Thursday, 8 February 2018

Fragment Design Bamford Watch Department Zenith El Primero Chronograph.

Since Bamford Watch Department's long standing collaboration with Rolex has ended as of 2017, they have now taken on the mantle of official customisers for LVMH brands Zentith, TAG Heuer and BVGARI.

In keeping with LV's recent movements in terms of collaborations, this new Bamford Watch Department Zenith piece collaborates with a high end streetwear brand, fragment design of Hiroshi Fujiwara.  

The Zenith El Primero chronograph is the de facto Zenith piece, and this is the model chosen for the collab.  The watch is strikingly simple, just a simple steel case and bracelet, and an unusual dial which mixes all the different logos together.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Nike OFF-WHITE Air Jordan 1 All White.

Thought the Nike OFF-WHITE collab was dead?  Though all the LV collab talk meant Virgil would have no time for little old Nike?  Well, you would be pretty stupid if you did frankly.  While high end luxury brands certainly are the direction that streetwear is headed, Nike more closely aligns with OFF-WHITE's core values, not to mention Virgil Abloh clearly expressed he would be doing more work with Nike.

The all-white Air Jordan 1 is now official following lots of teasers, premium leather and mesh, deconstructed Swooshes, blue threading, wings logo on the ankles, "Air" branding on the midsole, branded text on the medial wall of the shoes, and a baby blue hang tag.

On sale from Febrary 27 from Nike, select retailers and it will cost £140 per pair.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Balenciaga Crocs Collaboration.

Following Balenciaga's "Crack-addict-chic" collection, comes a design focused version of every mass consumers favourite footwear, the crocs.  That's actually a little mean spirited, as everyone from kitchen staff, to yummy mummy's to President George Bush wears these, but the accessibility price wise makes them thought of as footwear for the disadvantaged.

The Balenciaga versions are platforms, come in pink or brown, with a full set of the pins that are optional on crocs, and costs £600.  A price tag which reminds us that while these are crocs, they are Balenciaga crocs.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Balenciaga Shoelace Tote Bag.

For Spring/Summer 2018 Balenciaga have continued to court controversy with an unusual tote constructed from shoelaces.  Named the "Shoelace Tote" the carryall is made from black shoelaces, and has the BB logo front and centre.  And the inside shows the laces hanging down, which makes the appear "unfinished"

Available now for £1,800.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Chanel Pre-SS18 Sports Accessories.

Upping your luxury game for the cruise season, Chanel is providing a range of goods to allow you to be the sharpest at the club.  

A £1,000 tennis racket, £20,000 paddle board, £8,000 yoga mat and £6,500 cushions will make sure no-one can touch your resort game.

Available at select Chanel stores from Feruary.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond Edition.

TAG Heuer have decided to up the ante on their luxury smart watch, the Connected Modular 45, which they unveiled last March, by releasing a solid gold, diamond encrusted version.

The timepiece itself is a little glimpse into the future of luxury watches.  Developed by Intel and Google, it is a modular concept, meaning each component can be removed and replaced, thereby giving the wearer flexibility in the options the watch displays.  A sapphire crystal display, mechanical module Caliber 5, with AMOLED screen, customizable dials, NFC and app connectivity, this is not your parents TAG.

The special edition boasts a white 18K gold case, 589 baguette-cut diamonds, comes in a special box, and costs £125,000.

Following last March’s unveil of the Connected Modular 45, TAG Heuer has updated the timepiece with a white gold case, now paved wit

Thursday, 11 January 2018

MGM National Harbor 24 Karat Cable Car.

Cocktails are one of the many items that get the ultra luxury treatment.  From the Washington DC MGM National Harbor hotel, Beltway Felt Bar & Lounge & Blossom Cocktail Lounge, coems the 25k Cable Car.

As with all the super pricy cocktails, it's all about the sccessories.  The drink itself contains Bruno Mar's award winning SelvaRay Rum, Marie Brizard Orange Curacao served in a gold flake rimmed markiti glass.  The accessory in this case is a 30 inch, 18 karat yellow gold and 36 carat diamond Cuban link chain featuring G vx1 diamonds.

And, to ensure maximum enjoyment for the entire evening, a special edition, signed bottle of SelvaRey Rum, with a bartender all evening to serve it.

The price of such extravagance?  £65,000.