Style Sheet: What to pack for the Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain is no stranger to lovers of high fashion, who prefer its more private shopping experiences to the hustle and bustle of its Middle Eastern counterparts.
Exclusivity reigns supreme – secluded five star resorts, fine dining experiences and luxury outdoor activities require a suitcase or two filled with options that will cover days in the sun and sparkling Arabian nights.
We’ve selected items fizzing with color that are hot off the international runways and will travel well on land, air and, of course, sea.
Chloe’s Niko Sandal are hot off the runway, and will perfectly complement wardrobe choices for the Bahrain yachting and social scene. The sandal features a diamond shaped heel and curving raw-edged calfskin straps, finished with Chloe’s signature round buckles. We’ve selected the Hot Coral version to put some sass into your step as you sashay through Bahrain’s Moda Mall.
Spring Summer 2017 has seen the launch of Elie Saab eyewear. Made in Italy, with attention paid to the very finest detail, the sunglass range is an extension of everything that embodies the Elie Saab design aesthetic: modernity, timelessness and impeccable style. There are just three creations in this exquisite initial collection: the Courounne, the Chaine and the Diamante – each one perfect for sun-soaked afternoons spent at the Beach Boutique of Aldar North.
A striking collection of bold tones and hues, the Mambo from Dolce and Gabbana is jam-packed full of fun and feminine pieces perfect for soaking up the Middle Eastern sun. Stylish swimwear and summery dresses perfect for shrugging on as you watch the sun drop into the Gulf from your villa’s private pool, or strolling the lush gardens of the Al Areen Palace and Spa. Dolce and Gabbana always travels well, and you’ll thank yourself for packing more than one piece from the collection.
Tod’s Double T bag is the epitome of simple sophistication. Handcrafted from soft leather, the bag features meticulous leather stitching and an iconic antique buckle that is instantly recognisable to those in the know. The pale blush palette makes this bag a gentle travel companion – whether you’re enjoying a private boat transfer to the Four Seasons Bahrain or reclining in First Class – that will quietly and comfortably make a style statement without taking over your entire ensemble.
Khaki is back in a big way and Ralph Lauren is leading the charge. Hailing it as an essential staple second only to denim, a few key khaki pieces will inject a sense of masculine American style into the travelling gentleman’s wardrobe. Start simply by putting together a classic polo in khaki from Ralph Lauren, teamed with white trousers to meet the dress code for cocktail hour or casual lunches.
Inspired by the beautifully rugged north-eastern Brazilian coast, the Noronha Swim Shorts from Frescobol Carloca combine style with comfort. These shorts are versatile enough to cover days spent relaxing poolside at the Ritz Carlton, or more active moments on deck. With 100% cotton lining, they’re made for easy wearing.
Crediting for maintaining the elegance of a formal shoe combined with the comfort of a slip on, the Triple Stitch Sneaker from Ermenegildo Zegna is everything. Looking just as smart with formalwear as casual, this luxury sneaker will see you through the day, from your alfresco breakfast by the beach to sundown champagne at the very stylish Bushido lounge.
2017 has seen a colorful upgrade of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph watch which was first launched in 2016 – the non chronograph version has been released. This summery timepiece will look fantastic in the sunshine as your yacht cuts through the sparkling waters of the Gulf as it will by night, teamed with a polo or casual linen shirt.