Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly SUMMER 2017

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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i got it from my mama

Generally I am quite the tough nut, and proudly so. But give me a heartfelt message on the subject of love — specifically that between a mother and child — and I’m a complete mess. I had tissues at the ready as the answers came in for our Love You More feature (page 78), where six of our favourite and most fashionable NZ duos speak of their unique bonds and how their love has shaped them into the people they are today. Whether yours is one of love and laughter or fraught with issues, it’s hard to deny the significance the relationship with our mothers has on us as adults. My mother’s love of NZ fashion and magazines ultimately led me to a career in the fashion media, and I…

cover girl quick fire

DERYA PARLAK @deryaellaparlak Are you a camper or a glamper? Camper. What is your secret NZ summer spot and why? Lyttelton in Christchurch — my heart is there. What’s its one must-do activity? Exploring the Banks Peninsula. What’s its best restaurant/café/ farmers market? Lyttelton Farmers Market. What will you be wearing on your summer escape? My big harakeke hat. What’s one thing you won’t leave behind? My smile. What’s on your summer reading list? Come Close by Sappho. Where will you be for Christmas and NYE? No idea, and I like it! What do you hope is in your Christmas stocking? Love. What does summer in NZ mean to you? Warmth and depth. NGAHUIA WILLIAMS @ngahuiawilliams Are you a camper or a glamper? I am a camper, I can sleep anywhere. I do however like…

mumm’s the word in champagne

Don’t miss The Mumm Rosé Box pop-up this summer Champagne Mumm is excited to celebrate a summer of rosé with The Mumm Rosé Box; a unique art installation that bursts into life, transforming into a fully functioning bar complete with summer tunes and dedicated to Mumm Rosé and Mumm Rosé cocktails. With the summer social scene just around the corner, The Mumm Rosé Box will launch an afternoon of Rosé at some of Auckland’s favourite bars and restaurants providing everything you need for a perfect summer afternoon with friends. The Mumm Rosé Box will come alive at Soul Bar on Sunday November 26, set to the lively backdrop of summertime anthems, and will pop up at other Auckland venues throughout summer such as White + Wong’s and the newly opening Mission Bay Pavilion. The…

7 deadly sins

WRATH Dress to kill in drop-dead gorgeous head-to-toe red GLUTTONY Excess knows no bounds... go on, treat yourself GREED Sometimes more is more — follow your vice’s lead LUST Set your sights and the one you desire is sure to succumb SLOTH Lounge in luxury with soft shades and sumptuous textures ENVY Sometimes it’s only natural to covet that which you don’t have PRIDE Primp, preen and pose to your heart’s desire…

summer swimwear edit

FUN & FLOUNCY Get playful with flirty ruffles, scalloping and gathered details PRINT PARTY Floral, leopard or patchwork? There’s pattern aplenty this season HOLE IN ONE The one-piece is back with a vengeance, look out for slick zips, ties and belts DOUBLE DOWN Athletic accents are big news when it comes to seperates FINAL TOUCH No trip to the beach is complete without a trusty cover-up or two…

micro trend

PILE ON THE SASS Miniskirts have always been about fun. Whether you’re going for girly frills or power-dressing with a mini suit, you can play with scale by adding a large hat or a nano bag to the ensemble. From transgender models landing major beauty campaigns to a greater variety of ethnicities represented on the catwalks, fashion has, in recent years, come a long way in addressing its deep-rooted diversity issues. If the SS18 shows were anything to go by, however, sizeism is still rampant; ‘plus-size’ models are still more novelty than norm. Generally speaking, we’re not here for it. There was, however, one teeny, tiny item we weren’t so saddened to see sashaying down the spring runways over and over again, and that’s the miniskirt. Yes, short hemlines are back, and as…