Photographer Kevin Davies has chronicled the milliner’s work for 20 years. This book collects his seminal moments in one lovely glossy tome. From hats created for Givenchy, Chanel and Alexander McQueen to his own recent show at London fashion week in 2012, all the most iconic designs are here. Expect lots and lots and lots of Grace Jones.
Philip Treacy (£39.95, Phaidon) by Kevin Davies is out in February (phaidon.com)
THE LOOK OF LOVE
Actor Steve Coogan teams up with director Michael Winterbottom to bring the life story of Paul Raymond to the big screen. Following Raymond’s career as an entrepreneur in the porn industry, the film captures changing attitudes in British society from the 60s to the 80s. The period detail is fantastic. Particularly watch out for Matt Lucas’s performance as Divine.
The Look of Love is out on 8 March
Fans of the label known for its whimsical prints and boho vibe can now finish their look with a suitably off-beat scent. Marni launches its first perfume this spring. Designer Consuelo Castiglioni says it’ll be sophisticated but eccentric.
Marni perfume launches in February (marni.com)
TOM AND RUTH CHAPMAN, OWNERS OF MATCHES
"We’re really excited about new label Trager Delaney, two Saint Martins graduates’ debut: he worked with Haider Ackermann, she was at Céline and Rykiel. There’s cool tailoring and an embellished jumpsuit that everyone on the team wanted to wear immediately. This is a brand to watch. We also can’t wait to try Social Eating House – the second restaurant from Jason Atherton, who started Pollen Street Social. It’s already creating a buzz."
All-American swimsuit model causing a stir in fashion world. In 2012 Upton appeared on the covers of British and Italian Vogue and the debut issue of Carine Roitfeld‘s new CR’s Fashion Book. High fashion is sniffy about swimsuit girls (they have more boob and bum than you typically see in a style magazine), but Roitfeld and Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman praised her "healthy" looks. Please take note, other fashion people.
NEIL HENDY, HEAD OF DESIGN FOR M&S WOMAN
"One of the strongest trends for next season is monochrome. While strong graphic stripes and the 60s silhouette make a real style statement, the look is still wearable and easy to achieve."
GANG BY HOGAN
Stylist Katie Grand – best known for her work at Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs and for editing Love magazine – has got together with Italian accessory brand Hogan to create the shiniest, brightest bags, shoes and shades you ever did see. The smartest collaboration for the new year.
Gang is available from January (hogan.com)
STEPHEN AYRES, MENSWEAR BUYING DIRECTOR, LIBERTY
"We’ve really backed the colour and print trend for SS13 with brands such as Kenzo which use so much print and also new designers such as Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Shannon and Agi & Sam – we’re really getting behind the home-grown talent this season."
Finally the American high-street giant opens a UK store in the new year. Known for its quality basics, super-smart cashmere and well-priced men’s tailoring, J Crew has only been available online until now. In 2013 the company opens a megastore on London’s Regent Street which will feature something for every man, woman and child of you. Start saving your pennies now. Until the store opens in late 2013, you can plan what you’re going to buy at jcrew.com.
THE CLOVE CLUB
Chef collective the Young Turks were 2012’s kitchen heroes, creating imaginative and superlative menus for supper clubs and pop-up restaurants across London and New York and gaining an army of fans in the process. This January, chef Isaac McHale is striking out on his own and opening a permanent restaurant – called the Clove Club – in the recently and swankily renovated Shoreditch Town Hall in London. Hale sourced £250,000 from 50 donors at crowdfunding website Crowdcube to get the venture off the ground, showing that his customers are prepared to put their money where their mouths are. Very trendy, yes, but also very, very tasty.
CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY
One of the fashion success stories of recent years, the award-winning Cambridge Satchel Company saw a 400% sales increase of its smart update of the humble 70s school satchel in 2012. And all its bags are handmade in the UK using local craftsmen. In 2013 the online company is going bricks and mortar. You can go and fondle its famous styles – from fluoro and metallic to classic brown – in its first shop in London’s Covent Garden from February.
HELLO WORLD: WHERE DESIGN MEETS LIFE
Alice Rawsthorn, design critic of the International Herald Tribune and one-time director of the Design Museum, writes about the universal importance of design in our lives. Covering everything from Apple products to the travails of Harry Beck, the draughtsman who created the London Underground map, Rawsthorn skillfully weaves together the threads of the fabric of modern life and why good design makes it so much better. Clever but not clever clever.
Hello World (£20, Hamish Hamilton) is out 7 March
IN-EI LIGHT BY ISSEY MIYAKE
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has joined with light manufacturer Artemide to create the elegant IN-EI range. Coming from Miyake, it’s not only pretty but smart. The shades are created using 2 and 3D mathematic principals, they’re made from recycled material and they fold completely flat when not in use.
IN-EI is available from spring 2013 (artemide.com)
CAROLINE NEWELL, FASHION EDITOR, I-D
"I’m very excited about the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A in March. Hot names to watch out for at London fashion week this February include JW Anderson, Marques Almeida and Thomas Tait . All London-based talent designing exciting clothes and keeping Britain on top."
GLAM! THE PERFORMANCE OF STYLE
Tate Liverpool’s spring show looks at the androgyny, eroticism and extravagance of art from the glam era. Including work by Cindy Sherman, Guy Bourdin, Derek Jarman and Peter Hujar, this has more lipstick, originality and sparkle than all of Lady Gaga’s videos played back to back.
Glam!, 8 February-12 May. Entry £8 (tate.org.uk)
SOPHIE FORTE, BEAUTY EDITOR, HARPERS BAZAAR
"Hair is all about unconventional colour set against a natural base – it’s crazy colour with a chic interpretation. Personally, hair stylist Josh Wood has dyed the underneath of my brown hair a shocking pink and purple. which I love. Peaches and lilacs to give a nuance of colour to blonde hair will be particularly strong."
The charts are awash with pop, so start the new year with a good blast of rock. Palma Violets are like the Libertines without the annoyance of Pete Doherty. Their single "Best of Friends" was voted NME‘s track of the year and they’re shortlisted for the BBC Sound of 2013 poll. Debut album, 180, is out 25 February.
JEREMY LANGMEAD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, MRPORTER.COM
"Four London designers – Richard Nicoll, Katie Eary, Sibling and Matthew Miller – have produced capsule collections exclusively for mrporter.com to celebrate the second season of London Collections: Men. Also, it’s the 60th anniversary of the Gucci snaffle loafer, and if you’ve never invested in a pair, then now is the time to do so, as designer Frida Giannini has produced them in every colour and skin imaginable."
KIN BY JOHN LEWIS
Everyone’s favourite department store launches a new clothing brand this February. Made for men, women and children, the Kin label has a clean and simple aesthetic. Clothes range from quality T-shirts to classic macs, and they’re a little bit Scandi, a little bit utilitarian and a whole lot well made and well priced. Children’s T-shirts start from £7 and a men’s lined mackintosh is £99.
LIBERTY LONDONGIRL, BLOGGER
KRAFTWERK – THE CATALOGUE
The German electronica maestros’ first British dates in nine years. The shows in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall will feature the back catalogue in chronological order. Expect 3D visuals and superlative effects.
Shows 6-14 February. Tickets £60 (tate.org.uk/kraftwerk)
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