Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly SPRING 2016

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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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
all of the lights

As I sit here, freezing, wrapped in Harman Grubiša Tibetan lamb during the coldest Auckland snap I can remember, I can say I am genuinely beaming with excitement. The prospect of balmy spring nights spent wearing the new SS16/17 collections has my inner magpie rejoicing. This season, strength and femininity reign supreme with dark florals, sequins, metallic beading, light-catching high-shine fabrics and whimsical appliqué embellishments, all of which you’ll find peppered throughout Fashion Quarterly’s spring issue. I said sayonara to winter during a chance trip with Dom Pérignon to one of my favourite cities, the other-worldly Japanese capital of Tokyo (page 198). We stayed on to shoot two spring fashion editorials against a backdrop of neon lights in Shibuya and the historic alleyways of Shimokitazawa. Stepping off the street and into…

4 min.

MEEK ZUIDERWYK, PHOTOGRAPHER Does having a fashion design degree help you, or change the way you shoot fashion? Yes I think it does; knowing about fabrics and textures and the way they look under light helps. I also look at garments and appreciate how much work has gone into designing and making them. What is on your reading list right now? I have this book called The Andy Warhol Diaries that lies around the house. You can open it at any page and get an incredible insight into Warhol’s mind and his crazy celebrity friends and parties. Next weekend getaway? For winter it would have to be around National Park, for the trout fishing, lodges and big fireplaces. Last film you saw? I just watched a movie by Nicolas Winding Refn,…

1 min.
tokyo time

Tokyo is a city of juxtapositions; an urban dreamscape where skyscrapers and temples stand side-by-side, and the cherry blossoms swirling in the air are a foil to the constant flicker of neon lights. Home to over 13.5 million people, it’s also the most populous city on earth – vibrant, ultra-visual, and a delightfully challenging environment to shoot in! We couldn’t have asked for a better backdrop than the shopping district of Shibuya against which to showcase the new season collections, although with distractions on every corner, how we managed to stay on task is anyone’s guess! From the gentleman taking his tortoise for a walk, to the two domestic cats being transported in a push chair (one of which was wearing a lion's mane, naturally), it was one weird and…

1 min.
expect the unexpected

LAYER CAKE Think outside the square this season and make a statement that’s sure to stick. Taking a chance on layering, in an unexpected way, will bring a new lease of life to your existing wardrobe. For a little poetry in motion, create volume at the base with billowing hemlines.Push up your sleeves and cinch in at the waist to accentuate the texture of your fabric.Accessorise your outfit with layers of clothing, rather than statement jewels. A tactile wrap is the only accoutrement you need.Wearing your cross-body bag across your chest is a simple and practical way to add an extra layer to your outfit.Take a traditional piece of clothing and flip it on its head. A shirt worn backwards makes an A+ style statement. HAIR AND MAKEUP STACY LEE GHIN. MODEL LIBBY…

1 min.
clash of the codes

STAND-OUT STYLE Unsure about colourful clashing? Pare back your rainbow-hued pieces with a printed monochrome and anchor the look with block-coloured accessories. Otherwise, clash top-to-toe, as seen at Gucci above, but include a common shade in each piece to tie the look together. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE As an OTT alternative to monochrome, try pairing a print with leopard. Finish your outfit with an animal-print belt, bag or pair of shoes, but remember, the devil is in the details. Think about coordinating your hardware (belt buckles, zips and the like) across your ensemble – this element of uniformity will be the cherry on top.…

2 min.
twice as nice

STYLE TIP: Proceed with caution when coordinating with your significant other. Kim and Kanye is hot, Kath and Kel is not. Every season it’s something new. Some hot-ticket item no style blogger or editor worth her Mansur Gavriel mules will be seen at fashion week without. A few years ago it was a Kenzo sweatshirt; shortly after, a Chanel Lego purse. Then came the fluffy Fendi bag charms. Don’t let the ‘it’ item’s ubiquity in street style galleries fool you – such pieces typically carry a price tag only the Chiara Ferragnis and Anna Dello Russos of the world can afford. Until now. This year, the ultimate street style bait is something money can’t buy – your BFF. It’s a trend that can be traced back to a photograph of Caroline Vreeland and…