Monocle preview: Forecast 2020
Monocle’s latest double-issue is available at monocle.com and on newsstands now. With the world’s attention set to be fixated on the Far East during Olympic year, we’re celebrating all things Japan. Cover star Kumamon – the big, furry and fun mascot of Kumamoto prefecture – fires the starting gun but there’s plenty more, from J-pop’s freshest faces to devotees of the Suzuki Jimny. Elsewhere we lavish praise of Japan’s unique approach to craftsmanship and clothes-making, find out why the country’s communist party endures and go in search of the best – and biggest – Sanuki udon noodles. Plus: a Christmas gift guide and our inaugural Soft Power Awards.Available now at The Monocle Shop
Monocle preview: December/ January issue, 2020
Japan is undeniably special – which is why our latest issue is a Japan special. Expect cuddly mascots, high-flying aviation projects, countryside craft and lashings of udon noodles. Wait, you want a Christmas gift guide and our inaugural Soft Power Awards too? Let’s do this.Available now at The Monocle Shop
This is Chengdu
We land in the capital of Sichuan province in China for a tour of its delights, from spicy hotpot to leafy neighbourhoods.
Brussels + Antwerp: The Monocle Travel Guide
Belgium had no fashion history until six young designers put their country at the centre of that world in the late 1980s. To celebrate our latest travel guide, we travel to Antwerp to see how the fashion scene has matured.Available now at The Monocle Shop.