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Luxe flash #6

Luxury is here to stay, crisis or not. Weekly luxury brands team up with famous artists, launch new products or open new hotels. We’d like to share the luxury industries’ news we think is worth sharing here weekly in the new section ‘Luxe Flash’. The Your Ambassadrice team curated the most noteworthy announcements here for you; dream on or start buying, booking or trying!

Picasso’s Museum Reopened

The wait is over! After five long years filled with reservations and expansions, the Musee Picasso in Paris has finally reopened. The anticipated reopening took place this past Saturday, on the birthdate of Pablo Picasso. He was born on the 25th of October, 1881, in Spain, but spend most of his adult life in France. The museum is located in a 17th century maison, the Hotel Sale, in the famous Marais district. The Musee Picasso holds the largest collection of the artist, approximately more than 5000 works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings, illustrations, ceramics, sketches and notebooks. The renovation costs escalated to 52 million, but resulted in a large public space, modernization of facilities, new entrance and auditorium, and a Cubist garden.

Baccarat’s first Hotel

Manhattan has yet again welcomed a new luxury hotel. This time it is the Baccarat Hotel that stands tall in the center of Manhattan, close to Central Park. The hotel is set to open on the 5th of December and will be the first hotel opened by Baccarat, the most prestigious crystal manufacturer worldwide. The luxurious hotel’s common areas, spa and 114 rooms were designed by Gilles and Boisser, who embrace the energy of New York together with the 18th century influence of the building and the shimmering light of crystals in their design. Aside from the breathtaking interior, The Baccarat Hotel promises to provide a personalized experience; no request is too grand for them. Whether you need help with bookings, recommendations, stylist services, childcare, pet care, and beyond, service will be provided with elegance. The French crystal manufacturer is planning to open another hotel in Morocco in 2015 and in Dubai by 2018.

Nike Women x Pedro Lourençot

We love luxury and wish that we would indulge into sports with the same intensity. The collaboration of Nike Women with Pedro Lourençot, Sao Paulo designer, might lead to a push in the right direction.. the gym. The collection consists of eight pieces; the designer was inspired by a crocodile Haute Couture coat from the 1960s and incorporated present day technologies in the designs. The pieces were designed to portray sensuality and serve as a second skin. In a short video by Abteen Bagheri the eight-pieces are represented in dance by the amazing French dancer Hajiba Fahmy in the backdrop of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. The collection will be available starting November 13 online, at NikeLab and NikeLab DSM locations.

Longchamp X Jeremy Scott

Once again Jeremy Scott and Longchamp join forces, this time for a spring 2015 bag collection. The French conservative manufacturer of the popular nylon totes and the British designer introduce a rework of the famous Le Pliage bag. The colorful bag features Western astrological symbols for fire, earth, water, and air. Jeremy Scott’s design will be available from November 17 at concept store Colette and later, starting December 15, at Longchamp stores and locations.

Harrods: Salon de Parfums

After the opening of Shoe Heaven at Harrods this august, it comes as no surprise that London’s luxury department is now introducing a new fragrance have. The Salon de Parfums is located on the sixth floor and houses some of the world’s exquisite fragrance labels such as: Clive Christian, Kilian, Chanel, Creed, Dior, Ex Nihilo, Guerlain, Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie, Henry Jacques, Tom Ford and Xerjoff. Moreover, at the fragrance haven you will find eleven brand boutiques, a fragrance gallery and Clive Christian’s ‘No1 Passant Guardant’, world’s most expensive scent (approximately retails at €180,000).

Sabine de Witte