“This issue has more of an international flavour than in recent times – in my own small way, I want to give our readers something akin to that feeling of stepping off a plane into another world, by allowing them to read about some of the amazing places, innovations, events and artwork around the globe that we can once again experience for ourselves in person, if we so desire,” writes Editor Ashley Nolan.
“We also make sure to demonstrate the beauty and talent on our own doorstep. The awe-inspiring landscapes on display in our winter coats story – photographed in Queenstown– are a reminder of how lucky we are to have such a special place in our country.”
We invite you to embrace the beauty of winter in our two covers. On our fashion cover, we head to the remote Moke Lake to wrap up in stylish textures and seasonal tones that reflect the landscape. On the design cover, we step inside a taste-maker’s home where striking contrasts and modern finishes come together to create timeless elegance.
In this season’s design, we head to Milan for the Salone del Mobile, showcasing rich furniture and interior design talent from around the world, step inside a timeless Amsterdam home full of striking contrasts, and meet textile designer Anna Spiro, who has carved out niche for her playfully presented patterns.
Be inspired by new trends in geometric and minimalist design, clever ways to inject colour and texture into your space, and the latest kitchen designs from Italy’s innovative minds. We also meet Melbourne-based designer Jessie French whose practice explores alternative plastics, uncover a stripped-down contemporary barn nestled in an apple orchard, and find old Hollywood glamour in an opulent abode in South Dublin.
Our culture section opens with a behind-the-scenes tour of Cinderella, the ground-breaking new production by the Royal New Zealand Ballet, bringing you the inside scoop on this bold and beautiful ballet. We introduce you to Atong Atem, an award-winning South Sudanese artist based in Melbourne who is making the art world take notice.
We uncover the story of Hollywood backdrop artists, who often went uncredited despite their painstaking work and discover a sculptural exhibition set to shine in Ōtautahi.
In winter beauty, gently refined skin makes the essential accompaniment, while new hair and body innovations contribute to the low-effort, high-impact trend that prevails right now.
We bring you new season beauty arrivals for balance and feel-good appeal, test out a new batch of hair styling tools delivering pro-level results at home, round up the best new mascara formulas on the shelf and invite you to luxuriate in style at the most stunning destination spas around the world.
Our winter accessories shoot heads to the snowy mountains with Louis Vuitton’s must-have collections, from the outfit-elevating Capucines bag, to the new staple Coussin piece. Elsewhere, we explore a conversation between the history of Dior and the future of technology in fashion with the luxury house’s Fall 2022 line.
When it comes to winter attractions, Te Waipounamu lives up to the treasures buried in its name. We took our pick of this season’s outerwear to the scenic surrounds of Queenstown, where we found that with volume and layering still very much in vogue, keeping warm and staying cool aren’t mutually exclusive.
Sustainability meets design in the latest men’s Beachwear Capsule created by Dior’s Kim Jones, and clothing and couture takes centrestage at the most important fashion-focused exhibitions taking place around the globe.
In concierge, we continue our Queenstown escape, forgoing high-adrenaline activities for soft adventure and excellent food and drink offerings. With international travel back on the cards, we bring you the ultimate destination inspiration, from culinary tours around Italy to adventure-seeking in South America.
Closer to home, we discover the boundary-pushing cuisine and artsy neighbourhoods of on a winter Wellington getaway, and take the latest Mercedes-Benz EV for a spin on the open road.
STYLE Winter 2022 is on sale Monday 20 June – available in stores and online here.