Robb Report

October 2021

Luxury Without Compromise. Every issue of Robb Report transports you into the world of luxury as never before! Delve beneath the surface to explore the thoughts and inspirations of the engineers, artisans and entrepreneurs behind the most sought after products, luxury escapes and services the world over. With in-depth looks at the next generation luxury automobiles…to world-class travel adventures..wines, spirits, collectibles and some much more.

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2 min

Tosin Oshinowo Oshinowo is a Nigerian architect and designer known for her expansive residential and commercial spaces as well as her insights into socially responsive approaches to urbanism. She participated in “The Unsung Giants” (p. 138), nominating Demas Nwoko as a BIPOC architect deserving of a new appraisal. “I first encountered Nwoko’s work upon returning to Nigeria after studying and practicing architecture in Europe,” she says. “It was the first time I’d come across an artist or architect that had full command over creating a modern space that is influenced by an African ideology.” Weston Wells Wells, a New York–based photographer, is known for his portraiture and coverage of creative spaces; his work has appeared in publications such as Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler and Elle Decor. For this month’s Robb Report, he shot…

3 min
editor’s letter

Of all the senses we use to fully absorb the products and brands we consume, sound is probably the last you’d recognize as having an impact on how you’re evaluating an experience (with the exception of the soundtrack that accompanies your day via those fancy speakers and headphones of yours). But these subconscious auditory links are still being made whether you know it or not, and for retailers and manufacturers alike they’re vital because “emotional connections are deeper and harder to break than logical ones,” as Lucy Alexander, Robb Report’s senior staff writer, explains in her fascinating exploration into the sound of luxury (p. 120). As well as audio equipment, you may have rightly identified the auto industry as another sector where sound is paramount to the experience—so much so that…

4 min
culinary croatia

Long a destination for the yacht-and-jet set thanks to its azure Adriatic waters and the historic charm of cities such as Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb, Croatia has recently seen an uptick in travelers seeking out the country’s vibrant dining scene. And fall is prime season to eat and drink your way across the land, well after the hordes of visitors in search of cheap beach bars and Game of Thrones tours have departed. The West Virginia–sized nation of just 4 million people has certainly caught the attention of the Michelin Guide, which has awarded stars to seven restaurants, including Restaurant 360, in Dubrovnik, which offers breathtaking views atop the city’s famous walls and a menu that showcases ingredients from across the Dalmatian region. Sea bass is accompanied by pastry purses full…

4 min
new school

In certain corners of the Internet, there are signs that the sneaker bubble has finally burst. Digital forums known for fervently reporting on the latest Nike releases have turned their attention to a shoe that is, by most definitions, the antithesis of cool: the penny loafer. Buzzy labels like Aimé Leon Dore are now sharing airtime with stalwarts like Alden, lending the classic a newly hip status. And that’s just one marker of the preppy renaissance currently playing out across the menswear spectrum. Of course, little about this is really new. Ivy style came to the fore almost a century ago, and you can probably already picture the look: soft-shouldered sack suits, hardy oxford-cloth button-downs, rugby shirts and repp ties. Prep is the rare fashion trend that has endured largely unchanged…

1 min
socal sprezz

It’s more than 6,000 miles from Los Angeles to Umbria, Italy, but the cultural distance can often seem further still. And yet, the new collaboration between LA eyewear stalwart Oliver Peoples and Solomeobased Brunello Cucinelli feels, in retrospect, obvious: Both brands come from sun-drenched parts of the world and are famous for laid-back, effortlessly elegant takes on classic styles, brought to life through exacting craftsmanship. There are five new models in the line, composed of both sunglasses and optical options, made from premium materials such as natural horn, acetate, vintage glass—even Brunello flannel. Acetate frames include the chunky Filu’, the retro, rounded Nino and a special version of OP’s classic Oliver Sun; wire frames include the aviator-style Disoriano and the two-in-one Artemio, which combines eyeglasses with clip-on shades. As with each brand…

1 min
water colors fit for a museum

The latest addition to Tiffany & Co.’s 2021 Colors of Nature lineup is inspired by a well-trod subject—the sea—but delivers a playful new take on the perennial jewelry motif. The plunging, 31-inch platinum chain drips with over seven carats of baguette-cut diamonds and more than 43 carats of baguette-cut sapphires, with ombré color variations between the gems adding depth and richness, meticulously arranged like a string of ribbon. A massive 43-carat green tourmaline, encircled by yet more baguette-cut diamonds, punctuates the piece. “The gradual transition from sapphires to diamonds guides the eye around the chain, leading to the beautiful green tourmaline,” says Victoria Wirth Reynolds, Tiffany’s chief gemologist and vice president for high jewelry. Look closely and you’ll also discover four 18-karat-gold staples, subtle touches that elegantly tie the piece together—proof…