Richard Mille opens their second boutique in the United States, at The Shops at Crystals, Las Vegas.
The 750 sq ft boutique design is align with the brand's standards for all Richard Mille boutiques worldwide. Materials used include Makassar wood, Corian stone, leather, steel and glass. Showcases are highly technical and feature such elements as glass that is anti-reflective on all surfaces and custom choreographed lighting. There is an exclusive VIP area within the boutique. The overall warm and friendly atmosphere encourages visitors to spend some time in this temple devoted to fine watchmaking.
Richard Mille operates 14 branded boutiques around the world. The first Richard Mille boutique in the United States, Richard Mille Boutique Beverly Hills, opened in 2010.
ABOUT RICHARD MILLE
Heralded at its initial release in 2001 as a break from the past and a new direction of horology, the wristwatches of Richard Mille were from their very inception extraordinary and uncompromising. From its establishment, the young brand would lay claim to a number of world premiere innovations that have seriously extended the entire field of horologic knowledge and invention. The brand’s guiding principles are the best in cutting-edge innovative technology and a strong artistic and architectural dimension, resulting in watches designed for ease of use and robustness, while remaining extremely sophisticated. Each piece is finished and assembled by hand, reflecting what is best in the tradition of ‘haute horlogerie’.
On Thursday April 25th, the Roberto Cavalli boutique hosted The Shops at Crystals' Spring/Summer 2013 Magazine launch party. A celebration of fashion and photography, the event was booming with the sounds of DJ Alexandra Richard, daughter of rock legend Keith Richards. While sampling the delicious creations of Wolfgang Puck and the sparkling sensations of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, Las Vegas’ finest got a sneak peek at the newest issue of the Crystals Magazine and Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.
The Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013 collection is inspired by the poetic decorations of the Art Nouveau period. Nature and its elements become graphic symbols that Roberto Cavalli transforms into prints which frame the body. The prints are designed entirely by hand and are punctuated with lace details, furrowed by high slits, and enriched by leather cut-outs. The animal print backgrounds are superimposed with stylized elements of plant life. Layers of mousseline create a fluid silhouette which slides on the body. Precious metallic and glass embroideries dissolve at the bottom of the dresses, and alternate with lace that is cut and reconstructed, or leather that is sewed, incised, and decorated with appliqués. The dresses in silk knit, lie close to the body and are illuminated by crystal embroidery. Pants in lightest mousseline allow the leg to show through. The colors range from total white to total black, passing through blush, lime and apricot.
On the runway the new Cavalli twin-set is composed of the gown and the Hera bag in matching prints. Like the mythological goddess protector of femininity, the new Hera bag guards the secrets, desires and seduction of the person who wears it. Made of printed leather or black python, and created in two sizes.
For the evening, there is the small ‘luxury box’, in gold or silver metal, decorated with crystals and colored gems.
Pumps and high-heeled sandals with slight double platforms: anatomical and sharply pointed.
The limited edition Hedera sunglasses are created with the most sophisticated gold craftsmanship. The refined and sinuous lines, the precious materials and the floral detailing uncover the exotic charisma of Art Nouveau style decorations.