Luxury Fashion Brands That Also Have Restaurants and Cafes

Gucci, Dior, and other high-end fashion houses have all hopped on the luxury cafe trend. Imagine what they would do with cafes, restaurants, and bars, given the level of detail they offer to retail outlets. Here are some of them.

#1. Bar Luce, Milan

Bar Luce, Milan With Bar Luce, the Italian fashion house Prada introduces its artistic flair to the world of haute cuisine. This Milanese cafe is located at the Fondazione Prada in the city’s center. The architecture of Bar Luce is one-of-a-kind, having been produced by renowned film director Wes Anderson. The bar, as planned, is decorated in Anderson’s signature pastel shades, including the furnishings and wallpaper.

#2. Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Florence

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Florence On Piazza Della Signoria, this one-Michelin-star restaurant is part of the Gucci Garden Museum and retail store. Massimo Bottura, a three-Michelin-star chef, and Karime Lopez, a Mexican chef, have created a variety of dishes for the restaurant. It does not serve drinks, but you may order wines from Italy or France to accompany your meal. It is recommended that you make a reservation. In Beverly Hills, California, there is a Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura for Americans.

#3. Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, London

Ralph's Coffee & Bar, London Ralph Lauren is a globally recognized brand, thanks in part to the famous Polo Bear logo. Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, the restaurant, first opened its doors in 2016 and soon became one of Mayfair’s hottest dining destinations. Its design is inspired by the Polo Bar in New York, which features equestrian art and memorabilia on its walls. A curated menu of standard American fare offers a wide range of coffee, drinks, bar snacks, and shared plates.

#4. Beige by Alain Ducasse, Tokyo

Beige by Alain Ducasse, Tokyo Chanel, of course, went all out in the gastronomical room in Ginza, Tokyo, with a celebrity chef. Beige by Alain Ducasse is the result of a swanky collaboration between two famous French names: Chanel and Alain Ducasse. Peter Marino, Chanel’s own boutique designer, designed the two-Michelin-star restaurant. Customers should expect authentic French cooking with the finest Japanese ingredients, in addition to the restaurant’s contemporary and elegant interior.

#5. Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé, Seoul

Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé, Seoul Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé is located on Apgujeong, a high-end fashion street in Gangnam, Seoul. It first opened its doors in the world’s largest Christian Dior flagship boutique in 2015. The structure itself is built in the form of a tulip, giving it a more glamorous and polished appearance. Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé is located behind it, and it serves a menu designed by the renowned pastry chef himself. The second-ever Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé opened in April 2017 at the Ginza SIX luxury retail building.

H&M and Simone Rocha Release a Themed Joint Collection

A model posing in a floral dress from the H&M x Simone Rocha collection

When it was announced that Simone Rocha has partnered with H&M to collaborate on a joint collection, fans of both sides were anxious to find out what would come out of it. And now that the collection is widely available to everyone, it is clear that it was a success.

The Simone Rocha x H&M Collection Is a Success

The inspiration behind the Simone Rocha x H&M collection is a sensitive reflection of the designer’s roots and emotions. It has hints of Ireland and Hong Kong, and it heavily focuses on texture, shape, intimacy, and joy. Models show a tribute to family, history, and tactility that are innately part of Rocha’s fashion world.

A model wearing a tulle floral dress from the H&M x Simone Rocha collection

Simone shared that her goal with this joint collection was to create womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear that people would feel comfortable wearing and will treasure for years to come. The idea was to make a complete wardrobe for everyone in the family with that unmistakable Simone Rocha aesthetic. It’s the first time that the Irish designer has offered children’s and men’s designs.

Rocha’s Signature Womenswear

Women will be happy with the breathable materials and everyday designs that are both stylish and comfortable to wear. There are floral dresses with broderie anglaise detailing made from organic cotton, as well as classic trenches, tulle apron tops and dresses, short cloque dresses, and check trousers. Basically, something for everyone. The signature Rocha elements are present all throughout the collection: floral motifs, special tinsels, embellishments, spherical cutouts, and full skirts.

3 models wearing 2 outfits from the H&M x Simone Rocha womenswear collection

What makes the Simone Rocha x H&M collection such a success is its well-rounded offer. Women can find everyday wear like spongy hoodies and joggers, and then they can put on a classy t-shirt decorated with pearls or a chic tweed for a date night with their loved one. Given the great interest from clients, we are yet to see whether a second collaboration is in the making.