symbol of excellence

    Two of the world’s most esteemed houses of luxury have joined forces to create one unique objet d’art, for one discerning patron. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Fabergé proudly announce the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Fabergé Egg.

  • Neue Luxury • Automotive • News • BY Costas Pitas SHARE

    ASTON MARTIN

    Aston Martin to float on London exchange

    UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin—best known for appearing in the James Bond films—has announced plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. Luxury carmaker Aston Martin plans to float on the London Stock Exchange, completing a turnaround for the once perennially loss-making company that could now be valued at up to STG5 billion ($A8.8 billion).

  • Neue Luxury • Art • News • BY Barbara Goldberg SHARE

    CHRISTIE'S TO AUCTION AI-CREATED ART

    Portrait of Edmond Belamy

    Auction house Christie's is set to auction a piece of artificially generated art for the first time. Christie's, the auction house that has sold paintings by Picasso and Monet at record prices, is poised to set another another milestone with the first-ever auction of art created by artificial intelligence.

  • Neue Luxury • Insight • News • BY Robin Powell SHARE

    BILLIONAIRES

    World billionaire wealth surges to $A12.6t

    Booming stock markets across the globe, higher property prices and economic growth were responsible for the record high in world billionaires' wealth. The total wealth held by the world's billionaires has surged by 19 per cent to $A12.6 trillion, according to a survey of more than 2,000 of the world's richest people.

WHAT TO READ

  • Neue Luxury • Issue 9 • Art • Feature • BY John McDonald SHARE

    LOUISE BOURGEOIS

    The repairer

    “Sculpture is an exorcism,” Louise Bourgeois once told an interviewer. “When you are really depressed and have no other way out except suicide, sculpture will get you out of it.” It’s the voice of a lifelong extremist: Give me art or give me death.

  • Neue Luxury • Issue 9 • Fashion • Feature • BY Paul Tierney SHARE

    KAIMIN

    Yin & Yang

    In this nicotine-stained café, once the preserve of market workers and late-night hustlers, there are black boys with pink hair talking fashion to white girls with Afros. “She’s beyond amazing,” declares a wild-eyed youth describing his latest discovery. “It’s like Lang on acid—sick and beautiful and completely NOW!” Beyond this scenario, lurking in the corner, sits legendary American photographer Annie Leibovitz—chic and understated, but surveying the room with a frosty antipathy. Paris Fashion Week is in full flow, and people are watching.

  • Neue Luxury • Issue 9 • Art • Feature • BY Imogen Eveson SHARE

    KLIMT & FLÖGE

    Between beauty and the abyss

    Both artist and designer imbued their work with the same love of nature, eclectic influences (from classical art to folk traditions and ethnography), and self-expression: Klimt, in his highly decorated Art Nouveau canvasses that swirled with symbolism and sexual desires; Flöge in her free flowing and bold reform dresses that liberated fin-de-siècle Viennese women from tight-laced fashions.

  • Neue Luxury • Issue 09 • Performance • Feature • BY Sheryl Garratt SHARE

    FKA TWIGS

    What FKA twigs can teach us

    For twigs, the biggest fear is not being authentic. Like Kate Bush or Björk, Benjamin Clementine or Tom Waits, she is one of those rare artists who are so completely, utterly themselves that they defy neat categorisation.

  • Neue Luxury • Gastronomy • Feature • BY Paul Tierney SHARE

    VIRGILIO MARTÍNEZ

    Good altitude

    Virgilio Martínez may be a long way from home but food is providing familiar comfort. The 40-year-old Peruvian super-chef is in Europe on a profile-raising trip of sorts, and the spoils of his craft are never far away.

  • Neue Luxury • Automotive • Feature • BY Kyle Fortune SHARE

    MCLAREN

    An interview with Robert Melville

    Robert Melville admits to obsessively drawing cars when he was a boy. He still does, though today it’s as design director at McLaren Automotive. Melville embodies the mindset and drive that has defined McLaren since Bruce McLaren set up his Formula One team in 1963.

  • Neue Luxury • Culture • Feature • BY Paul Tierney SHARE

    HIROSHI ISHIGURO

    The ghost in the machine

    It’s 7pm in Osaka, Japan, and Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro looks in need of a nightcap. Hyperactive to the point of distraction, he zips around his apartment seemingly wired on life. One minute, the esteemed roboticist is pacing the living room floor in search of wisdom. The next, he is nervously pulling a blind up and down, peering out of a window into a void of pitch-black infinity. The man can’t settle.

  • Neue Luxury • Issue 9 • Insight • Feature • BY Damon Young SHARE

    THE PHILOSOPHY OF FEAR AND FOOLHARDINESS

    Neue Perspective

    “Drop in like a pin.” The words come from my friend, who stands beside me on the cliff. Rocks, scrub, dried mud. “There’s no other way down,” he says. The quarry water is brown, darker than everything except the sky. I wonder how many car wrecks are under me? How many crags? I have been tricked into jumping, I know it. But I also know I must.

  • Architecture • News • SHARE

    SOMEWHERE OTHER

    John Wardle Architects

    John Wardle Architects (JWA) has unveiled its installation for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Invited by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the architecture studio is one of only two Australian practices whose work is included in the main exhibition, Freespace.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE

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    GUCCI

    Private viewing and shopping experience

    Described as daring, curiously compelling and with a streak of mystery and eccentricity, Alessandro Michele was appointed as Gucci’s creative director in January of 2015. This exclusive private preview and shopping experience will ensure that you are one of the first to preview Michele's latest collection in the ultra-exclusive Milano boutique. 

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    DOLCE&GABBANA

    Private bespoke design and fitting

    This exclusive private bespoke design and fitting experience is for those looking to create their ultimate one-of-a-kind dream garment in Dolce&Gabbana’s private residence. Supported by a Dolce&Gabbana master tailor and atelier director, you will be guided through the selection of luxurious fabrics, leathers and embellishments from their collection while enjoying champagne, canapés and conversation with representatives of one of the world’s finest fashion houses.

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    VERSACE

    Haute couture private presentation

    With access to the Atelier Versace private haute couture presentation within the Presidential suite of Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, you will be the envy of the fashion cognoscenti with an opportunity to meet Donatella.

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    ANNA WINTOUR

    A private audience with fashion royalty

    Anna Wintour is one of the most recognised and influential names in fashion. As editor-in-chief of American Vogue and the artistic director of Condé Nast, Wintour has consistently captured the zeitgeist to stunning editorial and material effect. This intimate opportunity to meet Ms Wintour followed by a private tour of the Conde Nast Headquarters, is something rare and exciting.

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    DIANNE VON FURSTENBERG

    A private audience

    Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Diane von Furstenberg entered the world of fashion in 1970 when she moved to New York and, two years later, founded her eponymous line. This private audience with Ms Furstenberg is complimented by a personal tour of DVF headquarters, private luxury transfers and accommodation at Soho House NYC.

  • Entertainment • SHARE

    FESTIVAL DE CANNES

    Red Carpet Experience

    The Festival de Cannes is one of the most coveted and prestigious film festivals in the world. Attracting the most iconic and glamorous film cognoscenti, this experience comes replete with 5 nights luxury accommodation at Hotel Martinez, official luxury transfers to and from the red carpet as well as Festival accreditation and access to the most coveted parties.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE

  • Gastronomy • SHARE

    PRIVATE ISLAND DINING

    A unique and intimate gastronomic experience

    Enveloped by lush tropical greenery and azure blue ocean, Bawah Reserve rests in sheltered seclusion 160 nautical miles northeast of Singapore in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago. With a bespoke menu designed and prepared by a Michelin star chef, this private dining experience comes replete with seaplane transfers, a dedicated experience manager, head sommelier, service staff and private butler.

  • Art • SHARE

    L'ART DE VIVRE

    From Paris to Provence

    American writer Henry Miller once remarked that “To know Paris is to know a great deal”. As the most visited city in the world, Paris has captivated, seduced and inspired for centuries. With an unmistakable aura of romance and mystery, your experience will commence with two nights at the most luxurious Parisian pied-à-terre, La Réserve Paris where you will find yourself in the heart of the city overlooking the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower and the Pantheon.

 

  • Adventure • SHARE

    THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

    Ultimate Iceland

    Iceland is a country of extreme geological contrasts. Widely known as 'The Land of Fire and Ice' Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. This exhilarating experience takes guests to two of the most exclusive and majestic destinations in Iceland, the exclusive Deplar Farm and the sublime Blue Lagoon. 

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    AUSTRALIA BY PRIVATE JET

    Discover one of the world’s last true frontiers

    Cited as one of our most luxurious and extraordinary experiences, this 13 day/14 night adventure takes guests on a majestic tour of Australia by Private Jet. From the natural beauty of Ningaloo Reef to the sublime sands of Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island and Margaret River, the pristine beauty of each destination is matched only by the extraordinary roster of lodgings at your service.

  • Gastronomy • SHARE

    DINNER BY HESTON

    Superyacht under the stars (Sydney, Australia)

    With a bespoke menu designed and prepared by Ashley Palmer-Watts, this intimate and highly coveted private dining experience is set aboard a private 37-metre motor yacht on the iconic Sydney Harbour and comes replete with a dedicated experience manager, head sommelier, service staff and private butler to ensure a unique and considered theatre of experience for you and your guests.

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    EXOTIC EAST AFRICA

    An unrivalled adventure through Kenya and Northwestern Rwanda by private jet.

    French novelist Marcel Proust once remarked that 'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes'. With its vast array of wildlife, millions of kilometers of pristine wilderness and inspiring warmth and hospitality, Africa is unlike any place on earth. Considered by many to be the cradle of civilisation, this thirteen day/twelve night experience takes guests on an unrivalled adventure through some of Kenya and Northwestern Rwanda most exotic and captivating landscapes.

  • Art • SHARE

    LEONARDO DA VINCIS
    THE LAST SUPPER

    Private viewing

    As one of art history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies, Da Vinci captured the scene using an experimental technique in favour of traditional fresco painting to dramatic consequence. This private after hours experience is a chance to view the work in quietude. Accompanied by a certified art history guide, you will be free to explore the semiotics, composition and rich history of the breath-taking masterpiece on your own terms.

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    MUSEÈ YVES SAINT LAURENT

    A Marrakech pilgrimage

    Morocco is a land of colourful contrasts—from centuries-old traditions to dramatic landscapes and striking design—the country is a melting pot for creative minds. Marrakech in particular has inspired designers for decades and was notably a significant influence on Yves Saint Laurent who first visited the city in 1966. We invite you to retrace Yves’ footsteps with a private tour of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (MYSLM) with an internationally acclaimed fashion writer and curator. 

WHAT TO SEE

  • Neue Luxury • Automotive • News • BY Neue Luxury SHARE

    ASTON MARTIN'S FIRST SUV BEGINS TESTING

    DBX on schedule for launch in 2019

    Aston Martin has made a significant and symbolic stride towards the luxury brand’s first SUV—now officially confirmed as

  • Art • News • SHARE

    HITO STEYERL

    Factory of the Sun

    The National Gallery of Victoria presents the Australian premiere of the ground-breaking video installation Factory of t

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    NGV GALA 2018

    A night like no other

    A highlight of Melbourne’s event calendar, the NGV Gala is a black-tie ball featuring art, fashion, music, fine wine and

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    DESIGNING WOMEN

    Modern day trailblazers defining the future through design.

    The NGV’s Designing Women exhibition will highlight the dynamic and critical force of female designers in shaping contem

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  • Architecture • News • SHARE

    SOMEWHERE OTHER

    John Wardle Architects

    John Wardle Architects (JWA) has unveiled its installation for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Invited by curator

  • Art • News • SHARE

    Mike Parr

    Kindness is so gangster

    Anna Schwartz Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Mike Parr entitled KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER from 5 Oct

  • Neue Luxury • Automotive • Feature • BY Neue Luxury SHARE

    TESLA MODEL X

    Dazzling technology takes flight

    It’s all too easy to measure a famous person’s success by their most recent exchanges in social media. Elon Musk doesn’t

  • Automotive • News • SHARE

    ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN

    Discover the first Rolls-Royce SUV

    Heralding a new era for the marque, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the first SUV in the Rolls-Royce bloodline, responding t

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