NEW YORK — Range Rover and Zenith have expanded their partnership.
The newest collaboration is centered around the launch of the automaker’s newest model, the Velar.At a special event here on Thursday, Land Rover chief design officer Gerry McGovern said the midsize luxury SUV is more “modern and elegant with a touch of glamour.” Land Rover is the parent company of Range Rover.The car, which is priced starting at $49,900, has a sleek design with flush door handles, burnished copper detailing and a foil-stamped grille. Inside, there are two high-definition touch screens and seats with a diamond pattern embossed into the leather.The El Primero Range Rover Velar Special Edition watch features a ceramic aluminum case and a leather strap that mimics the seats in the car. The Range Rover name was moved from the front to the back of the timepiece in this model.In October, the two brands revealed that they had formed a partnership and unveiled the first watch model, the El Primero Range Rover Special Edition, which retails for $8,700 and is sold through Zenith’s distribution network around the world.The Velar watch will retail for $8,700 and will be sold through the same channels, McGovern said that some “boutique” car dealerships will have displays showcasing the watches but the sales will be handled by Zenith’s retail network.Jean-Claude Biver, Zenith chief executive officer and president of the LVMH Watch Division, said: “Zenith stands for art, tradition, culture and precision timekeeping. It is essential that we preserve these qualities, as they all belong to our more than 150-year-old DNA. The El Primero Range Rover Velar shows how both companies share a determination to find a harmonious way to connecting our tradition to the future, while showing respect for our products.”Zenith introduced its first El Primero chronograph watches in 1969, the same year the British automotive brand unveiled the prototype for its luxury off-road vehicle, the Range Rover.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)