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May boasts many important events: birthdays for Jamie DornanDavid Beckham and Jme, the Met Gala, the Cannes Film Festival and the FA Cup final to name a few. But unless you’ve wangled your way into one of those, you’ll be needing some other stylish options to see you through the month. Here are four May highlights that don’t require a suit, tie or three-figure ticket.

may to-do list – what to see, do, go to, watch and listen to this month asos

Picture: Mike Mandel, courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery and STANLEY/BARKER

Read this: People in Cars by Mike Mandel

Musing on America’s – and Los Angeles’, in particular – relationship with cars isn’t a new concept, but there’s an admirable straightforwardness to Mike Mandel’s approach. For a period in the 70s, the photographer would post up with his 35mm camera on a street corner in his neighbourhood of Van Nuys, and snap portraits of drivers as they slowed to turn right in the late afternoon sun. By turns intimate, confrontational, humorous, lonely and crisply cool, Mandel’s black-and-white images are collected in a new book (published 12 May, Stanley/Barker) released to coincide with an exhibition at New York’s Robert Mann Gallery.

may to-do list – what to see, do, go to, watch and listen to this month asos

Picture: PR

Listen to this: Lil Yachty – Teenage Emotions

Ahoy, mateys. If you haven’t already, it’s time to hop aboard Lil Boat. With a Yeezy Season modelling debut under his belt and features with fellow stylish hip-hop stars Migos, A$AP Mob and Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty – the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Teens’ – is already establishing himself as a household name. But this month, Yachty is set to drop anchor in our sound waves with the release of his debut full-length record Teenage Emotions (26 May). Expect his signature woozy, auto-tuned rhymes to be out in full force, providing the clearest example you’ll find of the new direction of rap.
may to-do list – what to see, do, go to, watch and listen to this month asos

Picture: Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

Go to this: Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

You may have to wait until the end of the month but May’s most stylish exhibition comes in the form of the V&A’s latest offering, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion (opens 27 May). Head to London for a closer look at the work of master couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, the man widely acknowledged in the industry as ‘the designers' designer’. Grab a rare chance to see some couture up close and take advantage of a programme of talks, workshops and events to see how the the label’s Spanish founder continues to influence fashion.

Watch this: Twin Peaks

Not had your fill of all things 90s yet? Good, because cult classic Twin Peaks returns this May to deliver a fresh serving of David Lynch’s unique crime drama. Despite its mysterious teaser videos, the 2017 reboot – which continues where it left off in the early 90s – promises its usual melodramatic themes intertwined with trademark, obscure, Lynchian style. Await some sharp suiting and strong outerwear game (especially from Special Agent Dale Cooper) and, of course, some damn fine cups of coffee. Whether you’ve been waiting for this for 25 years or you’re new to the game, this revival marks an important moment in stylish TV history.