Your weekly style & culture edit: a contemporary new collection, celebrating Matariki, & a women’s initiative to know

23 June 2022
By Fashion Quarterly

Read on for the five things you'll want to wear, admire, covet, and support this week.

Shop: Moochi Palette 3 Galleria

Moochi 'The Trenchie'.

We adore a classic collection with a contemporary edge, and ‘Galleria’ by Moochi is the convergence of art and clothing, featuring muted earthy tones, nonchalant silhouettes, and experimental layers. 

Captured by photographer Apela Bell, the Galleria campaign was brought to life at Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, a space that embodies the collection’s sophisticated yet grounded spirit. 

Highlights include the return of the oh-so-popular Moochi trench coat in a tawny checkered pattern, classic black one-shoulder necklines, and relaxed suiting in the dreamiest sage green colourway. 

Shop Moochi Palette 3 Galleria at, with new styles dropping each week until August.

Visit: Whānau Mārama at Commercial Bay

Te Ara Minhinnick’s (Ngāti Te Ata) Mō Rātou Mā sculpture at Yu Mei, Commercial Bay.

Whānau Mārama, facilitated by artist Jade Townsend, returns to Commercial Bay for the second year running in celebration of Māori artists over the Matariki observation period. 

Inside the precinct, you will discover art displays, objects, and moving images that reflect Indigenous ways of knowing and being, all connected to the Matariki star cluster. 


Exhibitions this year include Maungarongo Te Kawa’s (Ngāti Porou) work Hinetakarua, a large-scale textile in the Wheriko laneway. And fashion designer Dr Bobby Luke (Ngāti Ruanui, Taranaki) of Campbell Luke will take residency in the Nook pop-up space to explore the decolonisation of fashion aesthetics.

Visit Commercial bay until 10 July to view the exhibition, and join a free art tour starting at Season Gallery daily at 12.10pm. 

Covet: Meadowlark's Lucia collection

Evie Ashby wears the Meadowlark 'Rose Pearl Drop' earrings and Claudia Li leather 'Neck Bow' bomber, as seen in Fashion Quarterly Winter 2022. Photography: James K Lowe. Styling: Courtney Joe. Hair & make-up: Virginia Carde. Photography assistant: Katherine Lowe.

Meadowlark’s second drop of ‘Lucia’ launched this week, and we’re especially admiring the rose-inspired pieces. The collection showcases romantic and vintage-tinged treasures with the humble rose as the star. 

We have our eyes on the rose pearl drop earrings, featuring milky baroque pearls suspended from fallen roses that are available in sterling silver, plated gold, and 9-carat yellow gold. 

Shop the collection at

Discover: Cartier Women's Initiative

Previous Cartier Women's Initiative award winners.

Cartier Women’s Initiative is seeking applications for its 2022 international entrepreneurship program. The annual program has been going since 2006 and is open to women-run-and-owned businesses from any country and sector with social or environmental impact. 

The initiative aims to drive change by providing female entrepreneurs with financial, social and human capital support to grow their businesses and build their leadership skills. 

Since the program’s inception, it has supported 262 women changemakers from 62 countries and awarded a total of $6,440,000 in business grants. And this year marks an inaugural regional award exclusively for founders from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. 

To find out more, visit

Enjoy: The Curious AF Bottle Shop

If you’re looking to partake in Dry July, the latest pop-up in Ponsonby Central delivers a modern twist on the traditional liquor store, offering patrons a worldly array of alcohol-free beverages. 

The full range of AF Drinks (think spritzes, gin and tonics, and the newest ‘Tokyo Highball’) is on offer, alongside a plethora of zero-alcohol wines, ciders, beers, and tequila. 

There’s even a dream-like tipple from Bella Hadid’s Kin Euphorics, the intriguing ‘Dream Light’ made-to-mix beverage that touts the ability to quiet your mind and help you achieve a deeper, more restful sleep. 

Discover The Curious AF Bottle Shop from now until the end of July at Ponsonby Central, shop 4A, 146 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, and visit for more information. 


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