Paris’ historic Grand Palais to be restored

The house of Chanel has just announced that it will be funding the renovation and restoration of one of Paris’ most iconic and historic buildings, the Grand Palais. Baroque Access finds out all the details


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In mid-February, French fashion house Chanel announced a new, exclusive and historic sponsorship, a contribution of 25 million euros to restore the Grand Palais to its former glory. In so doing, this esteemed couturier is reinforcing its commitment to the city.

The iconic Grand Palais (full name is ‘Grand Palais des Champs Élysées’) has symbolized architectural innovation in Paris since it was originally created at the turn of the century (1900) for the Universal Exhibition that took place that year. The historic building is used today as an exhibition hall and museum complex, and as its name implies, it’s located on Paris’ famous Champs Élysées. It is one of the most beautiful historic monuments in Europe, and has had close ties with the house of Chanel for many years.


In fact, this iconic building has been the setting for the extraordinarily beautiful Chanel Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture Shows created by Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s Artistic Director, since 2005.

As the exclusive and historic sponsor of the Grand Palais’ renovation project, Chanel is renewing its commitment to an initiative taken by Gabrielle Chanel, the founder of the fashion house, who believed in supporting the cultural and artistic stature of the city of Paris.

The Nave of the Grand Palais is home to monumental sculptures including the Chanel jacket and a lion, both elements that Gabrielle Chanel was passionate about. Other objects loved by Gabrielle Chanel, such as the Eiffel Tower, a Greek amphitheater, a shopping center, an airport terminal, Parisian brasserie, French garden and many more have been used by Karl Lagerfeld as daringly beautiful backdrops for his runway shows for Chanel in this iconic setting.


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Each of these imaginative feats sprang from Lagerfeld’s inexhaustible imagination; he has become legendary for the lasting impressions he continues to create every season. The Grand Palais, especially the exceptional nave where the fashion shows are always held, is not only a source of inspiration for Chanel’s Artistic Director; it is also a piece of remarkable architecture.

According to the Fashion President of Chanel, Bruno Pavolvsky, “This Parisian institution has a universal vocation, and we are proud and delighted to accompany the Grand Palais and its President, Sylvie Hubac, in such an ambitious restoration and renovation project.”



This new commitment highlights Chanel’s intention to contribute to Paris becoming a leading cultural and artistic capital. The brand has other commitments to this aim, too – it is now the exclusive sponsor for the creation of permanent exhibition spaces in the Palais Galleria, the Fashion Museum of the City of Paris, which will open in 2019. In addition, Chanel plans to build a new complex to honor the savoir-faire of its Paris-based Métiers d’Art, to open at the Porte d'Aubervilliers in 2020.

The renovation of the Grand Palais is scheduled to begin in 2020 and continue to 2024, with a partial reopening happening in 2023.


If you would like any further information about this exciting project, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us right away,, and we will provide you with all the information you require.

Paris Fashion Week

There’s still time to pack your bags for Paris for the highlight of the Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Weeks this month. Baroque Access finds out all about the highlights of the upcoming Paris Fashion Week


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While Fashion Weeks in the world’s fashion capitals have kept us absorbed all February long, the last of the four, Paris Fashion Week, promises to offer even more excitement. As the finale, it’s always the most anticipated. And this year will, no doubt, be no exception. Aside from finding out all the trends for the upcoming Spring/Summer season, there are all the celebrities who flock here to watch their favorite designers give us a glimpse of what to expect come the warmer months.


There’s something about Paris, and the French that gives these shows that touch more cachet. To whet your appetite, and give you time to plan your trip and pack your bags, we have put together a selection of some of the highlights. If you would like a full schedule of all the shows, not just our favorites, all you have to do is mail us right away,, and we will provide you with one. In addition, if you’re planning on traveling to Paris for the shows, let our sister company, Baroque Travel assist with all your travel arrangements. Mail them while there is still time,


And here is a list of the highlights of the upcoming Paris Week…


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Wednesday 28 February

10am Lacoste

11am Maison Margiela

12pm Lanvin

3pm Dries Van Noten

4pm Guy Laroche

5pm Rochas

8pm Kenzo


Thursday 1 March

10am Chloe

1pm Ann Demeulemeester

5pm Carven

8pm Isabel Marant


Friday 2 March

9.30am Loewe

11.30am Balmain

12.30pm Issey Miyake

2.30pm Nina Ricci

3.30pm Oliver Theyskens

8.30pm Yohji Yamamoto


Sunday 4 March

10am Givenchy

11.30am Balenciaga

5pm Valentino


Monday 5 March

10am Stella Mccartney

1.30pm Giambattista Valli

8pm Alexander McQueen


Tuesday 6 March

10.30am Chanel

2.30pm Miu Miu

6.30pm Louis Vuitton

Milan Fashion Week 2018

The third Fashion Week in February, Milan Fashion Week, which takes place from 21 to 27 February, highlights Italian style and glamour for Spring/Summer 2018. Baroque Access picks some of the highlights of its jam-packed schedule



Italian style will be the focus of the next upcoming Fashion Week, after London’s fashion highlights. So if you’re interested in some of the most famous names in Italian fashion and would like to be there to see all that’s on trend for Spring/Summer 2018, take note. Here we give you our list of some of the highlights of this important event on the world’s fashion calendar.


Highlights of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 Schedule

Wednesday 21 February

3pm Gucci

5pm Alberta Ferretti


Thursday 22 February

9.30am Max Mara

12.30pm Fendi

3pm Emilio Pucci

6pm Prada

8pm Moschino


Friday 23 February

9.30am Tod’s

10.30am Blumarine

12.30pm Sportmax

2pm Etro

3pm Roberto Cavalli

6pm Aigner

8pm Versace


Saturday 24 February

9.30am Salvatore Ferragamo

10.30am Giorgio Armani

5pm Missoni

6pm Jil Sander

8pm Mila Schon


Sunday 25 February

10.30am Marni

11.30am Emporio Armani

12.30pm Laura Biagiotti

4pm Trussardi

8pm Tommy Hilfiger


If you would like to find out more about Italian Fashion Week, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us right away,, and we will provide you with a full schedule of the fashion shows taking place at Milan Fashion Week this February. If you are planning to visit the show, and need help with travel arrangements, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can assist. Mail them while there is still time,, and they will provide you with any travel assistance you may require, from flights and transfers to hotel accommodation and restaurant bookings.

All you need to know about the Rio Carnival

Rio’s fabulous, famous carnival is about to get underway. Held from 9 to 14 February, it’s packed full of fabulous events and parties. Baroque Travel finds out about the highlights of this much-anticipated event


Every year millions of people flock to Brazil’s beautiful capital city from all over the world to enjoy a festive event like no other, the Rio Carnival. The Rio Carnival starts the week before Ash Wednesday (the start of Lent). It’s about to get underway and we have details out about all the major events that you won’t want to miss.

So what is the carnival all about? Parties already began to celebrate the Rio Carnival last December. The samba dance has been part of Brazilian tradition since the 19th Century and this is very much part of the festival and its vibrant party spirit. There are around 200 samba schools that attend the Rio Carnival each year to showcase their parades in Rio’s Sambadrome. There are also numerous street parties for carnival-goers to attend outside the Sambadrome. The largest organized street dance of all is in Rio’s Centro, in Cinelândia Square.

Another major highlight of Rio Carnival are the carnival balls held on the beach; there’s also the most famous one of all, which is a black tie affair, held in the luxurious Copacabana Palace Hotel. Other balls also take place in Scala in the city center. The best balls have bands that play all night long, changing music genres from old carnival marches to sambas. There are also numerous street festivals, called ‘bandas’ or ‘blocos’ that take place all over the city in its neighborhoods. In fact, more than 300 can take place on any given day. The most famous of all is the Banda de Ipanema, which has been a popular event since 1965 and is by far the most vibrant and noisy. If you wish, you too can dress up at carnival time.

We have included a list of the main events of the Rio Carnival to help you choose what to do when you’re there…


Friday, 9 February

1pm Opening Ceremony: The King of Carnival (King Momo) is crowned by the city mayor and receives the city keys.

9pm Preliminary Schools' Parades in Sambodromo

Saturday, 10 February
9.30am Street Band Cordão do Bola Preta (Downtown) 
4pm  Ipanema's Band, meeting point at General Osório square, Ipanema
8pm Street Bands' Contest at Av. Rio Branco, Centro
9pm PreliminarySchools'  Parades in Sambodromo
11pm Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace Hotel

Sunday 11 February
9pm Main Schools' Parade in Sambodromo

Monday 12 February
9pm Main Schools' Parade in Sambodromo

Tuesday, 13 February
4pm Ipanema's Band (last Carnival presentation)
9pm Children's Samba Schools Parades
11pm Gay Ball at Scala Rio


If you would like to find out more about the 2018 Rio Carnival, or would like us to assist you with travel arrangements such as flights, transfers, tickets to events at the carnival, etc, let Baroque Travel assist. Mail us while there is still time,

London Fashion Week

There’s a lot to celebrate at London Fashion Week 2018 this February, including Victoria Beckham’s first-ever showing in London. Baroque Access has all the details about the second in a series of four major Fall/Winter 2018 Fashion Weeks happening around the world this month


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London Fashion Week 2018 is nearly upon us, and the city will be filled with fashion fundi’s, media, models, designers celebrities and stars who come to watch top UK designers showcase the best of British design, with catwalk shows, presentations, Designer Showrooms, and a series of exciting events.


One of the highlights of London Fashion Week is sure to be Victoria Beckham’s show, which will be held for the first time in London – she usually shows her latest collection at New York Fashion Week. At the time of writing, the date for her show had not yet been released, which is why it is not included in our Schedule Highlights below. For an idea of when your other favourite British designers are showing at London Fashion Week, take a look at the Schedule Highlights, below.


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Friday 16th February

8am London Fashion Week Press Conference

10am Amanda Wakeley

4pm Mulberry

6.30 Couture & Cocktails launch party


Saturday 17th February

12pm Simone Rocha

1pm Jasper Conran

5pm Burberry

6pm House of Holland

8pm Chalayan


Sunday 18th February

11am Preen by Thornton Bragazzi

11.30am Malone Souliers

12pm Roland Mouret

3.30pm MM6 Maison Margiela

4pm Temperley London

6pm Mary Katrantzou

8pm Peter Pilotto


Monday 19th February

9am Antonio Berardi

11am Erdem

12pm Pringle of Scotland

1.30pm Sophia Webster


Tuesday 20th February

11.30am Alexander White

2.30pm A by Jigsaw



If you would like to find out more information on London Fashion Week, including a full schedule, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us right away, If you are interested in travelling to London to attend the shows, our sister company, Baroque Travel can assist with flights, hotel reservations, transfers, sightseeing and anything else you may require. As time is limited, mail them immediately,

New York Fashion Week 2018

The round of fabulous Fashion Weeks in major capitals starts in New York City at the beginning of February. Baroque Access finds out all the details and highlights some of the spectacular shows taking place


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It’s that time of the year again, when New York City’s streets are full of the fabulous and the fashionable, celebrities and designers and fashion aficionados who come to the Big Apple to experience the first of four Spring/Summer fashion weeks held internationally. New York, followed by London, Paris and Milan, are getting ready to showcase the latest fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2018, a breath of fresh air in the cold weather, a harbinger of what is to come.


Whether you come to attend the shows, or to sit on the fringe and soak up the creativity, the hype, the excitement and the anticipation, there’s plenty to do in New York City come Fashion Week. To start, here’s a list of some of the many shows taking place at this important part of the year. Baroque Access has selected just some of the highlights to give you a taste of what to expect.


But if you’d like to find out more about New York Fashion Week 2018, feel free to contact Baroque Access for all the information you require, by mailing us immediately, If you require assistance with getting to New York for New York Fashion Week 2018 this February, our sister company, Baroque Travel can assist. Mail while there is still time, and they will assist you with everything you need, from flights and transfers to hotel accommodation. Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here’s our choice of some of the highlights…




Thursday 8 Feb

1pm Stuart Weitzman

8pm Tom Ford

9pm Jeremy Scott


Tuesday 9 Feb

10am Tory Burch

11am Kate Spade New York

1pm Jason Wu

7pm Nicole Miller

8pm Bottega Veneta


Wednesday 10 Feb

10am Self Portrait

8pm Alexander Wang


Thursday 11 Feb

10am Victoria Beckham

1pm Mansur Gavriel

8pm Opening Ceremony

8.30pm Prabal Gurung


Friday 12 Feb

11am Ralph Lauren

1pm Derek Lam

2pm Zadig & Voltaire

3pm 3.1 Phillip Lim

4pm Oscar de la Renta

7pm Anna Sui

8pm Carolina Herrera


Saturday 13 Feb

10am Badgley Mischka

2pm Coach 1941

3pm Rosie Assoulin

5pm Boss

8pm Calvin Klein

9pm La Perla


Sunday 14 Feb

10am Michael Kors

4pm Marchesa

6pm Marc Jacobs

Revealing the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018

The 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens in Geneva on 15 January. Baroque Access finds out all the details of this prestigious event



SIHH in Geneva is the annual event where the international watch industry finds out what the new trends are for the coming year. This prestigious event also enables professionals in the fine watch industry to connect and interact with one another and also showcases the latest luxury timepieces in an exceptional setting.


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For the past 27 years, SIHH has become known as the definitive fine watch show, the place to go to see what is happening first-hand in the world of fine horology and to interact with like-minded professionals. It has become the place to see and be seen, to make new discoveries and see the highlights of fine watchmaking.

This year, SIHH will also be open to the public – for one day, on Friday 19 January 2018 between 11am and 6pm. So if you’re not in the watch industry but are a collector of fine things, or are a keen watch aficionado, get yourself to Geneva on 19 January and perhaps spend the weekend in this glorious Swiss city.


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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018 features 35 exhibitors including six new arrivals (Hermès, Armin Strom, DeWitt, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, élégante by F.P.Journe and Romain Gauthier), making the show even more exciting than ever. The total number of exhibitors also includes 18 Historic Maisons and 17 brands in the Carré des Horlogers.

This year, the SIHH venue offers 54,000 square meters of exhibition space where the latest watches will be showcased. The show is expected to attract around 16,000  visitors from all over the world who come to see the very best in fine watchmaking.



As Geneva is the home of watchmaking, the SIHH has found the perfect location for a show of this importance and magnitude, a place where those who believe in excellence in watchmaking get together to celebrate this art and find out about the latest masterpieces. The venue comprises a 100-seat auditorium, the Press Club and a restaurant, as well as private lounges for business clientele and VIP guests. It’s the perfect space to meet up, network and exchange views. Another unique offering at the SIHH is the White Box mobile studios, which are located all over the venue. These are mobile plug & play mini studios where people can connect with others from all over the world for numerous activities including social media posts, interviews and product shots.


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A highlight of the SIHH is the exhibition, ‘The Beauty of Time’, which showcases a series of horological masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present day. It includes some exceptional timepieces that reflect technical innovation and fine craftsmanship. Another highlight of the SIHH is the Mystery Clocks in the Cartier Collection, a first for Cartier. The company will present an extraordinary collection of 19 mystery clocks, ‘marvels of horology’ that were created by Louis Cartier in the early 20th century together with the Maison’s clockmaker, Maurice Coüet, who drew his inspiration from none other than the illusionist Houdini. The first model was conceived I 1912, and Cartier continues to produce mystery clocks to this day. An opportunity to see these masterpieces is well worth it, as they are considered to be some of the most important works of art on earth.


That is just a taste of the innovation and surprises in store at SIHH 2018. If you would like more information on this exceptional event, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us now while there is still time,, and we will provide you with all the information you require. If you are in need of assistance with travel arrangements, our sister company, Baroque Travel can help. So email them before it’s too late,

Paris Fashion Week

While the hype is on for Fashion Weeks throughout September, the highlight of the season is most decidedly Paris Fashion Week. Baroque Access has all the details


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Recent news clips abound regarding the ban of too-skinny and underage models by Dior, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga. These shows, coming up from the end of September onwards at Paris Fashion Week, are sure to have extra coverage because of this. Another highlight of this year’s exciting event, if rumor is true, will be Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 6 Show, which apparently has moved from New York to Paris. For that we’ll have to wait and see…


Below is a list of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week 2017. This is not a complete schedule, just a list of some of the fashion highlights, according to Baroque Access.


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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 - Schedule Highlights

Tuesday 26 September

2.30pm Christian Dior

7pm Jaquemus

8pm Saint Laurent


Wednesday 27 September

10am Lacoste

11am Maison Margiela

12pm Lanvin

3pm Dries Van Noten

5pm Rochas

8pm Kenzo


Thursday 28 September

9am Chloe

2pm Paco Rabanne

3pm Balmain

5pm Carven

6pm Rick Owens

8pm Isabel Marant


Friday 29 September

9.30am Loewe

12.30pm Issey Miyake

2.30pm Nina Ricci

3.30pm Ungaro

8.30pm Yohji Yamamato


Saturday 30 September

9.30am Junya Watanabe

10.30am Haider Ackermann

12.30pm Mugler

2pm Acne Studios

3pm Elie Saab

4pm Vivienne Westwood

5pm Commes Des Garcons

6pm Altazarra

8pm Sonia Rykiel


Sunday 1 October

10am Givenchy

11.30am Balenciaga

1pm Celine

6pm John Galliano


Monday 2 October

10am Stella McCartney

1.30pm Giambattista Valli

4.30pm Hermes

8pm Alexander McQueen


Tuesday 3 October

10.30am Chanel

11.30am Agnes B

2.30pm Miu Miu

6.30pm Louis Vuitton

8pm Paul & Joe


If you would like more information on Paris Fashion Week, Baroque Access will provide you with everything you require. Email us with all your questions, If you are planning to attend Fashion Week and need assistance with your travel arrangements, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can assist. For all your requirements, from flights and hotel reservations to transfers and anything else you may need, mail

Milan Fashion Week

Italian fashion falls into the spotlight towards the end of September as Milan Fashion Week takes over. Whether you’re in love with Italian food, fashion or just want to have some fun, this is the best time to visit Italy. For the fashion-forward, Baroque Access finds out all the details


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Spring/Summer 2018 is the theme for this year’s Fashion Week foursome around the world, and the delightful designs expected on the runways in Milan are sure to inspire. If you’re heading for Italy in the coming weeks, or would like to be there to watch some of the hottest international designers strut their stuff, below is the lowdown on some of Milan Fashion Week’s Schedule Highlights. If you’d like more information on Milan Fashion Week or any of the shows in particular, Baroque Access can assist, so mail us, and we will provide you with the information you require.


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If you’re visiting Italy, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can assist with all of your travel arrangements, including flights, transfers, hotel accommodation, dinner reservations and anything else you may require. Time is short, so it’s best to contact them right away,


Here is a list of Baroque Access’ highlights for the coming schedule of Milan Fashion Week 2017. It is not a full schedule; for this we suggest you contact us and we will provide you with details.


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Wednesday 20 September

3pm Gucci

4pm Byblos

5pm Alberta Ferretti


Thursday 21 September

9.30am Max Mara

12.30pm Fendi

6pm Prada

8pm Moschino


Friday 22 September

9.30am Tod’s

10.30am Giorgio Armani

1.15pm Krizia

2pm Etro

3pm Roberto Cavalli

6pm Versace

7pm Aigner


Saturday 23 September

9.30am Bottega Veneta

12.30pm Blumarine

5pm Missoni

6pm Jil Sander

8.30pm Salvatore Ferragamo


Sunday 24 September

10am Marni

11.15am Trussardi

12pm Laura Biagiotti


Monday 25 September

10.30am Mila Schön

Spotlight on the London Fashion Week

It’s time to head for the cosmopolitan city of London to enjoy what British fashion designers have created for the season ahead. Baroque Access finds out all about London Fashion Week


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September is the perfect time to visit London. The weather is still warm, and the sights abound, from old-fashioned favorites like Buckingham Palace where you can view the Changing of the Guard to newer attractions, such as the London Eye. So if you’re planning a visit to this beautiful old English city, and you’re a fashion fundi, make your stay in mid-September so that you can catch a glimpse of what is this year’s second out of four Fashion Weeks around the world that are showcasing what we will be wearing come Spring/Summer 2018.


Below is a list of some of London Fashion Week’s upcoming highlights. If you require any further information, don’t hesitate to mail Baroque Access right away, If you’d like assistance with any travel arrangements, from flights and hotel accommodation to transfers, sightseeing, car hire or a private chauffeur, let our sister company, Baroque Travel, assist. You can contact them by mailing


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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018

September 2017 Schedule highlights


15 September

2pm Daks

8.30pm Ralph & Russo


16 September

1pm Jasper Conran

3pm Simone Rocha

5pm House of Holland

7pm Burberry


17 September

9am Mary Katrantzou

10am Amanda Wakeley

11am Malone Souliers

1.30pm MM6 Maison Margiela

2pm Topshop

3pm Temperley London

5pm Versus Versace

6pm Chalayan

7pm Emporio Armani


18 September

9am Antonio Berardi

11am Erdem

12pm Pringle of Scotland

1.30pm Sophia Webster

3pm Christopher Kane

6pm Joseph


19 September

5.30pm A by Jigsaw

7pm Tommy Hilfiger


Note: The schedule given here is a selection of Baroque Access’ favorite shows and is not a full schedule of every single show. If you would like details about all of the shows at the upcoming London Fashion Week, contact us for more information,

Upcoming - the New York Fashion Week

It’s almost here, the time when New York is filled with fashion aficionados who flock to Manhattan to view the latest designer collections. Baroque Access has all the details


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Spring/Summer 2018 seems like a distant dream, but not if you’re in the fashion business. Designers and couturiers have been hard at work putting together their collections for the season’s runway looks, offering an insight into what will be trending and what we’ll be wearing next summer.


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And as we don our winter wear, which was shown at all the international Fashion Weeks in February this year, we catch a glimpse of what to expect when warm weather comes around again.


Below is a list of schedule highlights to give you an idea of what to expect in the first of the four international Fashion Weeks. If you would like more information on New York Fashion Week, you can contact Baroque Access,

If you are planning to attend any of the shows at New York Fashion Week this September, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can assist with your travel arrangements, including flights, hotel reservations, transfers, and anything else you may require. Just contact them right away, before it’s too late,



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7 September

9am Nicholas K

12pm Desigual

8pm Calvin Klein


8 September

10am Tory Burch

11am Kate Spade

9pm Jeremy Scott


9 September

10am Self-Portrait

1pm Banana Republic

8pm Alexander Wang


10 September

10am Victoria Beckham

1pm Mansur Gavriel

1pm Vivienne Tam

6pm Rochambeau

7pm Prabal Gurung

9pm Fenty Puma by Rihanna


11 September

9am The Row

10am GREY Jason Wu

11am Rosie Assoulin

1pm Derek Lam

2pm Zadig & Voltaire

3pm 3.1 Phillip Lim

4pm Oscar de la Renta

7pm Anna Sui

8pm Carolina Herrera

9pm Helmut Lang


12 September

10am Badgley Miska

2pm Coach

6pm Cynthia Rowley

7pm Ralph Lauren


13 September

10am Michael Kors

4pm Marchesa

6pm Marc Jacobs

New York Men’s Fashion Week

Fashion fundi’s are in anticipation as this takes to the runway from 11 to 14 July. Baroque Access has the details about the 65 shows and presentations about to take place


New York Men’s Fashion Week has become a highlight on the fashion week calendar, and the CFDA has unveiled the schedule for 2017 to be held in west SoHo. Although this may change and more exciting shows may be added, it’s always a thrill to see who will be showing on the runways. Thirty designers will show at Skylight Clarkson Square, which has become the official home of NYFW: Men’s collections and six shows will be held at the newly opened Cadillac House. Many established designers are returning to showcase their latest designs, but there are also many new designers who will be showing for the first time, including Assembly New York, Bespoken, CP Company and others.

In keeping with the ongoing trend for changing the way fashion shows are currently held, 13 designers will be pursuing different show formats, either showing hybrid collections or taking the new ‘see-now, buy-now’ route.


Winner of the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, designer Raf Simons will return with his latest collection from his own menswear line, and as can be expected, there’s a lot of anticipation regarding his show. The Belgian designer, who left Dior in 2015, became creative director for Calvin Klein in the US. Also returning to NYFW: Men for this fifth season is BOSS. In addition, there’s lots of excitement about the new names who will be showing this year, so make sure to take note of who’s showing for the first time this season.


If you’d like to find out more about New York Fashion Week: Men’s, let Baroque Access assist. We will have updated schedules of the event as the days get closer to July 11, so mail for info on If you need travel assistance in getting to NYC to watch the shows, our sister company, Baroque Travel, will be happy to assist. So mail them right away,




Monday 10 July

10.30am to 12pm: New York Men’s Day featuring Bristol, Daniel Hechter Paris, David Hart, Head of State+, Krammer & Stoudt, Wood House

4.30 to 6pm: New York Men’s Day featuring Descendant of Thieves, Heliot Emil, Life In Perfect Disorder, Maiden Noir, Private Policy, R.Swiader

Tuesday 11 July

9 to 10am: Perry Ellis

1pm: BOSS

9pm: Raf Simons


Wednesday 12 July

2pm: Parke & Ronen

7pm: Sanchez Kane

8pm: Ovadia & Sons

9pm: Palmiers du Mai


Thursday 13 July

2pm: General Idea

8pm: Rochambeau

Paris Haute Couture

Fashion takes center stage for the second month in a row this summer. In June, the highlight is on men’s fashion, with Fashion Weeks in major cities around the world. Come July, everybody will be focusing on high fashion as they head to Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Baroque Travel has all the details


It’s that time of year again, when top French fashion houses inspire us to step out in style for the coming season with their innovative creations. These fashion shows are the benchmark for what we will be wearing and how we will be wearing it, which is why avid fashion followers (and the rest of us) flock to Paris to find out what garments will set the trends.


We have put together a list of the highlights of the schedule for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week this coming July. Take a look. And if you need assistance in getting to Paris to attend any of these fabulous shows, let us assist. Just mail us now while there is still a little time,, and we will do our utmost to ensure you get to Paris in time for Haute Couture Fashion Week.




Sunday 2 July

11am - Prounza Schouler

4.30pm - Rodarte

5.30pm - Galia Zahav

8.30pm - Azzaro


Monday 3 July

10am - Schiaparelli

1pm - Georges Hobeika

2.30pm - Christian Dior

5pm - Ralph & Russo

7pm - Giambattista Valli


Tuesday 4 July

10am - Chanel

12pm - Chanel

6pm - Giorgio Armani Prive


Wednesday 5 July

10am - Maison Margiela

1pm - Elie Saab

2.30pm - Jean Paul Gaultier

4pm - Viktor&Rolf

5pm - Valentino

6.30pm - Zuhair Murad

8pm - Fendi


Thursday 6 July

10am onwards - Haute Joaillerie (Jewellery) – Boucheron, Chanel, Chaumet, Chopard, De Beers, Dior, Louis Vuitton

Men’s Fashion Weeks June 2017

The spotlight shines on men’s fashion in the month of June, with three major Fashion Weeks in London, Paris and Milan. Baroque Access finds out who is showing, when and where in time for you to get your glad rags on


London Men’s Fashion Week 9 to 12 June 2017

Starting off the month’s Men’s Fashion Weeks is London, where Britain’s stunning designers will pull out all the stops to make sure that there’s a lot to covet for spring/summer 2018. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights expected in London Fashion Week 2017.


London Programme highlights

Friday 9 June

1pm: Barbour International

2.30pm: Harry’s of London

5pm: Oliver Spencer

6.30pm: Dunhill London


7.30pm: Opening of Rag & Bone flagship store


Saturday 10 June

11am: Jermyn Street

12.30pm: Stephen Webster

6pm: Maharishi

8pm: David Furnish dinner


Sunday 11 June

2.30pm: Richard James

4pm: Chalayan

7.30pm: BBC Fashion Film in association with River Island

7.30pm: Henley Royal Regatta & Hacket London event


Monday 12 June

8.30am: Burberry breakfast

2pm: Vivienne Westwood

5.30pm: Ben Sherman

8pm: GQ dinner



Milan Men’s Fashion Week 17 to 20 June 2017

Step into a world of glamour for menswear and accessories with men’s Fashion Week Milano. The city comes to life at this time of year, and you’ll find the fashion-forward everywhere, especially the trendiest venues in town.


Milan Men’s Fashion Highlights

Saturday 17 June

10am: Diesel Black Gold

11am: Emporio Armani

3pm: Marni

6pm: Versace


Sunday 18 June

12.30pm: Salvatore Ferragamo

5pm: Daks

6pm: Prada

9pm: DSquared2


Monday 19 June

12pm: Giorgio Armani

2pm: Fendi

8pm: Billionaire


Paris Men’s Fashion Week 21 to 25 June 2017

Last but certainly not least, it’s time to head for the fashion capital of the world, Paris, to find out what fashion afficionados of note will be wearing come 2018.


Paris Men’s Fashion Highlights

Wednesday 21 June

12pm: Balenciaga

5.30pm: Valentino

8pm: Haider Ackermann


Thursday 22 June

10.30am: Issey Miyake Men

12.30pm: Rick Owens

2.30pm: Louis Vuitton

5.30pm: Yohji Yamamoto

7pm: Dries Van Noten

8.30pm: Pigalle Paris


Friday 23 June

10am: Junya Watanabe Man

11am: Maison Margiela

12pm: Ann Demeulemeester

4pm: Cerruti

5pm: Commes des Garcons Hommes Plus


Saturday 24 June

10am: Sacai

3pm: Dior Homme

5pm: Balmain

8pm: Hermes


Sunday 25 June

11am: Lanvin

12pm: Agnes B

4pm: Paul Smith

7.30pm: Alexander McQueen

8.30pm: Kenzo


If you are interested in finding out more about any of these Men’s Fashion Weeks, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us right away, and we will give you all the information about the shows in each city. If you need assistance with travel arrangements to London, Milan or Paris, or all of these fashion destinations, let our sister company, Baroque Travel, assist. Mail them now before it’s too late,, and they will make all your travel arrangements for you, from flights and hotel reservations to transfers and anything else you may require.

The 51st Montreux Jazz Festival

Get ready for the 51st annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, one of the highlights of the international music calendar. Baroque Access has all the details


Since its inception in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has grown considerably, and because of its popularity it now takes place all year round. But every year, come early July, the annual two-week summer event draws the crowds from every corner of the globe to come and enjoy jazz music in an unsurpassed environment.


Held on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers a chance to immerse oneself in jazz music in an idyllic setting. Originally created 51 years ago, the event is one of the most sought-after music festivals in Europe and the rest of the world. And it has never lost its personal touch, an opportunity to communicate with some of the biggest artists of their time. While jazz and blues remain the roots of this exciting event, other music styles are found here too. In fact, the festival has hosted the likes of Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Wonder and David Bowie.


This year is no exception. Herbie Hancock, The Pet Shop Boys, Tom Jones, Brian Ferry, George Benson and other celebrity musicians all form part of the prestigious line-up of artists to perform in 2017. Aside from special events, there are also lots of free programs, providing opportunities for emerging artists to shine. These include afternoon Music in the Park performances on an open-air stage and various workshops that continue to the wee hours at numerous after-show events. Throughout the day and night, the lakeside promenades are packed with people enjoying the variety of food stands… this is an unsurpassed summer music event.


The program for the 51st edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival offers a unique look into young talent and heralds the return of pop sensations and R&B royalty. While it takes place year-round, the Montreux Jazz Café is a world of discovery for those who are as passionate about fine dining as they are about music. This carefully selected group of restaurants offers contemporary cuisine inspired by the festival – dine on the famous BB Burger, Ella’s Cheesecake and Coquelet façon Quincy Jones. Relive a musical odyssey that spans more than half a century at these comfortable cafes.


Below is a list of some of the highlights at this iconic Jazz Festival. If you would like to attend the festival, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us right away, and we will organize tickets to the various events. If you need travel assistance to and from Geneva, let our sister company, Baroque Travel provide you with first-class travel arrangements. Mail them now,


2017 Montreux Jazz Festival Programme Highlights

30 June

Max Richter

Nicholas Jarr

Theo Croker




1 July


Sarah McKenzie

Ramsyy Lewis Quintet

Maggie Lawrence

Lukas Graham


2 July

Herbie Hancock

Chilly Gonzales

Jon Cleary




3 July

Pet Shop Boys

Beth Ditto

Mare Nostrum

Dua Lipe


4 July

Lianne La Havas

Fleet Foxes

Kevin Morby

Skye & Ross Trio


5 July

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Usher & The Roots

Gucci Mane

Marialy Pacheco & Joo Kraus


6 July

Lauren Hill

Peter Doherty

Tash Sultana


7 July

Macy Gray

Tom Jones


The 1975


8 July

John Newman

Grace Jones


Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet


9 July

Brian Ferry

Kery James


10 July

The Kills




11 July


The Lemon Twigs

Davy Knowles Solo Acoustic


12 July

London Grammar



13 July

George Benson

James Hunter


14 July

The Lumineers

The Bloody Beetroots Live


15 July

Youssou N’dor

Noa Duo

Charlie Cunningham

Cannes Film Festival

This year’s Cannes Film Festival could be the biggest event so far… this exciting annual event is celebrating its 70th anniversary and a number of exciting films from around the world will be released. Baroque Access tells us all about it


From 17 to 28 May, Cannes will be filled with film stars, celebrities, directors and the jet set, who all flock there every year to enjoy the exciting Cannes Film Festival. This year’s event sees Spanish film director and screenwriter, Pedro Almodóvar as the President of the Jury, and actress Monica Belluci hosting both opening and closing ceremonies. The film, Ismael’s Ghosts, directed by French director Arnaud Desplechin, will open the festival.


The jury for the 70th Festival de Cannes as it is called in French is made up of eight people, all key players in the film industry, all from different locations around the world. These four men and four women will assist Jury President Pedro Almodóvar select the winning films in the competition. The winners will be announced at the Festival’s Closing Ceremony on 28 May, after which the Palm d’or will be awarded.

The 70th Festival promises as many surprizes as there are big names. As in the past, directors and actors who were unknown to the world will be thrust into the limelight. One of the most talked-about films in the selection for Cannes 2017 is Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 original in which Clint Eastwood starred. It tells the story of a wounded soldier, played by Colin Farrell, who finds himself imprisoned in a girls’ boarding school. Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst also star.


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Another exciting release that is likely to cause a lot of chatter is David Lynch’s controversial Twin Peaks, which actually made its debut as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me in 1992. This year, Lynch premieres two episodes from the TV show’s long-awaited comeback series, due out later this year. This is the first time that a TV show will be a focal point of this iconic festival.

A movie that is getting a lot of attention is The Killing of Sacred Deer, a new art house thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos of The Lobster fame. It stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone.


If you are interested in attending this exciting event, and wish to find out more about the Cannes Film Festival for 2017, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us right away, and we will provide you with all the information you need. Our sister company, Baroque Travel can assist with all your travel arrangements, so mail them immediately,


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To whet your appetite, we feature below a full list of films to be screened at the exciting Cannes Film Festival in May.

Opening film – out of competition
Ismael’s Ghosts (dir: Arnaud Desplechin)

(BPM) Beats Per Minute (dir: Robin Campillo)
The Beguiled (dir: Sofia Coppola)
The Day After (dir: Hong Sang-soo)
A Gentle Creature (dir: Sergei Loznitsa)
Good Time (dirs: Benny & Josh Safdie)
Happy End (dir: Michael Haneke)
In the Fade (dir: Fatih Akin)
Jupiter’s Moon (dir: Kornél Mundruczó)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir: Yorgos Lanthimos)
Redoubtable (dir: Michel Hazanavicius)
Loveless (dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev)
The Meyerowitz Stories (dir: Noah Baumbach)
Okja (dir: Bong Joon-ho)
Radiance (dir: Naomi Kawase)
The Square (dir: Ruben Ostlund)
Wonderstruck (dir: Todd Haynes)
You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

Un Certain Regard
Barbara (dir: Mathieu Amalric) – opening film
April’s Daughter (dir: Michel Franco)
Beauty and the Dogs (dir: Kaouther Ben Hania)
Before We Vanish (dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Closeness (dir: Kantemir Balagov)
The Desert Bride (dir: Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato)
Directions (dir: Stephan Komandarev)
Dregs (dir: Mohammad Rasoulof)
Jeune Femme (dir: Léonor Serraille)
L’Atelier (dir: Laurent Cantet)
La Cordillera (dir: Santiago Mitre)
Lucky (dir: Sergio Castellitto)
The Nature of Time (dir: Karim Moussaoui)
Out (dir: György Kristóf)
Walking Past the Future (dir: Li Ruijun)
Western (dir: Valeska Grisebach)
Wind River (dir: Taylor Sheridan)

Out of competition
Based on a True Story (dir: Roman Polanski)
Blade of the Immortal (dir: Takashi Miike)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (dir: John Cameron Mitchell)
Visages, Villages (dirs: Agnès Varda & JR)

Midnight screenings
A Prayer Before Dawn (dir: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire)
The Merciless (dir: Byun Sung-hyun)
The Villainess (dir: Jung Byung-gil)

Special screenings
12 Jours (dir: Raymond Depardon)
24 Frames (dir: Abbas Kiarostami)
An Inconvenient Sequel (dir: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk)
Carré 35 (dir: Eric Caravaca)
Claire’s Camera (dir: Hong Sang-soo)
Demons in Paradise (dir: Jude Ratman)
Le Vénérable W (dir: Barbet Schroeder)
Napalm (dir: Claude Lanzmann)
Promised Land (dir: Eugene Jarecki)
Sea Sorrow (dir: Vanessa Redgrave)
They (dir: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh)
Top of the Lake (TV – dir: Jane Campion)
Twin Peaks (TV – dir: David Lynch)


Children’s screening
Zombillénium (dir: Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord)


Virtual reality
Carne y Arena (dir: Alejandro G Iñárritu)

A Ciambra (dir: Jonas Carpignano)

Alive in France (dir: Abel Ferrara)

L’Amant d’un Jour (dir: Philippe Garrel)

Bushwick (dirs: Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott)

Cuori Puri (dir: Roberto de Paolis)

The Florida Project (dir: Sean Baker)

Frost (dir: Sharunas Bartas)

I Am Not a Witch (dir: Rungano Nyoni)

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (dir: Bruno Dumont)

L’Intrusa (dir: Leonardo Di Costanzo)

La Defensa Del Dragón (dir: Natalia Santa)

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (dir: Mouly Surya)

Mobile Homes (dir: Vladimir De Fontenay)

Nothingwood (dir: Sonia Kronlund)

Ôtez-moi d’un Doute (dir: Carine Tardieu)

Patti Cake$ (dir: Geremy Jasper) – closing film

The Rider (dir: Chloé Zhao)

Un Beau Soleil Intérieur (dir: Claire Denis) – opening film

West of the Jordan River (Field Diary Revisited) (dir: Amos Gitai)


Critics’ Week

CompetitionAva (dir: Léa Mysius)

La Familia (dir: Gustavo Rondón Córdova)

Gabriel and the Mountain (dir: Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa)

Makala (dir: Emmanuel Gras)

Oh Lucy! (dir: Atsuko Hirayanagi)

Los Perros (dir: Marcela Said)

Tehran Taboo (dir: Ali Soozandeh)


Special Screenings

Sicilian Ghost Story (dir: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza) – opening film

Brigsby Bear (dir: Dave McCary) – closing film

Bloody Milk (dir: Hubert Charuel)

A Violent Life (dir: Thierry de Perretti)

Summer fashion highlights

Fashion is foremost in London this summer with two very exciting exhibitions – and then there’s the stunning Commes des Garcons exhibition at the MMA in New York City, which also opened the Met Gala this past week. Baroque Access has all the details


London’s Victoria & Albert Museum is the location for the exciting ‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’ exhibition that will take place from May 27 2017 all the way to February 18 2018. This Balenciaga retrospective will be the first exhibition dedicated to the famed Spanish designer in the UK, marking the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house and 80 years since he opened the doors of his famous Paris salon. It will feature around 100 garments and 20 hats crafted by the couturier and his followers - alongside sketches, photographs, film and fabric samples. The exhibition will also examine in detail the craftsmanship and techniques that earned Balenciaga the reputation as one of the most pioneering designers of the 20th Century. It will also look at how his work impacted the future of fashion design.


Also in London, but at a different venue – The Fashion and Textile Museum – is the World of Anna Sui, the first retrospective of an American designer to be held in Britain). This exhibition, which takes place from 26 May to 1 October 2017, features the works of this classic American fashion designer, whose signature rock ‘n roll romanticism has reinvented pop culture. Since she first showed her designs in 1991, Anna Sui has changed the course of fashion history with her iconic creations. The exhibition features more than 100 different looks from the designer’s archives.


For those in New York City this month, the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art is showing Commes des Garcons much talked-about exhibition, ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons’. On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 999, The Costume Institute's spring 2017 exhibition examines the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, who is renowned for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and what is fashionable. The show will feature around 150 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear collecitons for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection.

Objects will be organized into eight different aesthetic expressions, including Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes.


If you would like more information about any of these exciting fashion exhibitions, contact Baroque Access right away, If you are interested in traveling to either London or New York to attend any of these exhibitions, our sister company, Baroque Travel can assist. Mail them now,

The St. Barth Film Festival

Celebrating the richness of Caribbean cinema, the annual St Barth Film Festival is now in its 22nd year and takes place between 25 and 30 April. Baroque Access has all the details


The annual cultural event, St Barth Film Festival, is the cultural spotlight of the month of April and a popular annual meeting place for Caribbean filmmakers to come and screen their work and discuss it. Every evening for an entire week, the 35mm films are screened on the beach in Flamands as well as at AJOE in Lorient and on the dock in Gustavia, providing an exciting form of entertainment to visitors and offering an excellent insight into the Caribbean arts and cultural scene.


In this, the 23rd annual St Barth Film Festival, visitors to this spectacular Caribbean island enjoy screenings as well as an opportunity for notable actors, producers and directors to come together and discuss their work. In addition, there are numerous round-table discussions on cinema in the region and video screenings every afternoon. As the various films are in a number of languages, the festival screens them in their original language as well as with French subtitles. There are two exceptions to this: the film ‘Le Gang des Antillais’ is in French with English subtitles, and the animated movie, ‘The Red Turtle’ has no dialogue.

Since it was launched in 1996, the festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting more and more visitors to St Barth from around the world to come and enjoy the sunshine and the lifestyle on this jet set Caribbean island and learn about the cultural richness of Caribbean cinema.


This year’s films in St Barth

This year’s selection reflects change on both a personal and worldwide level. The Cuban film, ‘Santa y Andres’, tells the story of changing hearts as two people lose their misconceptions about each other. 

The film ‘Le Gang des Antilles’ is about changing one’s perspective, while ‘La Tortue Rouge’ deals with change happening when one least expects it. ‘Ayiti Mon Amour’ focuses on internal change and ‘Argentina’ explains how, through music and dance, one can achieve almost anything. In ‘Havana Moon’, The Rolling Stones perform live in Cuba – and that’s just a taste of what’s in store.


If you are interested in attending this fascinating festival, which takes place this year from 25 to 30 April, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us right away, for more information, If you are in need of travel assistance to get to St Barth, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can arrange everything for you. Mail them while there’s still time, and they will help you with flights, hotel reservations and anything else you require.


St Barth Film Festival 2017 Schedule

Tuesday 25 April – opening night

8pm: ‘Santa y Andres’ – 105 min. Spanish with French subtitles


Wednesday 26 April

8pm: ‘Ayiti Mon Amour’ – 88 min. Japanese, with French subtitles


Thursday 27 April

8pm: “Le Gardien du Non Retour’ – 60 min. French plus ‘Argentina’ – 87 min. Spanish with French subtitles


Friday 28 April 7

4pm: Ciné Woulé: Un Road Movie – 52 min. French plus

Unwritten – 18 min. French with English subtitles plus

8pm: Le Gang des Antillais 90 min. French with English subtitles.


Saturday 29 April

4pm: ‘Tourmets D’Amour’ – 50 min.

8pm: ‘The Red Turtle’/’La Tortue Rouge’ – 80 min. Animation without dialogue.


Sunday 30 April – closing night

7.30pm: Havana Moon – 110 min. English with French subtitles followed by Sound Citizens in concert – a collaboration with the West Indies Regatta

In Paris this week? Art Paris Art Fair 2017 is on!

From 30 March to 02 April 2017, the art world is focusing on Paris as its annual spring fair takes place, offering visitors the opportunity to discover creativity and innovation in the art world. Baroque Access finds out all the details


If you’re in Paris this coming week, you can’t miss the annual Art Paris Art Fair, which is a collaboration of 140 art galleries from 20 different countries around the world, showcasing emerging international art scenes as well as European art, from after World War 2 to the present day.


This year, the continent of Africa takes center stage as guest of honor at the fair, with a project that was put together by independent cultural consultant and exhibition curator, Marie-Ann Yemsi. She worked with galleries and artists from around the world and in Africa to showcase African creativity. The project includes a program of video projections and several special projects.

Another popular section of Art Paris is the ‘Solo Show’, a section of the fair that includes the work of emerging, contemporary and modern artists from around 20 international galleries. In a collaboration with Air France, five artists from this section are selected and their masterpieces are displayed on Air France buses for a month.


In support of emerging talent and young galleries, there’s a special section called ‘Promises’, which is found in the center of the Grand Palais. This year, 12 galleries are presenting a maximum of three young artists, whose work will be exhibited on the walls. A highlight of the fair is the monumental digital art featured on the building’s façade. This digital mapping project is in collaboration with the company Vidélio, and it transforms the building with spectacular projections.


In 2017, a number of exceptional artistic and architectural institutions opened their doors in Paris. Art Paris 2017 has a special VIP program dedicated to them, entitled ‘Springtime in Paris’, that gives art professionals and collectors access to these special new institutions and foundations. In addition, the fair offers a selection of around 80 guided tours of the fair, to make contemporary art accessible to all those who are visiting this popular annual event.


If you would like to find out more about this exceptional art fair, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us right away,, and we will provide all the information that you need about Art Paris Art Fair 2017. If you are interested in traveling to Paris on short notice to attend this popular event, let our sister company, Baroque Travel, assist you. Mail them now, make all your travel arrangements for you.

Baselworld 2017

The end of March is a busy time in Switzerland, as international watch and jewelry experts head for Basel to attend the annual Baselworld, an eight-day event that showcases the biggest players in the respective industries. Baroque Access finds out all the details


From 23 to 30 March, industry leaders and specialists in jewelry and horology gather together to attend 2017 Baselworld, the most important marketplace and also the place to find out all about the latest trends in the watch and jewelry industry. Retailers, manufacturers, jewelers and aficionados gather together to exchange knowledge, make deals with international players and spread their reach in this luxury accessory market.

Every year Baselworld attracts more than 1,800 exhibitors (including suppliers, manufacturers and exporters) from 41 different countries around the world, who come to showcase their innovative products to the world. Exquisite state-of-the-art designer watches, prestigious jewelry and gemstones, components, tools and machines are all on display.


This year, the opening ceremony will take place on 23 March at 12pm. It includes a ribbon cutting at 10.30am (this is by invitation only). And then the doors will be open to Switzerland’s premier watch and jewelry exhibition, where creators and innovators in the international watch and jewelry industry present their products to the world. All the key world players, including the best-known international brands and buyers plus a large crowd of international press attend this unique event, which is the only one of its kind to have the entire accessories industry under one roof.

The show, which runs right through to 30 March, 2017 is open daily between 23 and 29 March from 9am to 6pm. On 30 March, visitors can attend from 9am to 4pm. To give you an idea of the crowds, Baselworld 2016 hosted 145,000 people from more than 100 countries, as well as 4,400 media representatives from over 70 countries.


This year marks a milestone for Baselworld, as it is the event’s centenary – exactly 100 years since the first trade show was held here in 1917. Since then, every spring, watch fans, dealers, retailers, horologists and the fashion-conscious head for Basel to find out what’s new, innovative and exciting in the world of watches and jewelry, especially the biggest and most popular brands in the industry. Sitting shoulder to shoulder, brands like Rolex, Carter, Ulysses Nardin and many more showcase their latest and most creative expressions for the coming year.

Baselworld is the focal point of this luxury industry, where all the players get together to find out what’s trending for the year ahead.


Highlight of brand events during Baselworld 

Wed 22 March

1.30pm: Hublot Press Conference – Hall 1

3pm: Gucci Luxury Goods International Press Conference – Hall 1

5.15pm: Zenith, branch of LVMH - Hall 1


Thurs 23 March

10am: Seiko Press Conference – Congress Center

10.30am: Ribbon Cutting – Official Opening – North Foyer

11.30am: Tag Heuer Press Conference – Hall 1

12.00pm: Opening Ceremony – Press and by invitation only

2.30pm: RJC (Responsible Jewelry Council) – colored gemstones – Congress Center


Fri 24 march

2pm: Depeche Mode & Hublot Press Conference – Hall 1

4pm: Utinam presentation – Hall 1

5pm: Pianegonda Press Conference – Hall 1

6pm: Porsche Design Press Presentation – Diamond Restaurant


Sat 25 March

2.30pm: Shanghai Kimerblite Diamond – Harmony Series High Jewelry Release – Congress Center

5pm: Obaku 10-year anniversary party – Hall 1

6pm: Eberhard & Co 130th anniversary celebration – Hall 1


Sunday 26 March

4pm: Picchiotti Press Champagne Reception – Hall 1

5pm: Rei SL Uno 50th anniversary Uno cocktail party – Hall 2


If you would like to find out more information about anything happening at Baselworld 2017, don’t hesitate to mail Baroque Access right away, If you require late travel arrangements to this prestigious event, let our sister company, Baroque Travel assist. Contact them for assistance now,