Luxury

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Getting out-of-shape: Bentley forced to bend on trademark

BENTLEY Motors has been ordered to destroy a range of branded clothing after losing a trademark battle. The High Court last year ruled that Bentley...
Farmed mink in cage

Covid mink stole the future of the despised fur industry

by Hal Williams THE EUROPEAN fur industry is reeling — to the dismay of fashion victims and the relief of animal rights supporters. Denmark's mass culling...
Deciem skin care line: The Ordinary

Troubled Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe passes on

BRANDON Truaxe, the founder of Canadian skincare company Deciem, has died of unknown causes at the age...
Gibraltar

‘The Rock’ aims to give a solid foundation to crypto industry

Experts and investors are heading to Gibraltar for an international convention on DLT, blockchain and cryptocurrency By HAL WILLIAMS The tiny British enclave of Gibraltar has...
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Steeling the limelight in world of fashion

Daring design: a collaboration between a Swedish fashion designer and an innovative steel manufacturer creates steel thinner than silk By Abi Grogan CHOOSING the right outfit...
Red Ferrari

Status symbols in and out of the boardroom

From cufflinks to cars, Blackberries to dog breeds: status symbols are evolving. BV’s RICHARD THOMAS cranes his neck to get a glimpse of the...

Holland America Line: Old World Charm with All the Mod Cons

Retaining its old world charm and eschewing the floating brick concept, Holland America Line (HAL) offers its guests an opportunity to enjoy world class...

Billionaires’ Toys: There Is No Point other than Bigger is Better

Turn the clock back a few centuries, and all a man had to do to show off his wealth was to build a massive...

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: Plus Ça Change

In a fast-moving world driven by relentless technological progress that disrupts everything in its path, unhurried comfort and timeless style have become statements of...

The Power of Incremental Change and the Quest for Perfection

Toyota spends in excess of $10bn annually on automotive research and development. That pile of money buys the company incremental improvements in nearly all...