Your weekly style & culture edit: clothes with connection, downloadable dreamscapes, & more

17 March 2022
By Hemma Vara

Five things you'll want to shop, see, and admire this week.

1. A collection that honours connection

The Ruby autumn 2022 collection, aptly named ‘Connections’, explores new colour palettes like parakeet green, vibrant pink, and muted charcoal. Designed to invoke a sense of connection for the wearer, designer Deanna Didovich says, “I want the pieces to be loved and be a breath of fresh air and hope.”

The first drop of RUBY Connections arrives in-store and online from today. 

2. A milestone for a sustainable fashion brand

New Zealand lifestyle brand Untouched World has won a Common Objective Top Award, a global accolade that recognises ten leaders at the forefront of sustainable practices. Untouched World is a B Corp certified business focusing on natural fibres and fabrics that are high-quality and easy on the earth. 

Untouched World founder and CEO Peri Drysdale says it’s a humbling moment, but she’s most proud of how the industry is changing. “When we look at the other winners, and finalists, we can see that sustainability in the fashion industry is finally shifting from tactics to table stakes, which is fantastic news for both people and the planet.”

Discover Untouched World’s sustainability practices at untouchedworld.com

3. Skincare's newest hydrating heroes

The Dermalogica Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist.

Introducing the latest must-know Dermalogica products, the Circular Hydration Serum and Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist. A refreshing duo, they’re designed to flood the skin with hydration and seal in moisture for plump, hydrated, and radiant skin. Their arrival is perfectly timed for the cooler, dryer weather, which can lead to dryness, flaking, and irritated skin. 

Spray the mist after cleansing each morning and top up during the day for an extra hydrating hit. Smooth the serum over a cleansed and toned face and neck morning and night, and notice how soft your skin will look and feel. 

Find the Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum and Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist at department stores, Life Pharmacy, and online at dermalogica.co.nz

4. Dreamscapes you can download

A key feature of Juliette Hogan’s cancelled New Zealand Fashion Week presentation was a dream-like digital runway backdrop created by designer Nicole Miller-Wong. 

Inspired by alternate realities and escapism, “the process started from an initial mood board detailing how Juliette envisaged the mood and feel of the show, including small clippings of the season prints and references to the show lighting and floral arrangements. As soon as I saw these ideas I knew we were about to create something special,” explains Miller-Wong. 

View the digital runway video and download accompanying mobile and desktop backgrounds at juliettehogan.com

5. Decadent Easter treats

The Park Hyatt salted mango caramel cream egg.

The humble hot cross bun has been given a makeover with the artistry of Park Hyatt’s executive pastry chef Callum Liddicoat. The masterful chef has combed brioche, soft milk rolls, and currants and sultanas soaked in Earl Grey Tea, taking the Easter tradition to an extravagant level. Liddicoat has also concocted a Valrhona dulcey chocolate and caramel bun, best served toasted with lashings of butter and a pinch of sea salt, alongside a salted mango caramel cream egg. 

Indulge in these exquisite treats by visiting The Pantry at Park Hyatt, or ordering online at hyattpantry.co.nz

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