Prada Bans Fur, As Fashion Bows Again to Ethical Concerns

One of the fashion industry’s most iconic designers is turning her back on fur. Miuccia Prada, the creative director and controlling shareholder of Milan-based Prada SpA, said in a statement her company–also the maker of MiuMiu apparel and Church’s shoes–would no longer feature the material starting September with her next runway show. The brand joins […]

Exclusive: The Maker of Whispering Angel Is Releasing a New Luxury Wine

Ros? has long been a summer staple–at least for wine lovers, winemakers, vintners, and oenophiles of all skill levels. But it’s arguable that Whispering Angel put ros? and its source regions on the map for millions of consumers worldwide–especially in the United States–over the last several years. The year 2017 marked the first time that […]

The Secret Ingredients of Coveted Niche Beauty Brands

“Beauty wasn’t the initial idea, it was family,” says Xavier Desforges de Cauli?res, the 36-year-old founder of Maison Cauli?res–one of the most successful, under-the-radar independent beauty brands out of France. In four years, his body-care line has earned a prominent home within Rosewood luxury hotel properties around the world, from the spa at Paris’s H?tel […]

World’s Top Fashion Houses Clash Over Underage Model Ban

The world’s leading luxury fashion houses are clashing over the ethics of using models under 18 years old in photo shoots and fashion shows. Kering SA–the owner of Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Saint Laurent–has announced a pledge to stop hiring models under 18 to “represent adults” on the runway and in advertising […]

With White-Glove Service, China’s $112 Billion Luxury Goods Market Is Shifting Online

The Beijing delivery man who arrived with Christine Lin’s new silver bracelet came dressed in an elegant black suit — complete with white gloves. He knocked on the door of her apartment holding a delicate black box tied with a golden ribbon. Handing it to Lin, he asked her to confirm receipt with a fountain […]

The Dolomites: Where Italian Cuisine and Adventure Reach New Heights

If you thought Italy’s allure lay largely in the opportunity to wile the away the hours eating and drinking endlessly in pastel-hued piazzas–well, you’d be right. But that’s just part of its perennial magic. For those whose version of la dolce vita includes extraordinary natural beauty, the Dolomites are a true Valhalla. Rising over 10,000 […]

Acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller on Defining Fine Dining and Eating ‘Local’

The lines between fine dining and casual dining have become increasingly blurred over the last several years, as more restaurants do away with white tablecloths, one of the hallmarks of fine dining, while places that might have seemed like a neighborhood spot are increasingly charging upwards of $30 just to start. Enter TAK Room, a […]

This ‘Fashion Discovery Site’ Claims to Be Able to Predict Upcoming Trends in Luxury Fashion

Fashion brands, from haute couture to street style, have been relying heavily on social media influencers to peddle their clothes. But the true power still relies with the customer, based on new findings from one of the top fashion e-commerce platforms. Self-described as a “fashion discovery site,” Moda Operandi recently published its first ever “Runway […]