Harper's Bazaar UK

Harper's Bazaar UK

April 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
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12 Issues

In this issue

3 min.
harper's bazaar

LYDIA SLATER Acting editor-in-chief Creative director JO GOODBY Acting deputy editor FRANCES HEDGES Group managing editor CONNIE OSBORNE Workflow director/chief sub-editor DOM PRICE FASHION Group luxury fashion director AVRIL MAIR Global fashion director CARINE ROITFELD Executive fashion and jewellery director KIM PARKER Bookings director KIAAN ORANGE Style director-at-large LEITH CLARK Senior fashion editors MIRANDA ALMOND, CHARLIE HARRINGTON Junior fashion editors ROSIE ARKELL-PALMER, TILLY WHEATING, ROSIE WILLIAMS Acting junior fashion editor HARRIET ELTON Senior fashion co-ordinator SOPHIE CHAPMAN Senior fashion assistant HOLLY GORST Fashion assistant GEORGIA MEDLEY Fashion intern CRYSTALLE COX Contributing fashion editors CATHY KASTERINE, FLORRIE THOMAS FEATURES Features director HELENA LEE Entertainment director/associate editor TOM MACKLIN Senior editor/group luxury travel director LUCY HALFHEAD Commissioning editor CHARLOTTE BROOK Contributing literary editor ERICA WAGNER BEAUTY AND HEALTH Group luxury beauty director KATY YOUNG Beauty editor SIÂN RANSCOMBE Senior contributing editor, beauty HANNAH BETTS Assistant beauty editor BECKI MURRAY ART Associate editor HANNAH RIDLEY Design director AMY GALVIN Art editor LEANNE ROBSON Designers AMY BLACKER,…

3 min.
gifts of time

Years ago, on a visit to the Frick Collection in New York, I found myself mesmerised by one particular portrait: a surprisingly small, dark oil of an unlovely man. Pasty and piggy-eyed, dressed in black, he stares coldly away from the viewer, one hand firmly grasping what you suspect must be an order for an enemy’s downfall. Hans Holbein’s depiction of Thomas Cromwell, though painted in an era of vanity portraits, is deeply unflattering. It must be, at least in part, responsible for a grim reputation that has echoed down the centuries; and yet the sitter himself, that most astute of political operators, commissioned it. So what was he thinking? I stood for a long time in front of it, trying to puzzle him out. It made perfect sense when…

3 min.

GUGU MBATHA-RAW Page 144 Born in Oxfordshire, the actress moved to London to study at Rada aged 18. She has since starred in television series such as Netflix’s Emmy-winning Black Mirror, and films including Beauty and the Beast, Motherless Brooklyn and her latest project Misbehaviour, which sees her play the first black woman to win the Miss World competition. Here, she talks to Lydia Slater about taking on challenging roles and campaigning for feminism. A garden you love ‘My mum’s back garden in Witney, where I first planted strawberries and tomatoes, and we had barbecues – there are so many happy memories associated with it.’ What would you do if you were queen for a day? ‘I would throw a massive party at Buckingham Palace and let everyone have a poke around.’ Fish and chips or…

2 min.
10 things we love

1 NEON NIGHTS Bright, bold and unapologetically look-at-me: the shade of the season is loud. Cotton top, about £500; silk dress, about £2,300; cotton tights, about £165; calf-skin bag, about £1,550; calf-skin heels, about £830, all Versace 2 SUMMER LEATHER Modern minimalists rejoice: this sleek, sculptural jacket turns utility luxe. Cotton, gabardine and calf-skin coat, £10,300; velour bag, £9,200, both Hermès 3 THE SILKS CARF Consider Her Maj as your style icon one more time… Silk scarf, from a selection Hermès 4 THE BUCKET BAG Add interest to a beige palette with a playful colour pop – pink is a vibrant choice. Leather and canvas bag, £1,250 Fendi 5 THE SILK DRESS A simple button-down is the new essential: let shirting inspire your other sartorial selections. Belted silk dress, £2,090; leather slingback loafers, £690, both Fendi 6 THE HIGHER HEMLINE For…

1 min.
my moodboard

In celebration of Sportmax’s 50th birthday, the brand’s fashion director Grazia Malagoli and her team of designers delved into the archives to create a 15-piece capsule collection that captured the house’s strong, dynamic spirit. ‘We took inspiration from our rich heritage,’ Malagoli explains. ‘For example, we identified a signature technique from the Seventies called shaded top-stitch, and reinterpreted it on garments including a coat, a trench, a tailored suit and a skirt.’ Using a palette of emerald green, ultramarine and deep red, she made sporty duos of high-waisted trousers and cropped jackets, and fluid dresses with draped inserts. Meanwhile, hi-tech trainers and a new line of futuristic sunglasses gave a glimpse into what the next half-century might bring……

5 min.
my life, my style

Rachele Regini opens the door to her first-floor Chelsea apartment, situated on a quiet, leafy square between the stylish boutiques of the King’s Road and the upmarket furniture shops of Brompton Cross. The bright space is filled with tributes to her close-knit family, including a series of beautiful black and white portraits of Regini with her mother, Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, that hang in the hallway. ‘We’re spending even more time together,’ Regini says, referring to her new role working alongside Chiuri as an advisor to the Dior creative studio. ‘My job is to make sure that all our ideas about gender, cultural appropriation and the academic side of what my mother decides to incorporate into the collections are well-researched.’ Regini grew up in Rome, where her mother worked…