This Week in Luxury: Lamborghini unveils the Revuelto, Prada finds inspiration in Scarlett Johansson, Banyan Group ventures into wellbeing education and more

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Kenzo by Verdy 2.0, Hans Zimmer and Brian Cox make music, and a cruise around the world on the Seven Seas Splendor

The Lamborghini Revuelto features a contrasting exterior, a hood with racing-style stripes and a rear that celebrates the Italian flag. Photo by Lamborghini

The first edition of Lamborghini Arena calls for a celebration

To celebrate the biggest event in Lamborghini’s history, the car manufacturer unveiled a Revuelto created by its Ad Personam customisation programme, which recently found a home at its headquarters. The exclusive V12 hybrid plug-in super sports HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle) is electrifying indeed. Equipped with a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 mid-engined and three electric motors, the car delivers on all accounts—a top speed of over 350 km/hr, a zero to 100 km/hr acceleration in 2.5 seconds and maximum torque of 725 Nm at 6,750 rpm.

Prada finds inspiration in Scarlett Johansson

Prada has always found a connection with cinema—the ceaseless reinventing of oneself and going beyond limits to embody the range of characters one can become. As an ode to the art of performing (and the Prada Galleria handbag), Prada shines the spotlight on Tony Award-winning Scarlett Johansson in a cinematic campaign. Captured in New York City by director Jonathan Glazer, the motion picture showcases Johansson as an actor who’s honing her art. Think of it as a feature Johansson as her true self, equipped with the Prada Galleria that’s more than a mere accessory but a tool of life and symbol of excellence in craft.

Discover your love for wellbeing education at Nature House. Photo by Banyan Group

Banyan Group ventures into wellbeing education

Banyan Spa and Wellbeing Academy just unveiled the Nature House at Banyan Tree Phuket, a significant milestone in its 20-year history. Eschewing traditional spa offerings, Nature House invites guests to embark on personalised journeys of self-discovery and growth. That means cooking classes, herbal workshops, therapeutic spa treatments and professional advancements, making it a destination for holistic learning and personal transformation. Discover more here.

Kenzo by Verdy classic sweatshirt. Photo by Kenzo

Kenzo’s second collection with Japanese graphic artist Verdy

In an evolving dialogue between the pop culture in Kenzo’s heritage and the street culture in artistic director Nigo’s blood, enters a second collaboration with Verdy, a Japanese graphic artist known for streetwear and hip-hop influences. ‘Colors’, as it is known, will be dropped throughout the spring/summer 2024 season, and will feature a range of ready-to-wear. Think zip-up hoodies, sweatshirts, classic tees and baseball caps. Discover the collection here.

The Portugieser Eternal Calendar Ref. IW505701. Photo by IWC Schaffhausen

Hans Zimmer and Brian Cox create music together

At Watches and Wonders 2024 in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen presented the new Portugieser collection, which features the Portugieser Eternal Calendar, its first-ever secular-perpetual calendar. As a testament to this true feat of engineering and work of art, music composer Hans Zimmer and physicist Brian Cox were invited to bring art and science together. The result? A unique piece of music inspired by the signature dial colours and timeless nature of the Portugieser.

“It is beyond exciting for me to collaborate with IWC and one of my musical heroes, Hans Zimmer. Art and music are as essential to the progress of our civilisation as science and engineering. This project is an opportunity to bring these disciplines together to create something unique and wonderful,” said Brian Cox.

Inside the Regent Suite. Photo by Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Cruise the world on board the Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Cruises just unveiled the World Cruise – World of Splendor, which will set sail on board the Seven Seas Splendor for the first time. The all-inclusive luxury cruise begins its journey this 11 January 2027 in Miami, Florida, and will explore 40 countries across six continents for a total of 140 nights, before ending in New York. Guests will also enjoy over 480 shore excursions, including visits to 73 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. More information here.

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