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Adler Fine and Innovative Jewellery

Continuing our series that reflects on great fashion brands and style icons, the name of Adler is synonymous with fine jewellery. This firm’s reputation stems from a long line of family jewellers, all of the highest repute. Today, Adler looks to the future by creating exquisite and innovative jewellery that are always in the vanguard of design trends.  In 1886 Jacques Adler, a jeweller born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and trained in Vienna, opened a...

Marilyn Monroe—Star, Sex Symbol, Fashion Icon

Fifty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe remains a luminescent movie star and legendary sex symbol. But who knew that she also had an enduring impact on the fashion world? No one could forget Marilyn’s pink satin Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend gown, the pleated white dress that billowed skyward in The Seven Year Itch, or the revealing nude sheath worn to sing Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy. But beyond creating timeless,...

Alexander McQueen’s Shocking Runway Collections

British couturier Alexander McQueen challenged common notions of beauty and fashion with runway collections as theatrical as they were shocking.  Lights flash as women in flowing, striped burqas fly over a strip of sharp nails. This is not a scene from a surreal arthouse film, but the finale of one of Alexander McQueen’s controversial fashion shows. The political comment and sinister nature of his spring/summer 2000 show Eye was typical of McQueen: the clothes are...

Fawaz Gruosi: Exceptional Gems And Jewellery

Fawaz Gruosi : Exceptional Gems And Jewellery. Over the centuries, exceptional jewellery has been a symbol of power, passion and love, and one of the finest forms of artistic expression. Fawaz Gruosi, founder of de Grisogono, is endowed with an exceptional feel for gems with richly inspirational results. The founding of the Geneva-based brand only dates back to 1993, when its first boutique opened at 104, Rue du Rhône. And yet de Grisogono has become one...

Issey Miyake: Pleats Please Collection

Issey Miyake: Pleats Please Collection. Stunning designs, imaginative vision and a hunger for new technological advances are what make Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please collection one of the most innovative forces in today’s fashion world. Creation and technology are what Issey Miyake’s philosophy is based on. From the beginning of his career through to his latest creations, he stresses both the importance of imagination and the development of new technology in which to make...

Tiffany & Co.: 175th Anniversary

Tiffany & Co.: 175th Anniversary, luxury jewellers Tiffany & Co. is unrivalled in popularity and still radiates the same sparkle, style and beauty after 175 years. A wise man knows that his jewellery responsibilities do not begin and end with an engagement and a wedding ring. When means allow, milestones, anniversaries and celebrations are perfect opportunities to spoil your loved one. And of course, when a gift comes wrapped in Tiffany Blue, the recipient knows she...

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