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Moncler x Moon Boot in silver fox fur.

LUXURY WINTER WEAR COMPANY MONCLER is lauded for its innovative spirit and cutting-edge collaborations. Its latest partnership with après-ski shoe brand Moon Boot has resulted in a mostly black and very stylish capsule collection. In particular, the one enveloped in luxuriously soft silver fox fur is the ultimate in slope sophistication.


Moncler x Moon Boot in silver fox fur, price upon request

Fresh from the Resort 2018 runway and covered with Valentino‘s iconic platinum studs, this nappa leather beauty is equal parts edge and elegance. Even though it’s dubbed Rockstud, designer Pierpaolo Piccioli actually took reference from hip-hop, inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix project The Get Down. And we’re, uh, totally down with that.

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike Cross Body Bag, $2,360

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike Cross Body Bag.

Cocoon by Campana Brothers for Louis Vuitton Objet Nomades.

Replace those Christmas baubles with this whimsical hanging chair by renowned Brazilian design duo the Campana Brothers. Tapping French Maison Louis Vuitton’s mastery of leather, the egg’s fibre glass lattice skeleton is beautifully clad in calfskin and quilted leather, the perfect place to cosy up with a favourite book.

Cocoon by Campana Brothers for Louis Vuitton Objet Nomades, $112,000

What happens when you combine the technological prowess of New York audio brand Master & Dynamic with the sartorial mastery of Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna? Probably the most fashionable wireless headphones you can wrap around your head. The aluminium beauties are handcrafted by artisans in calf leather and Pelle Tessuta, Zegna’s innovative woven leather fabric. Available in vicuna and dark brown, they’re the perfect travelling companion to the stylish jetsetter.

Ermenegildo Zegna Pelle Tessuta Headphones, $1,395

Ermenegildo Zegna Pelle Tessuta Headphones.

Maison Michel Pierre Fedora hat with pearls.

Top off your New Year’s look with a hand-made fedora from Parisian millinery Maison Michel. The hat, made of noir rabbit fur felt and decorated with faux pearls, manages to be both understated and extravagant. Founded in 1936, the French label has since joined Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Portfolio of Special Ateliers. Need we say more?

Maison Michel Pierre Fedora hat with pearls from Pedder on Scotts, $2,100

When it comes to cashmere, it’s hard to beat Loro Piana, the world’s largest cashmere manufacturer. Their exclusive range of printed cashmere blankets are emblematic of the Italian luxury company’s skill and innovative spirit. The limited-edition pieces are meticulously printed by hand to ensure a sharp print whilst preserving the soft downiness of the cashmere. We’re partial to this elegant historical scene of dog sledding huskies training for the Olympic games at Lake Placid in the early 1930s. The printing frames used to create designs for limited edition pieces are destroyed upon completion so there’s no chance of recreating them.


Loro Piana Lake Placid cashmere blanket, price upon request

Loro Piana Lake Placid cashmere blanket.

Devialet Gold Phantom wireless speaker.

Devialet’s retro-futuristic Gold Phantom might seem more like a high-end toy, but it is most assuredly a serious piece of tech. Founded by engineer Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel a decade ago, the French company revolutionised the sound industry with the discovery of ADH Intelligence, fusing digital and analogue technologies to create unparalleled sound quality. Performance-wise, it definitely packs a punch: at 4500W and 108dB, it lays claim to the title of “most powerful wireless speaker in the world”.

Devialet Gold Phantom wireless speaker, $4,490

Dolce & Gabbana does not do things by halves; its first foray into men’s luxury timepieces combines the great traditions of Italian goldsmiths and Swiss expertise in horology. This tourbillon, inspired by Verdi’s opera Don Carlos, features a laser-engraved jade dial and 11 brilliant cushion-cut emeralds. The openwork 18K gold case is painstakingly carved by hand into its striking bas-reliefs and engravings. Set on a smart alligator leather strap, the result is undiluted opulence.


Dolce & Gabbana Manual Wristwatch with Minute Repeater and Tourbillon, price upon request

Dolce & Gabbana Manual Wristwatch with Minute Repeater and Tourbillon.

Hermes Skateboard in Cavalcadour Printed Vosges Maple.

Does anyone really need an Hermes skateboard? Probably not. But the luxury house’s artistic director Henri d’Origny didn’t design them as necessities – they are objects of desire. Playful yet elegant, the beech wood skateboard might never actually make it to the skate park but mounted on the wall, it’s a veritable piece of art.


Hermes Skateboard in Cavalcadour Printed Vosges Maple, price upon request

There’s a certain savoire fair to a gentleman (or lady) savvy in the art of cocktail making. Who better to equip you with the tools and skills than Proof & Company Spirits, the folks behind 28 HongKong Street and Crackerjack. Their consumer brand, EC Proof, offers personalisation services to customers who want to build or improve their home bar. Why not go the whole nine yards with The Savoy Experience which not only supplies you with the bar equipment, but also the luxury craft spirits to create your own vodka martinis and other classic cocktails? And after four hours of guidance from the crème of the industry, your repertoire would surely pass the bar.

The Savoy by EC Proof Home Bar Experience, $10,000

Just one of the craft spirits included in the EC Proof Home Bar Experience.

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