Lucire
The global fashion magazine October 19, 2021 

Unique Aston Martin DB5 Vantage collection for sale, including one-off Shooting Brake

Filed by Lucire staff/June 7, 2021/11.52

Fluid Images The most iconic Aston Martin is arguably the DB5, the one piloted by Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger. Aston Martin made 1,021 DB5s, including 60-odd in Vantage tune, and 123 convertibles. Getting a DB5 is hard enough, but getting three Vantages—a coupé, a convertible, and a one-off Shooting Brake—would qualify as […]

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Mercedes-Benz and IC Berlin collaborate on eyewear collection

Filed by Lucire staff/May 21, 2021/10.50

Mercedes-Benz and IC Berlin have collaborated on a capsule sunglasses’ collection comprising five designs that incorporate elements from Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles.    Mercedes-Benz stresses that the arrangement is not just a licensing of a symbol, but that its avant-garde philosophy has been brought into the eyewear.    Certainly the forms are distinct from what […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Giselle revival has a fresh, youthful energy

Filed by Jack Yan/May 12, 2021/12.28

Stephen A’Court Giselle has become one of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s signature productions since this version was conceived by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg in 2012, and each season—this is the third in New Zealand—brings with it a different energy, as well as newfound elements to enjoy. The cast changes this time bring with […]

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Nomos Glashütte scores product design win at Green Good Design Awards

Filed by Lucire staff/May 7, 2021/14.52

The Chicago Athenæum’s Good Design Awards have honoured Germany’s Nomos Glashütte six times for its watches, and now the Green Good Design Awards, which focus on sustainably produced products, have highlighted the company once more for its Tangente Update watch in its product design category.    Its latest incarnation, the Tangente Neomatik 41 Update, features […]

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Coupé crossovers are the latest fad, as Ford Evos and Roewe Jing appear at Auto Shanghai

Filed by Lucire staff/April 19, 2021/21.45

It seems coupé crossovers, low-slung fastbacks riding on big wheels, are the trendy shape for cars now, after a decade dominated by the boxier variety, if Auto Shanghai’s débutantes today are any indication.    Ford showed its Evos crossover, with hints of the Mustang Mach-E—a car, based on its development code, that started off as […]

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GHD celebrates 20th anniversary with limited-edition Couture collection

Filed by Lucire staff/April 15, 2021/11.47

Time really has flown, with GHD (Good Hair Day) celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company commemorates this milestone with a limited-edition Hair-itage Couture collection.    In its 20 years, GHD’s R&D laboratories have developed tools for hair heat styling that are now used by 200,000 stylists around the world, and sold in over 30 countries. […]

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Citroën redefines the large family car with the C5 X

Filed by Jack Yan/April 13, 2021/22.02

William Crozes/Continental Productions Is this the future of the CD- and D-segment family car? Citroën has unveiled its C5 X, the third generation (if you don’t count the C5 Aircross) of the C5 line, blending saloon, estate and SUV ideas.    Sales of conventional saloons and estates in this segment have been dropping for some […]

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Kia launches flagship Sorento model with plug-in hybrid powertrain in New Zealand

Filed by Jack Yan/April 7, 2021/0.33

It seems to be the trajectory of brands such as Hyundai and Kia: offering ever more stylish, premium models on the basis that even people who indulge in luxury like value for money.    Kia’s rise has been particularly marked after its appointment of Peter Schreyer as head of design, before being named one of […]

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New fine art prints of celebrated American quilts

Filed by Lucire staff/March 31, 2021/20.43

Here’s an opportunity to add some authentic beauty to your walls.    Gee’s Bend is an isolated African American hamlet in Boykin, Alabama, found along the Alabama River. The some seven hundred or so inhabitants of this small, rural community are mostly descendants of slaves, and for generations they worked the fields belonging to the […]

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