Fashion Quarterly March 2019

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
Parkside Media
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min

TAYI TIBBLE @paniaofthekeef There’s clearly something in the water, with a wave of talented young Kiwi poets making an impact here and overseas – including Wellington writer Tayi Tibble, who published her first collection of poems, Poūkahangatus, last year. She writes about women and power in ‘Message to my Girls’ on page 100. JESSICA CLARKE @roimata Model Jessica Clarke lives in London, but was back in New Zealand for the summer when we captured her for our cover. What does the former Tatler covergirl love most about her childhood home? “The chill vibes and Kiwis in general – such down-to-earth and easy-going people.” JESSICA BERESFORD @jessberes Writer Jessica Beresford grew up in West Auckland and now lives in London’s Bethnal Green. Recently appointed fashion features editor for the Financial Times’ luxury supplement How to Spend It, for us…

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I was scrolling Instagram recently when a video posted by US fashion designer Brandon Maxwell caught my eye. Narrated by Houston socialite and philanthropist Lynn Wyatt, it brought Brandon’s Spring 2019 collection to life, overlaid with the 83-year-old sharing her thoughts on beauty and style. “My grandmother taught me something that I’ll never forget,” said Lynn. “She said, ‘Look in the mirror, but when you leave that mirror, forget about yourself. You know you’re well-dressed, you’ve done the best you can, your hair looks great, your makeup looks great, whatever. Forget about yourself. Go have a good time!’” It’s that same breezy, self-assured attitude that I hope you take away from this issue of Fashion Quarterly. With a fresh look, our new sections reflect busy women’s lives right now. Alongside our edit…

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need to know

IF YOU LIKE, YOU’LL LOVE… BLING RING Beads, sequins, diamantés, glitter… Indulge your inner magpie with some grown-up sparkle. WANDERING EYE Turn your gaze towards the new eyewear collaboration between I Love Ugly and Bailey Nelson, with opticals and sunglasses in three shapes – including this brushed silver pair ($295). Visit ISN’T SHE LOVELY? London-based model Naomi Shimada is what you’d call a dream girl. Vocal about diversity and representation, she also has one of the most colourful and uplifting Instagram accounts you’ll follow (@naomishimada). She visited New Zealand over summer for close friend and Kiwi model Georgia Pratt’s wedding, and while here managed to slip in a couple of shoots for local brands One of those was Liam, whose new collection features a charming floral print inspired by the colours of clothes handed down…

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it’s cool to kōrero

Photos of Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern and the Duchess of Sussex wearing traditional Māori cloaks were seen around the world and instilled a sense of pride for many Kiwis – but what’s the meaning behind these works of art? Fashion designer Kiri Nathan (Ngāpuhi, Waikato Tainui), who has created contemporary korowai (cloaks) for Beyoncé, Childish Gambino and Mariah Carey, shares her knowledge. Why do you think the photos of Jacinda and the Duchess struck such a chord? As Kiwis, we’re always proud to see our country and our indigenous culture positively celebrated, both nationally and internationally. When should they be worn? Māori cloaks are most commonly worn on special occasions, whether a significant hui and coming together of people, or a significant graduation or birthday. The cloaks hold stories of our history…

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Brownie points Shades of chestnut, cinnamon and biscuit may conjure memories of school-uniform corduroy and garish ’70s interiors, but for designers and artists alike, a brown-tinged palette can offer warmth and earthiness. Recent collections from Fendi, Isabel Marant and Max Mara have championed the unassuming shade, and Valentino’s recent dreamy couture show featured a chocolate-brown gown. For everyday, pair a russet sweater with crisp blue jeans, tuck a turtleneck elegantly into a tan pleated skirt, or try Miuccia Prada’s preferred pairing of brown with black. It’s time to give brown a second chance. This artistic foursome tells how on page 60.…

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back in the day