An English fashion designer reveals his travel tips for Marrakech:
It’s so accessible and quick to get there. I’ve been a dozen times in the past 20 years. It’s got such a rich culture and it’s a visual feast on every turn round a corner. It’s a feast for the senses with the exotic smells of cooking spices, the leather tanneries, the calls to prayer heard across the rooftops and the warm, balmy weather. I’m drawn to the colours of the city, the deep terracotta of the buildings and the ornate mosaic tiling. It’s hard not to be seduced by Marrakech. I always feel inspired there. In fact, I designed my most recent collection Pre-Fall 2015 after my last visit in May for Poppy Delevingne’s wedding.
Anything special I should pack?
The great thing about Marrakesh is it’s only three hours away, so easy for a short weekend break. I pack light – shorts, hat and sunglasses for poolside, then light cover-ups to dress respectfully to go into the Medina in the evening. I always take printed cashmere scarves. They’re the most versatile accessory.
What do you miss most when you’re away?
I drink a gallon of tea when I get back, proper northern builder’s tea, because the tea in Marrakech is very sweet…[Full Story]