Spotlight on Chanel

Widely regarded as one of the world’s chicest brands, Gabrielle Chanel pioneered stylish yet functional fashion and the brand remains incredibly popular and highly coveted to this day. Here, we celebrate the timeless appeal of one of our favourite fashion houses and put the spotlight on Chanel… From humble beginnings, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born in Saumur, France in 1883 and in 1907 met Ètienne Balsan, a socialite who introduced her to the luxury lifestyle. .....
Spotlight on Gucci

Spotlight on Gucci

It’s the brand that created the iconic double G’s and the striking red & green stripe – we take a look at the history behind the hottest designer of the moment and put the Spotlight on Gucci… Guccio Gucci was born in Italy in 1881 and as a young hotel worker in Paris was impressed with the luxurious, high quality luggage guests brought with them. He later returned to Italy and in 1920 opened a shop in Florence that sold leather goods i.....