For many magazines, the September issue is traditionally the thickest of the year. It is the all-important tome that sets the tone for and heralds in the next 11 months. Imagine what more if September also marks a publication’s anniversary, let alone — as in our case this year — a Crystal anniversary. For us, looking ahead means embracing our DNA and we do so by celebrating the Icons, People and Lifestyle that define us. We devote pages to the fashion, watches and jewellery that have captured attention (Fashion Fast Forward, page 130; Coming of Age, page 150; Perfect Ten, page 270); revisit society stalwarts whom we are proud to call firm friends (She’s My Cover Girl, page 296; Tales of a Jet-Setter, page 350); introduce a new crop of convention-breakers (40 Under 40, page 323); and even flew to France, where a team led by Group Fashion Director Johnny Khoo and Managing Editor Genevieve Jiang shot Cartier’s mesmerising Collection Paris Nouvelle Vague suite of jewels worn on our cover. Join us in celebrating 15 years and many, many more decades to come.