FQ’s round up of the need-to-know fashion news for the summer

26 December 2018
By Fashion Quarterly

The sartorial and lifestyle news that has everyone talking.

Brides are made in heaven

Juliette Hogan has opened a new bridal fitting salon in Auckland’s Morningside. Designed by Juliette herself with the fit-out managed by interior designer Pip Maxwell, the space features seating from Simon James, metal fixtures from Douglas & Bec and flowers by MarkAntonia. Natural light pours in creating a unique lounge environment for the wedding party to enjoy their appointment with Juliette’s specialist bridal consultant. A new bridal collection from Juliette Hogan updates classic shapes in soft lace, signature sequins and beautiful silk dupion and adds new silhouettes for the elegant, modern bride. Follow @juliettehoganbridal.

Left: Veuve Clicquot. Right: An Organised Life diary.

Travelling with bubbles

Veuve Clicquot invites you to embrace the spirit of adventure with its signature brut housed within a limited edition arrow box featuring a magnetic road sign directing you to desirable cities. $95, until sold out, at glengarrywines.co.nz.

Your favourite diary just got personal

The latest addition to the An Organised Life brand – monogramming – is just in time to make your Christmas gifting extra special. Customise the 2019 Weekly Diary (or other favourites) by adding characters of your choosing in gold, white, black gloss, silver or blind embossed in the label’s signature serif font. The An Organised Life Weekly Diary comes with a soft, leather-look cover and is perfect for seeing an overview of your week at a glance. An Organised Life Monogrammed 2019 Weekly Diary, $40 AUD (includes free monogramming for 1-3 characters, or $13 extra for 4-8 characters). Available at anorganisedlife.com.

Top Cats

Fashion editor, writer and illustrator Grace Coddington is renowned for the cats she sketches so charmingly. Now she has created a line of accessories reprising her imaginary menagerie for fashion icon Louis Vuitton. “The collaboration has been so much fun,” says Grace. “It started with our love for animals – it’s where [creative director] Nicolas and I really connect beyond fashion.”

Left: Walke & Hall x Kelly Thompson. Right: SO/ Hotel with Benny Castles.

Diamond duo

Walker & Hall have collaborated with illustrator and creative consultant Kelly Thompson to launch two limited edition jewellery collections and a one-off six-carat diamond ring centred by a stunning six-carat fancy diamond in 18 carat yellow gold. Each range features a pair of earrings, a necklace, bracelet and ring. The first collection, titled #70 for the decade of inspiration, is available in sterling silver and gold, and has been designed as feature pieces you can dress up or down for day or evening wear. The circular forms and graphic lines create an elegant, timeless appeal. The second collection, #20, celebrates the glamour of 1920s art deco. With 18-carat yellow gold and rose-cut black diamonds throughout the collection, the standout piece is the bracelet with 12.34 carat of black diamonds. “It has been extremely collaborative and a highlight of my career,” says Kelly. “I can’t wait to see people wearing the jewellery.”

SO/ Hotel comes to Auckland

International luxury lifestyle hotel brand SO/ is opening in Auckland with renowned Kiwi fashion innovators WORLD as the signature design partner.  Each SO/ hotel is an artistic vision brought to life by celebrated names from the world of fashion and design. In Mauritius there is Mr Kenzo Takada; in Bangkok Christian Lacroix; Viktor&Rolf in Berlin; and in Singapore, Karl Lagerfeld the emblem creator.  In Auckland WORLD brings the same spirit of extravagance and boldness. Whether it’s sipping cocktails at the rooftop bar HI-SO with views of the Waitemata or dining at Harbour Society, the in-house restaurant helmed by French chef Marc de Passorio, this is a piping hot destination.

Ingrid Starnes’ Stars Crushing Out collection is one to shop

While designing her SS18 collection, Ingrid Starnes was reading David Bowie: A Life written by Dylan Jones. As a result, the range is aptly named ‘Stars Crushing Out’, after Bowie’s 2013 track The Stars. “[I was]…thinking about the nature of an artist that kept challenging and redefining himself, reflecting on the passing of people that are symbols and special and complicated. Stars is a song that touches on a few of those feelings,” says Ingrid. Ingrid Starnes silk top, $299 (left), and linen overcoat, $599 (above). Visit ingridstarnes.com.

Left: Runways trends. Right: Symetria lookbook.

3’s a trend

Bohemia met Back To The Future on the Spring 2019 runways – soft and floaty florals got a modern remix thanks to unexpected layering, offbeat accessories and techy beauty looks.
From left: Paco Rabanne, Valentino and Chloe.

New label Symetria takes off

Kiwi designer Vicki Taylor is reaching out to her international clientele with the launch of Symetria. Designed with longevity in mind, each piece is intended to be multi-purpose and open to personalisation to prolong its life. Symetria is consciously created, using natural fibres and ethical fabrications where possible. Unexpected fabric combinations and confident silhouettes are key elements to a range designed for women who are drawn to linear form.

Read next: Introducing Symetria, the new label in town with a conscious advantage

Left: Karen Walker x Disney. Right: Kowtow Swim.

Karen Walker collaborates with Mickey Mouse

In honour of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday on 18 November, Karen Walker and The Walt Disney Company have collaborated to create an exclusive, Mickey-inspired collection of T-shirts, sweatshirts, eyewear, jewellery, accessories and homeware. Throughout his 90 years, Mickey has inspired many of the greatest creative minds, from Roy Lichtenstein to Andy Warhol to Keith Haring and Damien Hirst. Karen Walker is happy to add her name to the list. “When Disney approached us to help celebrate Mickey’s 90th, it was an unequivocal yes,” she says. “Mickey is a true icon and it’s an honour to have an opportunity to interpret his personality, which I’ve always loved, through my own lens.” The Disney x Karen Walker collection embraces the fun-loving and adventurous spirit shared by both Karen Walker and Mickey.

Read next: Find out which items FQ’s editors are adding to cart

Kowtow launches sustainable swimwear

In line with its sustainability values, Kowtow’s new environmentally friendly swimwear range is made from Econyl; a regenerated nylon manufactured in Italy from pre and post-consumer nylon waste, including fishing nets, discarded carpets, plastic components and fabric scraps. Choose from six styles including two one-piece suits and four mix-and-match bikini sets in nature-inspired hues.

Read next: The sustainable swimwear labels turning heads and cleaning up oceans

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