VOYAGENext September, LVMH, the Luxury French trunk-maker, launches its fragrance collection. The label’s last perfume dates back to 1946. You can imagine how the new fragrance is eagerly expected.

The man behind the new scents is perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. The LVMH group has alreday worked with him for the brand, Bulgari. As he explained to Madame Figaro magazine in 2012, he was tasked with the mission of “creating the world’s best perfume.” It has taken four years of work to reinterpret Louis Vuitton’s olfactory world. Continue reading


CANALAmanda Wakeley is a luxury lifestyle brand that showcases and reflects the aesthetic of its Founder and Creative Director, Amanda Wakeley. Launched in 1990, the collection founded on Amanda’s distinct, timeless signature and sport-luxe details, includes ready to wear, handbags and leather goods,jewellery and scarves.

Raised in England and educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, Amanda worked in New York before returning to London to launch her eponymous brand with the opening of a studio and boutique in the heart of Chelsea,London. Soon the entirely self-taught designer was a favourite of the world’s most stylish women, including Diana, Princess of Wales, arguably the most famous woman in the world at the time.

In the 2010 New Year Honours, Amanda was appointed an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace Continue reading


canalCelebrating a milestone decade of creating fearlessly, Gareth Pugh triumphantly marked the occasion with his return to London, and to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Plunging the room into darkness, the show opened with a film projection of a lone woman bathed in eerie red light, the symbol of both love and war, in a film directed by long-time collaborator Ruth Hogben.

The footage showed a lone defiant muse as she coarsely hacked off her long blonde hair then, in another act of liberation, anointed herself smearing the red of Saint George’s cross over her face, arms and chest.

St George’s Cross is a red cross on a white background. The design has been in use since the crusades, and it became associated with Saint George, the “warrior saint” often depicted as a crusader, from the late Middle Ages. The Warrior Gareth Pugh is back Continue reading