Fashion Quarterly November 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

3 min

When I began in this role a year ago, I wrote a list of people I wanted to feature in the magazine — those I thought embodied fashion today and where it was heading. Many of them were, and continue to be, at the forefront of important conversations around diversity, sustainability, empathy, inclusivity and representation. I’ve been fortunate enough to tick off a few of them — and two more, both Kiwis at the top of their game, appear in this bumper summer issue. Our naturally radiant cover star Georgia Pratt-Holiber has been one of my favourite local faces for a long time, so I’m delighted that she finally, and deservedly, has her own solo Fashion Quarterly cover. The Auckland-raised model was shot in her new hometown of New York City,…

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DEVON TOI @devontoi Free-spirited Devon was a natural choice for the high-wattage glamour of our party shoot – think big hair and lots of glitter. The effervescent model has just returned from a stint living in Amsterdam, and now splits her time between Auckland and Whangarei, relishing the laidback lifestyle of home. MARCE LGULL @marcelgul Fashion Quarterly’s creative director is a pillar of the team – providing bountiful inspiration, laughs aplenty and the odd wine at deadline. Originally hailing from sunny Nelson, Marcel leads our design team and helps shape the many visual elements you see in each issue and across our various platforms. EMMA ANDERSON @emmaxanderson Emma lensed our lush editorial shoot, starring fellow Kiwi expat Georgia Pratt-Holiber, on page 94. Shot in New York, the place they call home, Tales of the City demonstrates Emma’s dedication…

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take it easy

Photography: Michael James Rooke. Styling: Benjamin Alexander. Model: Polena from Unique Model Management. Hair and make: Chay Roberts. Hair and makeup assistant: Tayla Williams.…

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heart strings

Strap yourself in: the barely-there sandal is bound to be summer’s biggest footwear trend. We first glimpsed the minimalist movement with Phoebe Philo’s rust-red string sandals for Celine resort 2018. It’s since gained traction with Jacquemus’ micro-strap heels, The Row’s simplistic squared toe and Bottega Veneta’s refined blue pair, complete with toe tie. With inspiration tracing back to the early ‘00s, but elevated, the finely fixtured sandals have been called the accessory answer to the slip dress – effortlessly sleek, sexy and you can wear them with anything.…

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2020 vision

SHORT SHIFT Spring’s most unexpected trend, and one a wide array of designers tapped into, shorts felt most fresh and accessible when incorporated into spring suiting. The look is relaxed yet pulled together. We’re partial to the checked versions from Elie Tahari, Michael Kors and Givenchy – best paired with sandals. FROTHY FROCKS “Big-dress energy” was an overarching theme at the spring shows, with puff sleeves and ruffles aplenty, as designers embraced romance and nostalgia. Examples of the trend executed in white had an added layer of naivety – offering a sartorial security blanket and a sense of escapism. The best of these were seen at Erdem, Simone Rocha and Christian Dior, which all had a cinematic mood evoking classic films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock and Daughters of the Dust. We…

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style notebook

FUTURE OF FASHION Imagine going about your day in your favourite denim jacket without needing to pick up your phone to answer calls, stop and start your music, know when your Uber has arrived or even take a selfie – all because your jacket would control that for you. Well, imagine no more. Levi’s has teamed up with Google to build their Jacquard touch-sensitive fabric technology into the cuff of their classic trucker jacket, allowing you to stay connected, without being distracted. In Sydney for the launch, we witnessed the magic first-hand in a demonstration from Levi’s VP global product innovation Paul Dillinger. He showed how to customise “prompts” or gestures (such as tapping or stroking the sleeve) to subtly instruct your phone to do what you need without looking down…