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Audrey Simon
Audrey Simon • 3 min read
Under the hammer
Christie’s upcoming auction will feature some covetable handbags and accessories
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Christie’s upcoming auction will feature some covetable handbags and accessories

SINGAPORE (May 13): On May 29 in Hong Kong, Christie’s will be auctioning 237 lots from some amazing collections. Among them are new and vintage trunks from Louis Vuitton, which has been making trunks since the 1850s. The very rare 1888 Brass Explorer Trunk has an opening bid of US$130,000 ($177,339) to US$190,000.

If you fancy something a little bit more modern, try the limited-edition Red & White Monogram Malle Courrier 90 trunk with silver hardware by Supreme 2017. The opening bid for this is US$52,000 to US$64,000.

Handbag aficionados will be eyeing the Hermès Himalaya collection, which is at the top of every collector’s wish list because of its scarcity. Its attraction includes a smoky grey Nile crocodile hide in pearly white shade that resembles snow on the Himalayas.

Cool and confident

Hugo Boss has launched its third eyewear campaign with Henry Cavill, the British star who plays Superman, whose alter ego Clark Kent wears glasses to disguise himself. The brand’s spring/summer 2019 campaign features Cavill wearing a variety of optical designs as well as sunglasses. Design elements to look out for are bold and sophisticated acetate sunglasses featuring contemporary shapes with distinctive elements, such as metal rivets and engravings.

Back to the 80s

In 1982, Onitsuka Tiger released the Tsunahiki 82 shoe, designed for the All-Japan National Tug-of-War Championships. This year, the brand has introduced Tsunahiki 2.0. It features a new upper design, surface belt fastener, mesh tongue and punching suede at the heel for a sporty and stylish impression.

From cockpit to wrist

Bell & Ross introduces a new version to its Instruments collection — the BR 03-92 Bi-Compass. Inspired by the analogue instrumentation of aircraft cockpits, the simplicity of the design contrasts with the complexity of its inner workings. Built on a two-tier basis, the dial divides its main centre part from the outer part (where the minute track is featured) through a small “step” and is equipped with a minute-circle with the hours displayed in the centre. The typography used for the numerals is the same as that on analogue aviation counters (Isonorm) and the colours, Munsell green and offwhite in particular, recall the colour scheme commonly used on instruments in US Navy aircraft.

Time to dazzle

Scarlett Johansson sparkled on the red carpet at the world premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ Avengers: Endgame. She wore a custom-made, strapless chainmail gown with a defined waist, exposed corset back and daring thigh-high slit. This showstopper was created by Atelier Versace.

Butter up

Burberry’s Merino wool cardigan, with contrast-coloured lettering spelling the brand’s name at the back neckline, is in a soft butter colour. It is ideal for a casual, everyday look.

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