Our Quality of Life Survey is in its 11th year – and our bumper July/August issue is the place to find it. Discover which city has come out on top before easing back on your lounger to bask in reports on sunglasses in LA, sultry moves in Tel Aviv, gelato in Naples and many more summery scoops.
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As the thermometer hit 35C the menswear world flocked to Florence’s Fortezza da Basso for the spring/summer 2018 episode of Pitti Uomo. The summer edition is a slightly smaller affair than its winter counterpart (which makes sense: people wear more clothes in winter so that market is bigger) but this season the fortress’s halls had been given a fresh lick of paint and were teeming with buyers from Japan, Scandinavia, Italy and more. These are Monocle’s favourite finds.
After lagging behind its design-minded neighbours, the Norwegian fashion industry has finally moved out of its comfort zone and stepped up its game. We meet Oslo’s most promising fashion houses and see how they are being taken seriously on the international stage.