From classic British design to on-trend looks, our fashion issue delivers high style. Fashion scholar Valerie Steele on what we wear and how we wear it, designer Jason Wu’s homewares aesthetic, and eight menswear designers to know. Plus, watchmaking in Geneva and the Jura Valley, shopping in Buenos Aires, outerwear trends, and gorgeous accessories to carry you through the season.
Valerie Steele is a study in style: In addition to authoring nearly a dozen books about fashion, she is the director and chief curator of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Steele sat down with editor Susan Weissman to offer her perspective on the current—and future—state of the ever-evolving fashion industry.
It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to fashion. To celebrate, we’ve set classic British design—Burberry, Aquascutum, AllSaints—against the pastoral beauty of Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, a historic estate punctuated by fields of heather. Walk the grounds with us and discover the perfect fit for idyllic style.
With fine handcrafted fashions and home furnishings that combine age-old techniques and modern sensibilities, Shang Xia is taking back the traditional definition of what it means to be “Made in China.” Artistic director Jiang Qiong Er discusses how the design of an object can create new life for old crafts.
Geneva and a handful of smaller cities nearby have held the heart of the revered Swiss watchmaking tradition for more than four centuries. A visit to local museums, jewellers and workshops reveals that the centuries-old craft is very much alive and ticking.
Leviev’s Evergreen brooch—featuring diamonds in hues from seafoam to the deepest emerald—will leave all who behold it green with envy.
These artfully uplifting jewels will make your heart flutter.
Known for its leather goods, Argentina’s capital city certainly delivers on that reputation, with sumptuous bags, shoes and other accessories. But there’s much more to delight the avid shopper, from traditional textiles to cutting-edge fashion.
Accent well-groomed tresses with romantic and bejewelled hair ornaments.
Men’s watches that dare to bare everything.
Eight of the best little-known makers of fine menswear—suits, shirts, shoes and more.
Sensual and leg-elongating, the D’Orsay pump makes a comeback.
Accessories that sing the blues and strike all the right notes.
As an up-and-comer in womenswear design, South Korea native Sunhee Hwang is lighting up New York—and the fashion world—with her modern, feminine aesthetic.
A nod to menswear chic, but oh so feminine, smoking slippers for women are still hot this season.
From old-fashioned to fashionably chic, lace takes on an au courant look.
A vest, a blazer, a trench, a cape and a jacket: Any of these five outerwear silhouettes will help you wrap up a stylish new look for the season.
Lovers of fine jewellery can now add a multifaceted learning experience to their Paris itinerary.
Give your skin care routine a boost with rejuvenating creams and serums.
Highlight your best features this season with an alluring metallic shimmer.
New This Season
From womenswear to homewares, designer Jason Wu can do it all.
It’s a rare designer who’s equally adept at attiring people and their homes. But Jason Wu has bridged these creative spheres in harmonious, hands-on fashion.
The history, cultivation and abiding allure of some of the world’s most treasured plants.
Found around the globe and throughout much of mankind’s history, sausages are a culinary staple that modern chefs are elevating to artisanal masterworks.
Lacey Rozinskey, sommelier at Four Seasons Hotel New York, reveals the ins and outs of her profession, and how she fashions memorable wine experiences for guests.
More than half a million people still die from malaria each year, but nets, medical advancement and a little bit of money are taking us a long way in the fight.
Our seafaring writer charts his personal journey to becoming a recreational sailor, and suggests courses where anyone can learn to take the helm.
An unforgettable dining experience at Sidecut restaurant, Four Seasons Resort Whistler.
Discover some of the unique pairings of Four Seasons hotels and resorts that let you easily experience the diverse delights of the city and the country in a single vacation.
Hammams are a time-honoured wellness tradition. Now, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Baku is making the experience more indulgent and enriching.
Four Seasons Concierges from five destinations around the globe suggest daylong itineraries for exploring the best of style and design in the cities where they live and work.
In recent years, the art scene in Beijing has won international attention from collectors. Located in former factory buildings, the 798 Art Zone is the epicentre of the city’s dynamic art community.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has taken the sports fantasy camp experience to a whole new level. Find out about upcoming camps in cycling, tennis and windsurfing.
Learn about the design of the new Spa in Milan, the indoor-outdoor events pavilion in Costa Rica, a wine tour in Lebanon, a cooking experience in Las Vegas and the expert Celebration Concierges in Bali.
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