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Inside the issue: STYLE Winter 23


Inside the issue: STYLE Winter 23
Discover a winter wonderland of classic luxury and exceptional contemporary design, with an in-depth guide to Salone del Mobile.Milano, a cosy ode to tartan, wonderful new watches and fabulous winter getaways. 

“This edition of STYLE is particularly suited to those who love the confines of their own home and derive pleasure from the design of their interior spaces,” writes Editor Ashley Nolan.

“That’s because we take a deep dive into the highly prestigious and influential Salone del Mobile Milano, also known as the Milan Furniture Fair. We share highlights from this year’s event, from the most thought-provoking exhibitions, to new designs making a splash, to classic pieces reinterpreted for the present.”

Choose from two covers – Florence Pugh, a superstar going from strength to strength, and a slick Milan home that epitomises up-to-the-minute Italian design.


As part of our Milan design guide, we take you behind the scenes of Euroluce, the fair’s biennial exhibition dedicated to lighting, introducing you to the names to know in the lighting design space. Our two homes for the issue are located in the heart of Milan, and are excellent examples of on-trend Italian interiors. Tartan is experiencing a revival and you can find inspiration from beautiful new designs in our winter décor shoot.


Our Culture section shines a light on creative powerhouses who are bringing contemporary twists to the classics – from cover star Florence Pugh, who proves that today’s best period dramas are far from stuffy; to Neil Ieremia, who is reimagining Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice in his directorial debut for NZ Opera; to violinist Amalia Hall, one third of the celebrated ensemble NZTrio, who make classical music accessible through their engaging performances.


We may be layering up to keep out the cold, but our winter forecast shows beauty is taking the opposite approach. Revealing where once we would conceal and going all-in on skin, makeup is bringing back the fun with a few ‘oh wow’ drama moves and colourful moments. We also speak to the founders of two beauty brands to know, DedCool, with its naturally chic blends available in surprising formats; and local favourite Kester Black, which has introduced a skincare line five years in the making.


See which trends made waves at this year’s Watches and Wonders fair in Geneva as we bring you some of the most eye-catching timepieces to emerge. And speaking of trends, we share a forecast for what we’re set to see in upcoming jewellery collections, according to those in the know at jewellery boutique show VicenzaOro.


We take you on a jewel-toned journey to India to showcase the vibrant Dior Fall 23 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, delve into the Cruise 24 collections to see which themes shined through, and reveal how to get the Quiet Luxury look that’s dominating street style. For men’s fashion, the new beachwear capsule from Dior will have the surfers in your lives looking sharp while tackling those winter waves.


Concierge will spark inspiration for a winter getaway – venture deep into South Island high country with an escape to The Lindis luxury lodge; hop across the Tasman to Hobart, a city with much history and culture to explore; or enjoy an environmentally friendly getaway to Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island, known for its natural wonders. Plus, we take the new Lexus RZ for a test drive and see how it’s changing the game for BEVs in NZ.

STYLE Winter 2023 is on sale Monday 26 June – available in stores and online here.



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