International fine jeweler and watchmaker, Harry Winston, Inc., announced at the Baden Baden Opus event in October that it has signed American singer, songwriter, and producer Robin Thicke, as its timepiece ambassador. The first to be appointed to such a role, Thicke will serve as the ambassador of Harry Winston timepieces and will support the brand through a variety of media and promotional activations.
“We are proud to introduce Robin Thicke as our timepiece ambassador,” said Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc. “As a distinguished recording artist, Robin’s natural ability to translate emotion into sound, passion for creating timeless music that transcends genres and generations, and commitment to music-oriented community programs, perfectly complements the origins of the Harry Winston story and captures the creative and innovative spirit behind its timepiece designs.”
Visit Harry Winston on Level Two of The Shops at Crystals.
Gone are the days of simply showing spring and fall collections, now fashion houses are on a never ending cycle of shows, new collections and a dizzying array of seasons not represented on the actual calendar. With Pre-fall 2016 in full swing, we’ve put together a primer so you know exactly what season you’re in and when you can actually get your hands on all these new designs.
Autumn/Winter – The first of the big two for fashion seasons. A/W shows are held in February and March, and the merchandise arrives in stores beginning in July.
Spring/Summer – The lighter of the big two, S/S presentations are in September and the items are in stores January through June.
Resort/Cruise – Originally the domain of the jet set crowd, the Resort, or Cruise, collection is a bright light in the dead of winter. The airy, warm weather offerings helped supply the select crowd who took off to warm weather destinations during the cold months. It has now become a staple for designers eager to bring fresh product into their boutiques for the lag between fall and spring. Look out for these styles to hit the stores between December and January. Just in time for vacation.
Pre-Fall – The newer of the in-between seasons, Pre-fall is shows in December and arrives in stores in May. It gives houses the ability to have fresh stock in their stores during the interim of Spring being pushed out (read: sale) and Fall clothing still being produced. Pre-fall has also become a chance for larger fashion brands to showcase their wares in grand displays staged at outside-the-box locations such as Tokyo for Christian Dior.
Haute Couture – Not as much a season as a spectacle, Haute Couture shows in January and July, and never really arrives in stores as it is nearly exclusively custom order only. These wares are for the select few customers who can truly indulge in a one-of-a-kind piece of fashion history. These shows are traditionally in Paris, but designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, who whisked customers to Portofino, and Valentino, who showed in Rome, have started to take them to new and exciting locations.
While the women in music are no strangers to pushing fashion boundaries, it’s Harry Styles that had everyone talking at the American Music Awards red carpet in Los Angeles Sunday. The One Direction band member has a taste for high-fashion, and when he’s on the red carpet sets himself apart with outside-the-box sartorial choices. Case in point, the Gucci spring summer 2016 suit he donned for the AMAs. The cotton crepe herbarium printed suit set the boybander apart in a sea of dark colors, and offered further proof he’s a style star to be reckoned with.
It’s the perfect holiday to get dressed to the nines, and an entire outfit is waiting at The Shops at Crystals. For the ladies, grab a gown from Valentino or Christian Dior, and add a little something sparkly with jewels from Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., or Van Cleef & Arpels. For him, a tuxedo from Ermenegildo Zegna pairs perfectly with a black-tie affair, or go rock ‘n’ roll with Saint Laurent’s tailored coats and slick boots.
Splurge is the name of the game for the holidays and a fine time piece is the ultimate indulgence. Should wrist wear not be his cup of tea, boutiques such as Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada cater to the discerning gentleman in your life.