Farewell Karl; a round-up of coverage / Must-attend fashion industry seminars / Late summer womenswear and early autumn menswear


The best writing about the iconic, influential, infuriating Karl Lagerfeld

For the last week, the fashion world has been mourning the loss of one of the great creative minds of couture, Chanel‘s Karl Lagerfeld. Uncompromising and critical, with a penchant for casting cruel insults, he could also be hilarious company, and was an unquestioned polymath; designing, photographing, styling, and publishing, deeply literate, fluent in four languages and utterly devoted to his cat, Choupette. We’ve rounded up our favourite articles about The Kaiser. Click here for an insight into his provocative genius.


Raise your sights towards Zambesi’s cold-weather menswear

If you’ve been hunting for some pieces to make a statement this winter, get Zambesi’s new Autumn/Winter 2019 collection in your cross-hairs. In oversized shapes and a deerstalker’s palette ranging from khaki to safety orange (like the Cunningham Shirt Jacket ($450) and Bearing Trouser ($430) pictured), the range pays tribute to New Zealand’s fish-and-game heritage. Available in-store now.


Aspiring to work in the fashion industry? Get the inside word from industry experts at this seminar series

It’s still a few weeks away, but if you’re interested in a career in fashion, you won’t want to miss the Fashion in Focus seminar sessions run by fashion publicity powerhouse Showroom 22. The sessions – which are open to anyone, not just industry insiders – will be hosted by heavyweight panels of experts, including Britomart’s Kiekie Stanners (M.A.C Senior Artist, pictured), Vicki Taylor (Taylor boutique) and former Britomart mag editor Angela Bevan. Click here for full event details and bookings.


Fine-tune your sniffer with a World Beauty fragrance masterclass

Creeping up even more rapidly is the next World Beauty Fragrance Masterclass. On Tuesday 12 March, at either 5pm or 7pm, you can book in for an “olfactive experience” at the World Britomart store, where you’ll be taken on a journey of exploration through the Penhaligon’s Portraits range of scents to discover the one that brings out your inner aristocrat. Places are limited, so book via info@worldbrand.co.nz


The long and the short of it is that this is a great transitional piece

Right now, when it comes to workwear, we’re going for whatever combines business-appropriate coverage with the lightest possible fabrics. The Raw Edge Oblique top by Taylor ($477, shown here in black and ivory check) is airy and floaty, with soft shoulder coverage and an interesting twist in the drop-back hemline. Also available in plain black, ivory, Drift (sea-blue) and soon in Oxide, a deep mustard.