Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly June 2018

Fashion Quarterly is the first port of call for readers who, like the FQ team, live and breathe fashion and beauty. Each issue is crammed with stunning photography that is inspirational and aspirational. Informed and insightful fashion journalism helps readers understand trends and how to make the most of them.

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personal freedom

I L.O.V.E fashion. Mostly because fashion is fun. Sure, there’s its tenacious, forward momentum, its ever-evolving nature, the continuous scope for adaptation and refinement, the opportunity to influence cultural change and revolution — all important qualities. But for me, fun wins, especially in the current world climate with so much for us to worry about and lose sleep over. Dressing up is fun. The way we dress also speaks volumes about us to the world. I was reminded of this when two of my friends and favourite New Zealand designers, Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubiša of Harman Grubiša, came by Fashion Quarterly HQ to style me in looks from their AW18 collection. Both women are equally as stylish, yet their personal styles could not be more different. Jess is a sneaker…


@fashionquarterly fashionquarterly ETHICAL FASHION Which brands scored an ‘A’ in this year’s Ethical Fashion Report? Make sure you check out the innovative and sustainable brands who are leading the way. FQ.co.nz/EthicalFashionReport CELEBRITY STYLE FILES Ever wished you had a stylist to curate the perfect outfit? Draw inspiration from your favourite celebs with our extensive galleries. FQ.co.nz/CelebStyle WINTER GETAWAYS Embrace the chill with our directory of winter escapes, local happenings and staycation essentials for your most memorable winter yet. > FQ.co.nz/TravelTips ROYAL ROUND-UP We’ll update you with every little detail surrounding the most anticipated wedding of the year — in real time. FQ.co.nz/RoyalWedding…

on our radar right now

KELLY McAULIFFE DIGITAL EDITOR FQ is committed to bettering women’s futures in New Zealand and has created an online destination to celebrate women and their successes. > FQ.co.nz/FemaleFutures TERRI DUNN DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER Fashion’s obsession with all things ’70s shows no sign of abating. In our latest trend report, we profile the return of the jumpsuit — the infinitely versatile one-and-done style you need to, well, jump on. > FQ.co.nz/JumpsuitTrend ELLA FRANCIS DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER Say sayonara to impulse buys and never-worn items. This new cost-per-wear calculator means even the most indiscriminate shopper is just a click away from making more educated purchases. > FQ.co.nz/CostPerWear…

fashion buzz

RAIN WOMAN One drop we’re excited about? Karen Walker’s third outing with Blunt Umbrellas, which has seen the designer dig into the design archives, repurposing her SS15 Wild Flowers print, inspired by eccentric, aristocratic English country gardens. Karen Walker for Blunt umbrella, $119. SHOP TO IT Two Kiwi brands have recently hit major milestones in opening their first brick-and-mortar boutiques. Shjark designer Amber Gardner describes her space at 534 Richmond Road in Auckland as an extension of her brand. “The vibe is slick straight lines, cool concrete and crisp white, with a beautiful arched mirror and Takeshi Nii folding chairs adding a mid-century element.” In Wellington, Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek partnered with Rufus Knight (Simon James, Muse, Lonely) for her flagship at 113 Tory Street — a clean, light-filled space that reflects the brand’s…

shop right now winter 2018

EARTH MOTHER Can you say digital detox? There’s something in the air as designers look to the great outdoors for inspiration. OIL SLICK It’s time to rewatch The Matrix. Local designers can’t get enough of high-shine PVC and vinyl. Trinity, eat your heart out. WALL FLOWERS Nostalgic floral tributes don’t just belong in the sitting room. BLUE VALENTINE Outerwear gets zen in soothing shades of periwinkle, sky and powder blue. Pair with neutrals or go head-to-toe tonal. DIG IN Subtly subversive, the trench coat is being reimagined in sorbet shades and stripped-back shapes. FLOAT ON Indulge your inner artist with the whimsy of a poet’s blouse or painter’s smock. GOLD MEMBER From marigold to mustard, rich shades of yellow are cropping up in abundance. GET IN LINE Forget navy and white — stripes have gone into overdrive this season. Go for candy colours or high-impact…

baby got back

Q: I’ve been seeing babydoll dresses making a comeback on the racks of local boutiques like Karen Walker. I love the idea of them, but how on earth do I wear one without looking like a child? A: The frilly lines and often pastel shades of babydoll dresses can ring alarm bells for many, going well beyond our black, tailored comfort zones. But this frou-frou style can be surprisingly wearable when paired with clean lines and sharp accessories. The babydoll dress dates back to 1942 and American lingerie designer Sylvia Pedlar — the style’s cropped hemline owing to fabric shortages during World War II. Gaining popularity when worn by actress Carroll Baker in the 1956 film Baby Doll, the dress made the transition into daywear during the ’60s and ’70s —…