Inside the Winter Issue of STYLE

With the world in a constant state of flux, the new winter issue of STYLE celebrates the people, design, and fashion that uplifts us. “While the worlds of culture, design, fashion and travel can seem frivolous in such turbulent times, it would be remiss not to acknowledge the power and importance of anything that can provide us with a much-needed moment of joy or escapism,” says editor Nicole Saunders.

While international travel might be currently off the cards, that hasn’t stopped the STYLE team scouring the globe for the best design, decor, fashion, menswear and beauty trends to inspire you this winter.

An eclectic and painterly array of textiles and homeware come to life within our Bloomsbury Set-inspired round-up of the season’s best decor trends. And from Auckland’s Devonport to the Champagne District in France, we step inside breathtaking homes that are sure to give you all the interior inspiration that you need this winter.

Creative Kiwis, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s artistic director Patricia Barker, share their vision for the future. Then we head to the arctic with acclaimed wildlife photographer, Amos Nachoum.

Maia Cotton graces STYLE’s fashion cover. We caught up Aotearoa’s modelling success story while she was back from New York. Winter fashion comes alive on the awe-inspiring slopes of Austria’s famous ski region, the Arlberg. There are, of course, plenty of the season’s must-have accessories and jewellery within the pages too.

This issue there are three covers to choose from as we mark the launch of our new menswear section, For Him. We couldn’t think of anyone better to introduce this with than former world heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker. We get to know the charismatic, comedic side of the boxing superstar who kept us laughing over lockdown. We also chat with Dior Men artistic director Kim Jones about what’s arguably the season’s most sought-after sneakers – the new Dior collaboration with Air Jordan.

We hope the new issue will inspire and bring you that much-needed moment of joy and escapism.

The new issue is on sale Monday 20 July. Discover the three covers below.

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New Zealand Wineries Named on the World’s Best Vineyards List

The World’s Best Vineyards for 2020 have been revealed, and two from New Zealand made the cut.

Each year, 50 vineyards are selected for the list, which seeks to raise the profile of wine tourism and recognise the efforts of wineries around the globe.

For 2020, Central Otago vineyard Rippon placed 13th in the world, and was also named Best Vineyard in Australasia.

Rippon placed high on the list thanks to its “jaw-droppingly beautiful views from the shore of Lake Wanaka” as well as its “sleek biodynamic wines”.

Craggy Range in Hawke’s Bay wasn’t far behind on the list, coming in at number 17 for its “stunning location in the shadow of Te Mata Peak”, luxury boutique accommodation and award-winning restaurant.

Argentina’s Zuccardi Valle de Uco was named the World’s Best Vineyard for the second year running. Bodega Garzón in Uruguay came in second place for a consecutive year and Domäne Wachau in Austria jumped 16 places to take the third spot.

This year the awards were announced at a virtual ceremony due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an opening speech during the ceremony, founder Andrew Reed praised the wine industry for its quick adaptability to current restrictions on travel.

“It is testament to this amazing community of winemakers and wineries that your flexibility and speed of response has allowed you to adapt your business model to survive, and even thrive!” he said.