92

April 2016

Man with a pram: our survey of bright fashion and retail shifts. Spring release: a look at the top players in store design, packaging, men's tailoring and fabric technology — (more than 64 pages of sharp coverage)

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The conversation: Sitting pretty

The original and ultimate status update, portraiture has a long history that poses rich insights into both the portrayer and the portrayed. Contemporary artists Gavin Turk and Peter Blake talk about their approach to the…

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Lasting impressions

Choosing what type of legacy to leave behind is tricky and, from property to penmanship, varies from trade to trade. In this issue we present the key players making a mark on our cities and – with a new survey, report and…

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In it to win it

How do you make sense of a hugely publicised and entirely unpredictable event? Monocle meets five discerning media figures, from Washington to Des Moines, who are busy covering the roller coaster otherwise known as the US…

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Europe briefing

A sizeable carpool for Bosnia's leaders, impressive life expectancy in Spain and too many bears in Italy.

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Asia briefing

Hong Kong's housing cremation urns, India's urban centres and Southeast Asia's Russian beach time.

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Soaring symbol

In Portugal, one swallow doesn’t make a summer: thousands of them do. Ceramic versions of the small bird are produced in huge numbers every year and feature on or in most Portuguese homes. Why the avian allure?

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Open secret

This year’s World Design Capital has much to showcase. Its new mayor is keen to advance the city’s liberal credentials, cultivate a creative class and put a stop to the exodus of young talent. How far can Ko Wen-je go?

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Making a stand

Milan is synonymous with high fashion and luxury brands. But away from the limelight it is also home to artisanal clothing and accessory firms that underpin the city’s standing as a global capital of style. Monocle meets…

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Grand central

A family firm that has become one of Asian retail’s biggest hitters has equally strong ambitions abroad. With its portfolio of European department stores, Central Group is confounding critics and giving new life to historic…

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Art of retail

Andreas Murkudis embodies the serenity that permeates his conceptual retail spaces. With the possibility of another Berlin outpost on his mind, we discover how the unflappable pastor of fashion and design manages his staff…

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Minority report

Estonia’s sizeable Russian community has a new dedicated public broadcaster: ETV+. But will the channel help to improve its audience’s sometimes uneasy relationship with the country at large?

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Cinema paradiso

With its central-European soul and Italian accent, this Adriatic port could easily have an identity crisis. Trieste, however, is used to occupying the space between one culture and another, as its unique film festival…

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At your servus

Austrian rural-living magazine ‘Servus in Stadt & Land’ is a showcase for just how the public’s thirst for ink is being stirred and sated. Monocle meets the title’s creative team to discover the simplicity in its success…

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Arabian audio

There is plenty of music in the Middle East but how do you hear it? Two entrepreneurs are launching English-language platform Dandin to help promote talent in the region; from protest songs to perfect pop, it’s an online…

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