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Marie Claire Australia May 2020

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2 min.

This letter is being written from my paper-strewn dining table as I’ve been forced to work from home amid the corona crisis. I haven’t flown in from China, Europe or Iran, nor am I displaying flu-like symptoms; my only crime was a quick flight to Melbourne, but my company is taking zero chances. So here I am, gloriously glam in my trackies, T-shirt and uggs, trying to be all editor-like. Well, screw that. There’s no room for pretence; these are desperate, dystopian times, and it feels like we’re all extras in a disaster blockbuster. To counteract these collective apocalyptic feelings, I hope our May issue – filled with uplifting stories from inspirational women – manages to elevate your spirits, especially if you’re isolating on the couch at home. First up, our cover…

3 min.
the sustainable lust list

MAX MARA We’re calling them coats with a conscience: Max Mara collects camel hair offcuts from the production of its outerwear and repurposes them into a new insulation fibre. Less waste, more wow! GANNI The Danish brand is committed to responsible practices and eco fabrics. Case in point: this rain jacket made from biodegradable thermoplastic. TIGERL ILY Crafted from ethical cotton and grass cloth, these blossom-strewn dresses take design cues from nature in more ways than one. KALAURIE Handmade to order, Kalaurie pieces transcend trends. The Backwards Forwards dress (above) melds biodegradable linen and deadstock zippers with striking monochrome. BASSIKE The local label has banned the use of harmful azo dyes, meaning these chartreuse stripes are not only eye-popping, but Earth-friendly, too. ST. AGNI This sleek and stretchy knitwear scores points for its natural origins comprised of organic cotton and bamboo. WOLFGANG…

4 min.
into the blue

When Reed Krakoff was a boy, he wandered through the fourth floor of the iconic Tiffany & Co. store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, mesmerised by the dazzling beauty surrounding him. Carefully cultivated table settings by leading designers with gleaming cutlery, plates polished to mirror-like perfection and the occasional bauble enchanted the aspiring aesthete. Decades later as the US luxury brand’s chief artistic officer, Krakoff sits at the head of the company table and is casting his own spell by breathing new life into the beloved jeweller. “I grew up with the brand. It was almost instantaneous,” Krakoff says of feeling at home in the once-rarefied world of Tiffany & Co. The tastes of the elite are second nature to Krakoff, having grown up in the wealthy enclave of Weston, Connecticut, but…

1 min.
the edit

FEEL-GOOD FASHION MatchesFashion.com is proud to unveil The Responsible Edit, a shopping hub dedicated to style with a conscience. Our pick? Ethical outerwear by Kassl Editions (above). Vintage VIBE Get lost in preloved Prada at AXL Bazaar, a treasure trove in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay. The boutique is curated by Athena X Levendi, who collects high-end pieces all over the globe (both vintage and current season) and packages each purchase in a chic canvas tote (below). GOING VEGAN It’s cool to be kind: Veja x Rick Owens’ hiking sneaker is free of leather, crafted instead from corn waste and recycled plastic bottles. DIVE IN! Luxury Los Angeles-based swimwear label Marysia launches its first sustainable collection, which sees fabric scraps refashioned into these sweet, scalloped bikinis. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEVAK BABAKHANI; COURTESY OF MARYSIA; COURTESY OF MATCHESFASHION.…

4 min.
sacred water

The title ‘water advocate and chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation’ might not sound like it belongs to a 15-year-old, but young activist Autumn Peltier is not your average teenager. Growing up in the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Ottawa, she developed a deep understanding of the importance of water and the need to protect it after being exposed to contaminated H20 in her community. “I went to the washroom and all over the walls it said Don’t drink or touch water’,” says Peltier, who took action after finding out that 56 other Indigenous reserves in Canada were similarly affected. In 2016, Peltier made headlines when she criticised Canadian PM Justin Trudeau about the crisis. Since then, she has earned global accolades, including a nomination for the 2019 International Children’s Peace Prize and…

3 min.
animal extinction

I grew up in a tiny farming village in Denmark with a population of 40. I spent most of my childhood exploring outside in the fields and forests. There were always pets running around, cats, dogs, canary birds and fish (which every so often ended up in the toilet, unfortunately). Now I live in California with my wife and two daughters. LA can feel like it’s nothing but cars, but if you spend a little time exploring, you can find some astounding landscapes. We have two dogs, Miller and Stella, one is a rescue and the other is a Yorkipoo [Yorkshire terrier–poodle cross]. She’s a furry rat. It’s impossible for me to imagine a world without animals. When I found out that we’re facing our sixth mass extinction with one million species…