Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly March 2018

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
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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2 min.
focused on the future

The thing I love most about fashion is its unfailing forward momentum. It’s exciting to know that trends are ever-evolving; never quite complete or finite. There’s always room for a tweak here, some development there, or even a nod to the past by way of a trend redux. Counterintuitive, I know, but then I think about personal style in the same way. Put a bad outfit together or choose a lip colour that’s slightly the wrong shade of red? No problem! You went there, you did that, and your learnings will help you to improve your look tomorrow. At Fashion Quarterly, new designers, ranges and products stream across our desks and into our inboxes daily. We love getting to share with you the very best of what we see, and in…

1 min.
coat up and go


2 min.
next in line

DENIM DAZE Just when you thought you had double denim all figured out… As seen on the streets of Milan Fashion Week, shades of black and blue are being combined with ease. The key? Keep shapes classic and go for clean accessories. PANTS? NO THANKS Stick with just the bare necessities, or take the edge off the sans pants look by pairing a super-sized jumper with a slip, sheer tights and slouchy boots. Add spangly earrings and go. SADDLE UP This ’80s staple is back with a vengeance thanks to the likes of Paco Rabanne and Gucci. Smarten up the style for the office with a longline blazer and crisp shirt. GREEN MACHINE You can thank Balenciaga for this one: shocking shades of lime and slime are on the rise. Go head-to-toe green by blocking together different…

5 min.
give me space

In early January, Virgin Galactic aircraft VSS Unity completed its seventh successful test flight above California’s Mojave Desert, safely gliding to Earth from an altitude of 40,000 feet in conditions designed to simulate suborbital travel. It was a milestone that brought the Richard Branson-owned company one step closer to its goal of offering civilian space flights by April 2018 — a move the billionaire entrepreneur believes will “democratise space travel”. With seats aboard the proposed maiden launch going for around $380,000, and a passenger list including famed physicist Stephen Hawking and actors Brad Pitt and Ashton Kutcher, such a claim is a bit of a stretch. Nevertheless, with 700 tickets presold to date, it seems that the concept is very much taking off. This isn’t a one-horse space race, either. A small…

1 min.

@fashionquarterly fashionquarterly HOW DID SHE DO THAT? From business entrepreneurs, to fashion designers, to artists, we ask successful women how they’ve got to where they are in their careers, and what lessons they’ve learned along the way. Read their stories here > FQ.co.nz/HowDidSheDoThat. NEW SEASON CHECKLIST We break down the runway trends and new season items your wardrobe is begging for. Start compiling your shopping lists via our must-have edits > FQ.co.nz/Fashion. TOTALLY MY (PROTO)TYPE The weird and wonderful gadgets on the digital team’s radar KELLY MCAULIFFE DIGITAL EDITOR Line/Naver Mars translating earbuds “Au revoir French lessons! Slated for release later this year, I’ll be gifting these earbuds to my French counterpart so we can converse in real-time with all that tedious translating taken care of.” TERRI DUNN DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER XYZprinting da Vinci Nano 3D printer “Can’t find the perfect…

3 min.
bright young things

Ovna Ovich Since launching Ovna Ovich in 2012, designer Marina Davis has been committed to creating environmentally and socially aware work with a story to tell. Preferring to “eschew trends in favour of quality, tactility and unexpected details”, Marina predominantly works with natural fibres like linen and silk, and all garments are made locally using production techniques that minimise waste. In 2017, Ovna Ovich made its solo debut at New Zealand Fashion Week with a ’70s-tinged collection of playful proportions, fine locally spun merino knits and hand-dyed denim pieces. The show led to the label gaining representation at on-the-pulse online retailer Garmentory, and you can expect more big things from Marina this year as she shifts focus into growing sales internationally. Rachel Mills Another designer challenging the industry model with a slower, more thoughtful…