British Vogue May 2021

No other magazines combine beauty, style, glamour, design, fashion and contemporary culture in such an inspiring mix. VOGUE employs the most talented photographers, stylists, writers and editors to fill the pages each month with new trends, controversial images and challenging ideas

United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor’s letter

Often, a theme will weave itself through an issue of Vogue almost of its own volition. This month that thread is legacy. Perhaps it was inevitable that, at this crossroads, we would all be thinking more deeply about our priorities and what a well-lived life means today. As the world begins to emerge and reorder itself during this new, vaccine-tempered chapter in the pandemic, I am delighted to see how many of the extraordinary women in this issue demonstrate how one’s personal choices have the power to shape the future for the better. Take Thandiwe Newton, our cover star. In the 1990s, along with actors such as Josette Simon, she was one of the few leading black British actresses you saw on the big screen. Beyond talented and beautiful, she went…

1 min
meet & greet


1 min
the best of health

Product developments Game-changing gadgets, potions and lotions, road tested by the Vogue team. Treatments to try Ice baths, eye yoga, forest bathing… Discover the latest wellness experiences at Celebrity top-tips From Hailey Bieber, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Victoria Beckham and more… Winning workout wear Optimise the benefits of exercise with the right gear. From new tech to emerging trends and breakout brands, we have you covered. Recipes for life If eat well, feel great is your mantra, try out a few of the nourishing recipes given to us by some of our favourite chefs. MATT EASTON; @HAYDONPERRIOR; NADINE IJEWERE; PIXELATE.BIZ…

2 min
12 summer style updates

1 INVEST IN A KNITTED MINI Knitwear just got a summer makeover. Seek out short dresses in pastel hues: Salvatore Ferragamo’s buttermilkyellow example presents the perfect starting point. 2 SHOW YOUR SUPPORT From Mowalola’s logo-emblazoned examples to Gabriela Hearst’s chic tweed iteration, baseball caps are the headgear of the season. Proudly proclaim your fashion-house affiliation. 3 THE RETURN OF THE SCRUNCHIE Scrunchies are back, and they’re better than ever. Channel Celine or Blackpink’s Lisa and wear on your wrist. 4 SUITS YOU, MA’AM Slip a bandeau top beneath your favourite suit and segue into evening. 5 GO HANDSFREE Holding your phone is so last season, and a new wave of accessories presents an alluring alternative to your boring old pocket. 6 SKATE IT OFF Whether you prefer subculture pioneers or runway big hitters, there are endless skate-tee designs to add to…

1 min
opposites attract

“Upgrade your denim via Levi’s and Valentino’s collaboration – it’s a match made in fashion heaven”LAURA INGHAM, FASHION MARKET DIRECTOR SCOTT TRINDLE; FILIPPO FIOR/ALESSANDRO LUCIONI/GORUNWAY.COM; PIXELATE.BIZ…

1 min
track stars

“Sportswear just entered a glamorous new arena. The way to wear it now? Served with a little sparkle and plenty of sass”SARAH HARRIS, DEPUTY EDITOR & FASHION FEATURES DIRECTOR SCOTT TRINDLE; FILIPPO FIOR/GORUNWAY.COM; GIVENCHY; DAVID KOMA; PIXELATE.BIZ…