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David Gandy and his XK120 charm London’s creative quarter | How charity In Place Of War channels creativity in conflict zones | Interior designer Joyce Wang shares the latest trends in luxury | Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s most successful year in Formula E | Meet Jaguar’s new design director Julian Thomson

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74 / Jaguar Magazine Snaking through the city centre, the car’s rich colour pitted against the pale, washed-out stone façades reminded me of a motif from Nicolas Roeg’s cult 1970s thriller Don’t Look Now, in which Donald Sutherland repeatedly sees a red-coated child among the labyrinthine streets of Venice. The XE tucks into Arles’ narrow bends, skirting pedestrians and ducking out of sight just as the film’s little girl does so deftly.

Arts Frank Gehry’s Luma Arles is set to open in summer 2020. At 56 metres, it will be one of the city’s tallest structures and serve as an arts centre supporting exhibitions, research and education. The twisting, aluminiumclad tower is an incongruous, if aggressive, feature on the city’s skyline but at dusk the warped panes reflect the warm lavender and rosy hues from the setting sun, and offer a metallic sheen to the sky’s azure blue. It’s a departure from the low-rise structures below, but the statement is clear – Arles is not to be underestimated, its creative spirit is alive and well. P.69 & 75: THE ARTS RESOURCE BUILDING DESIGNED BY FRANK GEHRY. LUMA ARLES, PARC DES ATELIERS, ARLES (FRANCE) Jaguar Magazine / 75

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The latest issue features a range of inspiring people: from Luke Jennings, creator of Villanelle, one of the most interesting television characters in recent times, to Marcus Du Sautoy, who ponders whether artificial intelligence is on the brink of becoming creative. Out on the road, we visit the US to explore the foodie heaven of Portland in a Jaguar I-PACE, take a Jaguar XE to the south of France to get a photographer’s viewpoint of the charming town of Arles, and much more.

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