The global fashion magazine December 10, 2023 

Opel shows Ampera, its version of the Chevrolet Volt, at Genève

March 2, 2009/12.43

General Motors intends to overtake the Toyota Prius with its Chevrolet Volt—a vehicle that is an electric car first, with a petrol engine that only kicks in when extended range is needed. (The Prius, in layman’s terms, works the other way round, with a hybrid engine assisting the petrol one—though around town, the Prius tries […]

Read more

We wish the world revolved around Italy

March 1, 2009/9.50

Lucire has a distinct Italian flavour at the moment, thanks in part to photographer Thomaz and his Milano shots from two fashion week shows so far: Byblos and Frankie Morello. Of the two, Morello is more newsworthy in its three-dimensional, origami quality; Byblos is more subtle, using silks and cashmere in showing off a structured, […]

Read more

Bar Rafaeli and other celebs judge Hurley’s youth design competition

February 27, 2009/12.29

Youth brand Hurley held a fashion design competition for high schoolers last night, and Bar Rafaeli—this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model—Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Robert Buckley of Lipstick Jungle and Frankie Delgado of MTV’s Bromance and The Hills were called on to judge at […]

Read more

Views from the Medinge Group’s Brands with a Conscience 2009 ceremony

February 22, 2009/0.34

With all that was going on during New York Fashion Week, we decided to delay these videos in case they got lost. They’re from the Brands with a Conscience ceremony at MIP in Paris earlier this month (we detailed the winners here at Lucire in January), which the Medinge Group has been running for six […]

Read more

Lucire TV: inside the Porsche Museum

February 20, 2009/2.00

We previewed the Porsche Museum a few weeks ago as the doors opened to the public in Stuttgart, Germany. Today, we bring you video from inside the Museum, from a stunning exterior shot to some of Porsche’s classic models and racers inside. You may also like Porsche launches Panamera at Laguna Seca Jaguar to celebrate […]

Read more

Iberian inspiration

February 9, 2009/12.20

This could have been our main cover image for the Lucire website—it’s fun and vibrant, and taken a few weeks ago at Bread & Butter Barcelona by our long-time photojournalist, Joma García i Gisbert. But given that our cover changed to Tiago Espirito Santo’s Moda Lisboa report only recently, we made the call not to. […]

Read more

Renault revises Clio 3, one of our favourite superminis

February 6, 2009/12.11

One of our favourite small cars—we drove a Renault Clio along the South Island coast in New Zealand, from Christchurch to Aramoana and back (see Lucire no. 26)—is getting a relaunch at the Salon de Genève next month. The revised Clio 3 has a new front end, making it look more purposeful like the new […]

Read more

Porsche Museum opens today

January 31, 2009/5.30

Some years ago I had the privilege of driving through Europe visiting the famous car museums there—from the less-known Rosso Bianco collection in Aschaffenburg to the Musée Nationale in Mulhouse.    There’s a new one that’s a must, opening today in Stuttgart: the Porsche Museum.    Delayed by a year and with its construction costing […]

Read more

Hetty Rose recycles kimono fabrics for spring–summer

January 26, 2009/11.17

We’ve had a few chats lately to readers about shoes—especially ones with prints and how they would make more of a comeback.    We were very interested to see the Hetty Rose collection for the spring–summer season. Embroidery and kimono fabrics—some are vintage and recycled, sourced from Japan—are the hallmarks of this new collection. The […]

Read more

Opel Insignia wins another award

January 16, 2009/12.42

The Opel Insignia has done very well for GM—such a shame it has come while the company is in such a deep crisis. It took home the 2008 Car of the Year award from European journalists, as we reported last year. It has also won the ADAC (German Automobile Association) Gelben Engel award on January […]

Read more