MORALMODA PARIS ISSUE NO. 34 2020
THE WORLD'S FIRST ART & SUSTAINABLE LUXURY MAGAZINE
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Milan Fashion Week by Josip Grabovac
Prince Michel of Yugoslavia Text by Estelle Arielle Bouchet
High Jewelry by Bulgari, Mellerio, Piaget and Van Cleef&&Arpels Texts by Adriano Davoli
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Features The 11th edition of Sir Anthony 9 Ritossa's Global Family Office Investment Summit in Monte-Carlo, By Liliya Tippetts on Investment, Monaco Unique Gems part I - BAROQUE EXTRAVAGANCE By Adriano Davoli on Bulgari
Art auction for Naked Heart France
Breakfast at Blue Bay - with Prince Michel of Yugoslavia By Estelle Arielle Bouchet on Monaco
Full «Immersion» at the 17 Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, By Estelle Arielle Bouchet on Culture
Interview: Robert Calcagno, CEO, 19 the Oceanographic Museum, Monaco By Estelle Arielle Bouchet Unique Gems part II - BLUE LACE By Adriano Davoli on Bulgari
Unique Gems part III - PRECIOUS 26 ESCAPE, By Adriano Davoli on Mellerio Unique Gems part IV - GREEN 32 DEPTHS, Adriano Davoli,Van Cleef&Arpels Unique Gems part V - WINGS OF LIGHT, By Adriano Davoli on Piaget
Art story by Shalini Passi
Interview with Salim Kalsekar, CEO, Rasasi Perfumes,
CC FORUM Monaco
Venice Film Festival
Ferdinand Berthoud 250th milestone 22 Anna Hu's homage to Jean Nouvel
Breguet’s royal allure
JACOB&CO.: Astronomia Art Phoenix 30 RALPH & RUSSO: digital Couture FW 34 GEORGES HOBEIKA Couture FW
ICS HOUSE Milan, By Josip Grabovac
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Shalini Passi - India
Liliya Tippetts - Monaco
Estelle Arielle Bouchet - France
Adriano Davoli - Italy
Shalini Passi, founder, Shalini Passi Art Foundation & MASH (My Art Shalini), as well as MASH Magazine launched this year. Shalini is a Delhi based artist and Arts Patron, who sits on the Advisory Board of KHOJ (the not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation based in Delhi), is a Patron of FICA (Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art), and is also an important Patron of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Having been actively involved in designing her home, Shalini has amassed a formidable collection of the most coveted names of Indian contemporary art, including Bharti Kher, Anita Dube, Sheba Chhachhi, Zarina Hashmi, Subodh Gupta, Atul Dodiya, and Riyas Komu, alongside significant international artists such as Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst. Shalini’s passion for art and design is evident in her vast collection of furniture, tapestries, and rare antiques, which are juxtaposed with cutting-edge contemporary design, including important pieces by Ron Arad, Vladimir Kagan, and Herve Van Der Straeten. Located within Shalini’s Delhi home, (as featured in renowned international publications), the collection evokes and celebrates a powerful individual narrative that speaks of Shalini’s connection with each piece, each history, and each artist. As a patron and collector, Shalini actively supports emerging artists, and fosters arts education through the Foundation’s yearround programming. She is regularly invited to speak prominent international art and design events, like India Art Fair and she has recently moderated a panel discussion at India Design ID 2019. www.mashindia.com www.shalinipassiartfoundation.com
Monaco based entrepreneur earned her BA in International Finance and Accounting and MA in International Business Management. Liliya splits her time between Monte-Carlo and London where she worked for six years at a London family office, managing various investment projects before setting up her ArteLia (Monaco | London) company that provides clients with art advisory, media communication for brands and business advisory. Liliya established ArteLia Gallery (London and Monaco) in 2008, focusing primarily on Eastern European nonconformist art, but after graduating with Diploma in Modern and Contemporary Art and Art Business at Christie’s Education in London, she expanded her art advisory into modern, post-war, and contemporary art. In 2018, Liliya was appointed as the CEO of Luxury International Magazine for Monaco and Cote d’Azur regions. In 2020, Liliya shifted her expertise to expand ArteLia Consultancy into a fully independent operation: • Art Advisory offers private consultation for collectors of modern, post-war, or contemporary art. • Media Services: brand enhancement through • Capital Raising Business Advisory for investment funds and individual projects • Premium Property Investments in Monaco, Cote d'Azur, premium European ski resorts • Luxury Lifestyle Management Services for individual clients. www.ArteLia-Consultancy.com
Estelle is an international journalist specialized in Art, Costume and Fashion, thus she collaborates with editorial groups as Conde Nast supervising the entire reportage, photos, style and text: Vogue, AD, GQ, World of Interiors. Besides Moralmoda Magazine, she contributes to www.theluxurychronicle.com, and was in charge of Fashion for L'Orient le Jour, she wrote for Qatar Airways magazine Oryx, and Marie-Claire Italia. Based in Provence, where she managed the Press department of Fondation Calvet, in Avignon which gathers the most important museums of Avignon and Cavaillon. She recently created the Association and publishing house "Méditerranée en Lumière" whose mission is to protect the Peoples, Cultures and the Sea of the Mare Nostrum. Méditerranée en Lumière will publish “Secret Egypt” art book in 2021. Estelle is also the author of two Carnets de Voyage at Flammarion “Mes Carnets d’Egypte" and “Mes Carnets d’Italie”. Estelle is asked to consulting as writer and art director for brands as Acqua di Parma, Hermès Cuirs Précieux, Mini-stère de la Culture & de la Communica-tion, Montblanc, Region Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, Group Hotels Tournier Courchevel, Van Cleef & Arpels and wines Chateauneuf du Pape. She owns the press office EAB Press & Image and manages international press campaign, branding and identity, monitoring budgets, and international management. Recently as Art Director for KLEIN KAROO INT. (the South African partner of HERMES). www.mediterranee-en-lumiere.com
Adriano is an Italian freelance author, a jewelry historian and a collector, a refined connoisseur of magnificent jewels and unique gemstones. A GIA graduate in gemology, Adriano regularly writes as Jewelry Expert and Consultant for Moralmoda Magazine since 2019, with several editorials already dedicated to some of the most important jewelry Maisons, such as Bulgari, Mellerio, Piaget and Van Cleef & Arpels. He is the author of the chapter Icons dedicated to the most famous and celebrated clients of Van Cleef & Arpels, for the official catalogue "The Art & Science of Gems" (Paris, 2016, Xavier Barral Editions, 259 pages). The exquisite publication was released on the occasion of the important retrospective with more than 400 pieces of the Maison, held in Singapore at the Art & Science Museum in 2016. From 2010 until 2017 he was the contributor specializing in High Jewelry for the Haute Couture issue of the fashion magazine Collezioni. Adriano has also contributed to the section Magnificent Inspirations, part of the elegant catalogue 'Precious Art Deco Objects', featuring the superb collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan, exhibited in 2018 at the School of Jewelry Arts in Paris, with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels. Adriano's great passions also include Contemporary Art, Rare Books, Oriental Arts, Traveling and any form of artistic disciplines that involve and express beauty.
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Editor's letter Dear respected reader, thank you for your attention to the topics highlighted in our 34th issue, in spite of all. Our first Geneva issue, features art and savoir-faire, incredible individuals, philanthropists, artists, strong women, as well as teams of leading luxury Maisons oriented towards conscious and sustainable luxury. The issue opens in the South of France at an elegant art auction hosted by friends of art and philanthropy, the super duo Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova with her co-host Anna Andres, the event raised funds for Naked Heart France. Then discover Monaco through the art photography by Prince Michel of Yugoslavia, who was in conversation with Estelle Arielle Bouchet, our new contributor. We are excited to introduce new High Jewelry editorials by Adriano Davoli, High Jewelry Expert, who selected the most iconic new High Jewelry creations from four Maisons: Bulgari, Mellerio, Piaget and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Very few firms can celebrate 400 years in business and Mellerio is also the world's only jeweller to do so, 407 years to be exact. Discover more in an Italian dream editorial by Adriano Davoli. We invite you also to not to miss the latest from the world of fine watchmaking, and patented movements that I had a great pleasure to discover during the very first Geneva Watch Days. While the Monaco Investment Summit puts a new ”not for profit’ moral approach to grow family fortune, I note that it corresponds to moral arguments by American Philosopher Martha Nussbaum (Princeton, 2010). Nussbaum proposes a neo-Aristotelian and neo-Kantian approach when we seek to achieve social sustainability. Indian art collector and philanthropist Shalini Passi, founder of Shalini Passi Art Foundation and MASH, shares with us her favourite contemporary artist of applied arts. Thank You
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THE 11TH GLOBAL FAMILY OFFICE INVESTMENT SUMMIT IN MONTE-CARLO, HIGHLIGHTS MORAL AND HUMAN CAPITAL Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Principality of Monaco welcomed their first Post-COVID lockdown event.
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Above, left to right: His Royal Highness Prince Michel of Yugoslavia, Sir Anthony Ritossa and Markus Lehner, Principal, Markus Lehner Family Office, who was honoured by Sir Anthony Ritossa with the Ritossa Life Achievement Award.
We anticipate elaborations at the upcoming planned Summits in the Gulf, respectively the invitation-only 12th Global Family Office Investment Summit in Riyadh on 5-7 October 2020, followed by the 13th Global Family Office Investment Summit in Dubai on 7-9 December 2020. For more details email: Vanessa@RitossaFamilyOffice.com. Concluding the raised discourse across two days, members of elite family offices convened safely in person for the first time since Europe's lockdown, creating an exciting opportunity to explore succession planning, impact investing and human capital. The Summit closed with a standing ovation from 600+ attendees, billionaires, Sheikhs, royal families and business leaders, both in-person and via Zoom Webinar.
"Our world, Post-pandemic, is rapidly changing. By living in the present and adapting to our new reality, we come together to share the best advice on preserving our human capital and planet for our future generations." – Sir Anthony Ritossa. "It was a privilege to serve as Chairman at Sir Anthony's Family Office Investment Summit in Monaco. Not only did this annual event take place in our protected Principality, but it addressed exciting, cutting-edge advances in areas such as agriculture, AI technology, healthcare, education, renewable energy and entertainment." - Markus Lehner, Summit Chairman; Chairman, Markus Lehner Family Office and CEO of Lehner Investments AG.
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he prestigious Sir Anthony Ritossa's Global Family Office Investment Summit in MonteCarlo, held for the 4th consicutive year, alongside its satelite host cities in the Gulf, Riyadh and Dubai, became rapidly the World's leading family office conference event. While the background to the founding of the Summit is aimed to facilitate international collaboration between high net worth individuals responsible for the family office investments across regions, the long-term aim of the gatherings shifts towards the promotion of sustainable investment practices and goals. This time the 11th edition of Global Family Office Investment Summit took place in Monte-Carlo, under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. This highlights Monte-Carlo as one of the global hubs for the Summit. There are several primary advantages that make Monte-Carlo a key destination for the Summit. For an instance, this year's Summit took place under the presence of Grand Ambassador, His Royal Highness Prince Michel of Yugoslavia, and just how valuable it is for the Summit to have HRH Prince Michel, among other distinguished speakers represented at the Summit, is reflected in the award he received during the event. Another interesting outcome of the event is to appreciate main investment trends within responsible family investment practices and social responsibility, as highlighted during the two day programme across panel sessions. Particularly at this Monaco Summit a significant group of speakers have put an emphasis and value on the quality of the portfolio content and the importance of human capital, as opposed to fast profit mindset. In particular it is valuable to highlight, following panel sessions; ’Elite Investor Insights for 2020 & Beyond’, ‘Top global investors take a look at current Mega Trends‘, ‘Geopolitical Risks & Economic challenges for 2020 and beyond’, all which are detailing their proprietary views of the global landscape and provide an ultra-exclusive insight on where elite investors are looking to deploy capital and strategies, and importantly how to protect portfolios from various risks. There was a common understanding amongst represented Family Offices, Investors and Entrepreneurs that the winning mannerism after the first wave of COVID is to keep integrity and high moral standards, be passionate, remain humble, work hard and keep educating ourselves daily.It seems that the key investment strategies highlighted during the Summit focus on long-term investment practices that are sustainable and socially responsible at the same time, how significant is this discourse for the future and next planned Summits?
H.R.H. Prince Michel of Yugoslavia, Grand Ambassador of Sir Anthony Ritossa’s Summit is honoured with the Ritossa Life Achievement Award. H.R.H. summed up his fireside chat by confirming that education is our most significant wealth, and keeping an attitude of gratitude will undoubtedly lead to success, material wealth with patience and perseverance.
ROMAN OPULENCE Bedecked in jewels and gems of absolute splendour, the new woman in red, by Bulgari epito-mizes the perfect balance between baroque richness and sleek modernity. BULGARI - The Barocko High Jewellery Collection. Courtesy of Bulgari.
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THE COLOUR WONDER NECKLACE SET WITH A RAINBOW OF GEMSTONES AND DIAMONDS. The sophisticated new Bulgari High Jewellery collection, “Barocko”, is inspired by the sumptuous Roman Baroque of the 17th century and by some of its most iconic monuments, a very successful, stylistic exercise conceived by Lucia Silvestri, the Creative Director of the Maison. Rome, with its Golden Century timeless masterpieces, is the point of reference, of departure and always of arrival in inspiring such unique jewels. Ornate details, swirls, unexpected games of light, the use of strong colours, either bright or sometimes more dense and dark, define a collection where the brand’s DNA expresses itself best, thanks to very refined techniques, extraordinary gemstones often mixed in contrast and by generous cabochon cuts, chosen with the taste for exuberance. The magnificent .
“Colour Wonder” necklace in pink gold features a garland of large oval-cut gems in shocking colours, expertly combined: a central radiant rubellite duets with a deep violet amethyst and a bright acid green peridot, a sunny yellow citrine has on its opposite side an acquamarine of the best crystalline blue. This intoxicating rainbow of gems is interspersed by elegant, gently shaped cartouches set with diamonds, a detail taken up in smaller size on the sides and back of the necklace at regular intervals, between amethyst and rubellite boules studded with tiny diamonds. A striking sense of colour, a precious opulence, the gemstones chosen with passion and refined extravagance, along with very accurate workmanship, define a truly exceptional Bulgari collection. Like Rome, Beauty is eternal.
Anna Andres adorned with Chaumet jewellery, Laurier white gold diadem, JosĂŠphine earrings and Bee my Love ring. Photographer Florian Boggia. Courtesy of Chaumet.
Art auction for Naked Heart France
atalia Vodianova and Anna Andres hosted an elegant evening featuring art auction in the South of France. The charity event was generously supported by Chaumet, at the celebrated Côte d'Azur's La Guérite. The power-duo raised much-needed funds for the vital work of Naked Heart France, helping children with special needs in Russia. Thanks to the generosity of the guests and partners, the fundraiser managed to secure €400,000 for Naked Heart France. All guests were treated to a thank you present from the long-term Naked Heart supporters: Guerlain gift bags with cosmetics and sun care, Normaillot swimsuits and Ruslan Baginskiy hats. Social distancing guidelines and safety measures were adhered to throughout the event. A discreet gathering was held on the rocky cove of Ile Sainte-Marguerite. Attendees included: Natalia Vodianova with her beloved Antoine Arnault (right), the newly wed Miss Ukraine Universe 2014 Anna Andres (below and opposite page) and David Barokas, model Joan Smalls, the royal couple Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi of Monaco (small image right), Prince Serge de Yougoslavie, Camilla Fayed, Alessandra Rich, Stephane Rotenberg, Frederik Paulsen and Olga Litviniuk, Xenia Adonts, Mathieu Cesar, Xenia Lukash, Chloe Lecareux, model Frida Aasen, Robin Langlais (image below). Having stayed at the iconic Martinez Cannes, the guests arrived at La Guérite by boats just in time to enjoy golden hour and entertainment with musician Yseult, who provided a great concert for guests. Naked Heart Foundation was set up by Natalia in 2004. An auction was the centerpiece of the event, with the most expensive lot offering a chance to learn about sustainable fashion from Stella McCartney. Also auctioned was a dinner by celebrity chef Jean Imbert on a yacht or limited-edition Chaumet pendants in rose gold.
diamonds and carnelian; an Alessandra Rich gown, and a weekend in the panoramic suite of the Hôtel Martinez. The elegant soiré feauturing a lavish dinner and a performance is one of the first auction and cultural events to take place with a live audience following the reopening of the cultural field in France since the coronavirus restrictions. Support to the Foundation´s work through various events is possible to join if you would like to support Foundation and put children with special needs at the center of attention, then join and become an active supporter. Sponsorship will give you insight into a fascinating work of the Foundation,
which helps in building an inclusive society that is open to people with disabilities and special needs. Today the Naked Heart Foundation is one of the most prominent charities working in Russia to eradicate child abandonment and aid mental health. Images clockwise: Natalia Vodianova, the co-host, arrives wearing a sustainable Stella McCartney dress and adorned with High Jewellery by Chaumet: Soleil de Feu High-Jewellery earrings and Jeux de Liens Harmony pink gold pendants. Images: courtesy Chaumet & German Larkin.
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By Estelle Arielle Bouchet
It is in Monte Carlo, at the Monte Carlo Bay’s sumptuous terrace facing the Mediterranean Sea, that I meet my friend Prince Michel of Yugoslavia. The one soberly nicknamed “Prince Michel” always has the aristocratic politeness of punctuality. Our interview is at 9 o’clock am, at the Blue Bay restaurant, above the Mediterranean and among the luxuriance of scented tropical gardens which micro subtropical climate benefits the Principality. As the morning light already becomes ardent, this very light, so dear to the PrincePhotographer on which we’ll talk later on... It is at Blue Bay that officiates the charismatic “Chef étoilé“at Michelin, Marcel Ravin, native of French West Indies. Marcel Ravin, every morning from the hotel garden, collects here his fresh supply of fruits, vegetables and herbs for the refined and quite different cooking transferred through the ancestral knowledge of his grandmother. As to Prince Michel of Yugoslavia, he was born on June 18th, 1958, under the Gemini sign, a twin brother himself from Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia. So it is under the auspices of Mercury that the young prince was born, bestowing on him the gift of sharing and communication which he expresses throughout his medium of photography. Prince Michel is descended from two European crowns, he is indeed through his mother, Maria Pia de Savoie, the grandson of the last Italian king, Umberto II and of his bride, Queen Marie Josee de Belgique. Through his father, Prince Alexandre de Yougoslavie, he is descended from different Yugoslavian, Greek, Danish, British and Russian kingdoms. Apart from this impressive genealogy, Prince Michel is before anything an esthete and an artist. Photography is his mode of expression and in this way he joins the Monaco
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Image left page and above: courtesy Alessandro Maria Ferreri.
Breakfast at Blue Bay Monte Carlo Bay Hotel with Prince Michel of Yugoslavia
tradition of photography with figures such as Helmut Newton and Karl Lagerfeld, who took to heart to interpret this microcosm of the Principality according to their own prisms. The great Karl loved the Beach Club overlooked by his mirador Villa and used to set up portraits of great figures of the Principality. At the instigation of Princess Caroline de Hanovre, he too yielded to the asceticism of the Ballets of Monte Carlo. Quite a challenge for someone who had never captured the skills of dancers before. Monaco also welcomes photo exhibitions, and in this way, the Buddhist monk Mathieu Ricard did show there in 2017, and before him other photo-
graphers such as David Bailey, considered like the father of portrays, once married to Catherine Deneuve from 1965 to 1967. As to Michel, his work comes within the scope of a very thematic interpretation of his near surroundings. The coastal light and landscapes that are so familiar to him, perhaps mundane, suddenly appear new, with the change of time and light, in his images. His study of light compositions and depths of space subsequently irradiates the subtleties and nuances in architecture per se, while exploring the love of symmetry that belongs to the long French classical architectural tradition. Michel was in fact raised in Versailles and his mother used to take her children to the palace gardens of their ancestor, King Louis XIV. Thus it is how the young Prince Michel shaped his taste and you can find in this work the symmetrical and classical sequencing, peculiar to the time of the Sun King. Sometimes his work internalizes towards a more intimate dimension in harmony with nature, or ventures to the art of portrait that he recently initiated. Thus, during confinement Prince Michel trained himself to wake up at four in the morning to capture the first sunrises above the Principality… He loves the delicate and powerful dawns as they only can be experienced on the Mediterranean shores. This “Seeker of Light“ likes those strolls and lets himself be carried by the emotion of a Mediterranean landscape. “When I take a photo, I feel first an emotion, I gaze at it and this makes a photo.”
“When I take a photo, I feel first an emotion, I gaze at it and this makes a photo.” HRH Prince Michel of Yugoslavia
Friend of the sovereign Prince Albert II de Monaco, just as his father Prince Alexandre de Yougoslavie was friend of Prince Rainier, Prince Michel keeps a real emotional relationship with the Principality where he lives from now on. Prince Michel admires the engagement of the Sovereign Prince Albert II, in the field of oceans and biodiversity that Prince Albert upholds in the Principality through a well thought-out agriculture and targeted excellent actions for protection of the nature and its ecosystems. Images on left page: Monte Carlo Bay Hotel courtesy. Left page below: illustrate photo with Chef Marcel Ravin. Copyright pictures clockwise from the top this page: Prince Michel of Yugoslavia by Nebojsa Babic. Photos made in Monaco by Prince Michel of Yugoslavia © (2020): sunset, Casino de Monaco, The Prince's Palace of Monaco, sunrise over the sea.
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will keep us enchanted through his photos, with these Mediterranean views, its glorious structures, last bastions of a refined and vulnerable world that you can contemplate, not without some nostalgic reverence. In the style of these travelers of the “Grand Tour”, Prince Michel offers his vision of a Mediterranean in Light for our greatest delight.
Image top and left: Monte Carlo marina, right image spring sunrise in Monaco, courtesy of Prince Michel of Yugoslavia. Discover more on: www.micheldeyougoslavie.com/.
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Image left page and above: courtesy Alessandro Maria Ferreri.
“I love being by the seaside, with this exceptional luminosity and vegetation, this proximity of the Alps, the Chaîne des Alpilles, from Italy on the East and France on the West,” offering his vision of a Mediterranean in Light for our greatest delight. In a symbolical way, the Principality of Monaco creates a ‘go-between’, a tight link between France and Italy from where Prince Michel of Yugoslavia is descended. In love with this Mare Nostrum and light, Michel
Full «Immersion» at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco you are invited on a Journey with Neptune By Estelle Arielle Bouchet After a delicious breakfast in front of a peaceful view of the Mediterranean Sea, at Blue Bay in Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, with Prince Michel of Yugoslavia, I decided to experienice the plunge into a full “IMMERSION” for a Virtual dive into the iconic Great Barrier Reef. What better to do in a Principality flirting with the sea everywhere and where its Prince HSH Albert II of Monaco dedicates his life to the preservation of the Oceans through the projects of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation? Continuing his ancestor's work, the late Prince Albert I, nicknamed “The Prince of the Seas” modern Poséidon explorer, who founded in 1906 the Oceanographic Institute, the foundation recognized itself as being of public utility, HSH Prince Albert II, Honorary President of the Oceanographic Institute, contributes to Monaco's international commitment to the Ocean preservation. Backed by the legendary Rock of Monaco at the front of the charming restaurant “Les Perles de Monte Carlo”, where I will meet up after my visit some good friends, for an exquisite fish and seafood lunch, paired with a fruity organic white wine in order to extend the inspiration of such an unique exhibition. Brice Cachia and Frédéric Rouxeville, two biologists, launched their project to refine marine products in 2011, in a region where the oyster-farming tradition is almost non-existent, but are now locally grown.
The purpose of such a relevant exhibition consists in showing the importance of the Oceans and the barrier of Corals for life preservation consciousness and our future. As Robert Calcagno, CEO of the Oceanographic Institute, explains, this new interactive installation has propelled us into a whole new format, never before offered at the Oceanographic Museum. The exhibition will last at least one year, so it is an excellent opportunity to plan a visit to discover this neptunian universe by yourself or with family, and explore the spectacular installation fitting all ages in search for beauty and emotional experience. A dive into the underwater odyssey animated by a modern Jules Verne explorer‘s spirit. As Jonas‘s initiatory journey into the whale’s interior, the interactive path offers the opportunity to contemplate amazing fish, their emotions, their interactions in a mysterious quietness and unusual scenography. Nora Matthey de l’Endroit has assumed brilliantly the delicate mission of the scenography and art direction with the support of the scientists, offering thus a fantastic way to discover the Australian Sea and its fauna, biggest ecosystem of the world, in the North East of Australia. With its 2300 km in length and 348 000 km2 wide, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system on the Planet.
“Because of their vulnerability to acidification, because their importance in our global ecosystems (…) corals should today more than ever, be at the heart of our strategies.“ HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
Image left: HSH Albert II of Monaco, Honorary President of the Oceanographic Institute, during the exhibition, Immersion, 2020. Above: coral reef fauna image of group of ocellaris clownfish. All images courtesy of Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
At the origin of this feat, small animals who happen to be great engineers: reef-building corals. They secrete a calcareous skeleton, making them the principal creators of these underwater constructions. Commonly called “hard corals”, there are currently about 1600 species. Since 1981, the great Barrier Reef has been classified at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, joined in 2008 by the New Caledonia double barrier reef. MORALMODA MAGAZINE 17
The Civilization of Ancient Rome projected towards the sea, has always attributed a relevant importance to coral. The young “putto” angel was represented with a branch of coral collar as a talisman and emblematic link to the Sea, symbol of Life as the Botticellian Venus coming to life from a shell embarkation of the Sea. Above the visual language and the symbol of coral in its representation, the scientists have put the emphasis on the coral biotope’s vulnerability and the necessity to preserve this barrier environment for the future of our planet Earth. The importance of the exhibition culminated with the MonteCarlo Gala for Planetary Health, where HSH Prince Albert of Monaco gathers leading philanthropists, decision makers, artists, great intellectual and scientific figures, all in support of the Foundation’s concrete initiatives to bridge the widening gap between health and environment. Beside the exhibition, the visit of the Oceanographic Museum is a mere enchantment with its solemn classical architecture, its Cabinet de Curiosités, without losing yourself, admiring the view of the sea, you could be captivated by the charm of the song of the sirens…
Image above: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Honorary President of the Oceanographic Institute, and his team, during the exhibition, Immersion, 2020 with the team of the Institute. Below: coral reef fauna images of fish and visitors during the Immersion.
Practical information Opening dates & times of the Oceanographic Museum IMMERSION Open every day (except the Formula Grand Prix weekend and December 25th ) From 10 am to 7pm: April, May, June, September From 9.30 am to 8pm: July, August From 10am to 6pm: January, February, March, October, November, December Adult (from 18 years old) 16€ Student (valid card) 10€ Child (4 to 17 years old inclusive) 10€ People with disabilities 7euros Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Avenue Saint Martin MC 98000 Monaco +377 93 15 36 00 Restaurant Les Perles de Monte Carlo Seafood restaurant (Front of the Museum) Port de Fontvielle Quai Jean-Charles Rey 98000 Monaco +377 97 77 84 31 www.perlesdemonaco.com
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By Estelle Arielle Bouchet Estelle Arielle Bouchet: In what way does the exhibition "Immersion" aim to sensitize the public to the fragile ecosystem of our Oceans? Robert Calcagno: Since July 18, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco has welcomed a very special guest : the Great Barrier Reef. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, is revealed in the IMMERSION exhibition. A multimedia installation which offers visitors the opportunity to experience a dive to meet the iconic species that inhabit the largest coral ecosystem on the planet. IMMERSION is not just an exhibition ; it is a real immersive, interactive and collective experience, designed to raise awareness for the need to preserve our blue planet and its incredible biodiversity. While they cover only 0.2% of the oceans, coral reefs are home to 30% of marine biodiversity. These oases of life, essential to humankind in many ways, are nevertheless threatened on a massive scale. The Oceanographic Museum invites as many people as possible to be privileged witnesses of the beauty and fragility of these ecosystems, on an original journey between fiction, emotion and reality. This innovative concept was conceived by the Oceanographic Museum in order to offer an experience that combines the spectacular and
This desire to push back the limits of what is possible, and also to offer to the greatest number of people an underwater world that is as majestic as it is threatened, is the legacy of Prince Albert I, nicknamed the «Prince of the Seas» and founder of the Oceanographic Institute, Albert I, Prince of Monaco Foundation. Robert Calcagno, CEO, Oceanographic Museum, Monaco.
and the engaging, with an enhanced level of interaction and a unique sense of immersion. To give life to this underwater odyssey, the most advanced technologies are used to further the Museum’s mission of mediation: to create a link between humankind and an ecosystem that is generally inaccessible to it. This desire to push back the limits of what is possible, and also to offer to the greatest number of people an underwater world that is as majestic as it is threatened, is the legacy of Prince Albert I, nicknamed the «Prince of the Seas» and founder of the Oceanographic Institute, Albert I, Prince of Monaco Foundation. Estelle Arielle Bouchet: Does such a production-with around 2 millions euros investment-illustrate the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco vocation and will to firmly engage the Principality on the defense of the Oceans and the Environment? Robert Calcagno: The Principality has been committed to protecting the environment for decades. Monaco and different major institutions involved in the understanding and protection of the oceans (Oceanographic Institute, Scientific Centre of Monaco, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco Explorations) have joined forces to raise public awareness and take action
to ensure the survival of coral reefs. High-level scientific research, organisation of conferences, political influence, media outreach, funding of NGO projects… The future of coral reefs depends on a combination of different forms and scales of action, and the Monaco Team is working on all fronts. Moreover, Monaco supported the preparation by the IPCC of the Special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, approved in September 2019. This scientific consensus has been compiled by hundreds of international scientists and validated by States. It establishes the alarming diagnosis of the shock imposed on the ocean by global warming, and serves as a reference on which international mobilisation must be based. Since mid-2018, Monaco has been co-chairing the International Coral Reef Initiative,an informal partnership between States and organisations aimed at preserving coral reefs and related ecosystems (mangroves and seagrass beds) around the world. This co-presidency is shared with Australia and Indonesia. In 2017, Monaco had already initiated the Coral Reef Life Declaration, to alert the international community to the importance and the urgent need to protect coral reefs.
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Interview with Robert Calcagno, CEO of the Oceanographic Museum, Monaco
Unique Gems _______________________ bulgari
THE SAPPHIRE LACE NECKLACE SET WITH DIAMONDS, SRI LANKAN and BURMESE SAPPHIRES. The extremely refined Sapphire Lace necklace reminds the rich ruff collars in precious Flemish lace that were very fashionable in the Baroque period, so often painted by Rubens to adorn the décolletés of his noble courtesans. Part of Bulgari’s recent Barocko collection, it recreates this elegant effect thanks to modular lacy elements, wavy and sinuous, decreasing in size toward the nape, entirely set with round and baguette-cut diamonds, the latter to gently caress the base of the neckline.
The central section of the jewel is punctuated by bright circularcut sapphires from Sri Lanka, which convey the gaze back to the centre of the necklace where triumphs, as a true star, an important Burmese oval sapphire well exceeding 28 carats, of the most perfect and intense royal blue. A masterpiece of High Jewellery where Bulgari best expresses all its most sophisticated creativity. Adriano Davoli
In 1770, Ferdinand Berthoud was awarded the title of "Clockmaker and Mechanic by appointment to the French King and Navy". To honour this legacy with an appropriate timepiece, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud is celebrating the 250 years by unveiling a new collection inspired by the Marine Clock No.6: the Chronomètre FB 2RE, available in a two 10-piece limited and numbered editions. Reinterpreting the architecture and design of this eighteen century Marine Clock, in a twenty-first century wrist watch that took four year to develop. Appearing streamlined, its each detail is exceptional; the panoramic sapphire window, its round case in 18carat ethical non-rhodium-plated white or rose gold, and the twotiered grand feu enamel dial that covers an exceptional mechanism. Combining the emblematic fusee-and-chain transmission with a one-second remontoir d’égalité mechanism, the patented movement sets a new level of mechanical precision entirely in keeping with the lifework of Ferdinand Berthoud. The early 18th century was marked by the conquest of the oceans. England and France were engaged in an all-out battle to develop a means of calculating longitude during sea voyages: literally a garde-temps or timekeeper. Many renowned watchmakers experimented with new techniques in order to develop a reliable and accurate measuring instrument, whose operation had to withstand the pitching and rolling of ships as well as changes in temperature. In 1770, following the success of the sea trials in 1768-1769 of Marine Clocks No. 6 and No. 8, Ferdinand Berthoud was awarded the envied title of “Clockmaker and Mechanic by appointment to the French King and Navy” under Louis XV and received a royal commission for 20 Marine Clocks which were to be used during the numerous cartographic and hydrographic surveys that were undertaken in the late 18th century. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of this major scientific breakthrough that has left an indelible imprint on history, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud presents a new emblematic collection: the Chronomètre FB 2RE, with a power reserve of 50 hours. The new collection was presented at a world première at the Geneva Watch Days, from August 26 to 29, by individual appointment only at Hotel Beau
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Courtesy of Ferdinand Berthoud
THE NEW CHRONOMÈTRE FB 2RE: AN UNPRECEDENTED MECHANICAL FEAT MARKS THE 250th ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE OF THE DISTINGUISHED ROYAL CLOCKMAKER
Rivage with breathtaking panoramic views across the ‘clear, placid Leman’. Ferdinand Berthoud explained in his Traité des horloges marines (Treatise on Marine Clocks, Paris, 1773), how the mechanisms of Marine Clocks are protected by a cylindrical copper drum, itself held in a horizontal position by a gimbal suspension system that he invented. The case of the Chronomètre FB 2RE picks up the shape of these Marine Clocks and this modular construction. The movement is water-resistant to 30 metres. The gold used in the manufacture comes from the ethical sourcing system set up by KarlFriedrich Scheufele – President and founder of Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud – at Chopard, of which he is also Co-President. In order to facilitate reading off the hours and minutes during sea voyages, Ferdinand Berthoud had designed a two-tiered dial with two types of graduations for his Marine Clock No. 6: in the centre, the hours indications in Roman numerals stand out from the minutes circle in Arabic numerals appearing on the circumference. The dial construction of the Chronomètre FB 2RE follows this same principle, while adding an additional degree of complexity by opting to craft it in grand feu enamel. This dial is thus composed of two elements: one is domed, located on the periphery and designed to bear the graduated scale; while the second, positioned centrally and slightly lower, is a flat medallion. Grand feu enamel requires numerous firings in a special kiln at a temperature of 800°C, even the inscriptions on the dial are crafted in painted enamel, featuring the same order for numerals. For the hours and minutes, dagger-type hands in 18-carat gold, and the extremely thin titanium seconds hand weighs just 0.01 grams, this lightens the burden on the very energy-intensive remontoir d’égalité .Exceptionally, the FB-RE.FC calibre, besides the constant-force mechanism, is also equipped with a one-second remontoire - visible on the back of the movement. It is one of the most complex torque regulation systems in the history of time measurement. Far from duplicating the role of the fusee, this device complements its action by acting on another point. The fusee equalises the torque reaching the gear train, yet irregularities are created when the teeth mesh. The distinctive nature of the FB-RE.FC calibre lies in the fact that its fusee is reversed, and especially that its barrel and fusee are both suspended – meaning they are held on one side only, to the mainplate. This construction is patented and serves to save a few precious millimetres.
Anna Hu's homage to Jean Nouvel
ANNA HU pays homage to Jean Nouvel’s contemporary MoMA Expansion Tower in New York City with SKY TOWER JADEITE NECKLACE
ANNA HU Sky Tower Jadeite Necklace 1 Imperial Jadeite 126.80 carats 417 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds 10.73 carats 1201 Fancy Intense Yellow Diamonds 4.15 carats 1619 pcs 141.68 carats 18K White Gold & Titanium Gold weight: 59.80 grams Titanium weight: 99.154 grams
From the top clockwise, Anna Hu. inspired by the building’s conical design and influenced by the powerful aesthetic possibilities of the Nouveau Arts style, introduced these ideas into her artistic conception of the jadeite necklace. Instead of being bound by the gemstones, Anna sought to embody contemporary art in her jewelry design. The structural majesty of the building is represented by intricate geometric shapes with triangular patterns seen in the necklace, while the beauty of the towering glass façade is evoked through the masterful interweaving of clear strong lines and titanium body of the necklace. The fine structure of this creation is characterized by lines emanating purity and calmness. The centered pendant of jadeite can also be detached and worn as a brooch, which is shaped as a propitious shield from the ancient Chinese Royal Army that protects its wearer symbolically. Anna’s 2020 masterpiece is an important turning point in her own contemporary aesthetics, Anna has broken new ground with her Sky Tower Jadeite Necklace. The geometric necklace outline representing contemporary aesthetics contrasts with a precious 126.80-ct. imperial jadeite plague in the center, perfectly demonstrating Anna’s “East meets West” jewelry creation ethos.
nna Hu once again made history by being the first Asian jewelry artist to have her new masiece featured as catalogue cover of Christie’s New York’s Magnificent Jewels sale held on July 29. Captivated by Anna’s creative practice – rooted in New York, infused with Eastern and Western culture, and combining bold Western craftsmanship with Eastern aesthetics – Christie’s invited Hu for a collaboration. Sky Tower Jadeite Necklace is hence birthed with details and techniques reflecting the beauty of Western contemporary art and the precious jadeite overflowing
with rich essence of Chinese culture and history. This groundbreaking necklace is thus among auctioned pieces in Christie’s New York’s 2020 Magnificent Jewels sale catalogue. The Sky Tower Jadeite Necklace is inspired by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner and distinguished French architect Jean Nouvel’s design of 53 West 53, the MoMA Expansion Tower. This expansion tower of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is already revered as a site of artistic excellence and a new landmark in Manhattan. It is also where ANNA HU brand’s global headquarter will soon reside, with the official opening slated for early 2021.
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Incorporated as part of MoMA’s galleries, the MoMA Tower boasts rich geometric designs all around. Nouvel’s adventurous use of geometric lines over the glass façade manifests the unique elegance and sophistication of contemporary art. In addition, sophisticated details could even be found on the back of the necklace – engravings that are reminiscent of the auspicious clouds in Chinese culture, symbolizing blessings, joy, safety, and health. These details reveal Anna’s ingenuity as she plays around the flowing and vivid metallic curves and hollowcarved mounting for the jadeite.
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Tact watch no. 611
Breguet of Empress Marie-Louise No. 2785
Le Petit Trianon, museum in memory of Marie-Antoinette
Breguet’s elegance and technical precision Breguet timepieces have been sought after at the royal courts of Asia and Europe since the late 18th century. Some of these exceptional timepieces acquired for the courts are preserved today in some of the world’s most acclaimed museums, including the British Museum, Louvre and the Breguet Museum in Paris. Queen Marie-Antoinette ordered Breguet watches, such as the self-winding models, right from the beginning of her reign, and showcased their excellence to the courts of Europe. It is said that Breguet created the famous no. 160 watch the so-called “MarieAntoinette”, which remained the most complicated watch in the history of watchmaking for a long time. In 2008, Breguet completed an identical reproduction of the once lost original design, which was found again in 2007. In another tribute to its distinguished ambassador, in 2008 as well, Breguet restored the Petit Trianon in Versailles that was so loved by the ruler – a patronage of exceptional scale. The infatuation with Breguet timepieces endures time and trends. They were acquired by several women from Napoléon Bonaparte’s entourage. His first wife, the Empress Joséphine, bought the no. 611 tact watch, which she later gave, inlaid with the letter “H” in diamonds, to her daughter Hortense, the Queen of Holland. His second wife, Marie-Louise of Austria, bought herself a little medallion watch. Upright and loyal, the sovereign exercised a particularly enlightened reign over Parma, with a strong interest in the status of women. Breguet timepieces also caught the attention of the Emperor’s sisters, including Elisa Bonaparte, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. His youngest sister, Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, commissioned a watch from Abraham-Louis Breguet that was highly original because it came on a bracelet. It was the first watch designed from the outset to be worn on the wrist.
Queen Victoria's watch description in Breguet archival records
In 1817, Breguet delivered a quarter-repeating watch, the no. 3023, to the Duchess of Wellington. The model is exhibited at the Louvre Museum and its elegant simplicity reflects the characteristic neoclassical style of the watchmaker. In the years from 1820 to 1830, several sovereigns bought Breguet timepieces, take for example Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia, or Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain. In 1831, the latter purchased a travel clock, characteristic of Breguet’s neo-classical creations. Victoria, Queen of England and Empress of India, whose reign lasted more than 60 years, features among some of the watchmaker’s most illustrious clients. In the twentieth century, Breguet’s designs were still in demand among countless famous women, like Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand, who was the founder of rescue centers for the wounded during the First World War and a figure of prominence throughout Paris, who bought a silver neo-Gothic-style clock. Grande Complication No. 1160
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his high jewellery collection has been conceived as an ideal journey toward these enchanted islands, strolling around their magnificent gardens idealized by the use of colourful gemstones, set on very sophisticated jewels."
Text By Adriano Davoli
ellerio, the oldest Maison Joaillière in the world, rediscovers the ancient charm of the Lake Maggiore and the romantic beauty of the Borromean islands, not far from the places where it all began at the beginning of the 16th century, before the founder of the family moved to Paris in search of a more lucky future. Appreciated by the Lombard community of the French capital, the members of the Mellerio family received various royal privileges in 1613 directly from Queen Maria dé Medici, renewed by each subsequent King of France and maintained until the reign of Louis XVI. Today, Laure-Isabelle Mellerio, President and Artistic Director of the Maison, creating these refined new jewels almost makes a journey back to the origin of the family and dedicates this collection to the Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori, the three little paradises off the coast of the lake, to their secret, flowery and arboreal world. The striking colours that adorns the sumptuous gardens of the late Renaissance period of this unique Arcadia have inspired the use of gemstones such as pink and mauve sapphires, bright-green tsavorites and golden spessartite garnets, all expertly set on pink gold in refined corded and perlé workmanships. Discreet touches in little diamonds underline the delicate nuances of the stones, as if to mimic the crystalline light and the reflections of the sun among the rich vegetation of these places pervaded by magic. The demi-parure Giardino is composed of an elegant choker which is well reminiscent of those “à carcan” of baroque and then eighteenth century tradition. A soft interweaving of shiny pink gold threads, almost mimicking the gentle rolling of the lake waves, is centrally enhanced by a fourleaf clover motif suggesting the precious parterres in ancient roses, refined flowers and rare orchids, hold in place by a cartouche paved with diamonds The GIARDINO SET - Flowery and ornate, this very feminine demi-parure is a clever combination of blue-green tourmalines, pink sapphires, tsavorite and spessartite garnets, outlined by diamonds, on pink gold. The Isola Madre Collection, by Mellerio.
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he bottle green plique-Ă -jour enamel outlines the other stones with a four-petals detail, in a successful contrast of materials and reflections, with the central plaque that detaches to be worn separately as a brooch. A pair of elegant pendant earrings incorporates the arabesque and the rosette of the necklace in a clever play of voids, punctuated by the same fantasy of gems played in contrast and underlined thanks to oval, round and pear-shaped cuts. Profiled with gentle diamond lines, these earrings impress with their decisive allure, perfect craftsmanship and bright, yet refined colour palette. Important oval-cut blue-green tourmalines dominate the central motif of the choker and the dangling terminals of the earrings. The parure Millefiora includes a bombĂŠ cocktail ring centrally set with an important pink sapphire, almost like a water lily floating in the centre of the many ponds on the Isola Madre, surrounded by a foliage of green garnets and by orange spessartites. Delicate volutes in diamonds caress the coloured stones, to mimic the ornate box hedges that define the garden paths. A pair of dramatic long earrings set with round, marquise and pear-shaped gems in the same recurring colours resembles the elegant and spiky stone obelisks that dot the corners of the terraced gardens on the Isola Bella. These elegant chandelier earrings also recall the tall, slender cypresses that decorate the gardens on the islands, an idea well suggested by the use of the marquise-cuts in green and warm hues, arranged as if to mimic their dense foliage at sunset. The gems are delicately set thanks to a very accurate processing of gold . beading. Everything in this very sophisticated collection by Mellerio is light, lively, definitely feminine, enhancing the craftsmanship of a Maison that, with over 400 years of its history and heritage is certainly admired as one of the most important of the French High Jewelry. Adriano Davoli
The MILLEFIORA SET â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gemstones in warm hues obtained with the use of pink sapphires, green tourmalines and spessartite garnets, with diamond details on pink gold, mimic the lights in the gardens at sunset. The Isola Bella Collection by Mellerio. www.mellerio.fr
JACOB & CO. INTRODUCES THE ASTRONOMIA ART PHOENIX,
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A HOPE AFTER CONFLAGRATION
In ancient Greeks mythology, Phoenix is a creature that is re-born from the ashes of the conflagration of its former self. The incredibly elaborate Phoenix in 18K rose gold took 3 months to design and 4 months more to hand engrave, (even inside negative space), thus aptly taking center stage inside rounded sapphire case of the latest Astronomia Art piece from Jacob & Co. Born from this maelstrom, the Phoenix in the Astronomia Art Phoenix is spreading its delicate wings and protecting the double-axis tourbillon movement. Â MORALMODA MAGAZINE FINE WATCHES | 30
In the past, Jacob & Co. has presented some amazing Astronomia Art pieces, like the Astronomia Flawless Imperial Dragon, the Astronomia Spider, the Astronomia Octopus, the Astronomia Three Monkeys, and more. The Phoenix, however, outshines them all in the complexity of the sculpture and in its attention to detail. Powering this incredible timepiece is the iconic Jacob & Co. double-axis tourbillon movement, featuring four satellite arms. The tourbillon is on one arm, turning on two axes, one in 60
The new Mystery Tourbillon presents a world first - two linked central triple axis tourbillons placed back to back in the center of the dial fully gem-set.
seconds and the second in five minutes. On the second satellite is the 288facet Jacob-cut diamond, rotating on itself in 60 seconds. On the third satellite, directly across from the tourbillon, is the time display, while on the fourth satellite is the magnesium lacquered globe, which rotates on itself in 60 seconds Customization Customization and bespoke work have been the foundation of Jacob & Co. since the beginning and continue to this day. The brand has created a number of Astronomia Art pieces – Dragons, Spiders, Octopi, Horses, Tigers, world cities and now the mythical Phoenix. Visit any Jacob & Co. point of sale or contact the brand directly to inquire about the timepiece you would like to create.The Astronomia Art Collection has become an icon within the brand and collectors look to Jacob & Co. to see what’s coming next. The pièce unique Astronomia Art Phoenix celebrates the symbolism behind this mythical creature and is a showcase of Jacob & Co.’s commitment to using traditional métiers d’art in a modern way. About Jacob & Co. “Inspired by the Impossible” Founded by Jacob Arabo in 1986, Jacob & Co. creates revolutionary timepieces and exquisite jewelry that have captivated celebrities and notables from the watchmaking world and dazzled on fashion’s red carpets and cover shoots. With a unique talent for creating designs that are as innovative as they are spectacular, the company has grown into one of the most recognized luxury brands in timepieces and jewelry. At the heart of the company is the passion, drive and creative force of Mr. Arabo. With a respect for traditional craftsmanship and artistry and an ability to envision and realize exquisite jewelry and unique timepieces, he makes the truly extraordinary a reality through the alchemy of edge and elegance. For more information please visit www.jacobandco.com
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The Mystery Full Ruby by Jacob&Co. is manual winding movement of 430 components and 68 Jewels. Differential Double Triple Axis Tourbillon holds power reserve of 60 hours with Shock Protection System. Case: & Lugs: Diameter: 50mm Thickness: 22.75mm Material:18K White Gold 192 Rubies (≈12.58cts). Inner Ring: 120 Rubies (≈ 7.50 cts) Water resistance: 30m (3atm) Dial & Hands: Minutes Ring: 119 Rubies (≈10.10cts); 1 Diamond (≈0.18cts) Hours Ring: 143 Rubies (≈8.41 cts); 1 Diamond (≈0.28cts) Strap & Clasp: Strap: Alligator Clasp: 18K White Gold Folding Buckleset with 18 Baguette Rubies (≈2.46cts). Total Carat Weight: ≈41.51cts.
A world first: two linked central triple axis tourbillons now powering full ruby mystery watch by JACOB&CO
Attempting to give a simplified description of another Jacob&Co. model competing for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2020 award in the Jewelry Watch category, would go something like this; - two triple-axis tourbillons in the center of the dial; mystery time display; minute and hour disks set with hexagonal diamonds. However the Mystery Tourbillon by Jacob & Co. is a homage to the grand history of watchmaking of so-called mystery watches, that is timepieces where the hands seem to be floating over the dial, and this long tradition goes back more than 100 years. It should come as no surprise high watchmaking and diamond jewelry house Jacob & Co. has brought the mystery back with a contemporary high watchmaking and high jewelry twist. The new Mystery Tourbillon presents a world first - two linked central triple axis tourbillons placed back to back in the center of the dial fully gem-set. The full ruby model above is a 2020 novelty While the competing model from the 2019, with case invisibly set with baguette hexagonal diamonds and the dial is set with hexagonal, “overlapping” diamonds. In both models two mystery disks turn to indicate the time, rotating around the twin triple axis tourbillons, linked by a single differential and turning on three axes: the first axis in 60 seconds, and the second and third axes in two minutes. The 2019's minute disk is set with 119 White Diamonds (≈ 6.80 ct.) and one red ruby to indicate the exact minute. The hour disk is also set with 119 White Diamonds (≈ 7.93ct.) and one red ruby (≈ 0.28ct.) to show the hours. Its bezel inner ring is also set with gems -- 12 Blue Sapphires (≈ 1.49ct.) and 108 White Diamonds (≈ 4.56ct.). The Mystery Tourbillon in White Diamonds is part of a 18-pieces limited series priced at 1'400'100 CHF. MORALMODA MAGAZINE GENEVA WATCH DAYS | 31
Unique Gems _______________________ van cleef & arpels
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THE MERVEILLE D'éMERAUDES necklace set with Colombian emeralds and diamonds Five spectacular pear-shaped old mine Colombian emeralds, selected with the absolute gemstones expertise that has always characterized the Maison’s research for excellence, are the absolute protagonists of the “Merveille d’Émeraudes” superb necklace recently created in Paris by Van Cleef & Arpels. This spectacular new jewel draws its inspiration from an iconic Art Deco necklace conceived by the Maison in 1929 and later purchased for the elegant Princess Faiza of Egypt, sister to King Farouk and a loyal client at 22, Place Vendôme. Now part of the prestigious Van Cleef & Arpels’ historic collection, this vintage masterpiece features ten pear-shaped cabochon emeralds of paramount splendour. The new interpretation of the necklace is defined by a geometric frieze of interlocking motifs paved with round, baguette and trapeze-cut diamonds, on platinum, holding the five large ...
pear-shaped emeralds of the deepest velvety green, so typical of the most beautiful specimens that Colombia can offer. On the back of this modern marvel, a pendant outlining the nape is mounted with a motif of tapered baguettes, to hold three pear shaped diamonds of the best colour and clarity. The emeralds are detachable and even wearable suspended from an elegant pair of coordinated pendant earring paved with round and baguette-cut diamonds. As typical for the best Van Cleef & Arpels’ high jewelry creations, the necklace offers different and unprecedented possibilities of wearing. The five main stones totalizing 70.40 carats, are like authentic green jungles, by impenetrable, bewitching and profound “jardins”, the characteristic internal inclusions that any emerald presents, the reason why they appear so alluring, fascinating, truly unique. Adriano Davoli
The average couture client is getting younger and bolder with her couture choice. Parisian Maisons have increased their American fanbase too. It is not a surprise that this influences the "red-carpet practicality" seen in many couture collections. An American collector is just as proud to place orders at several Parisian ateliers today as she was a century ago. This also stipulates the endurance of Paris as the Capital of fashion, and above all as the global capital of haute couture is going strong in the 21st century.
Ralph&Russo prepare for digital couture future
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The brand’s’ greatest charm and attractiveness come from the sophisticated cut as oppose to embroidery works that decorate it, bearing witness to a remarkable skilled atelier, and not only focused in decorative art of embellishments It is only thanks to the tailoring and cutting that a couture toilette comes alive in the ﬁrst place, the friends of the Maison go to order for its sophistication, almost ceremonial air sometimes but more often luxuriously comfortable and cosy to eyes with warm and soft colour palette, that is equally appropriate in the luxury of own home as in a royal residence, (Angelina Jolie wore brand's coutureis when sge was made an honorary dame by the British Monarch). We will show our favourite digital looks in the next issue. Ralph&Russo, FW 2020/2021 Haute Couture.
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Photography by Patrick Sawaya.
MAISON GEORGES HOBEIKA'S FALL-WINTER 2020-21 COUTURE COLLECTION: 'MADAME PRESIDENT' FROM THE HEART OF THE NORTHERN LEBANON During the Haute Couture week this July, Georges Hobeika staged a real couture show broadcasted from the heart of contemporary Lebanon. 41 models were sent on an epic stroll through the streets of Tripoli in a collection exploring country´s rich history of design and architecture through empowerment of the woman. Picture a couture show without models, photographers, catwalk, artists, it is impossible. Haute couture collection can only truly be appreciated in movement worn by real models. Indeed that is how haute couture was born in Paris, when Charles Frederick Worth, who opened his Haute Couture house some 150 years ago, realised that his clients want to see his collections clothes in movement. Worth dressed the most influential ladies of his time. Worth's couture clients wanted to see the way the heavy layers of fabric fold around the body and the sparkle it sends from the embroidery. This live presentation makes the dreamy creation real. From a distance, the beautiful execution of a haute couture creation seems unreal, and we can only truly appreciate couture up-close and in movement. Ceteris paribus it would be difficult to comprehend its quality of craftmanship. MORALMODA MAGAZINE COUTURE | 36
That is exactly what Maison Georges Hobeika did, delivering a live haute couture show broadcasted straight from the grounds of the Tripoli International Fair, to the rest of the world. What no designer succeeded to stage in Paris, and what seemed like a business as usual last season, now suddenly became restricted. The highest luxury one could attain, an invitation to a front row seat at a couture show in Paris, now was not even possible to buy for any amount of money. Instead the front row was digitized and democratized; everybody had the front row seats to the real show, as oppose to an editorial photo shooting as most other Maisons did this season. This show photographed by Patrick Sawaya, was a strong message per se, an achievement, set against the background of a powerful architectural monument designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the 1960s - as the impeccable collection aptly named 'MADAME PRESIDENT'. Familiarity can programme the mind to take the most epic things for granted. However, George Hobeika's woman is multifaceted, free in expression, movement, and constant metamorphosis. They are the rising stars of their generation, an equal counterpart to man. And indeed after Mr Hobeika enchanted us with his first men couture looks during the previous couture collection, presented in Paris earlier this year, men got some updated couture looks for this season too. In the cityscape, Hobeika's men blend into a horizon of other unsung heroes of the 3,400year-old city, with its magnificent mix of 12th century, Mamluk and modern architecture. Seen in spot and moon light, models emerge in newfound splendour. As stated in show notes, "this collection is a glimpse into a new era of aspirations, where women and men lead in collective strength to demand respect, equality, and a better tomorrow." The show is surrounded by the remarkable and monumental Lebanese architecture, like the uncompromising collection itself is an exploration of dress codes; of social
norms, gender conventions, and cultural conduct. We intuitively adapt to the familiarity of our surroundings. In a digital age oversaturated with views and visual data, stopping to recharge the strength empowers the mind and makes new space for freedom of thought. All images by Patrick Sawaya Photography courtesy of Georges Hobeika.
"This collection is a glimpse into a new era of aspirations, where women and men lead in collective strength to demand respect, equality, and a better tomorrow."Â /show notes
Left page: finale with daywear couture looks, under the iconic architectural monument. Above clockwise: Look 16 white draped one shoulder dress with asymmetric slit, looks 6 sleeveless hand-painted gown with aÂ plunging neckline and golden belt, look 7 nude-coloured cocktail embroidered dress, look 35 emerald colour fitted suit with large hot ponk colar and 34 pink top and dress.
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the CAPTIVATING WINGS toi et moi ring in diamonds and ruby. Piaget enchants with its new High Jewellery collection, where precious metals and rarer gems of vibrant colour also combine with elegant iridescent feathers, defining wing motifs of great refinements. Almost mimicking those of the mysterious birds of paradise, lost on the high canopies of tropical jungles. For several seasons already, the Maison has accustomed us to this unusual yet extremely delicate mix, the result of an ancient .........
skillful craftsmanship. The white gold crossover ring features two sophisticated opposite wings set with round and marquisecut diamonds, holding a superb drop-shaped ruby of 2.43 carats from Mozambique. Set in a slightly asymmetrical way, it suggests a fiery red feather detached from the main plumage of the Piaget Bird, a sparkling fire enhanced by the algid light of the purest of diamonds. Adriano Davoli
R & Company announces the solo exhibition “Fast and Present: New Work by Johnny Swing,” which opens at 64 White Street on September 8th , 2020. It is the artist’s first solo show with the gallery, and his first New York exhibition since 2012. Over the past twenty years, Johnny Swing has become one of the world’s most recognizable furniture designers, best known for his iconic series of seating made out of welded American coins. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a monumental suite of furniture evoking
the artist’s love of aquatic forms. Consisting of seven nesting zoomorphic works, Septem Maria Seven Seas) has been executed in two unique versions by the artist and represents his most sublime sculptural creation to date. Johnny Swing states, “I wanted to surround and immerse people with a suite of furniture which provides a sensual, tactile experience, while providing collectors with an infinite array of arrangements based on these individually smaller works.”
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This exhibition was born from a major retrospective of Swing’s entire career as an artist and designer, “Johnny Swing: Design Sense”, Shelburne Museum (2019). As part of a display focused on Swing’s artistic process, he included the very first hand-carved prototypes for what would become the centerpiece of the 2020 gallery exhibition ant it will be Swing’s most monumental to date; of seven multifunctional components. This is in the tradition pioneered by early modern artists as Jean Arp and Frederick Kiesler.
About Johnny Swing
Most recently Swing was the recipient of a major retrospective in 2019 at the Shelburne Johnny Swing was born in 1961 in Salisbury, Museum, Shelburne, Vermont. Connecticut. In 1984, completed EDITORAL his BS in ART he & COUTURE fine arts from Skidmore College, Saratoga About R & Company Springs, New York, and attended the R & Company has represented Swingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coin Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, furniture since 2012. They represent a distinSkowhegan, Maine in 1986. He obtained his guished group of historical and contemporary Class 1 Structura Steel Welding License #6120 designers whose work is among the most in 1990. After spending the first part of his innovative and finely crafted of their time. Shalini Passi wears a floor-length dress by designer career in New York City's Lower East Side, Gallery principals Zesty Meyers and Evan Monica courtesy of Jade couture. All Snyderman images where he Shah exhibited sculptures and furniture have garnered international courtesy Shalini Passi, Swing bench Swing privateacclaim collection. made with salvaged industrial materials, for their groundbreaking exhibitions moved to Vermont in 1995, where he and publications and for their commitment to maintains a workshop and farm. preserving history through their extensive Bench details: artist Johnny archives Swing and private collection. Consistently, Ever since Swing first achieved international acclaim with the Nickel Couch, designed in the duo exhibits an extraordinary acumen for 'Murmuration 2012' 2000, his coin furniture had gravitated discovering and bringing designers to the towards larger-scale seats and biomorphic forefront of the rapidly escalating design installations. Swing's coin furniture can be market. Founded in 1997, R & Company found in the permanent collections of notable originally opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, institutions around the world, including the when owners Meyers and Snyderman realised Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New their combined passion to discover and York; Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England; preserve 20th- and 21st-century design. Since and the Modernism Museum, Mount Dora, moving to Franklin street in Tribeca in 2000, Florida. His work has also been on view in the gallery has presented numerous visionary numerous museum exhibitions, the exhibitions and publications on its Indianapolis Museum of Art; LongHouse contemporary and historical designers, and Reserve, East Hampton; and the Museum of placed significant works in museum Arts and Design, New York. collections around the world.
Art meets couture...
Shalini Passi wears couture dress by designer Monica Shah Brand - Jade Couture
BENCH DETAILS: JOHNNY SWING MURMURATION 2012
All images courtesy of Shalini Passi.
Image left: The brand keeps expanding with new stores, the latest being Rasasi flagship store at The Dubai Mall. Right: Rasasi La Yuqawam Femme Bottle AED 250. All images courtesy of Rasasi.
Innovative and quality, the Rasasi perfume is a result of long-term research in the heritage of perfume making and family tradition.
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RASASI, HERITAGE OF TRADITION & FAMILY PERFUMER - IN INTERVIEW WITH SALIM KALSEKAR Rasasi’s journey started four decades ago, precisely in 1979, on a humble note with a mono-brand store in Dubai. A strong endorsement from regional royalty and patrons of fragrances helped the brand grow from strength to strength through word of mouth, evolving into a major manufacturing and retail conglomerate, operating a network of over 165 stores in the largest shopping malls, and prime market locations across the GCC. Rasasi has time and again defied convention with great success. It was the first brand in the Middle East to introduce standalone perfume stores in the UAE & GCC. Perfumes were sold as part of an assorted portfolio along with spices and leather before Rasasi introduced their mono-brand perfume store. Rasasi has built a solid foundation of pioneering entrepreneurial vigour, creating some of the best and most exclusive fragrances, which have established a worldwide reputation for quality, luxury and elegance. At the helm of the brand is Mr. Salim Kalsekar, second generation, Managing Director of Rasasi Perfumes, who started as an apprentice under the tutelage of his visionary father, Abdul Razzak Kalsekar, founder and the chairman of the company. The rigorous and unrelenting training under the senior Kalsekar, equipped him with a deep understanding of every aspect of perfume business. Ably assisted by his five brothers, who spearhead the different business verticals, Mr. Salim Kalsekar, has been instrumental in transforming Rasasi from a single shop entity in the by-lanes of the Old Dubai Souq into one of the leading perfume company’s in the region, with an extensive geographical footprint across the Middle East. As a manufacturer, Rasasi has earned a reputation for quality, luxury and elegance, introducing perfumes that are loved by millions, including the ones that have achieved iconic stature and become timeless classics. He has spearheaded development of the company and positioned it at the forefront of innovation, setting new benchmarks for the industry at large. Rasasi Perfumes is amongst the pioneers to introduce new technology, product and category verticals that have helped the regional perfumery to evolve into a modern and streamlined industry.
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Despite his many achievements, Mr. Salim Kalsekar favours modesty and simplicity. He is also a philanthropist, committed to the cause of education and opportunity for poor and deserving, including orphans. He sits on the board of several such institutions and directly supervises trusts run by the Kalsekar family. MM: How did you ensure that the brand’s expansion adheres to the founder’s core values and principles for the brand? Salim Kalsekar: Rasasi carved a niche for itself by being the first brand to launch a mono brand perfume store in the region paving the way for the evolution of the modern perfume industry in the Gulf region. The company established a manufacturing facility in Jabal Ali and became the first regional brand to export perfumes. The success of brand Rasasi has been driven by its pioneering spirit allied to a global vision. In its almost four decades of existence, Rasasi has created exquisite fragrances known for their quality, luxury and elegance. Rasasi strives to be a leader in developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative, quality and premium fragrances and allied products. We have led the industry in research and product development, our unparalleled expertise in Oudh and extensive knowledge of the finest traditions of Oriental perfumery also gives us a rare advantage. Our success is still rooted in the ideals of our founding father, who enshrined an unwavering commitment to our customers as part of our brand DNA. Each Rasasi product is a pledge of quality and aims to celebrate its userbringing joy, confidence and a unique experience to every customer. Our brand identity is built on brand and product attributes that are unique to Rasasi. We deliver sophisticated experiences that stand at par with international product trends while celebrating the rich and original perfume traditions of this region. MM: Today Dubai is the hub of perfume exports, and in short please can you guide us about the brand's role in this development? Salim Kalsekar: Rasasi has always remained at the forefront of innovation, catering to the spirit of providing new and superior experiences to our customers. Being amongst the pioneers in the region,
the company established a modern perfume manufacturing facility in Jabal Ali that catalysed the evolution of a modern perfume industry in the region, and also placed Dubai as an export hub for perfumes. Rasasi has been aggressively pursuing international expansion and will continue to do so. We have already taken the ‘Made in the UAE’ tag to nearly 60 countries across the globe. The brand was amongst the first perfume companies in the UAE to export perfumes. A growing regional and global appetite validates for the company’s ambition to further strengthen UAE as the hub of perfume export. MM: The region’s rich perfume tradition exists thanks to the exotic and rare ingredients found in the local flora and fauna. What are key high-quality products in Rasasi Perfumes? Salim Kalsekar: Rasasi has earned a reputation for perfumes that are renowned for their elegance and unmatched quality. Rasasi’s perfumes aspire to offer a blend of tradition and modernity, respecting the rich cultural values of this region and while being in tune with the changing customer aspirations. Offering an unrivalled array of classic and contemporary Arabic perfumes, opulent natural oils, bukhoor and agarwood products along with its famous range of French fragrances Rasasi prides itself on tailoring perfect fragrances for a varied clientele including the most discerning of perfume connoisseurs. Rasasi sources the finest quality of ingredients from across the world to ensure the widest pool of high-quality base products to select from, with an emphasis on using natural ingredients such as oudh in their pure and unadulterated form. Every product of Rasasi comes with a pledge of quality as part of our commitment to our consumers. But the rarity and purity of the raw ingredients used determine the cost of the products. Rasasi curates some of the richest and rarest varieties of agarwood and dhanal oudh, Dhanal Ood Al Nafees, Boruzz, LaYuqawam, Junoon collection are amongst our premium fragrance offerings. MM: Which exciting novelties can Rasasi customers look forward? Salim Kalsekar: As mentioned previously, we have recently launched our flagship store in The Dubai Mall and will be looking forward to a few more openings in the future. The store comes with a brand-new design concept, focussing on bettering the customer experience. We have invested heavily in the refurbishment of stores across the region and will continue to do so. Our new stores are aimed at providing a relaxed, pleasant and unique shopping experience.The brand has also added new categories of products and greater variety to its existing line-up. In 2015, we successfully added a premium category to our product line-up with the launch of Boruzz. In 2016 we launched another major series, Junoon, which adds affordability to the niche perfume segment. Both of these series have been very successful. . Additionally, we are very excited about a lot of new product development across categories.As a leading brand we are always trying to bring unique experiences to the market and our customers. MM: Besides the perfume business, there is a strong philanthropy commitment from the company's stakeholders? Education and empowerment of girls, along with poverty alleviation have
been two major areas of focus. The family has established Kalsekar Trust which oversees running of multiple charitable educational institutes of higher education, schools and hospitals and many other charitable institutions, besides supporting higher education of deserving poor students across India especially in Mumbai and Maharashtra. MM: Please describe brand’s most sought after products. Salim Kalsekar: Rasasi offers a wide range of products right from the affordable popular to highly discerning product lines that are preferred by perfume connoisseurs. Here is the description of some of our bestsellers: Oudh Al Boruzz – Asrar Indonesia is a sophisticated and fresh interpretation of woody Indonesian oudh, it has an elegant blend of refreshing Mediterranean indulgence and precious Eastern aromas. The crisp freshness of sun-warmed Italian citrus notes leads to the dramatic deep woody tones of an oriental forest at midnight, revealing the rich splendor of unmistakable Indonesian oudh. Witness the emergence of a precious secret, a white crystalline accord as precious as white crystal, which will stay close to your heart forever. Attar Al Boruzz - Lamaat Musk Tabriz is a captivating fragrance as pure and enduring as a desert sunrise. Harnessing only prized ingredients from around the world, this rich and potent blend of fruity accents and dry woody notes warmed by soft spices radiates with an unmistakable intensity. LaYuqawam Jasmine Wisp La Yuqawam Pour Femme is a sensuous ode to femininity. The perfume opens on white floral sweet, tangy rather citrusy notes inflected by bergamot, blackcurrant and jasmine. The top notes melt into hot and spicy, opulent slightly bitter-sweet waves of cinnamon and pepper inflected with the erotic undercurrents of ylang-ylang, finally mellowing down to an exotic sweet, dark, earthy, and woody lingering trail that is soft, smooth and intimate. LaYuqawam Tobacco Blaze is the signature leather accord of the LaYuqawam masculine series melts with audacious aldehydic notes, fashioning a perfume that pays ultimate homage to the warm, dark, intense yet sophisticated sensuality of the contemporary man. The perfume opens on a light note that is citrusy, slightly bitter, with hints of orange and honey blossom floral facets inflected by neroli and bergamot, while Indian saffron adds the soft and intimate leathery undercurrent that surges into the deep woody facets of cedar wood, finally cascading down to an intensely rich woody, warm and earthy experience. Junoon Satin – Pour Femme is the epitome of feminine elegance. A burst of freshness opens on the lusciously succulent notes of apple inflected with woody red berry. The exotic bouquet of rose, jasmine, sambac, lily-of-thevalley and ylang-ylang forms scents of an enchanted garden caressed to sweet perfection by vanilla. Junoon Satin -Pour Homme adds an alluring mystery to a confident and charismatic individual that makes him irresistible. The sparkling bergamot aloft a zesty lime note inflicts the spicy floral rather nutty heart of the fragrance with an assuring freshness. MM: What differentiates Rasasi perfumes from other local brands? Salim Kalsekar: Rasasi’s experience of four decades and mastery in creating the most exquisite French and oriental blends is being complimented with global partnerships that have empowered the company with immense knowledge and expertise. The company has a skilled team of professional in-house perfume developers to create the most sensuous fragrances and works closely with some of the best perfume houses in Europe to develop exciting and evocative new scents will see Rasasi bring new synergies to the Middle East and GCC’s perfume industry adding a timeless and legendary allure to the perfumes of Arabia. What differentiates Rasasi Perfumes, is its commitment to its customers to offer the best products and experiences. Three generations of the Kalsekar family are fully invested in the company to ensure that every bottle that bears the brand name Rasasi lives up to the expectation of sophistication, quality and value expected of the brand. Additionally, we pride ourselves in adhering to the highest ethical conduct in all our business dealings Moralmoda magazine perfume | 43
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STAY LOVELY AS YOU ARE THIS AUTUMN... MY LOVELY BAG plays with bright autumn colours in a contemporary design By Josip Grabovac Fashion editor
From the top clockwise, next page: MY LOVELY BAG Fall/Winter 2020/2021 two tones shoulder bags with butterfly lock.
handbag as a fashion accessory needs to be functional and beautiful, but also unique. In this way a bag can add the extra individual touch to your outfit and make the total look more personal. The task to find the brand that delivers on all these requirements and offers even more is not easy, but we succeeded. We introduce here the brand with the most beautiful bags, handmade and designed with love, complemented by unique design details, specific for each bag collector, in irresistible colors and patterns.
My Lovely Bag manufacturer bespoke bags.
The story behind the creation of this brand hides an irresistible charm that leaves no one indifferent. My Lovely Bag initiated as a personal project, a few years ago, when its designer and owner of the brand started making handbags for herself. The brand's very first handmade handbags got a lot of attention, they were so beautiful and special that even casual passers-by on the street wanted them for themselves. The gleam in the eyes of a person who would receive such a unique bag as
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a gift would be enchanting. With the motivation to make more women so delighted, My Lovely Bag launched as an independent brand to design and manufacture handmade bags. Today all employees at My Lovely Bag are women, and the special love invested in making these bags is seen in the end result of each irresistible fashion piece. With its delicate design and strong design characteristics, My Lovely Bag handmade pieces will attract numerous looks every time you wear them.
From the top clockwise, next page: MY LOVELY BAG Fall/Winter 2020/2021 two tones shoulder bags with butterfly lock. All images copyright, My Lovely Bag.
The joyous Spring/Summer 2021 collection by Gianluca Capannolo Gianluca Capannolo is considered one of the most talented fashion designers in Italy. From his early work for Fratelli Rossetti to appointments as a Creative Director for Lancetti, Krizia and Metradamo, Gianluca Capannolo remains dedicated to enhance women’s lives in the 21st century and her contemporary identity. The key to his artistic style is tradition and innovation, paired with an awareness of fashion as an art form and its roles in the social development.
By Josip Grabovac Fashion editor
The brand's luxury touch on each detail, from the bright red, blue, turquoise and golden bracelets to oversized necklaces and silk scarves paired with the matching Capri sandals, styled in a way to elevate day wear to cocktail look, even in flat heels. The spring-summer 2021 will be infused with light and joy from this collection. Gianluca Capannolo keeps a sharp balance in his use of ethnic print on western cut. His woman can indulge in looks that are an explosion of colour and bright prints, like the jungle print, exclusive brocades. Proposing two elegant trilogies of colour, pink – fuchsia – earth and sky blue – turquoise - blue are a nod to Africa. What makes Capannolo's Africa are not that much Italian fabrics and the Capri sandals, as its spontaneous and easy interpretation of the African vibe, refraining from the tribal excess. The prints, strong in colour and graphic, seem irreplaceable to the clothes designed in a wearable and clean cut, offering a relaxed aesthetic for daywear looks in poplin, voile or fused muslin, which create a delicate plissé effect.
Captions to images: cocktail looks in double print silk, satin crepe, crinoline and techno georgette narrate a refined femininity, paired with mesh accessories, ruff necklaces, are forming outfits that are perfect all day, when you don't have the time to make outfit change between a full day of appointments. More info on: www.gianlucacapannolo.com, all images courtesy of brand.
Fratelli Rossetti, art of shoemaking embraces street art in “Open Art” event The men’s and women’s collection presented through works of street art
The brand’s icons, which are both emblems of tradition and constantly changing symbols, for Spring/Summer 2021 collection in new bold variants.
artworks dedicated to the coming season’s most iconic models, which were exhibited outside the boutique. The artists have been selected in collaboration with the Centro Culturale Artisti Madonnari. Offering an immersive experience by appropriating the urban fabric, the Milanese portico was transformed into an open-air art workshop. Next season’s new edition is the “Frame” line: shoes and bags, geometrical frames made of shiny and waxed leather. While the Brera Loafer woven with a “Vienna Straw” effect is back, this time also presented in a tricolor version. Magenta – A result of the evolution of the Magenta Codes, this season’s new Magenta loafer features a bold square toe. The “top handle” bags are particularly striking with their feisty Magenta buckle on the front.
All images courtesy of Fratelli Rossett.
Fratelli Rossetti, headed by the second generation of the Rossetti family, (who remains loyal to the company's tradition while embracing new forms of bespoke expression), launched its new innovations in bold designs and strong contrasts for the Spring/Summer 2021 season. Always linked to the world of culture and performing arts, the brand's collaboration started during the winter season with the Love Each Side of You campaign, illustrated by Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier. Through BY JOSIP GRABOVAC the “Open Art” event, the Fratelli Rossetti brothers FASHION EDITOR celebrate creativity and art the sources of inspiration for the next season. The event was held in Corso Matteotti, outside the company’s Boutique at Via Montenapoleone 1. A group of street artists known as “Madonnari” (a name derived from the Central Italian tradition of painting Madonnas and sacred images) created during the event four street
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SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION BY MARIO DICE
By Josip Grabovac Fashion editor
"I may be crazy, but that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make me wrong.â&#x20AC;? Marsha P. Johnson. This is the quote probably popped up at your instagram feed, and here it is again in the press notes for the new Spring Summer 2021 collection by Mario Dice. It can't be stressed enough how liberating this statement was 50 years ago. Mario's show takes us back to the 70s, but it feels so present, with current turmoil and social changes.
The desire to rebel against the system, not to obey the formal, to build a different world and to belong to oneself brings Marsha closer to the vision of the designer Mario Dice who in this collection describes love free from forms, constraints and from the social (sometimes psychological) superstructures, where even the wrong love makes free and the man satisfied with his feelings. The freedom to challenge a dully rigid system in a provocative way and the freedom to express one's art.
By Josip Grabovac Fashion editor
The Spring Summer 2021 collection is made of fabrics such as canvas, denim, linen and cotton are declined according to other forms. The same fabrics are enriched and at the same time embellished with lace and broderie anglaise in a range of chromatic nuances ranging from the warmest and tactile brick and caramel to the bright coral tone (see above, all images courtesy of Mario Dice). The contrast to Mario Dice's previous more luxurious and decadent seasons is less obvious when we regard more closely the many detailed evening floor length dresses for the Spring-Summer 2021. The evening looks are particularly rich in details of the inlays, with embroideries in white, blue and even lime that help to break down the barrier of the conventions of the garments, still kept in raw fabric.
In addition to batik-effect denim, the collection boasts pleated Hatubai silk and 3D prints, again starting from Mario's assumption that in this collection the conventional and classic identity is subtracted from fabrics. An openness and honesty to oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner emotions world seems to light through the new collection. The looks are wearable but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that anybody can do so, unless they are prepared to be themselves. In Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes the woman is not staging her persona but rather removing the many layers that would encapsulate her personality.
BIKKEMBERGS DEBUTS MENS JEWELLERY - an unapologetic and uncompromising hommage to man
Image left page and above: courtesy Alessandro Maria Ferreri.
The brand is consolidating its presence in the lifestyle market, thanks to the global five-year licence agreement with Italy-based Arkano S.r.l.
TEXT: JOSIP GRABOVAC FASHION EDITOR, The brand expands its lifestyle portfolio further with a debut jewellery collection for men, (and women's line is anticipated acc. to Dario Predonzan, chief operating officer of Levitas SpA, Bikkembergs’ parent company). The brand's key symbols, luxury sportswear, movement, and vitality, are translated into masculine and linear men's jewels that pay homage to luxury brand's link with soccer, with rings and beaded bracelets with multifaceted, soccer ball pattern (images courtesy Bikkembergs). The jewellery collection for Fall/Winter 2020/2021 debuted at a dedicated physical event as part of the calendar of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. The collection, supervised by creative director Lee Wood, comprises three lines. "BAND" encapsulates a series of innovative variations of the Bikkembergs logo, which becomes the star of the show. The "GEOMETRICS" line draws inspiration from the football, with the logo on the screw closures. The bold and contemporary lines of "EMBOSSED" hint at Bikkembergs’ signature prints and embossed letters. Available in Bikkembergs stores and the best jewellery shops starting from September. MORALMODA MAGAZINE MFW | 52
Zanotti’s Universe - The Metamorphosis in men’s and women’s shoe collection
The women’s collection style is clean, starting with the silhouettes and continuing through to the color scheme, which alternates from pure black to bold, bright colors to subdued tones, like antique pink and light brown.
BY JOSIP GRABOVAC FASHION EDITOR
Giuseppe Zanotti opens up an universe of possibilities with the new collection’s seasonless statement of strong, androgynous energy. Reflection on its Italian heritage and stylistic codes, the collection brings the idea of transformation to a new level, adding touches of Broadway and Paris. Over the year's the brand is evolving on its best designs while staying true to its story and core values, translated in the freedom of creative expression for the new season Zanotti readily embraces the unexpected societal change, both
on individual and macro level. The collection seeks to break down established barriers and status quo, where customers are not restrained to select between casual and formal shoes, while both men and women's designs are also strongly converging. Zanotti‘s pointed spring booties in suede, with a 6-inch heel, are embellished with gold star in American Western style, but still chic for strolls in Paris. From booties to sandals, the spring novelties are embellished with oversized decoration, like Zanotti's new jeweled sandal, featuring a massive golden chain, while Parisian chic and Italian craftsmanship is highlighted in evening sandal wrapped in a cloud of organza and chiffon. Even the new “ring” flat has spiked rhinestone.
Men’s shoes are inspired by the same play with proportions and balance, the seemingly disproportioned andheavy, multicoloured sneakers with thick soles are actually crafted with ultra-light treads and embellishments. The subdued tones work surprisingly well in loafer giving it a touch of oil paint, and from afar this colour play adds balance similar to the impressionist style (all images above courtesy of Giuseppe Zanotti).
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“MY MOTHER, WHO TAUGHT ME HOW TO SEW, AT THE EARLY AGE OF 5 YEARS OLD SHOWED ME THAT FIT AND ATTENTION TO DETAILS WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN CREATING FASHION.” - URIEL SAENZ, DESIGNER.
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Uriel show. All images courtesy: ETM.
“AS THE WORLD EVOLVES, SEEMINGLY FASTER EVERY DAY, WE ARE INCREASINGLY EMBRACING HOW ALIKE WE ALL REALLY ARE AND HAVE SHARED GLOBAL VALUES AND SOCIAL IDEALS.” - URIEL SAENZ, DESIGNER. MILAN HIGHLIGHTS THE NEW INTERNATIONAL TALENTS
The spring collections are finally here and to celebrate emerging international designers Milan Fashion Week stages five fashion shows from four corners of the world. Starting with UREIL SAENZ, who dedicates his collection to his mother who recently passed away due to cancer. Each piece he creates comes from a strong awareness about the issues impacting the world. And his approach to fashion intertwines with his vision for his company, “showcasing the changing American Lifestyle, celebrating the contributions that make it unique, and honoring similarities.” (above). Saenz's previous couture collection “Reflections” has been seen and praised at the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the Collection “Violence” has brought an awareness of domestic violence. @urielsaenz. Production: Taerus PR, Head Fashion Stylist: Russ Ev, Head of Hair: Antonio Iengo, Head of Makeup: Valeria Orlando, Makeup and Beauty Products: VOR Makeup, Primera Perfumes, Gli Elementi, Shoes Partner: Unisa, Lighting Setup: Family Studio SRL.
COSEL is a conscious luxury brand by Polish designer Anna Szubert, who insists on unique materials. Her 'Queen of the Coral Reefs' collection is immersed in the invisible underwater world of tropical prints and light silk dresses that blend in with Szubert’s coral reef vision. @cosel_fashion cosel
The OTKUTYR Fashion House merges the best of Saudi talents, since 2011. Its strength is the combination of the expertise and resources of the fashion house, along with designers’ artistic vision and the brand's success of showcasing the best of contemporary Saudi fashion on a global scale is once again highlighted at the international stage of Milan Fashion Week. The Saudi fashion house celebrates its 10th Anniversary at Milan Fashion Week with a presentation of 10 outstanding pieces (see above). In its effort to embody slow fashion; repurposed crystals off the fashion house’s floor for the hand embroidery and embellishments of the runaway pieces. Moreover, in maintaining the ethos of zero waste, motifs from previous collections were also repurposed. The pieces have evolved in their own right; as gowns were transformed into suits, tops into bodysuits, and ball gowns into campy jackets. The collection includes timeless colors such as black, red, and a combination of black and white with a splash of bold color such as fuchsia. @otkutyrfashionhouse
EMERGING TALENTS MILAN SPRING SUMMER 2021 PALAZZO VISCONTI
German Designer MAYA SEYFERTH intertwines different cultural inspirations in her designs, creating an amalgam of powerful feminism expressed in strong colors, creative tailoring and demure yet confident appearance. After having spent years in Hamburg, Paris and Zurich, the basic idea of taking inspiration from her diverse travels and cultural experiences remains. Maya Seyfeth’s designs adapt in a cohesive story, her multicultural background and pays homage to her Georgian roots, that is communicated in a visual metaphor of unison between the fragility, femininity and incomparable strength of women. Her strength is in creating beautiful garments that are used to reinterpret aesthetic and emotions. With her Spring-Summer 2021 collection she draws inspiration from the sun and sunlight’s colors and energy, the outfits allow for every individual to combine and recreate a very own style. @maya_seyferth_official
MAQUINN Couture presents a bold and elegant Spring-Summer 2021.
MAQUINN Couture is bold, elegant and detailed this Spring-Summer 2021. 'Pilgrimage, Traces of Ancestral Journey' is their proposal of european style adorned with Indonesian batik clothing. The sisters Setyawan, who are designers and founders of Maquinn Couture explain how they got inspired to do this European-Indonesian batik masterpiece, "Synchronizing two cultures from two continents while maintaining their authenticity, is not easy. In order to create beautiful clothes, the richness of Indonesian batik must be in tune with the power of European fashion. Therefore, we chose "Pilgrimage" as the theme as well as the life of our clothes," said Janice. “This collection is illustrated in a modern floral style. The floral element adapts the batik style that the Indonesian people like to use. Meanwhile, the modern element is taken from a typical European fashion style,” said Benita. Maquinn Couture highlights a feminine side that is flexible, but even still strong and majestic, using silk woven fabrics, gold ink and genuine leather, which is produced by maintaining the traditional way. From the weaving of silk, depicting batik motifs, to making batik fabrics that are ready to be processed, designers maintain all processes for their authenticity. In addition to painting techniques, batik in this collection is applied by combining embroidery and beading techniques. (images left and top above) @maquinnofficial
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ART IN TIME (Monaco) PRESENTS A SECOND UNIQUE TIME PIECE FOR CHARITY – THE TYPE 3MC BY RESSENCE.
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ollowing on the first watch model, produced in collaboration with Urwerk and unveiled before the summer, which we could admire during the Geneva Watch Days, ART IN TIME watch gallery unveils a second creation, designed in partnership with Ressence. All in name of the local ongoing initiative – unique in watchmaking – to engage with Monaco’s non-profit community: part of the proceeds from the sale of timepieces created exclusively for the store are passed on to local charities. The prestige watch gallery's concept was devised by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, President of Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, to enable top-level manufacturers who share the same values: creativity, exclusivity, and independence, to add a philanthropic dimension to their work. Just like Urwerk, the new independent watchmakers Ressence will be helping to fund a local initiative: the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Brand's Type 3MC model is a unique piece and first with a red dial, (the colour of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's logo), the world's first oilfilled dial. Thanks to this scientific and technical feat, the Type 3 harnesses refracted light to give the dial a perfectly even, smooth appearance. Reflections and protrusions disappear, making the display highly readable. The indications are arranged in keeping with Ressence’s distinctive style, with discs and dials rotating around each other. This makes reading the time clearer; the information is displayed on a single plane, allowing it to be understood intuitively, in two dimensions. Ressence’s high degree of commitment starts as the manufacturer decided to bear the costs of the specific developments required for the creation of this unique piece, this reduces buyers cost, although the price is undisclosed. Prince Albert ll of Monaco Foundation For the best part of 15 years now, through his Foundation, HSH Prince Albert ll of Monaco has been actively involved in protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development to counter threats to the planet. Committed to research, technological innovation, and tackling major social challenges, the Foundation funds projects in the Mediterranean basin, the polar regions, and the world’s least socially and economically developed countries. Its goals are to mitigate the effects of climate change, promote renewable energy, preserve biodiversity, manage water resources, and fight against desertification.
NEW GHOST BY ROLLS-ROYCE IS THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED EVER CREATED & SUCCEEDS THE COMPANYS BEST-SELLING CAR
ith an incredible sense of space, service and unforgettable style, Rolls Royce gathered members of the world's oldest Rolls-Royce car club attend exclusive gathering at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood earlier in September 2020 Display of 20 exquisite vintage Rolls-Royce motor cars, all built before 1936, staged in central courtyard to welcome transformative new Ghost. Guests treated to private viewing of new Ghost, 3 days after its global launch, September 1st 2020. Guests enjoyed a socially-distanced picnic lunch from specially-prepared hampers, each had a jar of Rolls-Royce honey, a rare and precious commodity produced by the now-famous colony of 250,000 English honeybees that reside in the Goodwood Apiary where famous rose grows. Five years in development, new Ghost is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever created and a worthy successor to the previous model, which became the best-selling car in the company’s history.
Built on the marque’s proprietary Architecture of Luxury aluminium spaceframe, new Ghost boasts a new, more powerful 6.75-litre V12 engine and enhanced driver aids, with more than 100kg (220lb) of internal acoustic damping materials eliminating all extraneous noise. Courtesy image above of Rolls-Royce.
The 4th annual CC Forum in Monaco puts Investment in Sustainable Development at Top Agenda Max Studennikoff, Chairman and Founder of CC Forum, firmly believes that in order to prosper, we should be more concerned with environmental and societal impacts of our activities. Therefore, this year's CC Forum motto is “Invest Sustainably”.
Images above clockwise: Guest of Honour the legendary Maestro Placido Domingo received the prestigious CC Forum Award on September 25th at the closing gala. Domingo performed opera duet with soprano Isabelle Kabatu, guests at gala included,Victoria Silvstedt, Christian Moore, Lucien Ndabagera, Liliya Tippetts, all images by @elegantshooter
The next edition of CC-Forum will be held on the 15-16 December in Dubai, where Ahmed Refaie and Yana Leonova, as local members of the organizing committee, will be totally dedicated to embracing the interaction between the eastern and the western sustainability approach and expand these investment ecosystems. Image above: Max Studennikoff, Chairman and Founder of CC Forum
C Forum in Monaco connects global thought leaders, policy makers, investors and startups startups from across the world. The annual summit takes place under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II Grimaldi of Monaco. The three-day long CC Forum in Monaco took place in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, along with the government strategists, members of royal families, industry leaders, think tanks, eminent scientists, institutional and private investors, family offices and VC ﬁrms. Forum's full schedule of events included
invited prominents speakers, group network and culminated with Forum’s traditional black-tie VVIP Investors’ Gala held at Fairmont Hotel Monaco with charity gala, also attended by HSH Prince Albert II. The 4th edition of CC Forum Monaco builds on its highly successful London edition in October 2019 which received the royal greeting by HM Queen Elizabeth II. CC Forums brings together top tier global decision makers for an in depth discourse and focused to develop coherent strategies on some of the existential issues mankind is facing today – namely, needed actions to
collectively ﬁght climate change, but also how to prevent new outbreaks of epidemics and how to deal with macroeconomic consequences of Covid19 pandemic. The programme of the event to be inaugurated by H.S.H. Prince Albert is highly intense: a multi-track conference, keynotes, panels, ﬁreside chats, debates, workshops and round tables. CC Forum is privileged to have some of the world’s most authoritative speakers including, HRH Prince Michel of Yugoslavia, Mr Tahnoon Nemar, CEO of HH Sheikh Saeed Al Nahyan Private Office, Deborah Montaperto, Morgan Stanley PWM Managing Director, HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, HIRH Prince Sandor Habsburg-Lothringen the Archduke of Austria, Diandra von Lenzburg, Impact-Driven Venture Capitalist at Early Stage Tech, Stanley Johnson, Environmental Campaigner, HRH Queen Diambi Kabatusuila of Democratic Republic of Congo, Lord Marland, MP Chairman of Commonwealth and Enterprise Councils the Former Minister of Energy and Climate Change, and many more who address a wide range of issues from the Climate Change to Government Strategies, Impact Investment, Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Social Inclusion, Philanthropy and more.
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Fashion sustainability is the New Now, not a Trend. MARLI unveils Spring/Summer 2021 collection Investing in key pieces is one of the ways consumers can go greener and shop responsibly. MARLI dresses is a new eco luxury fashion label, of must have slip dresses, between London and Monaco embracing the concept Buy Less but Buy Smarter. SHOP RESPONSIBLY with MARLI Dresses in 7 signature colors and a unique, custom “Love yourself” color, when you can bespoke your own taste.
How to wear it: One Dress, Two Styles in Monte Carlo. Image by @elegantshooter
London street fashion with MARLI dresses. Photo by @savcaoleg.
Their simple and chic slip dresses are handmade from art silk, which has a delicate, gleam structure. Brand's inspiration is by the body in all its forms and the women wearing MARLI dresses are those, who truly own their femininity. Interlacing the myriad of individualities, these pieces are a must-have to every woman’s essential wardrobe. The light silhouettes elegantly drape around the body and it is absolutely a wardrobe essential: tweak a few accessories, adjust some layers, and a faithful slip dress can see you through from morning meeting to evening drinks. It can even accompany you from season to season, bare-shouldered through summer or paired with t-shirts and jumpers for chillier days. MARLI DRESSES LONDON - MONACO Instagram: @marli_dresses ONLINE STORE: www.etsy.com/shop/MarliBoutique www.depop.com/marli_dresses Summer vibes at Cote d'Azur with MARLI dresses. Photo by Tyrin de Gidts @tydegidts
Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. actIng as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need.
Butterfly Ball 2020 - Caudwell Children's Annual Charity Ball in Monaco
Caudwell Children has supported over 50,000 children and families the National charity provided over £45,000,000 worth of services And support for children with over 653 different medical conditions
audwell Children celebrates its 20th anniversary of dedicated work to improve the lives of disabled children. the British national charity supports each year 6000 children. The founder and former Chief Executive of the Caudwell Group, John Caudwell is one of Britain’s most influential entrepreneurs and philanthropists. John’s vision for a sustainable and efficient children’s charity has inspired thousands of supporters across the UK and he remains the charity’s largest single benefactor and most passionate supporter. By personally paying the charity’s annual administration and management overheads he enables the charity to offer complete transparency to its supporters, with 100% of direct donations going directly to the children and families who need it. To support the charity in helping disabled children with vital practical and emotional support, be sure to book your place on the next red carpet, star-studded charity event, reserve your table or sponsorship package today on www.caudwellchildren.com.
From the center clockwise: John Caudwell and Modesta Vzesniauskaite hosted their annual charity cycle ride and gala dinner, raising a record-breaking €1.3million for UK-based charity. Sponsored by Arctic World Club, Burgess Yachts and Edmond de Rothschild; in total the two fundraising events raised an impressive €1,302,428 with every penny being used to directly support disabled children in the UK with vital support. All images courtesy: Dimitry Nevsky. Contact information: Tel: +90345 300 1348 email@example.com
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Moving homes is a nerve-wracking experience, but you can take away some of the stress by hiring a professional and reliable home moving company. With its comprehensive range of services, Trukker has earned the reputation of being one of the best moving companies. Whether you’re looking to move to another home in UAE or move out of the country, Trukker in Dubai and Abu Dhabi can help simplify the moving process. Trukker is one of the largest digital freight platforms, introducing technology to the transport and logistics space and feature adaption of the latest technology. As one of the UAE's biggest and most trusted home moving service providers, Trukker operates a network of over 25,000 trucks. They are a one-stop shop when it comes to addressing the requirements of your move from pre-assessments, instant quotes, customer services with add on services as well such as painting, cleaning, sanitization , and many other services. Their premium package ensures that your entire home is packed, moved, and set up in a day's time with excellence in quality of service provided at competitive prices to make your home move stress free and affordable. Trukker is offering service quality and timely delivery assurance along with the convenience of instant booking, transparent availability information, clearly disclosed rates, consistent performance standards, and comprehensive door-to-door moving and packing and can not only take the heavy lifting off your hands, but also make sure your belongings are packed, transported, and installed safely in your new home delivering peace of mind in every move. Trukker will survey your belongings to pack and move them in the most hassle-free and safe manner. The team will pack, load, and migrate it in record time and with most extreme consideration. They work quietly and efficiently, carefully wrapping each item to ensure it is protected in the truck. MORALMODA MAGAZINE | 60
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They will also take care of the unloading and assembly of your furniture. They have an experienced team who will carefully dismantle and pack all your items, from furniture to clothes, wall hangings, and appliances. Their trucks are fully covered and insulated to ensure none of your items are damaged by the heat. They also wrap soft furnishings with durable blankets to transport them without any hassle. Once your belongings are in your new home, Trukker’s team will also unpack, reassemble, and install and place all the items in the correct rooms and arrange the furniture accordingly. UAE’s largest digital freight platform The UAE based startup company Trukker is also the largest digital freight platform. The company is constantly progressing towards our vision of creating the region's first Digital Freight Exchange. Trukker's trucks onboarded goes through intensive health and safety training. This enables Trukker to ensure its users receive reliable service consistently. Safety measures have been applied on Home Moving Service amidst the current health and safety risk of COVID 19. The teams is equipped with masks to be worn during the duration of the move. Additionally, they are also required to sanitize themselves prior to the start of the move and throughout the duration. The packaging material is sanitized at the warehouse facilities and all trucks are cleaned and sanitized after every move. Moving services are carried out by a friendly team devoted to providing the lift you need. The most reliable, efficient, and on-time service is provided by a professional team that specialize in moving houses with removal services.Save your significant time and nerves. Let Trukker's constant, cautious, and trustworthy packing services and secure your belongings for transport, making the moving experience as straightforward as could reasonably be expected. www.TRUKKER.com
The 77th annual Venice International Film Festival Rami Kadi Maison de Couture with best red carpet looks in Venice. Creative Director Rami Kadi, a Lebanese American fashion designer,also pays tribute to Beirut with charity auction
RAMI KADI dresses CHEYENNE MAYA, ALESHA DIXON, BEATRICE VALLI AND RAYA ABI RACHED. Also see the iconic moments for Maison Rami Kadi at the UNICEF Gala in Capri, Britains Got Talent stage, with celebrities (all images courtesy of Rami Kadi).
Earlier this fall Rami Kadi Maison de Couture engaged for Bebw Shebbek, and the Maison has issued a donation alert deciding to decrease the price of the below seen #RKFW20 fully embroidered dress from USD 16,000 to USD 12,000/- All proceeds will go to support Bebw Shebbek in order to help families rebuild their doors and windows after the huge explosion that happened in Beirut.
mazing women from the film industry don’t only sparkle on the red carpet, but they are celebrated at the main stages of the industry for their achievements on the screen with two Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement awards for the critically acclaimed filmmaker Ann Hui and iconic actress Tilda Swinton. Hui and Swinton accepted their awards at the 77th Venice International Film Festival upon the decision by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia and recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera.
Accepting her award, Ann Hui declared “I am so happy to receive this news and honored for the award! So happy that I feel I cannot find the words. I just hope everything in the world will turn better soon and everybody can feel again as happy as I am in this moment.” Tilda Swinton said, “This great festival has been dear to my heart for three decades: to be honoured in this way is extremely humbling. To come to Venice, this year of all years, to celebrate immortal cinema and its defiant survival in the face of all the challenges that evolution might throw at us all - will be my sincere joy.”
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BUGATTI CHIRON by JACOB&CO - an unapologetic and uncompromising hommage to the 16 Cylinder Piston Engine
The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon collection recreates the famous Bugatti Chiron W16 1,479 horsepower engine, a world-first excercise in a timepiece. The previous year two limit-breaking brands joined forces in a quest for hyper luxury performance in an unprecedented collaboration between car manufacturer Bugatti's team with the watch manufacturer team of Jacob&Co. They astounded at Baselworld 2019, with two timepiece collections that highlight the masterful savoir-faire of both brands; the 110year anniversary Twin Turbo Furious edition watch and the EpicX Chrono. The success of this project outside and within the companies rewards us already with an all-new line of exclusive co-branded products, launched with the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon that reflects in the most impressive and detailed way the heart of Bugatti Chiron car, revealing an irresistible surprise for car enthusiast and any watch lover.
the hypercar's aerodynamic lines, without exaggeration but also executed without compromise, measuring 54mm by 44mm. The fully customizable Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon with 60-hour power reserve is a limited edition of 126-pieces, priced at 280'000 CHF, is in the competition for Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2020 award in the category Mechanical Exception.
Floating movement of 578 components recreates hypercar 's heart The new Tourbillon displays its powerful manual winding movement, inside respectively titanium or rose gold and sapphire mounted case shaped like the famous radiator of Bugatti, (full sapphire crystal models will be available soon). Hand-assembled, facing outward 30° inclined movement emulates 1/4 the Bugatti 16-cylinder engine. The movement of the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon is completely suspended in four places, with what look like actual automobile shock absorbing springs from the Chiron hypercar itself. The movement is, in fact, floating inside the case, where you can see it clearly move up and down. Another feature is the repeater mechanism built into the “engine”, which creates a clearly audible “engine sound”. Complete with crankshaft and pistons Jacob&Co. movement displays a power reserve indicator at the nine o’clock position.The crankshaft driving the engine animation is one of the smallest and most complicated watch parts ever manufactured, made out of one solid steel piece. The pistons, challenging to fabricate in their own right, are mounted onto the crankshaft at varying angles to maximize the show. Seeing them in action at Jacob & Co.'s Geneva boutique, is simultaneously difficult to believe and breathtaking. Where other watch brands, and here we consider only the most resourceful Swiss watchmaker would be more compromising, Jacob& Co. makes a point that impossible is not an option. In a way the watch design itself seems subtle, particularly the black titanium case, shaped in line with
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Piaget Limelight Gala watch with mother-of-pearl dial on a dark navy-blue alligator strap (left, ref. G0A45363). Piaget Limelight Gala watch with blue enamel dial decorated with precious ombrĂŠ sapphires and diamonds, on a Palace dĂŠcor white gold bracelet (above right, ref. G0A45163). WWW.PIAGET.COM