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  1. 1. Watch in titanium ceramic, a new highly scratch-resistant material.Its unique colour and shine are obtained by the addition of titanium to ceramic and diamond powder polishing. Self-winding mechanical movement. 42-hour power reserve. Water resistant to 200 metres.
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  4. 4. MAGAZINE HARRODS STORE IMAGE IMAGE DIRECTOR MARK BRIGGS ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR GUY CHESTON GROUP DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS KATHARINE WITTY DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT CHIARA VARESE ADVERTISING HEAD OF ADVERTISING SALES & PUBLISHING CHARLOTTE MARKS ADVERTISING PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER ROANNE ORLEBAR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS EXECUTIVE PATRICK MARTIN ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE, FASHION LUCINDA ANDREWS ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE, HOME HON BAN LEE MARKETING PROMOTIONS MANAGER ELLEN PAGLIARULO MARKETING SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE KATIE ARNAUD ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS ASSISTANT HASHIM JAVAID MARKETING PROMOTIONS ASSISTANT AUDE SUIRE ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES +44 (0)20 7225 5783/5996/5706 TRADE MARKETING HEAD OF TRADE MARKETING, BEAUTY VIRGINIE HASSEN ALI HEAD OF TRADE MARKETING, FASHION ANISHA PATEL HEAD OF TRADE MARKETING, FASHION ACCESSORIES VALENTINA TROTTA HEAD OF TRADE MARKETING, FOOD HALLS AND RESTAURANTS ROMOLA BASU HEAD OF TRADE MARKETING, HOME CHRIS SWEET TRADE MARKETING MANAGERS, FASHION JENNY HARRIS, JAMES WALL TRADE MARKETING MANAGER, FOOD HALLS AND RESTAURANTS LISA TRUDEAU TRADE MARKETING MANAGER, HOME ASHLEY WATTON TRADE MARKETING MANAGER, TOYS AND HOME ADELE BROUSSETRADE MARKETING MANAGER, SOUND & VISION AND FURNITURE CLARE COOPER TRADE MARKETING EXECUTIVE, FASHION HILBRE STAFFORD TRADE MARKETING EXECUTIVE, FASHION ACCESSORIES SOPHIE MIDDLETON TRADE MARKETING EXECUTIVE, BEAUTY NATALIE KASSNER HARRODS MAGAZINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DEBORAH BEE ART DIRECTOR BARNEY PICKARD DEPUTY EDITOR FLEUR FRUZZA FASHION EDITOR SARAH WEBB CHIEF SUB-EDITORS LISA HILLMAN, NICOLETTE THOMPSON JUNIOR SUB-EDITOR NICOLA CORFIELD PRODUCER LISA BONNICI ART EDITOR SONJA BURRI SENIOR DESIGNER NATALIE MOSQUERA JUNIOR DESIGNER RACHEL ESCUDIER CONTRIBUTING DESIGNER BHAVINI MISTRY FASHION WRITER LAURA JORDAN STAFF WRITER AMY BROOMFIELD EDITORIAL ASSISTANT LOUISE FISH FASHION STYLIST POPPY ROCK FASHION ASSISTANT BECKY BRANCH PICTURE RESEARCHER EMILY SELLERS MENSWEAR FASHION EDITOR MITCHELL BELK PUBLISHER BETH HODDER ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER AISHA ISCEL PUBLISHING COORDINATOR SUZY CHAPMAN PUBLISHING ASSISTANT ALETHEA QUARTEY PRODUCTION MANAGER HAYLEY ELLIS PRODUCTION PRINT MANAGEMENT HH ASSOCIATES REPRODUCTION ZEBRA PRINT PRODUCTION WYNDEHAM [ROCHE] LIMITED HARRODS, 87—135 BROMPTON ROAD, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, SW1X 7XL T: +44 (0)20 7730 1234 F: +44 (0)20 7225 6633 WWW.HARRODS.COM All information and prices are correct at time of going to press. We hope you enjoy reading the Harrods Magazine. As we are committed to providing the highest level of customer service possible, we would love to hear any comments that you may have. Please email magazine@harrods.com
  5. 5. Villeret Collection Complete Calendar Half-Hunter Patented under-lugs correctors Secured calendar and moon-phases mechanism Ref. 6664-3642-55BFine Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor
  6. 6. EDITOR’S LETTERJuly/AugustJust as the new season’s collections start appearing in- Our designer interview this month is withstore, we are celebrating the world’s most sought-after Thom Browne (p50), whose shrunken menswearproducts from the world’s most sought-after brands. silhouette has changed the face of traditionalOur Best of the Best issue is a showcase of the quality tailoring. Browne has applied a similar aesthetic toand exclusivity that you will find on all seven floors his new womenswear collection, creating masculineof the store – from fashion to fragrance, food to pieces that are all the more cute as a result. Ourfurniture, cosmetics to watches and fine jewellery. fashion team can’t get enough of his narrow, cropped In this issue we celebrate the products that have trousers and boyish slimline jackets.won our hearts for their creativity, innovation, Elsewhere in this issue, Jan Masters sings theintegrity and craftsmanship. In the world of praises of intense summer perfumes (p80), and theaccessories, the trend for snakeskin and python key looks for autumn are detailed in our round-upprint has slithered its way into our affections (p41). of the best beauty trends (p81). And as summer fruitsThe international fine-jewellery brands have been come into season, we can direct you to the world’sstudying the night garden with collections inspired juiciest, most flavoursome berries (p89) and inspireby animal magic (p42). In fragrance, we look at the you into culinary creativity with some deliciousfashion houses that have successfully captured their recipes – if you can resist eating the berries first.brands’ DNA in suitably sophisticated scents (p77).And to discover the beauty products that really work,we’ve asked the leading industry experts to suggest Take a trip to Harrods...their absolute favourites (p85). for the best of the best Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 15
  7. 7. CONTENTS 41 68 77 89 114 July/August NEW THIS MONTH19 TOP 20 80 MISS HEAVEN SCENT Launches, special offers and events for July and August Sings the praises of intense perfumes that are suitable for summer31 ZEITGEIST 81 BEST BEAUTY TRENDS People and places in the air right now Thank you, AW11; it’s not often that a season gives us beauty looks that are both wearable and flattering FASHION & ACCESSORIES 85 SHH...23 CHILDRENSWEAR NEWS Four beauty-industry experts divulge five of their must-have products A changing bag that changes; new-season collections from Paul Smith and Fendi; customisable timepieces from ToyWatch; Gucci’s animal- FOOD, INTERIORS & LIFESTYLE themed accessories 89 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER24 MENSWEAR NEWS Wilkin & Sons berries are ripened longer for optimal sweetness and The latest men’s grooming products; A.P.C.’s French cool; the Tribute picked with extra-tender loving care. The result is a mouthwatering to the Mont Blanc pen; Diesel Jogg-jeans; a new crop of edgy T-shirts – if all too fleeting – seasonal delicacy26 WOMENSWEAR NEWS 91 FOOD NEWS Givenchy’s panther scarf; Moschino’s military-inspired AW11 collection; The Pizzeria relocates; Manni olive oils; the new Boulangerie & Pringle goes hi-tech; Swedish brand Dagmar; new furs from Fendi Patisserie; The Dalmore Eos whisky35 WATCH THIS FACE 92 A VERY GOOD YEAR Introducing four young talents set to take the British arts scene by storm An oenophile’s guide to the best of the best wines and spirits41 YEAR OF THE SNAKE 97 EURO STARS The best of the best surface pattern has slithered its way across bags and Decorative, modern or quirky, the world’s most lauded interiors styles shoes, scarves and clutches. Coiled and ready to wind itself around emanate from Europe’s most sought-after brands your affections for yet another season, snakeskin looks set to stay 103 10 BEST-KEPT TRAVEL SECRETS42 IN THE NIGHT GARDEN Some hotels, destinations and adventures are so good that they have This season, adventurous fine-jewellery designers are finding inspiration little need of promotion, and remain known only to the cognoscenti in nature’s animal magic 106 CITY GUIDE: COPENHAGEN45 AW11 WOMENSWEAR TREND REPORT The Danish capital is clean, green, and one of the most livable cities in Time to get grown up. This season requires feathers and fur, sequins the world. Plus it’s now become foodie heaven and lace, plus a ladylike attitude to match 110 PRIZE DRAW47 HOW TO WEAR AN ALL-IN-ONE Win a three-night stay for two in a Talamo Room at Principe Forte dei Once over your own (and everyone else’s) preconceptions, you may just Marmi – as well as daily breakfast, one dinner for two, airport transfers find yourself loving a jumpsuit and spa treatments49 MY LIFE IN SHOES 112 HARRODS ESTATES Tom Ford’s suede thigh-high boots are the embodiment of his Specialising in prime residential properties in central London and the sex-and-swagger fashion credo Home Counties50 SILENT HERO 114 THE ULTIMATE OLFACTORY OPULENCE The quiet man of fashion is behind the clamouring revolution in Take one of the world’s most notorious fragrances, wrap it in thousands menswear. Now Thom Browne has applied his shrunken suiting of crystals, and you have an icon worthy of its hedonistic history aesthetic to a new collection of womenswear58 MISS SCARLET The most lip-smackingly hot trend for autumn is all about red68 WILD THING... I THINK I LOVE YOU A laid-back approach from the coolest menswear brands pitches tweed against nylon, stripe against check, dressing up against dressing down BEAUTY Cover77 EAU SO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER RYAN MICHAEL KELLY Nothing captures a fashion brand’s DNA like a fragrance; it’s the bag, FASHION EDITOR SARAH WEBB the shoe and the ready-to-wear distilled into one small bottle HAIR AMY FARID at Kate Ryan Inc MAKE-UP SUZY GERSTEIN at Kate Ryan Inc78 HIGH FIVE MODEL CHLOE at Wilhelmina wearing Thom Marigay McKee, Fashion and Beauty Director at Harrods, reveals her Browne jacket £1,899 and shirt £339; Christys’ best of the best fragrances for July and August hat £139; Harrods Own Label tie £69.95 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 17
  8. 8. JARDIN D’EDEN DESIGN MARCEL WANDERSTHE SILVER ROOM, SECOND FLOOR
  9. 9. Top 20Launches, special offers and events for July & August1. Theo Fennell Coronet ringsCitrines, amethysts, rubies and pink sapphireshave found a regal setting in Theo Fennell’s newcollection of Coronet rings. Ring £16,700. FineJewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor2. William Sharp capeA glamorous take on this season’s must-have item,William Sharp’s luxurious cashmere cape comeswith a hood and Swarovski crystal epaulettes. £760.Scarves, Gloves & Hats, Ground Floor3. Moncler AW11 coatsJust when you thought Moncler’s coats couldn’t getany more snug, along came the AW11 collection,trimmed with fur collars. Coat £1,250; exclusiveto Harrods. Luxury Collections, First Floor4. Harrods Own Label tiesClassic spots, stripes and checks are reinterpretedin myriad shades for the new Harrods Own Labelcollection of silk ties. From £49.95. Men’s Shirts &Ties, Lower Ground Floor; and harrods.com5. Christopher GuyThe latest ideas in interior design are demonstratedin Christopher Guy’s new studio, showcasingpieces inspired by the timeless elegance of classicHollywood. Contemporary Furniture, Third Floor6. French Connection exclusivesA long-line evening gown and a shaggy faux fur jacketare two of French Connection’s exclusives for Way Inthis month. Gown £210; exclusive to Harrods. WayIn, Fourth Floor; and harrods.com7. Matthew Williamson scarvesRussian artist Francisco Infante-Arana’s photographyhas inspired a new collection of scarves and stoleswith mismatched geometric patterns at MatthewWilliamson. Stole £1,125. Scarves, Gloves & Hats,Ground Floor8. No!No! 8800Heat-based hair removal is quick and painless withthe No!No! 8800, which comes with a complimentaryset of two tips and a small buffer until 31st July.£193; offer exclusive to Harrods. BeautyApothecary, Ground Floor; and harrods.com9. Loewe Individual 40˝ Compose 3D TVsThe new 3D-equipped TVs from Loewe deliverHD LCD technology, LED backlighting and a highpicture quality. 40˝ TV from £3,500; active 3Dglasses £130. Sound & Vision, Third Floor10. Paul & Joe cosmeticsA collection of travel-size skincare, a make-upbag and a full-size lip gloss are complimentarythis month with all purchases over £45. Exclusiveto Harrods. Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 19
  10. 10. TOP 20 11. Tweezerman crystal vanity set Adding a little sparkle to your daily make-up routine, Tweezerman launches a magnifying mirror and tweezer set embellished in Swarovski crystal. Mirror £216; tweezers and stand £264; exclusive to Harrods. Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor 12. McQ top Signature tartan subversion comes courtesy of McQ with a cute strapless top, diagonally pleated to curve around the body. £625. Designer Studio, First Floor 13. Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Eighty years of chic reversibility are celebrated with a new release from Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin, available in 18kt pink gold. £10,400. Fine Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor 14. LeDix Véloce by Celsius X VI II Inspired by the aerodynamic lines and materials used in motor sport, Celsius X VI II has developed the LeDix Véloce, a micromechanical mobile phone in blackened titanium and carbon fibre. £204,300. Fine Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor 15. Thairapy 365 RX Conditioning Tool Leading the field in restorative hair technology, José Eber launches the new Thairapy 365 RX Conditioning Tool, which repairs the hair follicle using infrared light and ultrasonic vibrating plates. £180. Way In, Fourth Floor 16. Georg Jensen rings Pavéd with black or white diamonds, Georg Jensen’s collection of 18kt white-gold rings can be stacked to create a personalised look. “Fusion” rings from £3,100. Designer Jewellery, Ground Floor 17. Polistas polo shirts With a royal following throughout the Middle East, Johnny Lynn’s Polistas label now includes replica polo team shirts for Qatar, Kuwait and Dubai. Polo shirt £119. Riding Equipment & Apparel, Fifth Floor 18. Harrods Own Label jackets Toning down the hardware and upping the luxury stakes, Harrods Own Label leather jackets include a sophisticated, fur-collared update on an original biker style. £749. Designer Classics, First Floor; and harrods.com 19. Yoomoo Magnificentmoo Yoghurt gets decadent with the Magnificentmoo, Yoomoo’s Belgian chocolate flavour frozen yoghurt, topped with chocolate brownies, chocolate buttons, raspberries and 23kt gold flakes. £14.50; exclusive to Harrods. Yoomoo, Fourth Floor 20. Havaianas and Issa Brazilian footwear brand Havaianas has teamed up with fashion label Issa to create a collection of bright flip flops with trademark funky prints. £44.95; exclusive to Harrods. Swim, Fifth Floor20 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
  11. 11. Visa de Robert Piguet, Parfum Extract 60ml Limited Edition. Exclusively at Harrods, Beauty Apothecary, Ground Floor.futur • fracas • bandit • cravache • baghari • visa • calypso • douglas hannant
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  13. 13. NEWSGUCCI’S PET- EarningÀ-PORTER their stripesCelebrating its 90th anniversary, Gucci is Nobody does an irreverent take onone of Italy’s most iconic brands, and a traditional British style quite likebyword for high-end glamour. Launching Paul Smith. Never diluting his designchildrenswear last year, Gucci offers a vision, Smith takes inspiration fromscaled-down take on the house’s glossy his catwalk shows, then cleverlyaesthetic. All the brand’s signatures adapts them for the younger audience.are there, including equestrian Undoubtedly the cool kids’ choice,motifs and the double-G logo. Smith’s collection includes pinstripeAnd exclusively for Harrods, suits teamed with Converse andthe collection of cute animal signature striped shirts for boys; girlsbags, belts, passport holders can toughen up delicate tulle floraland headbands comes in dresses with heavy velvet and long,baby pink. Bag £399; striped socks. Paul Smith jacketexclusive to Harrods. from £179, shirt from £99.95Available from Baby and trousers from £119;Shop and Children’s Converse trainers from £28.Designerwear, Available from Baby Shop,Fourth Floor Children’s Designerwear, Children’s Shoes and Junior Collections, Fourth Floor DOODLE TIME Michelle Obama, Madonna, Michael Jordan and Naomi Campbell have all succumbed to the neon charms of ToyWatch’s bright timepieces. Now the brand introduces the Toytoy collection of children’s watches, which allow budding designers to show off their artistic skills. Each soft silicone watch comes with a selection of interchangeable coloured bezels and bright felt-tip pens to customise the straps. £85. Available from Children’s Designerwear and Junior Collections, Fourth Floor FUTURE Frustrated by the lack of desirable baby-changing FENDISTAS bags, fashionable fathers Stephen Upton and Blame it on the A-listers. Hollywood Trevor Hayward put their heads together to progeny are now working looks so create SugarJack. The idea was simple: to produce fabulous they put their parents’ a collection of nappy bags that didn’t look like attire to shame. Romeo Beckham nappy bags, yet fulfilled all the practical is on best-dressed lists; Suri requirements. First, they designed a line of Cruise wears Roger Vivier elegant handbags, which they then flats; and Willow Smith has customised. The debut collection become fashion’s front-row includes slouchy shoulder bags, favourite. The latest brand to structured totes and boxy satchels miniaturise its aesthetic for in a palette of brick, tan and the next generation is Fendi. blush. Best of all, a detachable Launching last season, the organiser – which comprises a AW11 sophomore collection has changing mat, bottle holder all the attitude of the main line and and all the essential pockets includes camel swing coats, wool duffle and compartments – can be coats with oversized buttons, and impossibly removed when nappies and cute Champagne-coloured velvet dresses bottles are no longer required, with heart or devoréd logo prints. Cue some giving the bag a second lease seriously stylish children – and envious of life. “Hannah” bag £249. adults. Left Coat £389; Right dresses Available from Baby Shop, £249 each. Available from Baby Shop and Fourth Floor Children’s Designerwear, Fourth Floor Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 23
  14. 14. NEWS That je ne sais quoi NEW IN MEN’S GROOMING The new season isn’t just about a wardrobe makeover, as a selection of grooming products also debuts. Here are three of the best out now: The latest addition to quintessential English perfumery Penhaligon’s Anthology heritage collection is Esprit du Roi. Created in 1983, the scent has been re-released as a lush, woody citrus. 100ml, £98 Ten years of intensive research have enabled Lancôme Men to decode the essence of youthful skin. The new Génific HD youth activating skin and eye concentrates are the result; both help keep skin soothed, radiant and replenished. Youth Activating Concentrate 50ml, £55; Youth Activating Eye Concentrate 15ml, £39 A brand synonymous with Italian luxury, Salvatore Ferragamo has released a men’s edition of last year’s Attimo. Attimo pour Homme is a fresh yet woody Oriental fragrance. 100ml, £64. All products exclusive to Harrods. Available from The Gentleman’s Lounge, Lower Ground Floor; Perfumery, Ground Floor; and Pea coat £439. Available from Men’s Contemporary, harrods.com Lower Ground Floor; and harrods.com TRIBUTE TO THE MONT BLANC In today’s technological age, there’s something alluring about the timeless charm of pen and paper. Devotees of the handwritten word have long been enticed by Montblanc pens. In the latest collection, Tribute to the Mont Blanc, the century-old brand honours the summit from which it took its name. The iconic Meisterstück is given a makeover in white lacquer with gold or platinum detailing, and the forefront of each pen is engraved with a depiction of the Mont Blanc massif and the names of its peaks. Best of all, profits from the collection will support projects and organisations that work to protect and maintain the mountain range. £725. Available from The Writing Room, Lower Ground Floor TEE TIME Diesel’s When Riccardo Tisci sent his comfort zone models down the Givenchy AW11 menswear catwalk wearing shirts emblazoned with Men as well as women have to deal with snarling pit bulls, the message one of life’s recurring sartorial dilemmas: was loud and clear: statement how to reconcile what’s comfortable with T-shirts are back, and the what’s stylish. After all, practical apparel kitschier the print the better. has a tendency to be at best boring and, There’s no shortage of ways to channel the look. Art Director at worst, distinctly unstylish. The latest Aimee David’s goth-lite brand e.vil has already acquired a cult innovation from Diesel addresses this following for its cheeky slogans and graphic prints. Lending a very quandary. The jacket and trousers tough yet tongue-in-cheek accent to an outfit, this season’s e.vil in the Jogg-jeans collection are made collection includes skull motifs. Meanwhile, a young talent to from a hybrid of denim and jersey. A watch is Bolton-based artist Rael Gough, who has extended his circular weaving technique creates a light, repertoire to include quirky T-shirts. Gough’s cartoony designs soft fabric with 360-degree elasticity. take in an eclectic range of influences; his cheerfully imagined The indigo dyeing and Diesel detailing “Hand of God – The Littlest Heavyweight Champion” (above) mean they have the look of jeans, but the features a bizarre Beano-esque illustration. Rael Gough T-shirt comfort and stretch of sweatpants. £79.95; exclusive to Harrods. Available from Men’s Lab, From £169. Available from Men’s Lab, Lower Ground Floor Lower Ground Floor; and harrods.com24 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
  15. 15. MENʼS TAILORING, GROUND FLOOR
  16. 16. NEWS Forward march Franco Moschino’s design philosophy was refreshingly without pretension: “Fashion should be fun and send a message”. This attitude remains at the heart of Moschino under the tenure of his successor and protégée, Rossella Jardini. Fittingly, therefore, Jardini’s message for AW11 is that masculine tailoring – one of this season’s dominant trends – can be flirty, feminine and, of course, fun. The catwalk played host to a procession of tailored, military-inspired tailcoats and double-breasted jackets with girlish accents like embellished lapels. Alternatively, for full-on femininity, Jardini’s whimsical cocktail dresses came with ruffled peplums or in satin with knotted necklines and nipped-in waists. New to Harrods. Left Jacket £875 and trousers £349; Right Jacket £2,025 and trousers £529. Call of the wild Available from Designer Collections, First Floor Under the creative direction of Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy is a brand with serious fashion bite. Tisci’s Scottish darkly romantic vision integrates Gothic, religious, even fetishistic elements into the rarefied world of Parisian fashion. The AW11 collection was lauded POWER With 195 years’ worth of archives to play with, as one of the season’s strongest, featuring velvet Clare Waight Keller’s latest Pringle collection pencil skirts, satin varsity jackets, organza shirts is a play on the Scottish brand’s heritage. The designer’s innovative treatment of the house’s and leather dresses. The play between masculine signature knitwear includes Lurex wool lace, and feminine is summed up in Tisci’s panther motif compact felts and tweed bonded onto leather, (which looks set to acquire cult status this lending the collection a sculptural edge. The collection introduced two of autumn’s biggest winter). Seen on silk scarves, the panther trends: silhouettes take their cue from graphic adds a hard edge and a new snarl to this ’60s lines, while there’s just the right amount quintessentially ladylike accessory. of home-spun charm on a funnel-neck coat Top Scarf £199; exclusive to Harrods. Available from with raw edges. New to Harrods. Dress £795. Scarves, Gloves Hats, Ground Floor Available from Luxury Collections, First Floor FRESH FROM Fendi’s AW11 SWEDEN fur collection New York, London, Milan and Paris There were many interpretations might get all the glory, but forward-thinking of fur on the AW11 catwalks, from followers of fashion are tuning in to the Thom Browne’s beaver-trimmed blazers design talent emerging from Stockholm. to Balmain’s rock-chick Mongolian-lamb Joining the charge is Dagmar, the brainchild gilets. At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia of sisters Kristina Tjäder, Karin Söderlind Venturini Fendi’s collection was prim with and Sofia Malm. The siblings describe their an undercurrent of luxe bohemianism, designs as “arty chic” – think relaxed classics teaming fur pieces like a short-sleeved with slightly off-kilter detailing; coolly coat with shoulders collaged in fox, stylish rather than overtly trendy. With mink and chinchilla with ribbed tights, an AW11 collection incorporating loosely hair bands and tweed skirts. Or for old- structured tunics, chunky Art Deco-inspired Hollywood glamour, their sleek mink knits, and a luxe take on sportswear with a jacket with crystal collar is just perfect. sequined sweatshirt, resistance is futile. Fendi coat £9,150; exclusive to Dress £139. Available from Harrods. Available from International Way In, Fourth Floor Designer Room, First Floor26 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
  17. 17. TAY LO R BAG S EGYPTIAN HALL G R O U N D F LO O R
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  19. 19. ZEITGEISTPeople places in the air in July and August BY LAURA JORDAN BEN FELSENBURG FASHION Valentino although the definition has evolved,” explains the duo. An intimidating conundrum faced Maria Grazia AW11’s storming ready-to-wear collection is a tour Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli when they took the de force, celebrating what the duo describes as “the creative reins at Valentino: how to remain respectful uniqueness and culture of couture”. Each piece evokes to the house’s heritage while making the brand relevant the designers’ favourite moments from Valentino’s to a new generation. It is a challenge the designers heritage. So they give us intricately crafted versions have risen to with conviction, achieved by walking of the dresses they have made into signature pieces what fashion journalist Tim Blanks described as “a – teasingly short skirts balanced with high necks and demure-naughty divide”. Their Rockstud accessories long sleeves, executed in sheer chantilly lace or – ladylike bags and kitten heels adorned with embellished with frothy organza flowers and trompe biker-esque studding – offer a fitting metaphor for what l’oeil feathers – as well as tiered evening gowns, leather the duo does so well: modern elegance with a harder trenches and cardigan jackets with metal studs. As the edge. The designers’ skill at invigorating traditional duo explains, “The fantasy-based aesthetic of couture, Valentino design codes and infusing them with a which might have looked out of step with the times a modern, flirty, even dangerous spirit has won them a decade ago, seems to chime with a new generation of hip following including Alexa Chung, Florence Welch consumers. To us, couture exists to make people TOP Chiuri and and Michelle Williams – girls who like to do pretty dream, and this is all women want.” Piccioli; CLOTHING, FROM LEFT Valentino with a hint of subversion. “Beauty has always been the Available from International Designer Room, gown £7,560 and key concept at Valentino, and that remains true today, First Floor dress £4,230 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 31
  20. 20. FESTIVAL Vintage at the Southbank A concept developed by Red or Dead founders Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, last year’s award-winning Vintage at Goodwood was a celebration of the best British fashion, film, art, design and food from the 1940s to the 1980s. This summer, the party moves to the Southbank Centre. As part of the Festival of Britain 60th anniversary celebrations, the Royal Festival Hall will be transformed into a vintage playground. Ten nightclubs – including the ’40s-themed The Torch and the ’70s-inspired Soul Casino – will be jostling for room alongside catwalk shows, DJ sets, make-up parlours and bars and restaurants, while the main auditorium will host live music performances. The Southbank’s outdoor spaces, meanwhile, will feature a vintage marketplace selling clothes,Tug-of-war at last accessories, mid-century homewares and records. This promisesyear’s Vintage festival to be festivalling at its most fabulous. 29th to 31st July at the Southbank Centre THEATRE The Tempest The performances by Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient, Schindler’s List and The Constant Gardener have established him as one of the great movie stars of our time, but let’s not forget he first made his name as an acclaimed Shakespearean actor. Now Fiennes is returning to his first love; he recently made his film directorial debut at the helm of Coriolanus, and in Trevor Nunn’s production of The Tempest he inhabits one of the most bewitching of all stage roles. Prospero is the wizard and ruler of the magical island where the drama of love and life’s meaning plays out. The play is by turns comical and poetic. Part of Nunn’s first season as Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Tempest is an opportunity to see Fiennes in his first stage role for three years, as he takes on what is widely believed to be Shakespeare’s final play. Ralph Fiennes From 27th August at the Theatre Royal Haymarket FILM The Princess of Montpensier The Princess of Montpensier delivers all that you might want from a costume drama – epic action, romance and, of course, exquisite costumes – but with the added edge of a touch of realism. Based on the novel written by Madame de la Fayette in the 17th century, the film is set during the bloody civil conflict that tore through France the century before. The young and beautiful Marie de Mézières has fallen in love with the Duc de Guise, yet her father has other dynastic plans, and she is married off to the Prince de Montpensier. When her husband goes to fight in the war, the princess has to negotiate the dangers of illicit romances and the intrigue of the royal court. Mélanie Thierry is a captivating screen presence in the lead role, with strong support from Lambert Wilson as the ageing nobleman Comte de Chabannes, while Bertrand Tavernier directs. MUSIC House of Rufus: Five Nights of Velvet, Glamour and Guilt Pop star, torch singer and opera composer are but a few of the many faces of Rufus Wainwright. Now the breadth of the singer-songwriter’s talent has earned him the honour of being the first solo artist to be given a residency at the Royal Opera House. Over five nights, Wainwright will be giving full rein to his versatility; he will perform his tribute show to Judy Garland, sing alongside his critically lauded sister Martha, and present a concert version of his opera Prima Donna, the story of an ageing diva. For many fans, theMélanie Thierryand Gaspard Ulliel highlight will come as he takes to the stage with his father, Loudonin The Princess of Wainwright, for their first performance together in the UK. TheMontpensier elder Wainwright is one of the great modern folk artists, and it will be fascinating to witness the melding of his sound with his son’s idiosyncratic sensibility. 18th to 23rd July at the Royal Opera House Rufus Wainwright32 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
  21. 21. ZEITGEIST DANCE Premieres Plus: The Heart of Carlos Every generation of ballet has its great stars, and right now dance has the charismatic Carlos Acosta. Since he emerged from Cuba in the Nineties, Acosta has lit up stages across the world with a technical brilliance that has placed him as an inheritor of the mantle of Nijinsky and Nureyev. Premieres Plus: The Heart of Carlos showcases the star’s athleticism in a programme that applies his classical technique to nine modern choreographic works. These include Two by Russell Maliphant, Simon Elliot’s The Emotional Architecture, and pieces accompanied live by the Pegasus Choir. Also performing is Zenaida Yanowsky, the principal dancer of the Royal Ballet. 27th to 30th July at the London Coliseum FILM Larry Crowne Those who saw Tom Hanks’ directorial film debut – 1997’s small- but-perfectly-formed pop music comedy That Thing You Do! – will celebrate the fact that he has finally got around to making his second feature. He takes the lead, too, in this comedy romance about a Carlos Acosta company man who is a regular candidate for employee of the month, but who in middle age suddenly loses his job. However, all is not lost: Julia Roberts in he embarks on a new existence by getting himself a moped, going to Larry Crowne adult education classes, and falling in love with his teacher, played by Julia Roberts. Reuniting the stars who showed such chemistry in Charlie Wilson’s War, Larry Crowne can be filed as a dependable date movie or, should you need it, as an effervescent emotional pick-me-up. FILM The Conspirator It is 1865 and the aftermath of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The republic is enraged, and when Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), the mother of one of the apparent conspirators, is apprehended, her fate seems to be sealed before her trial has begun. As her lawyer (James McAvoy) also wrestles with his suspicions of his client, the case becomes a test of the legal system and the right to a fair trial. Directed by Robert Redford and also starring Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline and Evan Rachel Wood, this is carefully crafted, engaging cinema with themes that strike a modern chord. MUSIC Mark Ronson The Business Intl. It is impossible to escape the sound of Mark Ronson; even if you The Conspirator haven’t heard him as a DJ, chances are you’ve come across his production or songwriting for Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse or Adele. But Ronson is also a talented recording artist in his own right. His 2007 covers album Version reworked tracks by Radiohead, The Smiths and Britney Spears, while last year’s release, Record Collection, featured a mash-up of British hip-hop, classic pop and the beats of a New York-style Eighties block party. Part of the Greenwich Summer Sessions, this concert by Ronson and his band at the Old Royal Naval College promises to be an equally eclectic affair. 27th July at the Old Royal Naval College THEATRE Anna Christie The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill was lauded for the pioneering realism of his dialogue back in the 1920s, and his plays are still works of searing drama. Anna Christie is one of the most hard-boiled and yet emotional of O’Neill’s works. Struggling to escape the events of her past, the title character is reunited with the father who sent her away from home at five years of age. New-found love with a sailor, Mat, offers hope for the future – if only she can keep her secrets from him. Anna is played by Ruth Wilson, whose Stella in theThe Conspirator Rex Features Donmar’s A Streetcar Named Desire was a triumph in 2009; opposite her as Mat is Jude Law, in a role of grit and dark romance. From 4th August at the Donmar Warehouse Tickets for productions are available from Ticket Bureau, Lower Ground Floor; tel. 020 7225 6666 Mark Ronson Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 33
  22. 22. INTERVIEW Watch this FACE Introducing four young talents set to take the British arts scene by storm BY FLEUR FRUZZA/ PHOTOGRAPHER LORENZO AGIUS FASHION EDITOR SARAH WEBB HOLLIDAY GRAINGER ACTRESS, 23 See her in: Bel Ami/The Borgias/Jane Eyre “My first experience of the stage was a play I did two years ago at the Donmar Warehouse. I’ve never been to drama school and everyone in the play was a RADA [Royal Academy of Dramatic Art] graduate. I learned so much from them. It was an intense experience because my character kills herself. I hanged myself on stage every night for eight weeks! It was massively draining. But I love the stage – I think you have a lot more control over your character. On screen, if I’m playing a role that’s close to my personality, I can dip in and out. My favourite role has been playing Emily in The Scouting Book for Boys. I felt like I knew her as soon as I read the script. If I’m playing a role that I have to go and ‘look’ for, I try to keep hold of it. I want to be able to do a range of things. I’ve done a lot of period drama so now I’d like to try comedy or something grittier and contemporary. I loved filming The Borgias – it was like one long school-holiday camp. It has been recommissioned for another series, and I’m looking forward to it because my character, Lucrezia, hadCredits TK Images a phenomenal real-life story – I can’t wait to play it out.” Jason Wu top £750, exclusive to Harrods; M.C.L earrings £665 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 35
  23. 23. LUKE TREADAWAYACTOR, 26See him in: Cheerful Weather forthe Wedding/Attack the Block/Clash of the Titans“The first acting role I had was whenI was three, playing a daffodil in thevillage pantomime. I wore green tights,a green jumper, and I had no lines.When I saw Home Alone, I thought,that would be fun to do. But I didn’tsee it as a potential career until I gotinto LAMDA [London Academy ofMusic and Dramatic Art]. One role that will always remain dearto me was playing Albert in War Horseat the National Theatre, because we allhad a hand in creating the parts beforegoing into rehearsals. To see it now onBroadway is amazing. A hundred years ago there was onlythe stage, so I think it’s bizarre thatthere are actors who have never donethat and only been on screen. I don’tthink one is better than the other, butthe process is very different. In theatreyou go through the character’s journeyevery night. I love the adrenaline ofthat. But you can achieve things onfilm that you could never do live. Recently I’ve enjoyed filming Attackthe Block – it was enjoyable, escapistfantasy. Clash of the Titans was also alot of fun to film – hard work, but a lotof fun. I lost two stone for that part.I ran for eight miles a day and ate verylittle. I felt that the character needed tolook like he begged for an apple a day,not that he frequented Pizza Express. If you don’t court fame, you can avoidgetting caught up in it. I hope I keepgetting to do good stories with gooddirectors. That’s what it’s about.”J. Lindeberg jacket £299; Bottega Venetashirt £359; DG trousers £219; Dolce Gabbana belt £239
  24. 24. INTERVIEWSUNDAY GIRLSINGER, 22Hear her sing: “Stop Hey”/“Self Control”/“Four Floors”“Some people naturally dance or draw– I always loved singing. When I was14, I was spotted by a manager singingcovers in a bar. From there I workedwith loads of different songwriters tocome up with my sound. But untilI was 17, I was terrified of singing infront of people, so my mum took meto a hypnotist. It sounds ridiculous,but it worked. It was kind of magic. How would I describe my sound?That’s always a hard one. My voiceis a bit delicate, ethereal, floaty. It’sheartfelt. It’s happy/sad...and quitecolourful, I hope. I think you caneither chase what’s fashionable, what’srelevant – or you can just do what youwant. I can’t dance, and I’m not trainedin singing, so what I do is organic.I’ve written my latest album with myfriend Jim Eliot, who’s a bit geekybut brilliant; he wrote Kylie’s “All theLovers”. Sunday Girl is a bit DIY. Onstage I’m a bit vulnerable, lanky, a bitawkward. And I’m happy for people tosee that – to see that it’s real.”Chanel dress £21,410; Mawi necklace £297;M.C.L ring £445 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 37
  25. 25. INTERVIEW ANNABELLE WALLIS ACTRESS, 26 See her in: Pan Am/W.E/The Tudors “I was a naughty child who never learned my lines and never went to rehearsals. In one instance, I ended up improvising a whole play. Afterwards, everyone complimented me on my performance, but I think it only looked good because I’d messed up everyone else’s! Afterwards, my teachers told me acting was the road I should take, so I decided to pursue it. I was really ballsy. I walked into an agent’s office and said, ‘I’m going to do this no matter what. Are you going to help me or not?’ Recently I worked on W.E with Madonna. She’s amazing. None of the stories you read about her are true – she was great to work with. Since then I’ve been shooting Pan Am alongside Christina Ricci. It’s a series that’s just been picked up by ABC in which I play a British spy. It’s all about strong women turning their backs on the conventions of the ’50s and ’60s. It’s good to finally get a role where you’re not the accessory to a man. I’m more choosy about my roles as I get older. I want to be believable, and in order to do that I try to search out intelligent roles that I can relate to. My mother always used to say to me, ‘I don’t mind what you do as long as you’re being true to who you are. Just be you.’” Bottega Veneta dress from a selection; M.C.L cuff £4,545 and ring £1,160 Hair KEIICHIRO HIRANO at DW Management Make-up LIZ MARTINS at DW Management Stylist’s Assistant BECKY BRANCH Available from Men’s Contemporary, Lower Ground Floor; Designer Jewellery and Men’s Designerwear, Ground Floor; International Designer Room, First Floor; and harrods.com38 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
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  27. 27. Year of the snake The best of the best surface pattern has slithered its way across bags and shoes, scarves and clutches. Coiled and ready to wind itself around your affections for yet another season, snakeskin looks set to stay PHOTOGRAPHER TED HUMBLE-SMITH CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Yves Saint Laurent scarf £375; Zagliani clutch £2,120; Alexander McQueen clutch £1,495; Lara Bohinc shoes £690; Angel Jackson bag £385;Jimmy Choo shoes from a selection. Available from Egyptian Hall, Room of Luxury, and Scarves, Gloves Hats, Ground Floor; and The Shoe Salon, First Floor Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 41
  28. 28. SLUG FASHION In the night garden This season, adventurous fine- jewellery designers are finding inspiration in nature’s animal magic PHOTOGRAPHER TED HUMBLE-SMITH CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Roberto Coin spider bracelet £13,000; Chaumet yellow-gold, diamond and sapphire “Bee My Love” ring, price on application; Chopard rose-gold and diamond “Turtle” ring, price on application; Boodles platinum, 18kt yellow-gold and tourmaline ring £36,200; Boucheron white-gold, diamond and sapphire “Hathi” ring £23,100. Available from Fine Jewellery Watch Room, Ground Floor42 Harrods Magazine • harrods.com
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  30. 30. FASHION MATTHEW WILLIAMSON CAROLINA HERRERA MATTHEW WILLIAMSON MISSONI I VERSACE n the fashion world, the new year starts Feathers in September. It’s in autumn/winter that designers explore new ideas, setting J. MENDEL the style agenda for the next 12 months GUCCI (summer, for all its loveliness, is often just DE LA RENTA a diluted version). AW11’s eclectic clash of textures and fabrics, of serious masculine BURBERRY PRORSUM OSCAR tailoring versus ladylike structure and Fur flirty girlishness, gives us plenty to play with. BECKHAM VICTORIA NINA RICCI MARNI The grande dame of winter materials is fur. Choose from uptown refinement at Carolina Herrera, or Studio 54 style with Gucci’s pink ERDEM stoles. Fendi and Matthew Williamson do high- Forties end bohemianism with their shaggy gilets. Phoebe CÉLINE Philo patchworks sleek mink at Céline, while Oscar de la Renta’s fox coat is echoed in a trompe l’oeil print dress. Every season, a fresh take onFENDI OSCAR DE LA RENTA the classic trench sparks waiting lists at Burberry Prorsum. Christopher Bailey has created a ROLAND MOURET collection of knit and fur coats and jackets that MIU MIU will have the fashion pack begging for a cold snap. ELIE SAAB AW11 encourages a playfulness of textures. Avian chic makes an appearance with feather minidresses at Matthew Williamson and on 2011 ice cream-coloured marabou gowns at Missoni. Versace owns the rights to the scene-stealing Autumn/Winter dress, and this season’s royal blue minidress with a feather train has va-va-voom in abundance. Velvet polarises opinion, but this season its plush opulence demands attention of the right kind in regal pieces like Ralph Lauren’s deep- burgundy gown. The richness of the fabric is the perfect amplification for Erdem’s painterly prints and also lends itself excellently to texture contrast, panelled against sheer chiffon at Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli and Proenza Schouler. Sequins come oversized and armour-like at Prada for winter. Elie Saab does head-to-toe sparkle on his full-length gowns, while the Time to get grown up. This season BOTTEGA VENETA shimmer continues on Carolina Herrera’s knits.requires feathers and fur, sequins and lace, Dolce Gabbana, meanwhile, goes kitsch with sequined knee-length dresses accessorised with plus a ladylike attitude to match purse belts and socks. Oscar de la Renta delivers BY LAURA JORDAN a molten-gold column gown and Peter Dundas scores a fashion coup for Emilio Pucci with a dangerously split, asymmetric emerald-green gown with sequined panels – Beyoncé snapped it up for her “Run the World (Girls)” video. Fashion loves nothing more than a metaphorical BOTTEGA VENETA rummage through a vintage closet. This season’s LANVIN DOLCE GABBANA big news is the ’40s, signalling a return to structure. Sleeves are full or three-quarter length Lace and worn with gloves at Marni and Erdem,CHLOÉ where skirts hit the knee. Waists are nipped in Dolce Gabbana Anthea Simms at Roland Mouret and Elie Saab, while the latter also gives them curve-enhancing peplums. VALENTINO Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping takes inspiration Capes LANVIN from Charles James, which is manifested in ANTONIO BERARDI belted coats and sweetheart necklines. Miu Miu’s JASON WU ’40s homage is served up with cheeky knowing BALMAIN and exaggerated silhouettes, while Consuelo CHANEL Castiglioni’s Marni may look to the ’40s, Harrods Magazine • harrods.com 45

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