The very best things to do, see and wear
Words by Ashleigh Gribbon
Autumn has officially arrived, and with this change in seasons comes a month brimming with new films, art and entertainment to satisfy all cultural cravings. So get out and be seen in the pieces to reinvent your wardrobe – with help from our definitive guide to September’s fashion and fixtures.
Cosmic Journey, LA
Looking for a last summer hurrah? On 24th September, head to the Hollywood Bowl for Cosmic Journey. Curated by the ever-stylistic Solange, the heady line-up of genre-defying artists (like Dev Hynes’ Blood Orange) will be sure to leave you starry eyed.
What to wear: A stellar musical collective like this warrants a look that follows suit. Carve a cool, carefree hero with styles from YMC and Blood Brother.
The New Graphic Knit
Standing out even among the plethora of trophy knits all over the runways, colour-block graphics are the key to supercharging your sweater game this season.
What to wear: Forget all the rules about avoiding sharp contrasts – pack-a-punch colour clashes are the look du jour for AW17.
London Design Festival
From 16th to 24th September, the 15th annual London Design Festival takes up residence across the capital to celebrate the innovative works of independent designers and established brands alike.
What to wear: In such an artful context, you’ll stand out by keeping your look simple. Elevate standard issue outerwear with refined, modern updates from the likes of E. Tautz and AMI Alexandre Mattiusi.
Above: Lee Wen, Strange Fruit, 2003.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
In the sequel to the 2015 hit, Taron Egerton’s Eggsy and his immaculately suited fellow agents travel Stateside to meet up with their American counterparts. But how will they explain Colin Firth’s not-so-secret return? Out 29th September.
What to wear: Let individuality be your greatest sartorial weapon when it comes to tailoring: play with proportion, contrast stitching and vibrant shirting.
Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is to house the largest collection of 21st-century art from the region. Travel tip: the multi-faceted glass windows of the above Silo hotel make it a must-stay for design lovers, too. Celebrate all things artistic and the building’s industrial heritage from 22nd September.
What to wear: The South African capital’s upbeat energy (and warming temperature) deserves a dress code to match. Paul Smith’s emblazoned feather blazer delivers on all counts.