Harper's Bazaar UK

Harper's Bazaar UK June 2020

One of the world's most influential fashion titles, Harper's Bazaar has always been famous for its ability to blend inspiring fashion with intelligent features. Harper's Bazaar is for the sophisticated, discerning woman, bringing her a perfect mix of stunning fashion stories, informed arts coverage, informative beauty pages and strong, intelligent features every month.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
12 期号


team spirit

Welcome to your June issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which, in a first for this magazine, has been produced entirely remotely by the editorial team. Under normal circumstances, our working practices are highly collaborative; so I have been both pleased and impressed by the way my colleagues have managed to continue our close-knit co-operation and lively debate over email, Zoom, Slack and the telephone, with a remote drinks party on Friday evenings to maintain morale. Several months ago, we decided to theme the issue around ‘superheroines’, which now seems serendipitous. Our initial inspiration had been our cover star Rachel Weisz’s latest project Black Widow, along with the host of new female-directed Marvel and DC comic-book films in which superwomen take centre-stage. Since then, the current pandemic has prompted us all to recognise the…


RACHEL WEISZ Our London-born, US-based cover star won an Academy Award for her role in The Constant Gardener (2005) and a Bafta for The Favourite (2018). Ahead of the release of Marvel’s Black Widow, in which Weisz plays the Russian spy Melina Vostokoff, she talks to Lydia Slater about working mothers, making films with a message and the importance of female role models. What brings you joy? ‘Right now, hearing when people have recovered from Covid-19.’ Your favourite fictional heroine ‘Fiction has taken a back seat to real-world heroines: doctors and nurses, teachers and mums home-schooling their children.’ A line of poetry you love ‘“The child is father of the man”, a line from Wordsworth’s “My Heart Leaps Up”.’ Your dream superpower ‘To be able to stop the spread of coronavirus, cure those with it…

10 things we love

1 ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Clare Waight Keller offered up a paean to the power of beauty with a Givenchy couture collection that took the flower-lace gowns designed for Audrey Hepburn as its starting point. The gardens planted at Sissinghurst by Vita Sackville-West–and the love letters she wrote in them to Virginia Woolf–were another inspiration. ‘It’s the most romantic place in England,’ says Waight Keller. Should anyone be dreaming of wedding dresses, the extravagant number worn by Kaia Gerber in the finale would make a good addition to a bridal moodboard; for the rest of us, it’s a joyful celebration. 2 glittering prizes This season yielded a veritable treasure-trove of accessories: embellished, strewn with crystals and encrusted with pearls. These precious pieces are perfect for fashion magpies. 3 BOLD AND BRILLIANT It’s time to get…

my moodboard

Born and raised in Dublin, Simone Rocha often weaves elements of her Irish heritage into her collections. For S/S 20, she drew inspiration from a national tradition that sees crowds of boys dress up and parade through the streets each St Stephen’s Day, in a festival dedicated to the wren. ‘They would go from door to door singing, so I decided to explore the interior of those houses,’ Rocha explains. Her fabrics took the form of wallpaper prints reproduced on silk taffeta and blue Delft china patterns embroidered onto ivory tulle, and she referenced the wren boys’ costumes with straw sashes on her organza dresses. ‘I wanted to build a tension of contrast,’ Rocha says. ‘My clothes are for women who want to feel strong and feminine at the same…

block colour

NO 1 Strong suit A dark cyan ensemble is a fashion force to be reckoned with–particularly when contrasted with a rich plum handbag. NO 2 Pink lady A powerfully feminine uniform of monochromatic magenta for a genteel go-getter who’s just sweet enough. NO 3 Primary sources Go back to basics with a vibrant, elemental palette. Simple, but effective… NO 4 Lemon aid Add zesty flair to your wardrobe with an uplifting citrus cocktail. NO 5 Strawberry shake Blend fruity summer shades together for a refreshing mixture of daring and demure. NO 6 Pop it like it’s hot Throw a chilli-red jacket over a burnt-sienna jumpsuit, then turn up the collar for extra heat. NO 7 Get into the grove Pluck inspiration from flourishing orange orchards with forest and tangerine tones. NO 8 Tiers of joy Offset the navy blues with a voluminous dress in mellow yellow. NO 9 Code red Stop traffic in a scarlet trench,…

hot foot it

Pair illuminating flashes of silver with dark velvet and satin to reflect the right sky DO THE TWIST Take a bow with Miu Miu’s playfully knotted pink bag Mix fuchsia and rose with raspberry and bubblegum for a feminine takes on the tonal trend SHINE ON… Radiate endless elegance with a cascade of lustrous pearls Go beyond the pale and add glimmers of gold to brilliant whites for instant luxury…