EDI­TOR’S LET­TER

Fashion Quarterly - - Contents - Edi­tor @sallyan­n­mullin

I’m chalk­ing 2018 up as mem­o­rable yet chaotic year. She was filled with high highs and low lows with Trump ma­nia, the #MeToo move­ment, cat­a­strophic weather events, royal wed­dings, the Thai foot­ball team stuck in a cave and our na­tion’s leader con­sec­u­tively run­ning the coun­try and rais­ing a new­born. This has not been a bor­ing trip around the sun. To of­fer some respite from the year that was I present The Es­capism Is­sue. Whether that means seek­ing dis­trac­tion and relief through in­for­ma­tive reads and beau­ti­ful shoots or lit­er­ally jump­ing on a plane and es­cap­ing ev­ery­day life with a trip away (be it a cof­fee and craft-beer jaunt around Port­land or tak­ing a restora­tive and rest­ful break in Bali) we’ve got you cov­ered.

As Christ­mas nears you’ll also have gifts for your loved ones front of mind. To get you in the giv­ing spirit we’ve cho­sen over 100 of the most cov­eted items, or­gan­is­ing them so you can be guided by the stars, more specif­i­cally, as­tro­log­i­cal signs. So whether you’re buy­ing for a Pisces or a Virgo, or want­ing a lit­tle add-to-cart mo­ment for your­self, there’s sure to be some­thing that ap­peals. Turn to page 45 to start the shop­ping list.

It’s been an in­cred­i­bly mem­o­rable year in fash­ion, too. The re­turn of Birken­stocks a few years back should have pre­pared us for the sur­pris­ing fash­ion trends that en­tered our col­lec­tive con­scious, but we were still sur­prised about the vo­rac­ity with which bike pants and Crocs mul­ti­plied through fash­ion’s trend­ing lay­ers. And how could we for­get some of the more con­tro­ver­sial cre­ative lead­er­ship changes at top fash­ion houses (Hedi Sli­mane, we’re look­ing at you). It’s nice to know there’s al­ways the un­ex­pected to ex­pect from fash­ion.

On that note, Fash­ion Quar­terly will get a change of its own in the New Year. I’ve had an in­cred­i­ble ten­ure as edi­tor of this iconic ti­tle, but the time has come to ex­tend my love of fash­ion in other di­rec­tions, leav­ing your mag­a­zine in the best of hands with the tal­ented new edi­tor, Zoe Walker Ahwa – a woman I re­spect greatly, and who brings a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in the pub­lish­ing in­dus­try along with her.

En­joy the is­sue!

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