Once staunchly anti-social, with working-class roots, tattoos are experiencing a renaissance. A new collaboration between Swiss watchmaker Hublot and tattooist Maxime Buchi is the latest in counter-culture luxe, demonstrating that distinctions between high and low culture have all but disappeared.
A decade ago, 'luxury' might have meant a Mercedes, a Prada bag or a Rolex. But in 2016, old symbols of extravagance are out and people are searching for more meaningful things to spend on. With the market thought to have grown just 1-2% in 2015, is this the end for traditional luxury fashion brands?
Whether it’s Snoopy’s face on a Rolex or a Patek Philippe with a carbon coating, Bamford Watch Department helps clients own a truly one-of-a-kind timepiece. With more and more HNWIs looking for the personal touch, is customised luxury the newest hallmark of rarefied society?
In the US, there are 11.8 million Gen Yers living in households with six-figure incomes, and many want to treat themselves to luxury items. For a market filled with these tech-savvy and social media-driven shoppers, instant gratification is crucial. But how are brands getting this group to splurge?
Sneaker culture in Australia is thriving, and a new market is expanding at the intersection of streetwear and luxury. Innovative retail store Sneakerboy appeases both the thirst for digital retail experiences and the demand for great footwear.