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MAR 12, 2014

Designer Masha Ma features high-fashion pollution masks as “Airpocalypse” hits China

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mash ma

Beijing-born “it” designer, Masha Ma said she was fed up with the demands of the fashion industry. As Ma put it bluntly, “I’m going to do whatever the hell I want,” said the designer who has dressed Lady Gaga and Zhang Ziyi. “I don’t care if it sells. My sales manager is going to go insane on me, but...I just need to say ‘the hell with the bullshit.’”

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FEB 20, 2014

What a Tease! The New Hotted-Up McClaren 650S Supercar is Revealed Early

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 McLaren 650 s

It's been teased, it's been partially leaked, but here it is in all its glory: the McLaren 650S.

McLaren boasts that this supercar is their, “fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful series-production supercar yet”. At its core, the new 650S is a harder-edged version of the current MP4-12C coupe and convertible. Power has jumped from 616-horsepower in the 12C, to 641-horsepower in the 650S. In metric horsepower, that translates to the 650 figure used in this car’s name. Like the other McLaren cars, the same powerplant is used, a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine.

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FEB 20, 2014

Top 5 Asian Designers You Need to Know from NY Fashion Week

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Top 5 asian fashion designers

Traditional European houses like Louis Vuitton and Chanel have long been exclusive with luxe fashion.

But fashion is fickle, and 7th Avenue may need to make room for a new crop of Asian designers.

For New York Fashion Week, more than 30 Asian designers and collective brands took to the catwalks. Some like Jason Wu, who won best new designer of the year by the American Academy of Fashion Designers, simply cemented their reputations as fashion royalty, while others, like the much anticipated women’s line from Public School, made impressive debuts with collections that even couture queen Anna Wintour graced with a visit.

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NOV 21, 2013

It’s About Time: The New Energy Efficient BMW i8

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Luxury carmaker BMW just released a new model that’s got everyone talking.

The latest BMW i8 combines an electric motor and powerful petrol engine. In other words, it runs like a sports car, but has the same consumption and emission values as a compact. Who knew powerful, fast cars can be so environmentally friendly? Check out the sleek new ride after the jump.

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NOV 15, 2013

Valentino Opens Flagship Store in Shanghai

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Valentino Shanghai Store

Someone’s doing their homework. According to Valentino President and CEO Stefano Sassi, China and Hong Kong will account for 30% of the luxury brand’s global revenues in 2013. What to do? Design a collection with the Chinese shopper in mind (in lavish hues of red, of course) and open a 7,535-square-feet store in Shanghai. The result: an opulent retail experience situated in the heart of luxury destination Huaihai Road. More pictures after the jump!

LUXURY

MAR 16, 2011

Asian Dominance in the Fashion World

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Asian models are all the rage in the luxury world. Need proof? Just take a look at recent collections featured at Fashion Weeks across the globe from the top designers of upscale fashion. More and more renowned designers, such as Riccardo Tisci from Givenchy, are moving towards an Asian-centric approach to their newest collections, which means the faces of these brands are becoming decidedly more Asian as evidenced by the All-Asian Model lineup in the Spring/Summer 2011 Givenchy Haute Couture collection (above).

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MAR 15, 2011

A Bike for All Time

By Privy Editor

Precision watchmakers Bell & Ross have teamed up with Shaw Harley Davidson—the current world champions in modified Harley-Davidson motorcycles—to develop a one-off custom motorcycle called the Nascafe Racer.

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MAR 14, 2011

Inaugural Men's Fashion Week 2011 in Singapore

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Having only been featured twice previously in select fashion forward cities such as Paris and Milan, Men's Fashion Week has finally found it's way to Asia with Singapore landing hosting duties for it's Inaugural 2011 Men's Fashion Week.

The 2011 Men's Fashion Week is the first ever fashion event in the Asia Pacific is a departure to the hugely successful female-centric fashion world and is instead dedicated to leading men’s fashion, designers, brands and talent. The five-day inaugural men’s fashion event will be held from March 30 to April 3 and will showcase the Autumn/Winter 2011 collections of up to 15 renowned brands from Singapore, the Asian region and internationally, with additional brands that are continuing to be confirmed leading up to the debut.

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FEB 24, 2011

Pininfarina's Ferrari Lancia Stratos Supercar

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The dream of a collector and European Rallye Champion, and the mastery of a legendary designer and coachbuilder have come together to write a new chapter in the history of supercars. The result is the New Stratos, a one-off engineered and built by Pininfarina for the German business man Michael Stoschek.

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FEB 23, 2011

Prada Struts into Spring

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Prada's brash and playful spring/summer ad campaign perfectly captures the essence of the Italian fashion house's latest collection. Vibrant colors, tropical prints (think: monkeys and bananas), wedged sneakers, Minimal-Baroque eyewear, fox stoles, and striped sombreros make for a fun and sexy, escapist yet urban look.