Design

By Georgia Peck | 16 Apr 2019

Rolls-Royce bespoke designer Alex Innes tells us about his driving ambition to produce the brand's first ever luxury 4x4

Last year was the time of the luxury SUV, with Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche all unveiling highly rated models. And so, entering an already saturated market, Rolls-Royce needed to do something dif... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 05 Apr 2019

As the V&A launches its landmark Mary Quant exhibition, we find out how the designer became the face of a generation

Dame Mary Quant is synonymous with the Swinging 60s. Credited with popularising the miniskirt and inventing hotpants, the British designer was also the first to use PVC fabrics for her ‘wet look... Read More

By Mark C O'Flaherty | 02 Apr 2019

Made to measure: how family-run footwear boutique John Lobb has stood the test of time

In a world of mass consumerism, multi-generational artisans in Mayfair are keeping the crafts of their ancestors alive. Away from the high gloss of the corporate-owned window displays, with all their ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Apr 2019

How hot design duo Ralph & Russo are leading the rise and rise of British couture

London’s only couture house, Ralph & Russo, has been challenging the industry since its inception in 2007. In fact, in 2014, it became the first British brand in almost 100 years to be invit... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 01 Apr 2019

Editor's Letter: explore London's historic family businesses and more in the Tempus Style Edition

With the UK’s future hanging in the balance as Tempus goes to press, it’s important to remember the strength of British character and craftsmanship. In London alone, numerous brands, from ... Read More

By Dominique Afacan | 01 Apr 2019

The Four Seasons hosts their latest ‘Pop Down’ in Hong Kong

There are pop-ups, there are parties and then, there are Pop Downs. We all know what the first two are – but a Pop Down? Not so much. Well, the Four Seasons is now onto the fourth in its series ... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Mar 2019

Model Jodie Kidd celebrates English craftsmanship at a showcase by British lifestyle brand Englana

Model and presenter Jodie Kidd swapped the countryside for the city on Friday 15 March to celebrate the launch of natural British lifestyle brand Englana's latest collections. A dedicated ambassad... Read More

By Tempus | 14 Mar 2019

Sahar Millinery founder brings a wild side to creative hat design as she prepares for Ascot

Sahar Millinery founder Sahar Freemantle is well known for her unique hat designs, pushing the boundaries of shapes, materials and themes to tell an imaginative story with each headpiece. Wearing her ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 Mar 2019

As Colombia becomes the must-visit destination of 2019, boutique hotel Cannúa shares why sustainability is key

For 50 years, Colombia has been largely off limits thanks to a civil war that only officially ended in 2016. But now the country – including the once-infamous capital Bogóta – is be... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 08 Mar 2019

Walpole CEO Helen Brocklebank on the enduring success of the UK’s luxury industry and why brand Britain is stronger than ever

London is the fifth biggest city in the world for luxury. According to research by Walpole – the official sector body for more than 200 of the Uk's finest brands – Britain's luxury... Read More

By Amira Arasteh | 08 Mar 2019

A cultural journey: absorb the history of the Jebel Akhdar mountains during your stay at Oman’s Anantara

As I climb into the car that is awaiting me upon arrival at Muscat airport, Oman, my mind cannot help but reference Sex and the City 2, as the girls are greeted by private cars in Abu Dhabi. I decide ... Read More

By Tempus | 22 Feb 2019

British brand Princess Yachts redefines the traditional flybridge with its 'superfly' X95

When it comes to innovation at sea, Princess Yachts is ahead of the curve with its range of British-built performance sports yachts – the revolutionary R35, a collaboration with Ben Ainslee Raci... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Feb 2019

The luxury living trends attracting investors to London from around the world

While questions abound about Brexit deadlines, strength of the pound and city expansion, the one thing investors can be sure of is the value of bricks and mortar. At least, that's the message... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Feb 2019

Back in vogue: this year's most surprising luxury travel destinations

When it comes to this year’s top luxury travel destinations, don’t expect to see the usual suspects on any expert’s list. While exclusivity has been the most steadfast trend of recen... Read More

By Tempus | 15 Feb 2019

Luxury professional womenswear brand Cherida launches core collection with Mayfair women's event

Luxury professional womenswear label Cherida held a glamorous launch event on Wednesday 13 February, bringing together women in business including executives from watch brand Breguet, CEOs from archit... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Feb 2019

As new private members’ club The Court prepares to open, Harry Mead shares his vision

When entrepreneur Harry Mead decided to launch private members' club The Court, he had a vision to redefine the typical club experience by collaborating with some of the biggest names in hospitali... Read More

By Scott Manson | 30 Jan 2019

Discover the style staples no gentleman's wardrobe is complete without

When it comes to kitting out the male wardrobe, it can be tempting to fill your space with oodles of colours and shapes, but all you really need is a minimalistic set of staples fr... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Jan 2019

Time to fly: pilot Matt Jones on preparing to travel the world by historic Spitfire

When pilots Steve Boultbee and Matt Jones founded the Boultbee Flight Academy 10 years ago, they hoped to share their love of the classic Spitfire aircraft with the masses. Now, their Goodwood academy... Read More

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