Editor-in-Chief Mojeh Izadpanah talks reflecting on the past before looking to the future in MOJEH’s February 2023 Editor’s letter
Long-time readers of this magazine will know that MOJEH has always been about looking forward. New women to watch, the latest trends to follow, new technologies to take note of, and the people quietly changing the cultural landscape of our great nation… If it’s worth talking about, you’ll find it here. But sometimes, to discover what comes next, we need to reflect on what has just passed. And that feeling rings true through the February issue, in which we’re setting ourselves up for the year ahead.
This month we look at the punk legacy of fashion’s anarchist Vivienne Westwood, whose oeuvre still vibrates across the runways and streets season after season — see how it’s playing out in our SS23 wardrobes, through both office attire and eveningwear. In health we question whether the Covid-driven trend for working out to the max is in fact doing you more harm than good. Is it time to quietly quit extreme routines? And in Let Them Lie we examine the unhealthy bounce-back mentality forced upon new mothers. Is it time we re-adopted the lost art of ‘lying the month’, still a sacred practice in many Eastern and Southeastern Asian cultures? In beauty, we discover how ice could be a cool addition to both our beauty cupboards and make-up bags.
It would be cold-hearted of me to round off the issue without honouring the most charming time of year: Valentine’s. Through The Edit and MOJEH February fashion pages discover the things to do, places to go and clothes to wear. Wherever the mood may take you.
A decade after the visionary duo first collaborated, Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama are back and better than ever. True to fashion, the encounter is anchored by iconoclasm and, above all else, colour. From apparel to bags, these are pieces to buy now and love forever. Shop now
Always a must-visit for my cultural calendar, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature features both legendary and up-and-coming authors from around the world and consistently sets the tone for my yearly reading list. First up: Lexi Stadlen’s Nine Paths. The event runs until 6 February. Learn more
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