5 things we love this week: Dior micro-bags, a sports-luxe collaboration & more

24 June 2021

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

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

1. Dior presents a collection of micro-bags

Iconic Dior bags have been reinvented in a series of enchanting miniature versions, from the Lady Dior and 30 Montaigne to the Saddle. 

The miniatures carry only the essentials; AirPods, lipsticks and keys. They’ll have you feeling free and weightless, a true fashion statement attuned to the spirit of the times. 

Take a closer look at the miniature iterations at dior.com

2. Emilia Wickstead pre-fall 2021

Emilia Wickstead pre-fall 2021 is inspired by iconic portraits of motherhood captured in Helmut Newton and Alice Springs’ photography book Us and Them. 

Wickstead worked with photographer Edd Horder to shoot portraits of mothers and their children, an ode to the brand’s strong community and creative working women. 

Emilia Wickstead pre-fall 2021 is available exclusively in New Zealand at Simon James


3. New Balance x STAUD collection

The third collection between fashion darling STAUD and athletic leader New Balance has landed in New Zealand for the first time, marrying sport and style with playful nods to tennis and boxing. 

Perfect for relaxing strolls or tough training days, the collection features pastel activewear in sports-luxe fabrics like satin, mesh and corseting. 

Featured footwear includes the New Balance 327 in classic blue shades and the newly introduced 57/40 in summer hues of green and yellow. 

Shop the collection at newbalance.co.nz

4. A guided walking tour of Karangahape Road

Explore the sartorial legacy of Karangahape Road, touring the windows, stores and workrooms of designers like Ovna Ovich and Lela Jacobs with New Zealand Fashion Museum curator Doris de Pont. 

Karangahape Road’s fashion history can be traced back to its first menswear manufacturer in 1873, as well as department stores, couture houses and quirky boutiques.  

Taking place this Saturday at 3pm, visit Eventbrite to secure your place. 

5. London St Art Club July workshop series

London St Art Club is back for July with a three-week workshop exploring different art-making techniques like textural painting and modelling, with room for experimentation. 

A relaxing sanctuary for beginners who want to hone their creativity, all you need to do is bring yourself—materials are supplied, and you get to take your creations home. 

Find out more at londonstartclub.com


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