5 things we love this week: celebrating pride, a curly hair innovation & more

29 July 2021

Each week the Fashion Quarterly team rounds up what to read, buy, see, shop, drink and eat.

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

1. Kowtow presents Single-Use Planet at NZFW

As part of New Zealand Fashion Week 2021, on 24 August at 5 pm, Kowtow is hosting Single-Use Planet with founder Gosia Piatek, luxury skincare entrepreneur Emma Lewisham, and Deadly Ponies Creative Director Liam Bowden. 

Noelle McCarthy will host the conversation between these innovative entrepreneurs, going beyond how brands can be sustainable, instead inspiring industry leaders and consumers in the fashion and beauty sector to create their own unique and innovative sustainability pathway to the future. 

Tickets are on sale now via iTicket

2. Celebrating pride with COS x Coco Capitán

COS’s latest limited-edition t-shirt capsule collection, designed by notable artist Coco Capitán, is in-store now. All proceeds from the t-shirts will be donated to local pride organisation OutLine, a mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community.

The collaboration includes three designs featuring unique slogans in Coco’s signature handwriting. Each of the designs shares messages of love, freedom, and inclusivity embroidered onto an organic heavy-weight cotton tee. 


3. Ethique unveils new curly hair range

Developed with the “curly girl method” in mind, sustainable beauty pioneer Ethique has released two concentrated bars scientifically formulated for wavy, curly and coily hair. The ‘Curliosity’ solid conditioner and co-wash has a super creamy lather and a light finish, and the ‘Professor Curl’ solid shampoo is the equivalent of nine bottles of conditioner in one bar, used as a conditioner, co-wash, or leave-in treatment for deep conditioning. 

Both bars cater to any personal preference of washing and drying techniques unique to every head of wavy, curly or coily hair – including plopping, pineappling, scrunching, diffusing and air-drying. 

Find out more about the range at ethiqueworld.com

4. Marlow opens flagship Ponsonby store

Loved for its sleek and timeless pieces, athleisure store Marlow has opened its first permanent retail space at 282 Ponsonby Road to continue its journey to connect with loyal and new customers. 

In a boutique space with beautiful natural light and a fresh aesthetic, the products on offer fuse function and fashion. Find out more at marlowstore.com

5. New festival Street Eats is here

If you’re after a recipe for a good time, Street Eats is a multi-sensory culinary playground taking place at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf this Friday and Saturday, featuring pop-up kitchens, craft beers, natural wines and boutique spirits. 

From beautiful kai from Hāngi Master to award-winning Philippine cuisine by Nanam, there’s something for everyone—get your tickets here


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