katy perry, september issue, bazaar icons

I love pop culture and couldn’t be happier with Katy Perry on the cover of our September issue. She is a woman who captures the zeitgeist of the moment and propels it forward with bells, whistles and a thousand sequins. She isn’t afraid of colour, print, outlandish costumes and bravado. I sing along to her happy songs and love what her long-time friend and collaborator, Jeremy Scott, dreams up every few months for her to wear. Moschino couldn’t have found a better match in Scott as its Creative Director. He embraces every aspect of popular culture to serve us McDonalds on a couture platter and Barbie as a fashion icon. His wit and panache has embraced our everyday and, in a short stint of two years, the brand’s shows have become one of the most highly anticipated and watched, at Milan Fashion Week.

See what Gerald Tan has to say about the fall/winter collections that matter in our definitive 44-page round up of the season’s best. One of my personal favourites is the modern vintage mood Alessandro Michele has infused in Gucci. My personal take on his first women’s collection is summed up in the romantic shoot I styled in New York. It shows his love for washed leather pleated skirts and lace blouses (for men as well!).

And to crown all this fashion newness is Charmaine Ho’s extensive round up of the watches that you will be lusting after this year: A buyer’s guide to the timepieces that matter; the know-how and expertise that goes into their creation. It’s something everyone needs to know before making that watch investment.

As Katy Perry said, “You make me feel like I’m livin’ a teenage dream.”

Take a chill pill and smile.

—Kenneth Goh, editor-in-chief

Watch behind-the-scenes video of our September cover shoot with Katy Perry.

Digital edition is now available on App Store or Google Play. View the preview issue here.