In our first trends-focused issue, we celebrate the fresh, modern mood sweeping through spring/summer. Banished are the bodices, brocade and bold embellishments of recent seasons; in their place, a sleek parade of cool monochrome and sculptural shapes; exquisite inspiration from Paris' Left Bank and the Far East; and the perennial summer favorites of bold block colors and graphic prints. In our cover story shoot, we bring you SS13's ten top trends and select the pieces guaranteed to deliver instant chic.
Discover, too, the geographical influence behind Pucci's standout SS13 collection, Vietnam (and its two new luxury coastal escapes – the perfect bases for exploration), and the role fashion played in the work of the Impressionist painters, via a revealing exhibition in New York of the period's artists.
Finally, I would like to welcome The Edit's new video columnist, international makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who in Makeup Masterclass will be sharing her coveted secrets to achieving perfect cover shoot-worthy polish.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF
"This leather jacket is the perfect day-to-night piece."
"Make a bold statement in Proenza Schouler's sculpted dress"
"Finish with heels by shoe man of the moment, Giuseppe Zanotti."
"A simple white clutch is a sleek style update."