BMW-owned Rolls-Royce celebrated 110 years of luxury with its debut at the BMW Museum in Munich. The new exhibit, which opened Wednesday, is spread over five floors and tells about the automaker’s history in full detail from its first days to the present. The exhibit looks to highlight the recent resurgence of the British luxury automaker as well as honor founder Sir Henry Royce’s 150th birthday, according to reports. The exhibit displays iconic Rolls-Royce vehicles including the 10EX, Phantom and Silver Ghost.
Meanwhile, major fashion retailers announced big changes this week. Saks Fifth Avenue plans to revamp its men’s label, debuting a new name, three sub-brands and devoted shops in select cities this fall. The Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection was originally launched in 2009 and has grown to be the retailer’s largest-selling men’s wear brand; it also inspired the development of a women’s private brand collection. The new line will be called Saks Fifth Avenue New York with Black, White and Platinum sub-brands with designers pulled from fashion houses such as Rhett Bonnett and Ermenegildo Zegna.
Also, Bergdorf Goodman’ is planning major changes at its store, planning up to 40 projects this year (including the new Dior store and window exhibits) comprising rearrangements and construction both for the men’s and women’s departments. The makeover, spearheaded by relatively-new CEO Joshua Schulman, includes: Chanel and Céline accessories to anchor the 57th and 58th St sides; women’s shoe salon will grow 20 percent in size with new brands; reworked Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, Balenciaga and Céline shops and new Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs. In addition, the men’s store will renovate Zegna and Brioni, as well as those for Ralph Lauren Black and Purple labels, Kiton, Isaia and Attolini; an accessories section on the main floor; the first Berluti in-store shop in the U.S. and a bar/café on the second floor.
Finally, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicked off Thursday and will last until Sunday. Brands showing at Pier 94 include fashion, appliance, interior design and décor brands from all over the world. It is open to the public on Friday.