Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly SUMMER 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.

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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

There is a moment in a woman’s life when she is greeted with a re-emerging trend she would happily have forgotten forever. As a best-case scenario and a rule of thumb, the fashion cycle says she will get a full 20 years before the inevitable occurs, which had me thinking I had a few years to go before I was forced to revisit the dire fashions of the early 2000s. Alas, no such luck. As I look through this issue of Fashion Quarterly I’m hit by waves of anxiety, horror and – okay I’ll admit it – nostalgia, as page after page confirms that the 2000s redux is here. Too soon, you cry? Well, so did we. But taking in the spring/summer 2017 shows where the runways were replete with…

3 min.
a new millennium?

Unlike the Y2K bug, this is not a drill. The 2000s revival is here, the question is how we deal with it Picture a velour, Juicy Couture tracksuit. A pair of mesh, Chinese-inspired slipper slides. A tube top and a head scarf in clashing patterns. No, it isn’t a Buzzfeed listicle of the most cringeworthy trends of the early 2000s, it’s the highlights of the spring/summer 2017 collections. The tracksuit is Vetements and the slipper slides are Gypsy Sport. The tube top and headscarf combination is Miu Miu. Meanwhile, Kylie Jenner is wearing a Von Dutch trucker cap and Rosie Huntington-Whitely is an ambassador for Ugg. Welcome to the 2000s redux. That’s right, grab your Nokia 3315 and your Fendi baguette, we’re going back to the future. Over the course of fashion’s…

5 min.
brand on the run

Eight weeks after the birth of her daughter, Myra, fashion designer Juliette Hogan spent her first day back in her Eden Terrace workroom. “First full day,” she corrects. “For the past couple of Mondays I’ve been doing half days. But I was never going to take six months off and have nothing to do with work. I love what I do too much." This revelation will come as no surprise to those who know Juliette. Famous for her extreme work ethic, she notes that throughout the pregnancy people were very interested in how she was going to approach the work/life balance. “It’s hard because whatever I say, it’s going to sound like I don’t think being a mother is purposeful, and I think being a mother is one of the hardest, most…

1 min.
fresh off the runway

11 min.
borne to the usa

MICHELLE NG Founder and CEO of MYN North America @MYNnorthamerica MYNnorthamerica.com Where did you grow up? I was raised in South Auckland and later moved to Epsom, where I attended St Cuthbert’s College. My mother worked extremely hard to provide my siblings and I with the best opportunities, and education was of particular importance. As they say, you are never poor with high education. What was the appeal of New York? The time limit on the J-1 [student] visa. I had to apply within a year of graduating, so that made going there a priority over anywhere else. When did you move? July 2009. I could only bring two suitcases, but that didn’t stop me packing a ton of very large, fashion coffee-table books to keep me inspired. The move was meant…

5 min.
minority report

The 800-page tome that was Vogue’s September 2016 issue featured fewer than 100 non-European faces. By contrast, there were 100 European faces to be found within the magazine’s first 60 double-page spreads. That’s before you’ve even hit the contents pages. As far as different races being represented on the runways, we are told that greater progress is being made. New Yorkbased director of makeup artistry for MAC Cosmetics, Romero Jennings, notes that designers are celebrating diversity and individuality more and more every season – a far cry from the days when, according to African-American supermodel and fashion activist Bethann Hardison, a “no blacks, no ethnics” directive would be issued to modelling agencies by Fashion Week casting directors. But for each step forward it seems there’s two steps back. At New York…