Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly AUTUMN 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.

New Zealand
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
stronger together

“What would happen if instead of asking, ‘How do I look?’ we asked, ‘What will I do today?’” – Twenty-seven Names. January 21 saw the largest single-day demonstration in US history: the Women’s March, a movement that became worldwide in response to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump’s proposed legislation and policies regarding human rights, immigration and healthcare reform. In disheartening times, it has been empowering to see woman around the globe unified in their desire for equality for all. Steadfast among the protesters were several of the fashion set’s foremost figures, many speaking out in protest and using their personal and brand followings to spread the profeminist message. Also inspiring: more than US $100,000 was raised for Planned Parenthood thanks to sales of the now iconic “Nasty Woman” tee. At FQ, we…

4 min.
style with a smile

Splashed across your face or a T-shirt, a smile is contagious, so get out there and spread those positive vibes Candy bright colours. Faux fur backpacks. Sequins in the daytime. Anything with googly eyes… some call them ‘happy clothes’, others call it ‘YOLO dressing’, and here in New Zealand, we’re not very good at it. “Black, black, black. They love it,” wrote British fashion editor Lisa Armstrong about the New Zealand fashion set’s obsession with gloomy garments. That was in 2004 when the then-fashion writer for The Times was a guest at New Zealand Fashion Week, and well over a decade later, the sombre styling seen on and off our local runways is evidence that not a lot has changed. You could blame Zambesi, NOM*d, World and Karen Walker. At London Fashion Week…

3 min.
outdoor enthusiasm

NEW ZEALAND prides itself on its natural landscapes. Our lush native bush, crystal blue lakes, clean mountain air and wild, west coast beaches are what we’re known for. But although a love for the great outdoors might be in our collective DNA, the sartorially conscious among us realised long ago that it’s hard to look chic carrying a pair of hiking poles, which is why, for the most part, the closest we’ll get to an alpine expedition is enjoying a few flutes of Veuve at Clicquot in the Snow. Consider, however, how the sport luxe trend reshaped our attitudes towards exercise. Prior to 2010 we would work out grudgingly, dragging our heels in our beaten-up sneakers every step of the way. But then mainstream sportswear brands put the fashion back into…

7 min.
sharp focus

What is your current living situation? Out of a suitcase! I’ve been living in New York City for the past five years, on and off, but I travel a lot so need to be really flexible, and things often happen at the last minute so I've always got to be ready to go. I still can’t seem to pack! Where did you grow up and what was life like before you were discovered? I grew up in Matamata. Before being discovered, I was just a normal teenager who was going to high school. I spent a lot of time in the Coromandel, fishing. At 17, you went from being a small-town teenager to an overnight success on the world modelling stage. When you think back to that time, what goes…

1 min.
couture report

PALE AND INTERESTING They’re designs that most of us can only dream of, but if there was one practical takeaway from couture week, it’s that a neutral palette doesn’t restrict you to black, white, and fifty shades of grey. Dusky pinks and nude hues are suitably subtle alternatives. FROZEN FANTASY From Elie Saab’s ice-blue creations seemingly plucked straight from Elsa’s wardrobe, to princess-worthy pieces at Christian Dior and Valentino, the colour of royalty reigned supreme at the Paris shows. Vetements and Viktor & Rolf, meanwhile, kept things extra cool with dark detailing and edgy silhouettes. ICE, ICE, BABY HOT COUTURE FIERY FASHION Ring the alarm: gorgeous gowns in red, orange, yellow and gold have set runways ablaze and the flames are spreading to a red carpet near you. Pleated details, metallic accents, and just the right amount…

10 min.
empower dressing

“The reason we got into fashion is to make women feel beautiful” Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubiša, Harman Grubiša ON THEIR FEMALE MUSES H: “To date, our winter 2016 ‘Dakota’ range has been our strongest illustration of female muses. It was really an ode to the woman who holds her own. The Dakota is an historic building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with a legacy spanning 130 years. It has been home to a raft of notable leading ladies, including Lauren Bacall, and Roberta Flack. Jess and I were reading about it a lot at the time of designing the collection (we share books!) and in turn, Maya Angelou, Jean Harlow and Nina Simone became namesakes for key pieces that carried the spirit of our Dakota story; the heroine, a woman…