Fashion Quarterly Autumn 2021

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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in this issue

2 min
from the editor

When the doors to Bauer New Zealand closed almost precisely one year ago, it was with great sadness that Fashion Quarterly’s unpublished issue number two for 2020 was quietly archived, never to be read or cherished by the publication’s loyal reader base. A year on, it felt fitting that we revisit the cover star of the unseen issue — transgender model Te Manahou Mackay. With a name that means ‘the new power’, it should come as no surprise that Mackay has become an unstoppable force over the years — becoming a runway regular, gracing the cover of Vogue Australia, and fronting various campaigns for local and international brands are just a few of her accomplishments. Mackay might currently be based across the ditch in Sydney, but it’s been a pleasure…

2 min

Apela Bell PHOTOGRAPHER “I honestly wish I could say I embrace the change in seasons with my fashion, but I am always layering up with my clothing every season, especially in autumn. It’s the season of change and comfort. Autumn always comes with a reminder to always appreciate what we have in the present.” Rosalie Burns DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR “This year, autumn brings love. It introduces the first month of married life, more evenings cuddled up on the couch with a hot tea. The cooler weather means less time in the ocean, but more time sinking our toes in the Piha sand with a wine in hand, walking down the beach. Autumn brings more work, busy days in the office, and back-to-back meetings. It means it’s time for me to work hard and start achieving…

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manahou mackay

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sugar coated

1 min
red alert

5 min
making a mark

Cherry Kim is quick to dismiss herself as the “chair lady”. But it’s chairs — and really iconic chairs, at that — that have put the 24-year-old, Aotearoa-born, New York-based designer on the global stage with her custom studio label, Rhee. In a lockdown-fuelled burst of creativity, Kim has turned an accidental hobby into a side hustle that’s garnered the attention of international streetwear collectors and culture media alike, from Complex and The Observer to The Business of Fashion. Named after Kim’s mother’s maiden name, Rhee is the manifestation of the designer’s New York lockdown environment. A womenswear and print designer by trade, Kim found herself at home, with reduced work hours and limited art supplies. “Covid hit last year. It was a totally different environment, going from existing in the same…