Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly WINTER 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
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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
style journey

I’ve always loved winter, although my reasons for this are strictly sartorial. It’s a season that New Zealand designers do so well, and around this time of year I can never resist layering up in as much local fashion as possible. Wearing some of my most coveted winter woollies of the moment is our cover star, Ashleigh Good, who in between takes at Auckland’s Percy Vos boatshed talked to us about being a model mum, and what it was like walking the Chanel runway while seven months pregnant (In Good Company, page 86). That’s right, Ashleigh’s daughter Emily was doing Paris Fashion Week before she was even born, and at 18 months old, she now has her first Fashion Quarterly cover. A natural in front of the camera, Emily’s shot…

2 min.
off the beaten track

While Rotorua is famous for its natural phenomena, traveller-friendly hot spots and – we have to say it – sulphuric scent, this issue we sought to put a fashionable spin on New Zealand’s most loved tourist hub. With the wondrous Redwood Forest set to be the backdrop for our ‘Free Spirit’ shoot (p. 102), our six-strong crew packed two vans and four suitcases full of winter coats, thigh-high boots, and snug knits and left Auckland with adventure on the brain. The journey itself made us excited to be venturing out of the big smoke, stopping for thickshakes in Tirau, and picking up local produce to snack on along the way. Our arrival in Rotorua three hours later was signalled not only by a field of bouncing Zorbs but a sky filled…

1 min.
great lengths

Whether cropped at the ankle or shins, this season’s flare is most chic when paired with a flash of skin. Tailored coats and tunics in long lines allow a level of layering that won’t overwhelm the silhouette and by choosing boots, heels or loafers you can work the trend for any occasion.Make below-the-knee culottes winter appropriate with a mid-rise leather boot in rich burnt red or earthy tan.Slouchy knits and minimal accessories are made for weekend whiling. Or work it with a straight leg and a chunky heel or sneaker.Play with proportions and wear cropped pants with an oversized trench. PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL JAMES ROOKE. HAIR & MAKEUP STACEY LEE GHIN. MODEL SEON FROM CLYNE.…

2 min.
the new power – dressing

KARL LAGERFIELD once called sweatpants a sign of defeat. “You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants,” he said. But in March 2014, in what we’ll call a classic case of ‘do as I say, not as I do’, Kaiser Karl was sending models down the Chanel runway dressed in sweatpants. It has been a slippery slope on the smart-casual front ever since. Take boyfriend jeans – a few years ago they were strictly weekend attire, but chances are, every other woman you saw today was rocking a pair with holes in the knees so gaping that there was more leg on show than covered up. And, unless you work at a law firm, chances are most of these women were walking around the office. One of…

5 min.
the bag trade

L ast year, Jessie Wong made 500 bags with her bare hands. Following a successful round of buyers appointments at New Zealand Fashion Week in August, her leather-wear brand Yu Mei was picked up by nine stockists – the coup being Good as Gold, which signed on to carry Yu Mei in its Wellington and Auckland stores. In keeping with the fashion industry’s schedule, Jessie had planned to deliver the first drop of her would-be A/W 2016 range ‘Make Noise’ to stockists in February. Instead, she says, they all wanted it for Christmas, “and I was saying yes to everything at the time”. She worked furiously for the rest of the year – sometimes making up to 20 bags a day – to ensure orders would meet the early deadline.…

6 min.
sharp shooter

A few months ago at a warehouse in central Auckland, New Zealand-born, London-based photographer Kerry Brown shot more than 50 media and fashion industry figures for Workshop’s winter 2016 campaign. About a week earlier, he’d been having dinner with his friends, Workshop founders, Chris and Helen Cherry, when they proposed the idea. “I thought, why not? I need some new clothes, let’s get the band back together!” It wasn’t the first time that Kerry, Chris and Helen had collaborated on this kind of shoot. “In 1991 we did this collage, all these people – friends and whanau, musicians and artists – all wearing Workshop,” Kerry explains. “And it defined the brand in a way, so it was great to bring that back to life.” Throughout the 80s and 90s, Kerry shot pretty…