FRONTRUNNERS Making its regional debut, Princess Yachts P62 certainly looks impressive.
Hot on the heels of the S60 sport yacht last year comes its more restrained counterpart, the similarly sized P62, a flybridge model.
As is typical of all Princess Yachts models, the main saloon is bathed in natural light thanks to massive glazed surfaces, which only serves to enhance the beauty of the cabin (customisable to your liking, naturally). Timber flooring matches the fixtures and furniture for an added touch of class. The 19m yacht also has a pair of sunpads – one located aft and another just ahead of the superstructure. Below decks, the P62 will accommodate up to six guests across three en-suite cabins (the guest cabin features twin beds that can be combined), with an option for another twin cabin aft. The P62, which is equipped with a pair of Volvo marine engines, will reach a top speed of up to 32 knots, rather impressive considering its main remit is cruising, not bruising. www.princessyachts.com ≠
MRussia gears up for the FIFA World Cup in style.
erging football culture, nightlife and vintage sportswear in one collection, Russian fashion designer, photographer and filmmaker Gosha Rubchinskiy’s take on the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup throws the spotlight on St Petersburg. Collaborations with Adidas, Burberry, milliner Stephen Jones and eyewear brand Super by Retrosuperfuture have given rise to a collection peppered with references to the city’s 1990s rave scene, vintage tracksuits and football gear. This oversized, reworked jacket (RM3,790), for instance, helps create a look rooted in history but looking to the future.
The Beautiful Game
MAuctioned by Christie’s in New York for US$ 150,000 ( RM581,400).
ost likely commissioned by a Dutch tea merchant in the mid-18th century, this exceedingly rare porcelain grouping was one of the stars of Christie’s Chinese Export Art auction in mid-january. The painted dishes - created during China’s Qianlong period - depict the various stages of tea cultivation within borders of rocaillerie and come in various sizes, with the largest measuring 38.5cm in diameter. There are 23 subjects known in the series, numbered on each plate’s reverse in blue underglaze, but not in a logical order. www.christies.com