InStyle Australia Magazine

InStyle Australia Magazine June 2019

InStyle is Australia’s most comprehensive style authority. InStyle offers expert style advice across all aspects of life - from fashion to beauty and interiors to entertaining giving you the confidence to buy straight off the page. This monthly must-read focuses on high-quality content and accessible information, making InStyle a trusted one-stop source of inspiration and ideas. Initially launched in the United States. It is now a global brand with 16 editions worldwide.

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It’s been a whirlwind and inspiring first few weeks since joining the InStyle team. I’ve taken over the reins from Emily while she’s on maternity leave, and the team and I wish her all the best during this magical, crazy and fantastically all-consuming next chapter. I’ve always loved InStyle for its chic mix of covetable fashion, beauty and lifestyle buys, must-know new designers and, of course, unrivalled access to A-list celebs. I’ve always picked up an issue with anticipation, as a new purchase was an inevitability! I’m so excited to share with you our most important issue of the year, where we celebrate remarkable Australians with our InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards. This year, we’re shining the spotlight on Future Shapers: 10 pioneers challenging the norm in their chosen fields…

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instant style

UPTOWN FUNK Fendi found inspiration in French wrought-iron gates for the curlicue patterns in its pre-fall range, and the results could easily slip straight into a soulful ’70s scene. FULL SPECTRUM Have the tailoring trend down pat? Next up, taste the rainbow by taking super-saturated separates for a spin. Apply candy brights tonally to retain grown-up polish. WRITTEN IN THE STARS Space may be the final frontier, but Jac +Jack has found an imaginative way to traverse the universe: a collection of cute cashmere sweaters emblazoned with words to make you wonder. A STEP AHEAD In a world first, local label and slow-fashion pioneer St. Agni has developed an innovative knitted-leather technique that shapes its new range of slip-on styles. Across the channel British brand Rixo has teamed with Paris-based influencer Sabina Socol on a nine-piece capsule collection that…

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standing the test of time

Coco Chanel was master of challenging the gender stereotypes of her time, melding masculine references with feminine codes to carve a legacy that lives on today. Just take the label’s wildly successful J12 timepiece, which was originally conceived with a men’s sports watch in mind, but has long won the hearts of women around the world. THEN: Launched in 2000, and designed by Chanel’s then-artistic director, Jacques Helleu, the J12 became an instant hit for its inimitable mix of form and function. Crafted from sleek black—and unscratchable—ceramic, the timepiece possessed all the durability of an everyday watch, but, like all things Chanel, conveyed capital-F fashion. NOW: A glossy white rendition was soon added to the J12 line-up, and now, on the dawn of the design’s 20th anniversary, the fashion house has finessed…

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making strides

5 YEARS Hansen & Gretel “When you start a business, you often work towards a five-year plan. To be celebrating our fifth anniversary makes me incredibly grateful,” says Hansen & Gretel founder Ainsley Hansen, who marked the occasion at this year’s show by debuting her label’s very first menswear range. My MBFWA memory: “Our brand is designed to celebrate the female voice and last year’s MBFWA show really showcased that through the representation of models, such as friend-of-the-brand Rachel Rutt [right]. Rachel was the very first model I ever photographed for the brand, so the sentiment was as if we were coming full circle.” 15 YEARS Alice McCall “I feel proud,” says Alice McCall, reflecting on her eponymous label’s 15th anniversary. “I think it’s hard to sustain longevity in such a competitive industry, but the key…

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romee strijd

With a busy schedule that’s scattered all over the world, time is of the essence for Dutch model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Romee Strijd, who takes an old-school approach to keeping pace: with a luxe timepiece that she never needs to take off. What do you look for in a watch? “I like a really timeless watch that fits with every outfit. I also want high quality and [an] automatic design, so it’s good for the environment.” How do you wear yours? “I actually think a watch is [the] finishing touch for your look, so I wear it every day. Even if you have a super-simple outfit, a watch just elevates it.” Do you style it with other jewellery? “I try to let the watch be the focus, and on my other wrist…

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the get

ICE, ICE, BABY Transparent, textured acrylic gives Dubai-based handbag brand L’Afshar’s boxy top-handle tote the appearance of ice—and you’d better believe it’s just as cool. SEEING CLEARLY The latest version of Stella McCartney’s Eclypse sneakers takes a less-is-more approach to design—though a pair of bold socks can change that in a snap. LET IT SHINE Don’t let the rain get your outfit down: that’s the message Dorothee Schumacher conveys via this see-through bad-weather repeller, which will only amplify the look that lies beneath. FOR EVERYONE You won’t find a “his” or “hers” in Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s new scent duo. The unisex collection features Gentle Fluidity Gold, a musky, oriental spritz, and Gentle Fluidity Silver, a blend of balmy woods and fresh juniper berry. AIM FOR THE STARS From elegantly bevelled edges and slimline hands to a Master Chronometer certification…