Dali comes to Delhi, a clutch of hip new hotels, the world’s finest wool. From products which promote social causes to charity auctions, our primer on the latest in luxury has a little something for everyone
Skiing down the Alps, and run into an avalanche? Ermenegildo Zegna and German textile makers Interactive Wear (of the heated ski glove and GPS tracking
jacket fame) want to make sure that in the event you do, your cellphone, iPod, and BlackBerry will all be charged and ready to go. Their jacket, made of a light, water-resistant fabric called Microtene, has solar panels on a removable neoprene collar—the attached battery has USB outlets for your phone and other portable devices. In ideal conditions (maximum sunlight, right exposure angle), it should take around 4 hours to fully charge a phone, and 1 hour to give you 35 minutes of talk time. Zegna’s sartorial input has helped streamline the shape and cut, minimizing the bulky frame, so all devices fit neatly and near inconspicuously in discreetly placed pockets. Priced at Rs51,000, and available in slate and ice grey in parka and short ski jacket versions at Ermenegildo Zegna stores around the country.
Versatile: The solar jacket is available in parka and short ski jacket versions.