The Luxury News Bulletin: Everything Happening in the World of Style This Month

Welcome to Who What Wear UK’s Luxury News Bulletin, a monthly roundup of anything and everything happening in the world of luxury. Whether it’s a covetable collaboration between two leading design houses, an anticipated new store or a five-star resort opening on the other side of the world, you can bet that if it’s on our radar, we’ll make sure it's on yours too. Stay tuned…

Hello! Welcome to the first instalment of the Who What Wear UK Luxury News Bulletin. As we enter spring 2024, the world of luxury promises much to be excited about (in addition to better weather—here's hoping). There are new bricks-and-mortar stores that you’ll want to add to your saved places in Google Maps, a couple of recent book launches begging to have prime position on your coffee table; and the announcement of some big names taking the helm at even bigger design houses in A/W 24—it’s been a busy few weeks in fashion and beauty. Scroll on for everything you need to know.


Byredo new store Covent Garden exterior

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If you are either a Byredo addict or won’t purchase a new perfume without smelling it first (or both, like me), you will be delighted to hear about the brand’s new store in Seven Dials, Covent Garden. The interiors are exactly as you’d expect—sleek, minimalist and incredibly chic—and it carries a full range of fragrance, makeup and bodycare products. If you’re looking for a new signature scent, I recommend De Los Santos (£150), and if you haven’t already tried the brand's makeup, be sure to get down there ASAP.

Byredo, 25 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9DD


Celine Beauté launch 2025

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As if we needed another reason to love Celine, artistic and image director Hedi Slimane announced the launch of Celine Beauté last month. Arriving this autumn with a single red lipstick called Rouge Triomphe, it precedes the launch of a 15-shade lineup of lipsticks and more elite products set to be released in 2025. It goes without saying that the red lipstick is a French-girl staple, and this extravagant iteration is aptly scented with a soft, '70s-inspired rose accord and rice paper. Crafted with a silky satin finish and presented in a lavish gold hardware case, it will undoubtedly become the ultimate lipstick to pull out of your baguette bag when out and about.


LN-CC store exterior

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Big news for East Londoners and lovers of luxury streetwear: concept store LN-CC re-opened its doors last month and it has a brand new look. The Dalston institution originally closed in March 2020, but now it's back with an edit that is as compellingly cool as ever, from Salomon to Saint Laurent and Adidas to Acne Studios. Everything is curated and displayed with the intention of offering a shopping experience like no other. Unsurprisingly, it succeeds, or "slaps", as they say.

LN-CC, 24 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ


Alessandro Michele red carpet Gucci

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After stepping down from Gucci late last year, there was a lot of speculation about what Alessandro Michele’s next role would be. Well, it was recently announced that his big move would in fact be to Valentino, taking over from Pierpaolo Piccioli. A firm favourite with the likes of Harry Styles, Dakota Johnson and Jared Leto, Michele’s designs at Gucci were perfect examples of maximalism, paying homage to the fashion house's joyous colours and silhouettes of the '60s, '70s and '80s and providing a stark contrast to the quiet-luxury aesthetic that's dominated of late. But what will he bring to Maison Valentino? I guess we’ll have to wait and see…


Louis Vuitton book A Perfume Atlas

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Fragrance fanatics, this one’s for you. Louis Vuitton released its latest book last month, A Perfume Atlas (£130). The first of its kind by the house’s master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, it takes a deep dive into the raw materials that inspire the brand’s fragrances. Expect this to be on the wish lists of all perfume fanatics and Louis Vuitton obsessives.


Phoebe Philo Campaign featuring Sandra Hüller

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After the hugely anticipated drop of Phoebe Philo’s eponymous label late last year, we’ve been waiting with bated breath for the release of the second edit. As it turns out, the wait wasn’t too long—you can shop it here now. Philo, practically the founding (mother) of quiet luxury, enjoyed a sell-out debut, so no doubt this one will be the same. Expect oversized tailoring, summer-friendly lightweight cargo pants, sumptuous leather accessories and a series of conceptual jewellery.


San Regis Hotel, Paris

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When it comes to small luxury hotels, nothing is more authentically charming than the San Régis Hotel in the heart of Paris which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Carmel Snow, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar US, Lauren Bacall, Romy Schneider and Gene Kelly were all visitors who helped contribute to its legendary status. The current owners of the hotel, Sarah and Zeina Georges, have continued to preserve the special atmosphere of the hotel but with modern adaptations: each of the 30 rooms and 12 suites has bespoke interiors created by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, and you can enjoy an afternoon snack time (gouter) with delectable treats from one of the best pastry chefs in the world, Jessica Préalpato. Chic on every level.

Hotel San Régis, 12 rue Jean Goujon, 75008 Paris

Rebecca Rhys-Evans is a London-based fashion and beauty editor with a decade of branded content and editorial experience. She started working at Who What Wear UK in the summer of 2022, where she was hired to lead all branded content for the UK site. Be it appearing on-camera to showcase how to style the latest designer collections, or reviewing the most recent beauty skincare products, Rebecca is the voice (and often face) for Who What Wear UK’s commercial partnerships. A self-confessed internet obsessive, she loves all facets of content creation—be it writing, filming, art directing or styling—and revels in collaborating with brands to help harness their product and tell their story. After graduating from University of Liverpool in American Studies, she travelled around North and South America before moving to London to pursue her career as a fashion journalist. Before she landed her position at Who What Wear, she was a freelance writer and content consultant, writing for Polyester, Screenshot, Marie Claire, Refinery29 and Culture Trip, reporting on everything from internet culture, vintage shopping across the world, sustainability and sex work. Adding to this, she has also held editor positions at, BURO., Koibird and SHOP Magazine.