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Go for bold and travel with bursts of brightness, stand-out prints and striking patterns
So, finally we have confirmation of the existence of gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime – and, with that, the first light of the dawn of intergalactic travel, and the slim (very slim) possibility of time travel. Imagine the possibilities: reliving past joys, correcting past mistakes and boldly coming back with those putdown lines that only ever seem to come to us after the event. In time, maybe a very long time, our descendants will demand to return to such pivotal moments.
The next time you stagger off a long-haul flight and squint into the midday sun as your body clock tells you that you should really be tucked up in bed, think back to 1884 – we’re not suggesting you’re that old, of course, but that was the year of the International Meridian Conference in Washington DC, at which the world was officially divided into 24 time zones, with each 15-degree zone east or west of the Greenwich Meridian decreed as representing one hour of time difference.
This season, top designers and shoe brands are offering the road less travelled –quirky patterns to add your own personal touches.