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Inside the issue: STYLE Summer 2022

Inside the issue: STYLE Summer 2022

Cast your worries aside and escape into the pages of STYLE this summer, where you’ll discover gorgeous seaside retreats, up-and-coming local talent, sustainable fashion pioneers, enticing culinary destinations and so much more. 

“Just for a minute imagine yourself with the sun in your face, the warm saltwater lapping around you as your float and, for a moment, time is suspended while you dream of summer, its many possibilities and that well-earned holiday,” writes Editor-In-Chief Michael McHugh.

Choose between two radiant covers – a seaside villa with an incredible terrace that invites you to lose your thoughts in the deep, dreamy blue, or our sunkissed cover star Annabella Barber in the quintessential summer fashion shoot at the stunning Te Ārai beach.

DESIGN

We’re embracing sunny days, long lunches, and a carefree aura in the air in our design edition. Step inside an incredible waterfront villa on the Sicilian coast, discover an architect’s striking pitched home in rural Spain, and marvel at a bold yet intimate abode with a fascinating heritage story.

Our fabric shoot reimagines florals into both streamlined and clashing approaches, while new furniture collaborations explore exotic beaches, rocky deserts and sunset colour. We share expert insights for styling the hue of the season, showcase surrealism-inspired fabrics, wallpapers and rugs, and feature a furniture collection that blends ergonomics with impeccable style.

CULTURE

In celebration of emerging talent, we showcase six creatives making their mark on the Aotearoa arts scene, speak to documentary filmmaker Jan Oliver Lucks about putting his experiment with non-monogamy on film, and step inside the massive Coco Chanel exhibition making its international debut in Melbourne.

After more than a decade of work, we celebrate the opening of New Zealand’s first public gallery for Māori art, meet a creative duo merging movement and photography, and sit down with acclaimed stage designer Tracy Grant Lord.

BEAUTY

In beauty, we bring you the best products to get that golden glow, romantic scents, cult makeup, smart serums and hot hair trends for the hot months.

Meet the makers behind Italian fine-perfumery brand Xerjoff, discover fresh approaches to achieving peak skin health and find out about the SPF brand giving sunscreen a glow up.

ACCESSORIES

Artistic flair is on the cards in Louis Vuitton’s new Capucines bag collection, fresh jewellery hues invite you to sparkle into summer and Alexander McQueen embraces the spirit of punk.

Elsewhere, we look at how conscious consumerism is changing the jewellery landscape, check out Dior’s Greece-inspired cruise collection, and pull together statement eyewear for poolside glam.

FASHION

We visit Te Ārai beach with cover star Annabella Barber to bring you the breeziest new-season looks, from carefree bikinis to slinky slip dresses, while a collaboration between Dior Men and Sacai delivers streetwear with couture cred.

Plus, Aje is on the up and up with a fresh label and new HQ, and Coldplay’s Guy Berryman proves he’s a man of many talents with a daring fashion project.

CONCIERGE

Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas takes a road trip around Aotearoa’s best cellar doors, we check out the shopping and dining spots in Parnell‘s warehouse district, and feature the luxury New Zealand lodges you’ll never want to leave.

Community ethos is on the plate at a new Wellington wine bar and we explore unique flavours with Forest head chef Plabita Florence. Plus, we take a look at the innovative Kiwi gin-makers breaking the mould.

STYLE Summer 2022 is on sale now – available in stores and online. We’re offering free shipping on all single-copy sales when you order here.

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