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5 things we love this week: Anya Taylor-Joy, Peter Pan collars, and so much more

5 March 2021

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

WORDS BY Courtney Joe

Image: Instagram @anyataylorjoy

1. Anya Taylor-Joy in custom Dior couture

The build-up to the 78th Golden Globes was like no other this year, with the star-studded affair tainted in the months leading up to the event with controversy over voting membership, criticism over nominees and a concerning lack of diversity. What remained, however – and what might have been better than ever this year – was the fashion.

And our virtual red carpet pick of the night was the dazzling Anya Taylor-Joy, who not only won best dressed (in our eyes), but took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress, for her role as Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit. The shimmering emerald-green, custom Dior couture look was the result of a 300 hour production process by Maria Grazia Chiuri and stylist Law Roach, and topped off with 18 carats of diamonds from Tiffany & Co.

2. Harris Tapper AW21 ‘Continue’

The local brand we’ve dubbed as the queen of the trans-seasonal wardrobe has done it again, releasing its AW21 collection, Continue.

Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem ‘On the pulse of morning’, designers Sarah Harris Gould and Lauren Tapper wanted to create a collection that reflected Angelou’s core message, that each new day is a gift – one that we should approach with kindness, compassion and respect.

The collection reflects strength and softness, with a juxtaposition of tailored pieces and soft feminine lines. All pieces work together to create an effortless wardrobe that can be mix and matched for day to evening dressing. FQ’s pick? The Kantor Shirt and Irving Trouser set in dreamy champagne silk.

Harris Tapper AW21 ‘Continue’ is available online now.

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3. Kathryn Wilson and Boh Runga’s new shoe

Long-time friends Kathryn Wilson and Both Runga have joined creative forces to create a brand new shoe – made to be worn very close to your heart. 

The Lola Pendant, which takes the same name as Kathryn Wilson’s iconic Lola heel and eldest daughter, pays homage to the duo’s companionship, co-mentorship and love of accessories.

Launching in time for International Women’s Day, “the release of the Lola pendant is a reminder that the world is a much better place when women support each other”, says Boh Runga.

Shop the pendant (with a sweet, personalised charm option) now on bohrunga.com

4. ‘A Clean Slate’ with Kowtow

After the year that has been, Kowtow has delivered us exactly what we need, both sartorially and metaphorically, with ‘A Clean Slate’, the brand’s AW21 pre-collection.

Among the classic Breton Stripe and Bow Print styles, A Clean Slate reimagines a central pillar of the Kowtow wardrobe – the white shirt. In nothing less than 100% Certified Fair-trade Organic Cotton, we’ve got our eye on the Jules Shirt. It’s the right amount of extra we’re after right now, with oversized, double Peter Pan collar frills and full gathered sleeves.

Finished with natural agoya shell buttons and dyed with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, Kowtow’s efforts to forge stylish and timeless wardrobes with minimal harm to the planet are undeniable. 

Shop Kowtow ‘A Clean Slate’ at kowtowclothing.com.

5. Beauty Ceutical Co x Artemis

This week, ceramist Artemis and beauty brand Beauty Ceutical Co, joined forces to auction off a limited range of Artemis x BCC mugs in celebration of International Women’s Day, where all proceeds go towards The Women’s Fund.

Find out more, and read our interview with Beauty Ceutical Co founder, Beatrice Thorne, here.

The Artemis x BCC auction is going live via TradeMe on Monday 8th March, ending on Sunday 15th March. All proceeds will be donated to support The Women’s Fund. Follow Beauty Ceutical on Instagram for live auction updates.

Beauty Ceutical Co is available for purchase online and at GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery.

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