Fashion Quarterly - - Inside -

As I sit here, freez­ing, wrapped in Har­man Gru­biša Ti­betan lamb dur­ing the cold­est Auck­land snap I can re­mem­ber, I can say I am gen­uinely beam­ing with ex­cite­ment. The prospect of balmy spring nights spent wear­ing the new SS16/17 col­lec­tions has my in­ner mag­pie re­joic­ing. This sea­son, strength and fem­i­nin­ity reign supreme with dark flo­rals, se­quins, metal­lic bead­ing, light-catch­ing high-shine fab­rics and whim­si­cal ap­pliqué em­bel­lish­ments, all of which you’ll find pep­pered through­out Fash­ion Quar­terly’s spring is­sue.

I said say­onara to win­ter dur­ing a chance trip with Dom Pérignon to one of my favourite cities, the other-worldly Ja­panese cap­i­tal of Tokyo (page 198). We stayed on to shoot two spring fash­ion ed­i­to­ri­als against a back­drop of neon lights in Shibuya and the his­toric al­ley­ways of Shimok­i­tazawa. Step­ping off the street and into the of­fice, work­wear tips its hat to the 80s and 90s with power suits, struc­tured shoul­ders and a more-is-more aes­thetic that will help you lo­cate your in­ner #Girl­boss and stand out from the masses (page 118).

In beauty, we talk all things eye­brows (page 169), re­veal Louis Vuit­ton’s glo­ri­ous re­turn to per­fume with fra­grance col­lec­tion Les Par­fums (page 156), and with wild curls crop­ping up on the run­way, are perms back in style? We ask the ex­perts (page 186).

We fol­lowed Karen Walker in LA for four days as she shot her new jew­ellery cam­paign, ‘Magic Hands’, and made time for a bite or two at some of the city’s pre­mium spots (page 56). The epit­ome of a mul­ti­task­ing mas­ter, Karen once gave me a tip to lis­ten to au­dio books while prac­tic­ing yoga or Pi­lates at home, to give both your phys­i­cal and men­tal be­ing a good stretch. As one of the busiest – and most suc­cess­ful – women in the busi­ness it’s cer­tainly sage ad­vice.

Have you ever won­dered what it would be like to style your­self com­pletely dif­fer­ently for a week and see how the world re­sponded? I traded wardrobes with a colour­ful col­league and gained a new per­spec­tive on my own per­sonal style in the process. Read about the fall­out, how peers re­acted and what we each learned on page 40.

We get geek chic with an up­date on fash­ion in a dig­i­tal age on page 134, which brings us nicely into New Zealand Fash­ion Week, kick­ing off on Au­gust 22. It’s a crazy time for Team FQ, as we re­main sta­tioned on the ground for the en­tire week, re­view­ing shows, snap­ping street style, tak­ing you back­stage and shar­ing all the need-to-knows about the AW17 col­lec­tions on FQ.co.nz, In­sta­gram (@fash­ion­quar­terly) and Snapchat (fq­magazine). Fol­low us and you’ll be front row for all the ac­tion.

Wel­come to spring! I hope this is­sue in­spires you as much as it does us.

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