This Week in Luxury: Dior gets inspired by a green monster, Miu Miu’s Upcycled collection, Tesla’s Model Y Long Range is up for pre-orders, and more


In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Loewe and On drop the Cloudtilt, Tod’s and Lamborghini make their footwear debut, and Tumi welcomes spring in style

Kim Jones of Dior collaborates with Otani Workshop on a monster-adorned collection. Photo by Sky/Dior

Dior plays with monsters

Tanilla isn’t a monster you would call ‘terrifying’. The dinosaur-like creature, yea high with a toothy grin and adorable green spikes, is one of Japanese ceramist Otani Workshop’s most memorable creations, and it is now the star of a new playful menswear capsule collection by Dior. Tanilla takes centrestage in a series of clothing and accessories, from T-shirts and bomber jackets to sweaters and tennis shoes. Find the full range here and don’t be afraid to buy yourself something nice.


Miu Miu upcycles denim and bags

First launched in 2020, Miu Miu’s Upcycled collection aims to keep pre-loved clothing in circulation for longer. Now in its fourth run, the limited collection shines the light on denim and for the first time, bags. Denim, dating pre-2000, is sourced from specialists across the world and given a new lease of life as trucker jackets, wide-legged jeans, and accessories, embellished with haute couture floral embroideries from the ’50s. Bags, on the other hand, are cleverly turned into patch bags from the brand’s deadstock leather.

The Upcycled collection is available in select Miu Miu stores worldwide and Do also look out for an accompanying Chinese New Year capsule collection, where you will find cardigans, cashmere slips and iconic handbags.

Miu Miu

tesla model y long range
The Tesla Model Y Long Range can go from zero to 100 km/hr in five seconds. Photo by Tesla

Tesla goes long

Tesla’s Model Y Long Range is finally available for pre-order. For S$87,390 (without COE), one can expect all-wheel drive performance, a top speed of 217 km/hr and a maximum range of 533 kilometres for every charge; 514 kilometres if you choose to upgrade to the Performance variant. First deliveries are to be made by March 2024, and new Tesla purchases will be eligible for an early adoption incentive and vehicle emission scheme rebate for as much as S$40,000. Visit the Toa Payoh and Millenia Walk Gallery Tesla Experience Centre to schedule a test drive.


loewe on cloudtilt
The Cloudtilt features knitted sock construction, speed laces and a polyester mesh upper. Photo by Loewe

Walk on clouds

Europe is always nice, but damn the cobblestone streets for never being as friendly to the feet. The Cloudtilt, by Loewe and On, takes the stress away, making it the perfect pair of kicks for the city explorer. Thanks to On’s Swiss engineering and Loewe’s clean aesthetic, the Cloudtilt makes walking look and feel good, like you’re on… sorry, clouds. Computer-generated midsole technology (CloudTec Phase) helps cushion the feet with minimal components and an all-new silhouette allows you to move with seamless weight transfer from heel to toe. Find it in various shades—sand, wild rose and slate grey—at S$750 a pop.

Loewe x On

tod's lamborghini
Tod’s x Lamborghini Tod’s Gommino loafers. Photo by Tod’s

Tod’s and Lamborghini make their footwear debut

Hooray, yet another brilliant footwear collaboration that should not be missed. Tod’s and Lamborghini, both leaders in their own right, have come together to celebrate craftsmanship and innovation with their very first co-branded loafers and sneakers. The iconic Tod’s Gommino (S$1,180) features the brand’s signature rubber pebble in seven different colours, and a smooth and striped leather combo as a nod to Lamborghini liveries, while the sneakers (S$1,240), available in four shades, boast a smooth leather upper, suede inserts and a Lamborghini logo on its sides. Find out more here.

Tod’s x Lamborghini

Tumi welcomes spring in style

Fresh off Tumi’s spring 2024 runway, the iconic 19 Degree Aluminium collection is back with more to show for, apart from aircraft-grade aluminium and its known resilience. Beautiful and practical, even only for a few days, are two releases: the Backpack (S$2,710), a hardside bag that allows easy ingress through a push-open front pocket, and the Compact Carry On (S$1,930), a wheeled bag with a file divider, padded laptop compartment and 24 litres of space.


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