• Michelle Johnson

Fashion designer Pauline Ducruet looks to the new year in Tempus Magazine issue 77

As we look to the New Year, Tempus is celebrating the rise of wellness, resilience and authenticity that are inspiring new trends in every sector of the luxury world. It seems that never before have we been so united in the improvement of our quality of life. At the start of the year – and in no small way inspired by the trials of the pandemic – Google searches for “self-care” rose by a whopping 250%. With more people taking an active interest to empower themselves in their health care –both physical and mental – it is becoming increasingly clear that wellbeing starts from within.

This can be seen in the rise of mindful wellness trends and activities offered in the world’s best resorts and in the wide range of treatments – from sensational sound baths to olfactory indulgences, all designed to soothe the soul – that are gaining ever more popularity with those in the know. Self-improvement goes hand in hand with self-expression and, as we learn to take better care of our health, wealth and wellbeing, so too are we learning to embrace authenticity at every turn.

Few understand this better than our cover star, 27-year-old fashion designer Pauline Ducruet. The stylish entrepreneur learnt the power of dressing for confidence and self-expression from her mother, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, and grandmother, iconic actress GraceKelly. Now, she is creating fashion for every body, with sustainable pieces defined by colour, fabric and attitude rather than conforming to gender expectations. Pauline tells us about her inspirations, and ambitious design ethos, in our exclusive cover story.

As we set about designing this issue, it became clear that this sense of self-expression, authentic storytelling and desire for self-improvement is everywhere in the world of luxury – from the increasing popularity of responsible travel to rise in environmental investment, electrification in the automotive industry to the art of haute horology – we all want to make a real and positive impact on the world.

And that, more than anything, is a resolution worth celebrating as we ring in the new year.