Louis Vuitton Announces A Show In Barcelona (And Other News You May Have Missed This Week)

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Times are changing. Weather is warming up, fashion month is nearing its end, Ramadan is on the horizon and thoughts of summer holidays are beginning to materialise into full-blown plans. Louis Vuitton will show its ready-to-wear collection in Paris on the last day of Paris Fashion Week, but is already looking ahead to the debut of its Cruise 2025 collection – MOJEH has all the details you need to know. Elsewhere, the region is upping its staycation game with a Santorini-inspired resort while glittering Ramadan collections are trickling into boutiques throughout the nation. Here is all the news you may have missed this week.

Cruise Control

Photographed by Laura Guerrero for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton will reveal its Cruise 2025 collection in Barcelona on 23 May 2024, adding the city to a long list of international stops. The House has shown its Cruise collections at notable locations around the world including John Lautner’s Bob & Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, Oscar Niemeyer’s Contemporary Art Museum in Niterói, I.M. Pei’s Miho Museum near Kyoto, the Salk Institute in California and most recently Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore. “It is an immense pleasure to collaborate with the city of Barcelona sharing common values with Louis Vuitton that are deeply anchored into a remarkable heritage and the passion for creativity,” explained Pietro Beccari, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton in a statement.

In addition, Louis Vuitton will release a Barcelona edition of its much-loved City Guide series as well as host various activations across the city. The exact location of the Cruise 2025 show has yet to be disclosed, so stay tuned.

All That Glitters

Image courtesy of Valentino

No-one does glamorous yet modest fashion quite like Valentino, and its new Ramadan capsule collection, named Valentino In The Light, is the perfect example. Created exclusively for the Middle East, this is the first time the luxury House has introduced women’s ready-to-wear alongside shoes and bags for the Holy Month, and we’re in for a treat with sweeping floor-length sequin silhouettes in a soft metallic and rose gold colour palette perfect for an Eid celebration. As for the accessories, Pierpaolo Piccioli has revisited iconic styles including the Valentino Garavani Locò bag, VSLING bag, VLogo Signature slingback pumps and flat sandals complete with detailed embroidery and embellishments. Available in Valentino boutiques nationwide

Gather Round

To mark the Holy Month of Ramadan, a time for gathering with friends and loved ones, Crate & Barrel has curated a collection of homeware, tableware and furniture to see you through. With a pared-back palette evoking the reflective nature of the season, hints of metallics to add occasion to your tablescape and a limited-edition collection of statement styles in collaboration with Molly Baz, you can customise your table depending on whether you’re having the in-laws for iftar or gathering with the girls. As for furniture, Crate & Barrel highlights designer collaborations and creations from its core collection that are at once cosy and sophisticated. Available in-store and online

Island Living

Can’t quite make it to Greece? Anantara has opened a stunning new property in Abu Dhabi that replicates the serenity of Santorini, complete with traditional architecture, a calming colour palette and panoramic ocean views. Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat is an intimate adults-only boutique hotel with 22 rooms and suites, allowing a tranquil island-like experience in-between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Breathtaking accommodation aside, the property ensures a luxurious stay with 24-hour butler service, private dining experiences and Anantara’s renowned spa treatments. The best part? Guests can rent the entire property, transforming it into the perfect escape for celebrations, gatherings or a lavish weekend away. Book now

Out Of This World

In honour of Coco Chanel’s infatuation with constellations and comets, Chanel Beauty announces the latest addition to the Les Exclusifs De Chanel fragrance collection. Comète, inspired by the high-jewellery necklace of the same name, is a sensual fragrance that is at once soft and powerful, thanks to a marriage of cherry blossom and musk. Shop now

Listen Up

Who said tech had to be boring? Celine fuses functionality with fashion, collaborating with renowned sound specialist Master & Dynamic for a collection of chic wireless headphones. They debuted on the Celine SS24 catwalk as part of the La Collection de la Bibliothèque Nationale collection and strike the perfect balance between preppy and polished. Available in three leather colourways – black, black and silver and tan and silver – each pair is finished with an embossed emblem of the House. Shop now

A Stylish Stay

Atlantis The Royal marks its one-year anniversary with a visit from Louis Vuitton’s iconic Vivienne mascot. Find six larger-than-life iterations of Vivienne – from Sailor Vivienne lounging in the SkyBlaze fountain to Jetsetter Vivienne donning her Pharrell Williams x Louis Vuitton sunglasses – positioned around the property via a digital map and, once the Vivienne is found, they will come alive through a whimsical augmented reality experience. What’s more, each guest staying at Atlantis The Royal until 31 May 2024 will receive one of eighteen Louis Vuitton trunk stickers for every night’s stay. Book now

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