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 subdued tones of your Autumn rotation are calling out for talking-point accents, and accessories with a sustainable story are the narrative standing out for AW17. Embrace pieces that promise to uplift your wardrobe, in more ways than one.
What to wear: Whether you’re into discotheque clutch bags or crystal-encrusted jewellery, Sarah’s Bag and Melissa Joy Manning are the labels delivering statement accessories with a conscience.
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: As far as dining goes, Claw is a fairly low-key affair. Elevate smart-casual attire with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s effortlessly cool capsule.
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: Mirror the lodge’s ethical outlook by packing some chic sustainable brands in your suitcase – think All Things Mochi and Zeus + Dione.
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: Embrace the album’s heady vibes with a stylistic take on indie – we’ve fallen for Sonia Rykiel’s eye-catching knitwear selection.
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: Embrace your sartorial dark side with labels that love a brooding aesthetic – Alberta Ferretti and Jonathan Simkhai are giving us a masterclass in the look this season.