The very best things to do, see and wear
Words by Ashleigh Gribbon
Keep the post-summer, pre-holidays October lull at bay with our pick of this month’s cultural fixtures - from Mexico’s biggest (and gloriously spooky) carnival to a new eco-friendly safari getaway...
The backpack is the transeasonal runway staple that strikes a harmonic form-meets-function accord, perfectly in keeping with the progressive utilitarian trend so popular on the AW17 runways.
What to wear: We recommend minimalist, innovative designs and technical fabrics courtesy of Côte&Ciel - the premium Parisian brand designing bags for the urban nomad.
An homage to the best of British shorelines, Claw’s mantra is simple - sociable, sustainable seafood. This former cult pop-up will take up permanent residence on Soho’s vibrant Kingly Street in late October.
What to wear: Recondition your tailoring by choosing pieces with modern, unexpected details – South Korean label Wooyoungmi casts new light on the smart-casual aesthetic this season.
Jabali Private House, Tanzania
Perfect for the eco-conscious traveller, Jabali House is a luxury private lodge nestled on the edge of Tanzania's Ruaha National Park. Opening early this month, this unique solar-powered abode makes for an intimate place to observe the region’s untouched wildlife up close.
What to wear: Balmy evenings on the lodge’s terrace require a soft sartorial palette. We recommend Officine Générale’s take on the season’s subdued tones.
Colors by Beck
We’ve been anticipating Beck’s next release since Morning Phase won the Album of the Year award at the 2015 Grammys. The wait is over, as Colors is out on 13th October and perfectly illustrates a more fun, vibrant direction for the Loser legend.
What to wear: The sounds of a man known for his stylistic take on the indie aesthetic have us turning to fashion-forward knitwear from season standouts Raf Simons, Études and Henrik Vibskov.
Día de los Muertos, Mexico City
Mexico City held its first (official) Day of the Dead parade last year, complete with floats, giant skeleton marionettes, acrobats and dancers. This year, the 2-day celebration running from 31st October to 2nd November is expected to be even bigger than its James Bond-featured predecessor.
What to wear: Look to Ann Demeulemeester’s languid tailoring and sensual asymmetries - the Antwerp-based designer’s take on dark and moody has always stood out.