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    December’s – The Winter Escape Issue with Rolls Royce


    by Amy Sessions
    51 mins ago

    Words & Creative Direction: Amy SessionsPhotographer: Greg AdamskiFashion Editor: Camille MacawiliMakeup & Hair: Ania PoniatowskaModel: Yana Petrova
    Location with thanks to ICD Brookfield PlaceAll styling with thanks to OUNASS
    Welcome to The Winter Escape Issue.
    For our cover, we are proud to have partnered with Rolls- Royce. As the first fully-electric Rolls-Royce ever made, Spectre proves that battery-electric technology has entirely come of age, and can be successfully deployed at the very apex of automotive excellence, luxury and performance. The signature Rolls-Royce experience remains – instant torque, silent running and the sense of one imperceptible gear – this is a new generation of super coupé made for an equally fitting new generation of clients – we can’t think of anything better to escape in.
    In this issue we get you ready for party season to close out 2023 and look at taking a break in climbs both hot and cold in The Hot escape on page and The Cold Escape.
    Shearling compiles an edit of the best tactile textures for a cosy feel, RAEY delivers tonal forever pieces this FW23 in Winter Wonder and Elizabeth von der Goltz, CEO of Browns and Chief Fashion and Merchandising Officer of FARFETCH taste, scaling business and seasonal dressing in A Honed Eye.
    The Gift Guide gives us a glimpse into the hero pieces the Emirates Woman team and some of the incredible women we know want to invest in and we look at the best locations to unwind over holiday season in Serious cool and Cosy Chic.

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Emirates Woman Team – without you what we do would not be possible. The community of incredible women we have built to date is inspiring, as is the collaboration, encouragement and support we see between them.
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    We wish you all a Happy New Year.
    Consistency is more important than perfection- keep growing. See you in 2024!
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    End of an era: Torsten Müller-Ötvös retires as Rolls-Royce CEO

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    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    After nearly 14 years at the helm, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, has announced his retirement.
    Müller-Ötvös, the marque’s longest-serving CEO since its inception, leaves behind a legacy of transformation and growth.
    Under his leadership, Rolls-Royce transitioned from being a pinnacle automotive manufacturer to a true luxury house. The company’s annual sales increased sixfold, bringing substantial economic benefits to the United Kingdom.
    Notably, Müller-Ötvös introduced the first all-electric Rolls-Royce in the marque’s 120-year history, paving the way for a fully electric Rolls-Royce product portfolio by the end of 2030.
    Müller-Ötvös’s tenure also saw the introduction of several new models, including the Rolls-Royce Wraith, Dawn, and Cullinan, the marque’s first-ever SUV. This year, Rolls-Royce is set to launch the Spectre, an ultra-luxury electric super coupé, further advancing its journey toward electric mobility.

    One of Müller-Ötvös’s significant achievements was redefining Bespoke craftsmanship at Rolls-Royce, ensuring that every vehicle leaving the company’s Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence in Goodwood, West Sussex, is tailor-made to the specific wishes of its owner.
    Furthermore, Müller-Ötvös’s strategic vision expanded the brand’s appeal, attracting a younger clientele, with the average age of a Rolls-Royce client now at just 43.
    His legacy extends beyond sales figures. Rolls-Royce under his leadership contributed significantly to the UK economy, employing over 2,500 individuals from more than 50 nationalities in West Sussex.
    Chris Brownridge, currently CEO of BMW UK, will succeed Müller-Ötvös on December 1, 2023. Brownridge brings nearly three decades of experience with the BMW Group and is poised to lead Rolls-Royce into its all-electric future.

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    Inspired by Couture, Rolls-Royce & Iris Van Herpen collaborate on a masterpiece


    by Ruman Baig
    59 mins ago

    Automobile giant Rolls-Royce joins forces with innovative fashion designer and couturier Iris van Herpen to presents Phantom Syntopia—the most technically complex Bespoke Phantom ever produced.
    To push the boundaries of of innovation, craftsmanship and luxury, the two luxury houses have come together. “In collaborating with internationally renowned designer and Haute Couturière Iris van Herpen, we once again redraw the boundaries of innovation, craftsmanship and Bespoke possibility; not just for a motor car but across the wider luxury sector,” shares Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
    Designer Iris van Herpen will design a bespoke Haute Couture ensemble to complement the Phantom Syntopia.“For this special collaboration I was inspired by the concept of ‘Weaving Water’ and transformed the sense of being in movement into an immersive experience of fluidity inside the Phantom,” added the couturier.
    The name Phantom Syntopia is derived from Iris’ iconic 2018 collection, based on the principles of biomimicry, in which art is inspired by patterns and shapes found in nature. Similar to the collection, which features a number of sculpted garments brought to life through movement—Phantom Syntopia embodies the same fluidity through through its ‘Weaving Water’ theme.
    The interior features three-dimensional textile sculptures that captures the essence of flowing water. The one-of-a-kind ‘Weaving Water’ Starlight Headliner is the most complex in Rolls-Royce history, the artwork for which was exclusively hand-crafted by specialists at the Home of Rolls-Royce and Iris van Herpen’s Amsterdam atelier.
    The stunning shimmering exterior was developed with a one-off Liquid Noir paint which is iridescent in sunlight. It reveals purple, blue, magenta and gold undertones when viewed from different angles. To master this effect, the marque’s darkest solid-black paint is overlaid with a finish, incorporating a mirror-like pigment, selected for its colour-shifting properties.
    In an attempt to pay tribute to Rolls-Royce’s heritage, the Phantom Syntopia dives back into an era where the driver’s seat was trimmed in hardwearing leather and the rear compartment in luxurious, inviting fabrics. The front seats of Phantom Syntopia are finished in Magic Grey leather, distinguished by its lustrous finish.

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    Rolls-Royce introduces a brand new private office in Dubai


    by Sarah Joseph
    25 seconds ago

    Rolls-Royce cars exude a high degree of sophistication like no other with endless personalisation options.
    However, the luxury automobile maker’s customisation options have remained only available at their Goodwood base in the UK, base, until now.
    Rolls-Royce has introduced its first international outpost, allowing for customisations, and it’s based right here in the UAE.
    A new Rolls-Royce private office has opened in Dubai, allowing clients to choose exact specifications and designs with an expert to produce the final outcome.

    Whether you’re thinking of highlighting a colour with sentimental value or showcasing a bespoke constellation on the roof, this luxurious feature brings any vision to life.
    Rolls-Royce’s CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos described the opening of the new Dubai private office as the next chapter in the history of the luxury automobile maker.
    “This is yet another step in the evolutions of the marque, rooting itself as a true house of luxury with effortlessly elevated design services that are on a par with our products,” he said.
    With over 44,000 ready-to-wear hues available, each customer can craft an individual ride that projects their vision, Rolls-Royce style.
    Through the brand’s coachbuilding programme, buyers are taken through a step-by-step process where they can go through the journey of seeing the motors being built entirely by hand.

    After establishing the success of this programme, Rolls-Royce plans to open more private offices in the near future.
    Customers can book appointments through local showrooms across the UAE at the private office or visit
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