Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly SUMMER 2015

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

2 min.
tear into summer

The relationship between art and fashion is by no means a new one. In 1937, Elsa Schiaparelli worked with Salvador Dali to produce the infamous and much referenced silk organza and horsehair ‘Lobster’ dress. Thirty years later, Yves Saint Laurent paid homage to modernist art with his iconic Mondrian shift dress. Designers across the board will continue to collaborate with and be inspired by painters, sculptors, visual artists, illustrators, photographers, musicians, street artists and more. As Marc Moore and Luke Harwood of Stolen Girlfriends Club reveal on page 141, 10 years on from the raucous launch of their label (which I witnessed first-hand), they’re still committed to producing unique prints and garments in collaboration with local and international art masters. In this issue, we explore the power of the art world…

1 min.
hot foot it

THIS IS NOT A DRILL Step into this always en vogue summer essential. Leather, suede, cotton or canvas – there’s a fabric and style to fit the occasion, from languidly lolling at the beach to sipping a Singapore Sling as the sun goes down. FROM LEFT: Ruby skirt, $169. Style Stalker dress, $159, Deadly Ponies clutch, $230. Camilla & Marc shorts, $179. Holiday shorts, $79. Ruby skirt, $169, Deadly Ponies clutch, $185. St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $74.95. STYLISTS MARCEL GULL & TYLA MCKENZIE PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL JAMES ROOKE…

2 min.
vested interest

Glastonbury 2005. Kate Moss wore hers with, well, not a lot else to be honest. But such is Kate’s power of influence that the waistcoat went on to have a huge moment, seen everywhere from the high street to high-fashion catwalks until the trend fizzled out towards the end of the noughties. By 2012, not even Hedi Slimane’s cropped versions for Yves Saint Laurent could coax us back, so strong was our newfound preference for the waistcoat’s more elegant cousin, the longline gilet. But now, thanks largely to Alexa Chung, the waistcoat is on our fashion radar once again, and suddenly we are wondering why it ever fell out of favour. Rocking her own design at the launch of Alexa Chung x AG Jeans, Alexa proved that the waistcoat-sans-undershirt can look…

1 min.
linen love


1 min.
tie one on

Joan Jett wore one on the album cover for I Love Rock ’n Roll in 1981. Johnny Depp has been repping one since the 90s and J.Lo’s appearance alongside Puff Daddy at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards is synonymous with the accessory. No matter which era you reference – either favourably or fearfully – it’s a pretty safe bet that it’s associated with a bandana trend. This summer, the wallet-friendly micro trend is back with bloggers Aimee Song (songofstyle.com), Pernille Teisbaek (lookdepernille.com) and Sara Donaldson (harperandharley.com) wearing paisley printed scarves tied around their wrists, tucked beneath shirt collars and as loose neckerchiefs. The trend offers an understated dimension of colour and pattern – without getting OTT – and numerous ways to explore it. Get western by folding a bandana into a…

5 min.
power house

I never really understood being a car person before,” says Mimi Gilmour, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and proud owner of the just-launched Jaguar XE. “Now I get it. I feel powerful and sexy when I drive my Jag and I’m the envy of most men at traffic lights, which I secretly love.” If it was Mimi’s reputation as a hospitality industry trailblazer that caught Jaguar’s attention in the first instance, it was the brand’s own business savvy that convinced her the partnership was the right fit. “I think what Jaguar has done really well is rebrand themselves, which is what businesses need to do to evolve,” she says. Talk about brand cohesion. Mimi is, after all, a queen of reinvention. While completing a fine arts degree at Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, she worked…