“Balance this jacket (my standout SS13 piece) with simple, chic black pants”
“A boldly colored bag is a great investment buy”
“This sandal captures the cut-out trend beautifully”
The spring collections aren't often associated with lavish embellishment – exquisite adornment comes into its own in winter – but this season is an exception. From Pucci's intricate kimonos to Mary Katrantzou's Byzantium-worthy show, SS13 saw a clutch of designers approach fashion as works of art.
So this week we celebrate spring's most precious buys, from bold gold jewelry to the laser-cut leather and printed silk pieces that wowed at Proenza Schouler. And in a nod to this trend's softer side, we asked Hollywood's actress of the moment, Rosario Dawson, to showcase the season's more romantic couture-worthy creations while speaking to us about her new film (and relationship) with Danny Boyle.
Beauty is also having a 'bespoke' moment – read
about the growing trend for personalized products on page 25. But the last word in ultimacy? Retreating to a place where pared-back luxury reigns. Discover the places to get away from it all in style in our travel special.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF