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This week: extreme sunglasses by Gucci, Proenza Schouler’s bold new collection and the top art exhibitions to visit now.

Words by Alice Jeffery and Meg Doyle.

CULTURE SPOT

ART BASEL, HONG KONG

Art Basel returns to Hong Kong for a fifth year, having established itself as a leading global art conference since its inception in 2012. Renowned for championing Asian artists on an international stage, the art fair features an eye-opening range of sculptures, paintings and installations from more than 200 new and established galleries. Any downtime you may have between the presentations and discussions can be well spent exploring the many cultural events happening across the city during the fair. From 23 to 25 March; artbasel.com/hong-kong 

The Subtle Knife (2016) by Daniel Crooks

The Hot 5

1. WEAR THE NEW SHIRT SHAPE

New York-based label Sies Marjan takes an elevated approach to deconstructed shirting. Balance the fluid fit with tailored trousers.

SIES MARJAN Noel V-neck cotton-seersucker top
2. ENJOY AN EDIBLE
MASTERPIECE

Iconic art is transformed into edible delights at London’s Rosewood Hotel. Art Afternoon Tea includes cakes and pastries inspired by Damien Hirst, Banksy and Mark Rothko. rosewoodhotels.com 

3. VIEW a selfie exhibition in London

London’s Saatchi Gallery explores the art of the selfie in From Selfie to Self-Expression, displaying works of portraiture by old masters such as Rembrandt, to the new: anyone with a smartphone. The gallery invites submissions of selfies from across the globe, with the chance to be featured in the exhibition. Until 30 May 2017; saatchigallery.com 

Untitled Film Still #24 (1977) by Cindy Sherman
4. SEE AFRICAN ART IN PARIS

The 2017 edition of Art Paris Art Fair is hosting more than 130 galleries from 30 countries under the Grand Palais’ glass dome. This year, Africa is the focus, with major works from more than 70 African artists on display. From 30 March to 2 April 2017; artparis.com 

5. SHOP for resort rafia

Balenciaga’s espadrilles provide the perfect pop of colour for your vacation wardrobe. Pair with a simple cotton dress for an effortless look.

BALENCIAGA Bazar striped raffia-effect wedge espadrilles

THE CULT ACCESSORY

Embrace the season’s maximalist mood with Gucci’s new collection of sunglasses, launching first at MATCHESFASHION.COM. Oversized, embellished and techni-coloured, these eclectic frames will inject Gucci’s signature high-octane aesthetic into the simplest looks.

EDITOR’S PICK

PROENZA SCHOULER

Invigorate your new-season wardrobe with Proenza Schouler’s fresh take on contemporary silhouettes for SS17. Play with pleating, primary brights and oversized earrings, as shown on the runway, to create a bold statement.

THE LOOK

COACHELLA STYLE

Chloé’s grown-up floral prints have just the right boho-style vibes for an outing to Coachella, the Colorado desert’s annual festival of music and arts. Wear with loose wide-leg jeans by Raey and flat sandals for a cool, carefree look.

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PHOTOGRAPHS: LAURIE BARTLEY, STARKWHITE, METRO PICTURES NEW YORK, WINKEL MEYER/STRINGER/GETTY IMAGES.

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