An iconic designer’s fashion exhibition, soulful pop and herbs for your hair – it’s going to be a busy month. here’s what not to miss.
The fitness world loves an acronym, so it probably won’t be long until you hear about The WOD – a new class at Third Space gym. It stands for ‘workout of the day’ and involves a high-intensity session with lots of EMOMs (every minute on the minute) and AMRAPs (as many rounds as possible). SOS !
Sustainability and the environment are on everyone’s minds. Learn how you can make a difference during Fashion Revolution Week (23-29 April), where you can join the Show Your Label movement and ask #whomademyclothes. Plus, get a sneak peek behind the scenes at designers’ open studios, including Burberry and Vivienne Westwood.
She’s the award-winning screenwriter behind films Suffragette and The Iron Lady – now Abi Morgan is back with BBC One series The Split : essential spring viewing, set in the gritty world of female divorce lawyers.
Vegans in the know have progressed from seeds to salons, with top London hairdresser Hari’s opening a Herb Bar at itsFulham Road site. It turns out turmeric and beetroot are as as good for your barnet as they are for your Instagram account, so watch as expert hair herbologists handblend bespoke vegan treatments for hair, scalp and skin.
Recently winning MTV’s Brand New for 2018, R&B singer Mabel (daughter of Neneh Cherry) has been on our playlist for a while now. Hear her soulful pop sounds live as she tours the UK 18-25 April.
A retrospective celebrating couturier Azzedine Alaïa is set to open at the Design Museum in London (10 May-7 October). It will feature more than 60 items from the late designer’s 35-year career, selected by the man himself before his untimely passing.
Quinoa what ? Meet Teff, the supergrain the wellness world can’t get enough of. Grown in Ethiopia, it’s the smallest grain in the world, but packed with minerals and proteins. Try the gluten-free Wholegrain Chia Teff Loaf from The Happy Tummy Co – your gut will love you for it.
After a knockout first year as creative director at Carven,Serge Ruffieux has us coveting the brand’s shirred shirts, frilled collars and handbags. As the weather warms up, step out in the pompom moccasins and sandals (and rather than choose, we’ll take both).
Coffee snobs should not miss caffeine nirvana at The London Coffee Festival (125 April at the Old Truman Brewery). Head to LaCimbali’s Sensory Bar to taste its coffee flight : the same coffee, served in four different ways – like wine tasting, but with more of a buzz.
A cavern carved from ribbons, a pavilion made from inflatable sausages and 70,000 suspended balloons are just some of thestriking installations, all captured in its eponymous portfolio book(Phaidon, out now).