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Magazine is an unmissable holiday read, bringing together the key trends of the upcoming season from
the world of fashion, as well as fragrance, food and furniture.
Autumn starts with a wardrobe rethink. Perhaps in response to last season’s ﬂashy ’80s aesthetic,
this season sees a revival of ’90s grunge in womenswear (p62) – albeit with a far more glamorous edge.
Layering up a patchwork of textures and fabrics in the great grunge tradition, autumn’s most relaxed
trend mixes prints with gothic shapes, subtle military references with a strong shoulder. Sophisticates,
on the other hand, will enjoy the Mad Men inﬂuence that has inspired a strict yet demure silhouette,
as well as a new love affair with lace. For a full breakdown of the major new-season looks, see our
Autumn/Winter 2010 preview by Jess Cartner-Morley (p56).
On the other side of the gender divide, menswear cleverly combines dressing up with dressing down
(p72). The trend for formal tailoring, begun by the likes of Thom Browne, has made new ground this
season as suiting is paired with T-shirting, turned-up jeans and hard-as-nails boots. Military details also
feature in shearling ﬂying jackets and swinging khaki ofﬁcer coats; knitwear becomes less slouchy and
more structured; and a tartan army of plaids and checks takes over all manner of casual separates.
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IN-STORE EVENTS New launches and special offers for the coming month BEAUTY NEWS SPF50s; new anti-agers; the latest scents from Robert Piguet,
ZEITGEIST People and places in the air right now Roger Gallet and Acqua di Parma; Miss Maquillage tests extreme lashes
VOLTE FASS The dramatic reversal of fortune in the career of Michael Fassbender HIGH FIVE Marigay McKee, Fashion and Beauty Director at Harrods, reveals
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FASHION BEAUTY FOOD, INTERIORS LIFESTYLE
TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY The magic of the undersea world has inspired a new RARE TREAT The road to beef heaven is paved with good provenance, from
trend in designer jewellery for encrusted crustaceans and flamboyant fishy tails the healthiest calves to the greenest grass and the most meticulous care
WOMENSWEAR NEWS Jackie Lee wins Harrods Design Award; Orla Kiely’s first FOOD NEWS Snow Mist luxury tea; Britannia of Beesands scallops; Manuka
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UNIFORM CHIC With military precision, AW10 is a feast of brass buttons and now features on the crockery calendar. Welcome to the latest trends in tableware
epaulettes, parachute silk and khaki INTERIORS NEWS The Smythson Cerulean Collection; World of Fendi; Baldi’s
FRUITS OF THE FOREST Call it ladylike, call it demure; autumn’s key trend for Amazonian rock crystal bathtub; Morgan’s mini-car; Samarkand by Villeroy Boch
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WUNDERKIND When fashion prodigy Jason Wu met cashmere stalwart TSE, 1015 jukebox; the new MacBook Pro; Grado’s mahogany uber-headphones;
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MIDAS TOUCH From a simple pencil to perfume to paper, a little gilting gives ADVENTURES IN PARADISE The growing trend for grand adventures has
everything a new dimension of glamour been met with enthusiasm by the travel industry. The result? A fusion of
adrenaline-pumping excitement and pure indulgent pleasure
CHILDRENSWEAR NEWS Paul Smith’s AW10 Junior collection; Paperchase
stationery and Petit Bateau summerwear; Baby Dior’s couture collection; LIFESTYLE NEWS The Savoy bed; Sardinia’s Forte Village; Gucci Viaggio
luggage; Bath’s Lucknam Park Hotel and spa; Galliano cocktails
DG Junior’s AW10 collection
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HOW TO WEAR LACE From delicate trims to full-length panels, this season’s
trend for lace is an altogether revealing experience Photographer DAN SMITH
WOMENSWEAR PREVIEW AW The new season for womenswear makes way Fashion Editor SARAH WEBB
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AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD A coming-of-age story in menswear sees formal
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PEOPLE PLACES in the air this month
By Laura Jordan Ben Felsenburg
DESIGNER: Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim has a ﬂair for designing must-have womenswear that attracts enviable waiting lists.
Hard-to-please hipsters, for example, adore his now-signature pea coats. Lim’s date for this year’s
Met Costume Institute Gala was Alexa Chung, the poster girl for effortless cool, who wore an
elegantly androgynous 3.1 Phillip Lim tuxedo. Since 2007, Lim has been quietly applying his Midas
touch to menswear – and is now starting to turn heads. His cornerstone is dedication to quality.
“Men are less forgiving when it comes to ﬁt than women. It’s very important to get the tailoring
right…it’s about subtleties, the unusual details on a familiar style.” The AW10 collection is based
on utilitarian outdoorwear, and is given an urban polish with a sleek cut and luxe fabrics. The coats
are the stars of the collection. Lim’s favourite piece is the motorcycle leather jacket. “I have one
Lim Akira Yamada
in brown; the leather is amazing and it goes with just about everything.” So who is the Phillip Lim
man? “He has a sense of urban elegance. He is cool because he just is, not because he is trying to
be. I would say he is the kindred spirit of the 3.1 Phillip Lim girl – cool, easy, chic.”
Phillip Lim is available from Men’s Contemporary, Lower Ground Floor
My Generation: The Glory
MUSIC Years of British Rock
Latitude 2010 The exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum pays homage to
photographer Harry Goodwin. For all the advances in technology, what
It’s not so long since the best preparation for a rock festival was special-forces Goodwin did with a camera over 40 years ago would be impossible now. That’s
training in coping with hostile environments. Nowadays, thankfully, there’s a host because he operated in an era when rock stars were almost unimaginably free
of much more genteel affairs, and none more civilised than Latitude. The rolling of PR constraints. As the ofﬁcial photographer of Top of the Pops from 1964 to
countryside of Henham Park hosts a cultural feast of music plus dance, theatre and 1973, there’s hardly a music icon of the time that he didn’t capture on ﬁlm.
literature. The star attractions include Mercury-Prize-shortlisted Florence + the Meanwhile, in his book of the same name, author Alwyn Turner takes us
Machine, Scotland’s ﬁnest Belle and Sebastian – back performing after four years from the days of the Mersey Beat to the power sounds of the supergroups.
– and the Afro-inﬂected beats of super-hip New York quartet Vampire Weekend. One sublime era is succeeded by another as we segue from the early Rolling
And look out for Laura Marling, once of Noah and the Whale and now a solo Stones and The Who to the advent of Pink Floyd, psychedelia, disco, and
folkster in her own right after the success of Alas I Cannot Swim, and the divine the spangly rock of David Bowie and T Rex. Illustrated with photographs by
Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress turned chanteuse to inherit her father’s mantle. Goodwin, this is the must-have coffee table book for pop pickers of all ages.
And worry not that all those plaintive ballads may leave you feeling down: the Exhibition runs until 30th August at the VA
outstanding comedy line-up features Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon, satirist supreme Book: £24.99. Available from Waterstone’s, Third Floor
Marcus Brigstocke and everybody’s favourite redneck, Rich Hall.
From 15th to 18th July at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk
MUSIC: The Proms THEATRE: The Railway Children
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the rich bounties on offer at this year’s Proms Heavyweight stars are one thing, but what about a cast member coming in at
programme. The many highlights include performances by Bryn Terfel, Jamie 66 tons? The real, magniﬁcent Victorian steam engine featured in The Railway
Cullum and Renée Fleming, a celebration of the music of Stephen Sondheim for Children is an exciting enough prospect, yet this production, transferred to
his 80th birthday, and even an appearance by Matt Smith in his new guise as Time the old Eurostar Waterloo terminal after winning acclaim at York’s National
Lord for an evening of Doctor Who compositions. But even among such glittering Railway Museum, is enthralling theatre for all the family. The story will be
company, the must-have ticket is Plácido Domingo in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra familiar to those who’ve seen the ﬁlm: three children in Edwardian England
(July 18, Royal Albert Hall). In only his second-ever appearance at the Proms, the ﬁnd their lives turned upside down when their father is wrongfully imprisoned,
great Spanish singer takes on the title role as the Doge who is at the heart of the and they are drawn into a series of adventures centred on the railway track
enthralling drama of private turmoil and political intrigue set in the 14th-century near their new home. If you’re worried the play may be too sentimental for
Venetian court. Opera lovers will be mesmerised as Domingo – renowned around grown-up tastes, rest assured, it’s a surprisingly gritty affair, though even the
the world as one of the Three Tenors – relaunches his career as a baritone in a toughest soul will ﬁnd it hard to resist a tear when the train pulls in at the
joyful comeback from major surgery earlier this year. climax and Roberta runs the length of the platform in search of her papa.
16th July to 11th September at the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall From 4th July to 4th September at London’s Waterloo Station Theatre
BOOK: Imperial Bedrooms
by Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis has his ﬁnger on the zeitgeist pulse like
few authors. Barely out of his teens, he launched his career
THEATRE: Eonnagata with Less Than Zero (later a ﬁlm with James Spader and Robert Downey Jr),
a tale of the dark underbelly of Los Angeles youth that’s been called the
eighties’ Catcher in the Rye. The caustic Wall Street satire that was American
Even if you have only the meagrest interest in dance, it’s always worth watching Psycho sealed the deal on Ellis’s reputation, and in Glamorama he brought his
Sylvie Guillem perform. For many the most gifted ballerina of our era, she could brilliant wit to bear on the culture of fashion and celebrity. Now Ellis returns
comfortably have reigned supreme in ballet but instead she has chosen to to the characters of Less Than Zero in the eagerly awaited Imperial Bedrooms
challenge her art and bring her sublime talent to contemporary dance, resulting (yes, another Elvis Costello song title), in which we meet Clay and friends
in some of the most exciting collaborations of recent years. In Eonnagata, Guillem decades on from sybaritic teen excesses. Notorious for his black sense of
joins forces with the critically acclaimed British choreographer and performer humour, Ellis also has a playful relish for mischief, and rumour has it the ﬁrst
Russell Maliphant and pioneering director Robert Lepage. It’s the story of the line reads, ‘They had made a movie about us.’ Prepare to be delighted,
Chevalier d’Eon, a courtier under Louis XV in 18th-century France who was outraged and entertained.
a spy who loved to cross-dress. Bringing together the brilliance of Guillem and £16.99. Available from Waterstone’s, Third Floor, from 2nd July
Maliphant, and set off by the exquisite costumes of the late Alexander McQueen,
it’s a visually epic affair that’s also touched by moments of delicate emotion.
From 28th to 31st July at Sadler’s Wells
FILM: The Adjustment Bureau Two centuries on, the ﬁgure of Danton still exerts a heroic, tragic fascination.
The ﬁrebrand French revolutionary helped set in motion the Reign of Terror
Appropriately for the master of supremely imaginative alternative realities, after the overthrow of the monarchy but, appalled by the bloodshed and
Philip K Dick movies exist in two very different universes. In one, the adaptations betrayal of ideals, he attempted to restore moderation – until he himself
are prophetic and technologically accomplished visions of the future: think fell victim to Robespierre’s guillotine. Forty years later, the events were
Blade Runner and Minority Report. And in the other – well, sufﬁce it to say, the dramatised by the great 19th-century German playwright Georg Büchner
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few who saw Paycheck will testify it wasn’t exactly Ben Afﬂeck’s ﬁnest hour. in Danton’s Death, now presented in an adaptation by Howard Brenton
Now Matt Damon steps in to show his old acting buddy how it should be done in (The Romans in Britain, Pravda) and helmed by award-winning director
The Adjustment Bureau, an insidiously unnerving tale in which he plays a senator Michael Grandage. In his debut at the National Theatre, Toby Stephens’
who falls in love with Emily Blunt’s ballerina – if only the mysterious forces of fate brooding glower makes him ideal for the role previously performed by such
would stop pulling them apart. With support from Brit veteran Terence Stamp, this great actors as Gérard Depardieu and Klaus Maria Brandauer. The depiction
New-York-set drama bears all the hallmarks of a worthy addition to the Dick canon, of history will be compelling, while the issues raised by Büchner and Brenton
with a storyline to appeal to those in search of either romance or science ﬁction. on politics, ideals and disappointment remain all too relevant.
The Adjustment Bureau opens on 30th July in the UK From 15th July to 22nd August at the National Theatre
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The dramatic reversal of fortune in
the career of Michael Fassbender
has seen him go from jobbing actor
to major movie star almost overnight
By MATT MUELLER
Although hardly anyone saw Hunger, the film-making but ultimately treacherous father ﬁgure in Andrea Arnold’s
debut of Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen, dark council-estate fable Fish Tank, and as an undercover
as far as Michael Fassbender is concerned it might as agent in Nazi Germany in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
well have been the blockbuster of the millennium, such A stroke of luck never hurts, either – Fassbender admits it
was its seismic impact on his career. Before McQueen’s was his ability to speak German that convinced Tarantino
gut-wrenching, apolitical chronicle of the last six to hire him for his WWII pastiche.
weeks in the life of jailed IRA hunger striker Bobby “It was almost like [the role of] Hicox was tailor-made
Sands, Fassbender was just another jobbing actor for me,” says Fassbender, who played a suave British
surviving on scraps. But when Hunger was shown at lieutenant. “But I still had to do a lot of work on it to
the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, everyone was blown make sure I didn’t sound like an English or Irish person
Photographer Paul Mafﬁ at Community NYC; stylist Way Perry at Jed Root
away by this brave new actor and his gaunt (he shed speaking German – just so a German audience wouldn’t
more than two stone for the role), gutsy turn as the go, ‘Oh, please, he’s obviously not German.’”
starving IRA inmate. Suddenly Fassbender was fielding Fassbender was two when his family – German father
calls from Quentin Tarantino. Josef and Northern Irish mother Adele – moved from
“Blessed, I feel blessed,” he says when we meet at a an industrial corner of Germany to Killarney on the west
west London photo studio. His hair grown to a shaggy coast of Ireland to work in the hotel trade, eventually
length, in person the 33-year-old German-born Irish actor opening their own restaurant. Fassbender’s mostly idyllic
is the epitome of rugged handsomeness. His aquamarine childhood involved gallivanting around County Kerry’s
eyes pierce, and his jawline looks like it could chisel granite. green hills, ﬁshing its lakes, and, occasionally, coming in
Arriving in trainers and a hat before changing into a for mild xenophobic grief. “Growing up in Ireland, you’ve
succession of outﬁts for the photographer (he’s clearly a got the Fitzgeralds, the McCarthys – and the Fassbenders,”
hat fan – he later leaves with one he wore for the shoot), he grins. “My name sticks out a little bit. And you can
Fassbender acknowledges the good fortune Hunger has imagine the combinations that you can put together with
bestowed upon him. But proof that his titanic portrayal a surname like Fassbender.”
of Sands was no ﬂash in the pan came last year with two In his teens, he graduated from scrubbing pots to
more showcases for his alchemic talent: as the charismatic working behind the bar in his parents’ restaurant, but he
“Growing up in Ireland...
my name sticks out a little
bit. And you can imagine
the combinations that you
can put together with a
surname like Fassbender”
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had no clue what to do with his life until a school friend get to grips with the role (she’s an LA-based neuro-
convinced him to attend acting workshops. It ﬂicked a psychologist). “Jung’s ideas were so explorative. He was
switch for Fassbender, and he progressed swiftly from deﬁnitely less of a conventional thinker than Freud in
putting on his own stage version of Reservoir Dogs terms of what the human mind is capable of; he was a very
(“Quentin was tickled by that”) to upping sticks to experimental character. I’ve really got my work cut out.”
London to attend the Drama Centre. Not that he’s worried, although Fassbender insists a
His ﬁrst break came straight out of drama school, when healthy dose of fear is no bad thing when it comes to
he was cast in the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks-produced TV acting: “It stops you getting lackadaisical.” He also claims
miniseries Band of Brothers. From that auspicious beginning, he’s more adept these days at not disappearing too far into
however, Fassbender lapsed into a fallow spell that lasted a character. Word has it that Fassbender went to some
well into his late twenties, with only sporadic, smallish jobs dark places while playing Sands, which – bearing in mind
(episodes of Holby City and Poirot; Channel 4’s racy drama he was living on a starvation diet for two months – isn’t
The Devil’s Whore; one of 300’s six-pack Spartan warriors) wholly surprising. “I used to be very angsty with it all, but
to interrupt his bill-paying gig as a bartender in various I’m getting better at just doing my work and then going
London nightclubs. With acting opportunities few and far home,” he says, before adding with a chuckle, “You know,
between, Fassbender even contemplated packing it in for I have friends, and I want to keep them. If you’re bringing
good. “There was a lot of frustration before I was lucky your work home, it becomes boring for everybody.”
enough to meet Steve McQueen,” he admits. “I thought Fassbender embraces an actor’s transient lifestyle
I could run a bar if acting didn’t work out.” (“I feel at home in most places”), having spent the second
“I have friends, and No danger that he’ll ever need to become a full-time half of 2009 in LA, where both his sister and his girlfriend
mixologist now. These days, his main frustration is ﬁnding live. But he is delighted he’s getting to spend time in
I want to keep them. time to squeeze in all the offers ﬂying his way. In the past Europe this year – either on the Dangerous Method shoot
If you’re bringing your year, he’s starred as a Roman legionnaire in Centurion, in Germany or hanging out in London, buzzing around
played a freelance operative in Steven Soderbergh’s the city on his Triumph motorcycle.
work home, it becomes upcoming spy thriller Knockout, and sunk his chops into His LA sojourn was partly to take a breather and partly
boring for everybody” the role of a tattooed villain in the comic-book Western to reassess his goals now that his career has ramped up
Jonah Hex. “I’m a nasty piece of work,” he laughs. “I to a level he’d probably stopped dreaming was possible in
throw Megan Fox around and rough her up – it was fun.” those pre-Hunger days. One thing Fassbender is sure of,
So far, 2010 is proving equally frenetic. Fassbender though, is that he’s not in it for short-term gain or fame.
Film stills Rex Features; portrait Paul Mafﬁ at Community NYC
has already ﬁnished ﬁlming a new version of Jane Eyre, “Brad Pitt is the most famous person I’ve worked with,
playing Mr Rochester opposite Alice in Wonderland’s Mia and he can’t go anywhere without being attacked by a
Wasikowska. “Mia is amazing,” he vouches. “She’s got frenzy of people,” he says. “That must be tough. But
such a maturity about her, and such an interesting face. people don’t recognise me, and I love that, because I’d
I’m really excited about the ﬁlm.” Jane Eyre was followed much rather be watching other people than have people
by A Dangerous Method, a David Cronenberg adaptation watching me. Although I was chatting to a bartender in
of Christopher Hampton’s play about the birth of New York recently, and as soon as he found out I was in
psychoanalysis. Documenting how Carl Jung and Sigmund Inglourious, he started quoting from the ﬁlm. That was
Freud went from esteemed colleagues to bitter rivals, pretty cool. I liked that.” HMN
Fassbender plays Jung to Viggo Mortensen’s Freud, with
Film stills, clockwise from top left Keira Knightley on board as a disturbed Russian-Jewish Jonah Hex opens on 24th September in the UK
Fassbender as Lt. Archie Hicox in Inglourious patient and Jung’s lover.
Basterds; as Quintus Dias in Centurion; as
Connor (opposite Katie Jarvis) in Fish Tank; “It’s a psychological drama with a thriller edge to it,” Matt Mueller contributes to Total Film, Premiere, Grazia,
as Bobby Sands in Hunger says Fassbender, who picked his older sister’s brain to The Guardian and Wonderland
The magic of the undersea world
has inspired a new trend in designer
jewellery for encrusted crustaceans
and flamboyant fishy tails
Photographer TED HUMBLE-SMITH
Clockwise from top Theo Fennell white gold, diamond, tourmaline
and enamel ‘Aquarium’ ring £39,500; Stephen Webster ‘In Deep’
white gold and diamond jellyﬁsh pendant £6,500; Wendy Yue for
Annoushka 18kt white gold, diamond and jasper ‘Fantasie
Starﬁsh’ ring £6,900; M.C.L sterling silver starﬁsh cuff with black
and yellow sapphires £4,220, exclusive to Harrods; Annoushka
Stylist Poppy Rock
‘Classic Multicoloured Pearl’ necklace £3,300; M.C.L pearl and
black onyx necklace with sterling silver and blue sapphire ﬁsh
£2,790, exclusive to Harrods; Stephen Webster ‘In Deep’ white
gold, diamond and sapphire hermit crab ring £14,600
Available from Designer Jewellery and Fine Jewellery
Watch Room, Ground Floor
The Talented Ms Lee My Life
The Central Saint Martins MA show is like a who’s
who of future fashion stars. Jackie Lee’s ’90s-
inspired minimalist collection triumphed amongst
While it may be an overstatement to
the hotbed of talent to jointly win her the Harrods say that shoes maketh the woman,
Design Award, previous winners of which let’s not deny that shoes deﬁnitely
include Christopher Kane and David Koma. maketh the look. Armed with this
Right, from top Jackie JS Lee top £459; coat £1,050 and indispensable sartorial knowledge,
I can feed my pervasive state of
trousers £539. New to Designer Studio, First Floor
shoeaholism, conﬁdent in the
knowledge that however I achieve
my own personal shoe nirvana, this
EAU DE KIELY
The colourful, quirky spirit of Orla Kiely has been captured in her
overindulgence – unlike, say, an
addiction to chips or chocolate – will
at least end decoratively. Even if it is
ﬁrst fragrance, an eponymous eau de parfum. The scent opens with
with a rather limp credit card in tow.
crisp green tea and peach leading into heart notes of white ﬂowers and
Season after season, I ﬁnd myself
chocolate, grounded by a base of musk, tonka bean, cedar and sandalwood.
dreamily leaﬁng through designers’
Orla Kiely eau de parfum 100ml, £55, exclusive to Harrods. Available
lookbooks, sighing and tapping my
from Perfumery, Ground Floor; and harrods.com
pencil, wondering, hmm, which of
these little darlings will I make my
PURE JEAN-IUS own? And so begins the seasoned
TAYLOR There’s so much more to a pair
of jeans than a pair of jeans. Victoria
shoeaholic’s plotting and scheming
to get my hands on, and feet in,
The Shoes I Know Will Make Me a
MADE Beckham’s new denim collection for
AW10 demonstrates that an entire
My ﬁrst crush for AW10 comes in
When Richard Burton wrapped his world of design features can turn a the surprising form of a Gina court
1964 ﬁlm Night of the Iguana, he humble pair of jeans into a statement shoe; I say ‘surprising’ as I’ve always
treated Elizabeth Taylor to a Tiffany piece that also happens to be found court shoes to be tricky,
Co ‘Dolphin’ brooch designed by Jean ﬂattering. The master of bodycon, polarising territory. They can easily
Schlumberger. The brooch – a feast of Beckham adds zippers and panelled be either too brazen or, heaven forbid,
18kt gold, aquamarine and amethyst – sections to slim the ﬁt, and exotic too frumpy. The ‘Elle’, however, with
is part of an in-store exhibition that trims to create a distinctive edge. its chunky platform, rounded toe and
celebrates Schlumberger’s work. These are design statements with legs. thin, elegant heel is the perfect
The Schlumberger collection VB jeans £369. Available from Way compromise between fashion-forward
is available from 12th July to I
In, Fourth Floor; and harrods.com and ﬂatteringly feminine, downtown
5th August from Fine Jewellery cool meets uptown classic. The
Watch Room, Ground Floor platform also acts as your secret
weapon, mak g a perilously high
heel much more w workable.
A SUMMER PALACE
CE Available in a d deep chocolate,
wine-hued purple or creamy
caram the irresistibly
A zen zone of holiday retail therapy, the new Swim
soft python skin had me
room offers everything a woman could need for her
ed lusti stroking them on
getaway, from printed silk dresses by Leonard
g eonard ﬁrst vviewing. Strange
(right) and Juicy Swim bathing suits featuring
ts behaviour you might think; yet
’50s-inspired ruffles to daring cutaways
ways I have it on good authority I was not
the ﬁrst pers to display such public
and David Clulow shades.
adoration. Fellow shoeaholics strut
Right Leonard dress £1,200. Available from Swim, First Floor
amongst us Whatever your addiction,
these beaut are enough to give
Blending high-fashion ideas with traditional cultures, two international
anyone a foot fetish. Besides, they
last so much longer than chips.
–By Laura Jordan
labels are meeting a demand for luxurious dresses and separates that
meet certain sartorial mores. DAS creates timeless silhouettes for
cer ilhouettes Gina ‘Elle’ shoes, £675.
women who enjoy the quality of couture but require a little privacy
w Available from
from their clothing. And sisters Reem and Hind Beljaﬂa have turned Women’s Shoes,
their love of self-styled abayas into a thriving fashion business.
lov on First Floor
DAS dress £1,200. Available from Eveningwear, First Floor.
Alessandra Rich will present her AW10 collection on Thursday
15th July from 4pm to 8pm in Eveningwear
Military inﬂuences also jacket £1,100
Prorsum appear in less utilitarian
coat £2,800 styles. Jersey drape-front
dresses and lace lingerie
are all the better in
shades of khaki.
A.L.C. dress Slim-ﬁtting
£379 tailoring, complete
with brass buttons
and epaulettes, is
the new season’s
military look in its
bra £54 and
Burberry Prorsum’s super-sized
khaki ﬂying jackets are this
season’s must-have, on the
wish list of every style maven.
The shoe-boot is Oscar de la
given a military Renta dress
update with rugged, £1,500
chunky details to
Stylist Poppy Rock; paint Getty
With military precision, AW is a feast of brass
buttons and epaulettes, parachute silk and khaki jeans £199
Available from Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor; Designer Studio, Lingerie, playsuit £330
International Designer Rooms and Women’s Shoes, First Floor; and harrods.com
For sleep to change your life
For the ultimate in sublime sleep, try a luxurious Vi-Spring bed in the bedding department on the third
ﬂoor. Vi-Spring beds are handmade from the ﬁnest natural materials such as cashmere, ﬁne wool and
horsehair upholstered around thousands of calico-wrapped sensitive springs.
A Vi-Spring bed is individually tailored for your weight and sleeping comfort and will improve the quality
of your sleep, resting your tired body in such blissful comfort that you wake ready to seize the day.
The Bed Studio, Third Floor
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Call it ladylike, call it demure; autumn’s
key trend for sensible dressing is given
a new twist by berry-bright accessories
Photographer CHRIS TURNER
Stylist Poppy Rock
Clockwise from top left Chloé ‘Elsie Day’ bag £785; Bottega Veneta ‘Large
Veneta’ bag £1,255; Zagliani ‘Passage’ bag £2,225; Christian Louboutin
‘Kathena’ bag £2,190; Analeena crocodile ‘Shopping’ bag £8,100
Available from Room of Luxury II and Egyptian Hall, Ground Floor
On paper, they seem like fashion’s odd
couple. But when fashion prodigy Jason Wu
met cashmere stalwart TSE, beautiful things
happened in a neat capsule collection
By FLEUR FRUZZA
Judging by the jewel-bright colours, waspish waists Show-stopping gowns or power suits?
and uptown Manhattan polish of Jason Wu’s SS10 A show-stopping gown will always turn more heads.
collection, his tenure as guest designer at minimalist Oscar de la Renta or Valentino?
cashmere brand TSE for AW10 seemed somewhat Oscar, for being a pioneer of American fashion.
incongruous. TSE is, after all, the design house that Irving Penn or Horst P Horst?
for AW09 offered up blank canvases of unstructured Irving Penn was my Fall 2010 muse and inspiration.
liquid cashmere carefully wrapped and layered in an Age or beauty?
asymmetric, almost futuristic manner. Yet as Wu True beauty is ageless.
pushes the boundaries of his structured aesthetic in Colour or monochrome?
the direction of TSE’s minimal design DNA, the middle I’ve always used every colour in the crayon box.
ground makes for a harmonious capsule collection of Classic or contemporary?
classic shapes with unexpected details. A feather-light Classic, because you can’t create the future without
chiffon dress is draped asymmetrically and paired with knowing the past.
a charcoal cashmere overcoat and pom pom hat; wool Charles James or Norman Norell?
dresses play with texture and proportion; and shift Charles James has always been a source of inspiration
dresses are pared back to a streamlined silhouette for me — he is a true master of couture.
that belies their intricate craftsmanship. Wu’s final Rear Window or Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
touch is a precise smattering of colour among TSE’s Rear Window. Grace Kelly is fashion royalty.
staple palette of black, white and grey. Here, Wu tells Patterned or plain?
Harrods Magazine what inspires him… Patterned, because it’s more memorable.
Homemade or pre-packed?
Homemade. I love to cook.
Halston or Geoffrey Beene? Robert Ryman or Marcelo Legrand?
Geoffrey Beene. From his zippered sheaths to the little Marcelo Legrand. I just discovered his beautiful work
drawstring bag that his Grey Flannel cologne comes on my vacation in Uruguay.
packaged in, everything he created was chic. Lace or chiffon?
Tokyo or New York? Lace – I love using a classic material in new ways.
New York. I’ve lived here for the past 10 years; it’s home. Evening gown or easy cardigan?
Tara Donovan or Tim Burton? Easy cardigan, because it goes with everything.
Tim Burton — I identify with his eerie-cool aesthetic. Kitchen or living room?
Too big or too small? My living room is where I unwind.
Too big. Revealing less is always more. Sexy or prim?
Asymmetrical or symmetrical? Sexy. If you’ve got it, ﬂaunt it.
Wu Kevin Sturman; crayons, lace iStock; Chanel, Rear Window
Asymmetrical. I ﬁnd variety the most intriguing. Trains, planes or automobiles?
Rex Features; New York Getty Images; food StockFood
Travel books or fashion books? Planes are the most efﬁcient.
Fashion books — my own personal collection numbers Black or gold?
into the hundreds. Gold, because every woman loves a little sparkle.
Minimalism or maximalism? Tradition or innovation?
Maximalism is more glamorous. Innovation. I’m always looking to push the envelope.
American or Taiwanese cooking? Simple or complicated?
Taiwanese food is what I grew up on, especially from the Complicated – I enjoy taking on new challenges.
local street vendors. The past, the present or the future?
Chanel or Schiaparelli? All three. Pay homage to the past, live in the present, From top Jason Wu for TSE
coat £995, dress £1,395 and hat
Coco Chanel was a true revolutionary; if it weren’t for her, plan for the future. £225; top £749, skirt £549 and
women might still be wearing corsets. arm warmers £149; top £375,
trousers £475, scarf £399 and
Project Runway or Gossip Girl?
arm warmers £149
Gossip Girl is a guilty pleasure. Available from Classics, First Floor
YEARS IN THE
Standing the test of time takes on a whole
new meaning as Baume Mercier dips
into the archive for its latest collection
Since 1830, Baume
Mercier has distinguished
itself with the incredible
innovation of its watches
– a legacy that today
arms the brand with 180
In the 1890s, the mark of true horological
excellence was to win the world’s most
famous chronometry competition, held at
the Kew Observatory. It was a competition
at which the Baume Maison was repeatedly
successful, winning the Absolute Precision
Record for its keyless chronometer with
tourbillon escapement in 1892.
Paying tribute to this heritage, Baume
Mercier is revisiting the complications
of its past by launching the William Baume
Collection. Each timepiece has been
singled out for its own special connection
to the brand’s history. The Single
Push-Piece Chronograph is inspired by a
function ﬁrst established in 1938, and uses
a single pusher to start, stop and reset
short times. The 6.2mm Ultra Thin reﬂects
Baume Mercier’s ongoing dedication to
creating sensationally slim and elegant
timepieces. And the new Retrograde Second
(left) has a retrograde function that counts
off 30-second intervals across a graduated
arc of a circle before jumping backwards
to its starting point. Today Baume
Mercier is held in as high regard as ever.
Watches, from left Baume Mercier
Retrograde Second £8,275, Single
Push-Piece Chronograph £18,080 and
Ultra Thin £8,075. Available from Fine
Jewellery Watch Room, Ground Floor
Halston Amber EDP 100ml,
£85, exclusive to Harrods
Following the success of
2009’s Halston, the new MIDAS
Amber is a warm blend of
amber, musk, tuberose and
mandarin, in a gold edition of
the Elsa Peretti ﬂacon.
Lash Curler £20,
exclusive to Harrods
As if the professional
ﬁnish that Tweezerman’s
From a simple pencil to perfume to
curlers achieve weren’t
enough – they’re now
paper, a little gilting gives everything
available in rose gold. a new dimension of glamour
Ormonde Jayne Gold Dust
£400, exclusive to Harrods
Supplement spritzing scent
with a sprinkle of 24kt Gold
Dust, a powder perfumed with
Ladurée gold macaroons £3 Ormonde Jayne’s Ta’if rose
each or £13.20 per 100g oil. The powder comes in a
All the light, soft-centred, crispy- handmade satin puff trimmed
shelled deliciousness of a with marabou feathers.
Ladurée chocolate macaroon,
coated in 18kt gold leaf. Yum.
Jawbone ICON Gold Air
Bluetooth Headset £79
Not only one of the
smallest and cleverest
Bluetooth headsets on
the market, the ICON
Gold Air is also one of
Smythson 10-pack of
cards envelopes £30
The Smythson stamp of
luxury has been applied
to writing sets comprising Gold-plated 8GB iPod
metallic tissue-lined Touch £289.99
envelopes, and cards Almost too good to touch,
embossed with motifs. this 24kt gold-plated iPod
demands tunes worthy
of its brilliant exterior.
6700 phone £650
Upgrade to an entirely
new level with Nokia’s
new 20kt gold-plated
slimline 6700 mobile.
Gucci Guilty EDT 75ml,
£60, exclusive to Harrods
Smart, sophisticated and
seriously sexy, Gucci
Guilty mixes notes of pink
pepper, peach, lilac, amber
Dyer Papiere charm
pencils £3.95 each
Available from Gifts Stationery, Lower Ground Floor; Ladurée, deterrents don’t come
much cuter than these
Perfumery, and Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor; Sound Vision, gold ﬂower, heart and
Third Floor; and harrods.com star pencil charms.