A polar atmosphere envelops the runways with revolutionary collections that seek to establish their place in the new era of fashion, where some designers are positioning the industry as one of the most important channels for activism and political expression; others seek to create pieces with a fairytale feeling to it, while others remain neutral in their political standpoint and realistic in their fashion sense.
Luxury Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has a nautical soul, going hand-in-hand with sailing traditions, and at the same time introduces groundbreaking technology in their products.
Located in the southeast of Asia, surrounded by Laos to the north, Thailand to the west and Vietnam to the east, the Kingdom of Cambodia is a land full of history, rich in culture and biodiversity. In the twentieth-first century, it has begun to position itself as a significant tourist destination, offering luxury accommodation, local gourmet delicacies and some of the most beautiful ancient sites in the world.
Had a sailor the misfortune not too long ago of finding himself moored on an island like this, he risked never to be seen again. Things could not be more different now. One could very well say that those who are fortunate enough to stay in this hotel would wish never to return home.
This 24-suite compound built around a splendorous garden was conceived as a guest home for King Sihanouk and his coterie. Time passed and the likes of Jackie Onassis and Charles de Gaulle were allowed to stay. Today, it is one of the most exclusive hotels in Cambodia, located in the French Quarter of the city.
Inside an eight hectare field just 15 minutes away from the Siem Reap airport we find the Phum Baitang hotel, part of the Zannier hotel group. Designed by the French architectural firm AW2, Phum Baitang gives the impression of being an authentic Khmer village lost in a jungle.
At Malis, diners can enjoy views towards the Siem Reap River inside an enchanting garden. The architecture was inspired by the Angkor temples: high ceilings, gray stone, and a sense of space abound. Malis promotion of Cambodian culture extends well beyond the kitchen.
Vibrant, modern, and cosmopolitan, Khéma offers an extensive and refined international menu to satisfy all possible palates. Diners here can choose from a nearly endless list of ingredients to create their own dishes, or enjoy a romantic evening with a three-course dinner.
Topaz boasts an element that makes it unique: the presence of chef Papa Alain Darc, a man that holds an almost mystical connection with his ingredients. Topaz regularly receives shipments straight from the legendary Parisian Rungis Market, including oysters, milk-fed veal, and, of course, French wines that are treasured in this region.
Rosetti 85 m Expedition Supply Vessel Concept
The Italian visionary Tommaso Spadolini designed the new Rosetti 85m Expedition Supply Vessel Concept. Spadolini considers this yacht the most “authentic” he’s ever created; it was planned as a project that would prove true to the essence of the Italian shipyard—to be able to navigate the most extreme weathers for long periods of time.
Catamarans are evolving into higher levels of luxury and comfort that compete with the most coveted superyachts in the world. Lagoon, founded in 1984, wanted to create a flagship that exceeded expectations and that took sailing to higher dimensions.
Founded in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series™ is an original sailing circuit that was specially designed to involve viewers from start to finish. It takes place near the coasts, and this allows people to be protagonists as well as witnesses of this privilege—to be able to follow the route of the boats by a perimeter where they’re enjoying stadium-type visibility at all times.
Futuristic Styles and an Exquisite Classic
Trends in the automotive universe incorporate the connectivity and digitalization of the contemporary world. Industry leaders vie to be a step ahead into the future in terms of innovation, technology and design.
Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe
The first thing that calls attention to the Mercedes-AMG is that the finish of the radiator grille changes to a black diamond effect with a chrome insert. The black high-gloss wheels 5-Twin-spoke grow to 21 inches. Plus, the sports spoiler and the AMG badge summarize its countenance of sporty elegance.
Lamborghini has embedded its spirit in an SUV, or rather, in a Super SUV. It features 21” or 23” wheels, Bang & Olufsen 3D audio system with 21 speakers, adjustable 18-way sports seats with ventilation and massage, the largest and most powerful “carbon-ceramic” brakes available, and a performance of 0 to 100km / hr in 3.6 seconds.
Bill Mitchell, who served as head of GM design for more than two decades, caught a Mako shark on a fishing trip, an event that took him to the next generation of the Corvette: the C2 known as Sting Ray.
The elephant has sacred and magical connotations in different religions and mythologies. Hindus identify it with Ganesha—the beginning, the end and the wisdom. In Cambodia, and other Asian countries, some believe that it brings rainfall and good harvests; additionally, it is the god of storms.
She was only a child when Catherine Abitbol’s path was forever linked to photography; her father gave her her favorite Canon camera, which still accompanies her to this day. Then she took her first photography course in 1996, with Maestro Saúl Serrano, at the Cultural Center of Contemporary Art.
The powerful Khmer empire, which settled in the territories of what we now know as the countries of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma and Malaysia, has created a great legacy of immense beauty and artistic footprint for posterity.
The identity and patrimony of every community are a real treasure today, where planetary communication, in a way, unifies the perspective from which we see the world. One of the most efficient methods to approach the particular legacies of each nation is visiting the museums where this wealth is preserved.