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Vogue Australia February 2019

Vogue Australia epitomises the finest in fashion, design and journalism. It enlightens, entertains and inspires by focusing on its position as the authoritative voice in Australian fashion. Vogue Australia combines a modern mix of glamour, style and intelligence presenting the ultimate in fashion, beauty, health, and the arts.

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editor’s letter

We celebrate so many extraordinary women in this issue, along with the life of one very special man, the late photographer Bill Cunningham. But first to our cover this month with Lily-Rose Depp. Likeable, articulate and even more beautiful in the flesh, Depp reveals that far from taking a free ride on her famous lineage she feels the need to work twice as hard to prove her talents. Giampaolo Sgura photographed Depp in New York, capturing her ingenue look to perfection. After seeing her wearing her friend Virgil Abloh’s men’s collection for Louis Vuitton at the recent ready-to-wear shows, we asked jeweller Gaia Repossi to play model for this issue, reinterpreting masculine tailoring in an extremely elegant and modern manner and showing how versatile Abloh’s designs are. The resulting images, styled by…

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DIPTI SHARMA As well as lending her modelling prowess to our fashion shoot ‘Making moves’, from page 132, Indian model Dipti Sharma offered her creative input to the story concept, acknowledging her cultural roots and spirituality. “I love being in front of the camera and being in tune with it to play a character in telling a story,” she says. “Everyone on the day was so easygoing and passionate about creating the best shoot we could.” Now based in New York, where she has lived for the past year, she relishes “the energy of the city, which keeps me so active, positive and moving all the time”, but also yearns for aspects of home. “I miss my parents, my grandma, and I also miss home-cooked Indian meals so, so much!” GAIA REPOSSI Modelling…

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bake off

Hawaii’s glorious beaches, volcanic landscapes and glittering high-rises were the focus of Vogue’s February issue 42 years ago when the team headed to the Pacific archipelago’s warm shores to profile it as a travel destination and backdrop for a fashion shoot. Photographer Patrick Russell’s intriguing bird’s-eye image captures basting bodies on sun-loungers angled towards the rays, and while the ‘sun safe’ message is more entrenched in our 21st-century psyche, the mood still mirrors our yearning during February as we savour the last sun-filled days and balmy nights of summer. Not only documenting the resort vibe in his Hawaiian portfolio, Russell also headed out on location to a volcano where a model was snapped clambering up a bank of solidified black lava – wearing a swimsuit and heels, of course.…

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fated to meet

I still remember the moment vividly: stepping off the train on a cloudy March afternoon to find my older brother waiting on the platform and knowing in my heart that something was very wrong. Dad had been unwell and visiting doctors to get to the bottom of an unabating cough. He was a stubborn man so, naturally, he spent a year wheezing before it worsened to the point where not even he could ignore it. I felt like I was moving through quicksand when my brother explained: Dad had metastatic cancer. The next day, my father, who was my best friend, was admitted to hospital. I didn’t know it then, but he would never leave. As things progressed, our lives became a blur of hospital visits. I think Dad knew he…

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au naturel

PILLAR OF LIGHT Openwork lace reflects the levity of the season – who takes anything seriously in summer anyway? Languid lengths keep it polished; flashes of skin make it seductive. NEUTRAL GROUND Rethink colour blocking. No bright pops here; instead there are grounded tones of molten chocolate, pumice and shale. The rule to live by when choosing tones: could you find it at the beach? IN THE BUFF The dichotomy represented in a cotton gown is the captivating element here: the workaday fibre lends undone elegance to a dressed-up silhouette. Swap a minaudiere for a compact wicker clutch. NET VALUE Think of latticed knits as the fishnet of summer. Peeps of skin beneath shell-white crochet are more alluring than any silken slip of a dress could be. HOT CRUSH Crushed silk speaks of a lived-in charm and, when paired…

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everlasting love

The pull-it-all-together trench That the trench is nothing new should stand as testament to its permanence in the fashion canon. The ones worth the investment from this season’s roster? We vouch for any – coloured, patterned, made from denim that could be thrown over an existing wardrobe for instant outfit cohesion. Tailored leather Swap out one usual big-ticket bag or shoe purchase this season for a tailored leather piece. Try finding a clutch that would elicit more comments than Ferragamo’s overalls or Fendi’s lush utility jacket in coffee. A new-gen It bag Fashion commentators spend more time than they’d care to admit determining which bag is to be bought next. After careful elucidation, the clear winner is the revival It bag that picks up where the bold-and-brassy logo left off. See Fendi, Prada, Gucci, Burberry,…