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December 18, 2017
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Rebecca Anne Proctor

For the past few years, luxury brands have been courting China's burgeoning luxury goods market by setting up flagship boutiques and staging exhibitions across the country. Yet these brands have gone beyond just positioning themselves in the Far East; they are also incorporating traditional design and cultural elements into their collections.

By Rebecca Anne Proctor

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Rebecca Anne Proctor

Dubai United Arab Emirates

Rebecca contributes to The Genteel from Dubai. Rebecca obtained an M.Litt in Modern and Contemporary Art History from Christie’s Education in London and a dual-degree MA in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from the American University of Paris and the Institut Catholique de Paris. She has worked for the Gagosian Gallery in London and the Barakat Gallery in Abu Dhabi and has contributed to Luxos Magazine, Haute Living Magazine, Mojeh, Shawati, The Business of Fashion and Luxury Society. She currently works for Canvas Magazine in Dubai. A traveller in spirit, Rebecca has lived in Rome, London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Dubai and has an innate interest in the style, food and design of other cultures.

Veteran metalworking specialist Marzorati Ronchetti has a long history of working with top designers and architects as well as luxury and fashion brands. Rebecca Anne Proctor speaks with Stefano Ronchetti and discovers the secrets of the company's longevity and success.

Marc Jacobs has transformed Louis Vuitton from a renowned Parisian leather goods company to one of fashion's biggest players. His revolutionary creative vision will soon be celebrated at an exhibition organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

On October 28, 2011, after a six-year restoration program that left the stage untouched with no glistening performances, Moscow's historic Bolshoi theatre re-opened its doors. Rebecca Proctor details the restoration of the theatre and its reflection of modern-day Russia. 

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