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SEPTEM­BER MAY BE here al­ready but we’re still bask­ing in the thrill of sum­mer. We got to have our cake by the ocean and eat it too when Los An­ge­les-based DNCE rolled into town as guests of #leg­end. We held a pri­vate party at Taz­ma­nia Ball­room where the quar­tet were ser­e­naded in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion by lion dancers. Two hours be­fore they went on stage, we dis­cussed their mu­si­cal in­flu­ences, that range from Prince to Korea’s CL, to how they feel about the role of technology and In­sta­gram in con­tem­po­rary cul­ture.

We have the one and only Miss Se­lena Gomez in this is­sue, too. #leg­end presents a world ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with the pop god­dess, who with 125 mil­lion fol­low­ers is the world’s most pop­u­lar In­sta­gram­mer. #leg­end got the scoop on her col­lab­o­ra­tion with Amer­i­can lux­ury brand Coach and the brand’s cre­ative chief Stu­art Vev­ers. Gomez loves to cre­ate and her Se­lena Grace bag is the chic man­i­fes­ta­tion of her aes­thetic.

As is what goes on the plates of multi-ac­co­laded French chef Yan­nick Al­léno who will soon open a Ter­roir Parisien restau­rant in Hong Kong’s Land­mark. Al­léno strad­dles schools of cui­sine both old-school and new, and is known for his sig­na­ture devotion to sauce, which to him com­mands the same re­spect as wine for an oenophile.

Fash­ion. We run a port­fo­lio of gritty, glam­orous and provoca­tive shoots in thie is­sue, with no­ta­bles from dig­i­tal icon Aimee Song to Elle Lee and fash­ion-for­ward Amer­i­can ac­tor Dane Dehaan. We speak to Chanel global cre­ative make-up and colour de­signer, Lu­cia Pica about her au­tumn/win­ter 2017 range, for which she took a road trip to Los An­ge­les, and we speak with for­mer M. A.C il­lus­tra­tor, artist and in­sta­gram bomber, Don­ald Robertson, beloved by the fash­ion world and now pub­lish­ing a stu­pen­dous body of his work with As­souline.

Her­itage means dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent peo­ple in the dig­i­tal age, so we speak with the bosses of Ital­ian lux­ury pur­vey­ors Tod’s and Loro Piana, both of whom are find­ing new ways to reach their fast-chang­ing tar­get au­di­ences, al­though, as Tod’s Diego Della Valle cau­tions, “it’s not like we want to tar­get ev­ery­one”. We also meet shoe de­signer Ni­cholas Kirk­wood who steps up and out of his com­fort zone in de­sign­ing a bag for Bul­gari.

There’s much to con­sider as the sea­sons change and we move into the third quar­ter. Jan­ice Jann finds a re­fresh­ing ap­proach to hol­i­day­mak­ing on Viet­nam’s Phu Quoc is­land from which to con­tem­plate it all.

Happy read­ing to each of you, wher­ever you may be looking or lis­ten­ing.

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