Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly September 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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c’mon, get happy!

Editing our Happiness Issue has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my time here at Fashion Quarterly. There’s something so uplifting about pictures of people smiling and, in my opinion, it’s something we don’t see enough of in fashion magazines. But for the past few months, as the stories and shoots have been filed by the team and arrived on my desk, that’s virtually all I’ve seen — and those smiles have been infectious. There’s arguably no more radiant a smile than that of my friend — and our cover girl — Georgia Fowler, someone we just loved collaborating with. This Kiwi model is not only beautiful on the outside, she’s also warm, funny, hard-working and deserving of her every success. On page 87, she tells Phoebe Watt about…

new zealand fashion weekend 2018

1 Grab your bestie and sit front row at FQ & Miss FQ Present: The Edit to see amazing in-season pieces from top New Zealand designers. 2 Be pampered by some of your favourite brands, including Essano, HITO, The Oozoo and Living Nature. 3 Get in before the crowds and shop till you drop at the Designer Pop Up Sale’s VIP hour. 4 Shop the runway! Fashion mecca Superette is giving you the chance to buy before everybody else. 5 Take a break and book into the Fashion Plate Café for a delicious bite to eat and a glass of bubbles. 31 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER FOR INFORMATION & TO BOOK TICKETS, GO TO iTICKET.CO.NZ/GOTO/NZFW…

fashion buzz

COOL COLLABS KAREN WALKER X MADEWELL What do you get when American casualwear brand Madewell gets access to Karen Walker’s design archives and permission to reimagine her most iconic pieces? A lust-worthy capsule collection that breathes new life into some of the brand’s best-loved prints and patterns of the past two decades, plus three exclusive eyewear styles — available now at Karen Walker boutiques and online. karenwalker.com; madewell.com KATHRYN WILSON X VEUVE CLICQUOT It’s been 200 years since Madame Clicquot blended the world’s first rosé champagne, and to honour the occasion, footwear designer and Veuve Clicquot ambassador Kathryn Wilson (who recently celebrated her own brand’s 15-year anniversary; see page 82) has designed a special-edition rosé-pink belt, available for $99. kathrynwilson.com MAAIKE X EVIE KEMP Marimekko-inspired designs meet 1970s silhouettes in Maaike’s SS19 ‘Rebel Flower’ collection, whose…

shop right now spring 2018

Rainbow brights Celebrate new-season optimism with an array of invigorating hues. Candy crush Raspberry, rose, blush… Sugary shades work well when worn as clean-cut silhouettes. Float on by Feel the freedom the warmer weather brings in a bohemian smock, pairing comfort and cool. Middle me this Are you a pleated leather or fanciful tulle type? There’s a midi skirt to suit every taste. Red alert It makes an attention-seeking accent colour, but searing scarlet is hottest when worn from top to toe. Crayola prints High-energy and haphazard, patterns get playful for spring with a hand-drawn approach. Happy pulls Not just for waistbands, drawstrings in unexpected positions provide chic definition. Cloud nine Baby blues, puffy sleeves and languid detailing will have you daydreaming of days beside the seaside. STYLING DANIELLE CLAUSEN, RHYANA MCNAB PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIED…

the spring print report

FLORAL PRETTY POSIES The benefits of nature are palpable, and the classic florals cropping up this season please virtually every palette. KALEIDOSCOPE DIZZY DAYS Get groovy with far-out prints that will leave your head spinning. We’ll be taking Prada’s lead and combining more than one. PLAID BE SQUARE Grids with a serious following, checks and gingham can be worked both ways — old-school or majorly modern. STRIPES LINES OF DUTY If they’re not already a key player in your office and weekend wardrobes, you’re all but obligated to get on board. STYLING DANIELLE CLAUSEN PHOTOGRAPHY GETTY IMAGES, SUPPLIED…

ask danielle

Q I’m a sucker for tailored pieces and have spotted two-piece suits with shorts and skirts popping up in the latest collections. I’d love to try one out as the weather warms up, but how do I do so without feeling frumpy? A Although the thought of pairing a blazer with a garment that sits near the knee may conjure up visions of school uniforms, this twee union can be surprisingly chic. Start by working out which hemline feels right for you; comfort is key here, so opt for a length you won’t end up tugging at all day. Juliette Hogan’s roomy shorts with their elastic waistband and pleats through the front provide a lovely sense of ease, while weekend-ready co-ords come in the form of Kowtow’s unbleached denim two-piece and…