Discover These Fashion Magazines From New Zealand

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Apparel Magazine 

Monthly magazine for the apparel industry, read by designers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, fashion students and graduates, service providers. Established in 1969, Apparel magazine is a monthly trade publication that is a comprehensive insight into the clothing, textiles, footwear and accessories industries. Apparel covers every aspect of the fashion industry from marketing, import, wholesale and retail apparel, footwear and textiles, to logistics, technology, recruitment and industry-related education aspects.

Black Magazine

Black Magazine is an international fashion, beauty, arts and culture magazine published from New Zealand for the people of the world. Founded by Grant Fell and Rachael Churchward in 2006, and created by teams of contributors in New Zealand, Australia, New York, London and Paris, Black is more than a magazine, it is a vision of the world expressed through the creativity of its creators and contributors across a multi-media platform.

Chinese Eye Magazine

Launched in 2016, Chinese Eye Magazine is a lifestyle magazine released annually focused on fashion, beauty, cuisine, horse racing, motoring, travel and lifestyle. New Zealand is growing and we all need to grow with it. It is important to Eye that the Chinese Eye Magazine understands what drives, motivates, inspires, relaxes, interests and entertains its readers and puts New Zealand’s top products and services at the forefront of this rising market.

Eye Magazine

Eye Magazine was launched in 1997 as a lifestyle quarterly focused on fashion, beauty, cuisine, racing, motoring, travel, house and garden. The magazine has built a strong base of loyal clients who repeatedly use the publication to reach their target audience. This is because Eye Magazine understands what drives, motivates, inspires, relaxes, interests and entertains its readers.

Denizen Magazine

Based in Auckland, New Zealand the Denizen is a multimedia platform that celebrates the art of living well from a New Zealand perspective. Denizen launched in September 2010, the Denizen website has fast become the go-to online destination for those in the know. Updated daily with inspiring content, the Denizen keeps style aficionados abreast of the new and the noteworthy happenings around them. 

Fashion Quarterly

Fashion Quarterly’s entire existence is fashion and beauty. Anyone with a passing interest in a seasonal wardrobe update, knows the magazine literally lives and breathes fashion and beauty. As such, it really is the first port of call for readers desperate to get their hands on the latest and greatest. And Fashion Quarterly doesn’t disappoint. It’s crammed with stunning photography that is inspirational and aspirational. What’s more, the serious fashion journalism helps readers understand incoming trends.

M2 Magazine

For over 12 years we have curated engaging content that helps them be the best that they can be. These aren’t people who drift through life, they think, plan and take action. They are committed to lifelong learning. Driven to take their lives to the next level by smashing their goals. They are the leaders, the owners and the investors. Not the sheep. From the latest reviews of the Cars you should own, the Success tips to further your career, business, health and business. 

M2woman Magazine

M2woman is the intelligent woman’s lifestyle brand, available in print, web, email and mobile. M2woman is one of the few New Zealand magazines to target professional, forward-thinking, style-driven metropolitan woman, this unique bi-monthly magazine covers entertainment, fashion and beauty, health and fitness, food and travel, whilst also delving into technology, politics, business and the successful lives of local and international women alike.

Remix Magazine

Remix magazine is your source for the very latest fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture inspiration from New Zealand and around the globe. Founded in Auckland, New Zealand, Remix is a leading voice for what’s hot in the creative industries, presenting unique editorial content from a dedicated editorial team and growing list of international contributors. Remix prides itself on original content for a global readership, showcasing conceptually driven photography, in-depth feature articles, hard-hitting interviews and honest reviews. 

Simply You Style

From finding that perfect accessory for a special occasion, to the essential jacket that will become a lasting addition to any wardrobe, this is the magazine for women who love to shop. Simply You covers how to work the season’s trends, with an edit from local designers and beauty brands across the country. Simply You is the quintessential fashion guide for women who want up-to-date advice on the latest trends – and how to wear them their own way.

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Grace Coddington in Puss Puss Magazine Issue #5

grace-high-res-cover.jpgPuss Puss Magazine is a space for cat lovers who are interested in culture, fashion, music and the creative things in life. There will be no advice on how to take care of your cats, but instead, “beautiful photography, illustration intelligent writing, interviews and more by established as well as up-and-coming creatives from around the globe.” The cover with Grace Coddington and her cat for Puss Puss Magazine is photographed by Juergen Teller. The biannual magazine features the creative director with her cat. There are four covers from Issue 5 to choose from when you purchase. Other covers for the issue feature portraits of India Menuez, Jane Moseley and Ren Hang.

The magazine has a good mix of culture, fashion, music, art, photography and everything in between. As editor in chief Maria Joudina says in an interview “…it’s actually more about the people behind the cats than the cats so to speak. It’s easy to find cat lovers – you just need to look at their instagram. If you have a cat, it will definitely feature heavily on your feed!” She goes on to say “ We had Ai Weiwei in our first ever issue, which was actually part of the reason why I decided to go ahead with this. I wanted to feature him and make it clear from the start that the mag is not about fluff, in both senses of the word. I thought if someone like him is into it, we must have something good!”india-high-res-coverren-high-res-cover.jpgjane-high-res-cover.jpg

Saying Farewell To Yen Magazine

farewell.jpgI was staring at my laptop screen yesterday in disbelief that Yen Magazine was closing down. Being one of my favourite magazines,  it deserved a post of its own to remember the wonderful things that Yen Magazine brought us in the last 15 years. My appreciation goes towards how many local creative cookies they showcase. It also comes down to how they have kept a genuine voice over the years. Yen and Frankie magazine were two of the magazines I bought the most over the years. The beauty of Yen was how they introduced a variety of artists, content written by contributors and creative pieces by local talents.

It was the wonderful space of fashion, music, craft, art, photography, writing, beauty, culture and the stories from readers and writers. In the About page, it says: Yen celebrates all the wonderful thinkers, makers and do-ers in the world. Across print and digital, we’re for switched-on, smart, creative cookies who love to be inspired. Covering fashion, beauty, art, photography, entertainment, homes, travel and wellbeing, Yen also focuses on showcasing women doing amazing things and prides itself on supporting local talent through its content and The Yen Female Art Awards and Short Story Prize.

With a tear in our eye, we announce the latest and final issue of Yen goes on sale today. We’re proud to go out on a high note, with an issue that emulates all that has gone before it and celebrates all the good things in our own backyard. There’s homegrown fashion and beauty, artist @frances_cannon's Self Love Club and a guide to lost treasure. Plus we chat to a bunch of comedians, dancers, artists and charity heroes. Lastly, and most importantly, we want to thank you, the reader, for your lovely letters, your input, for subscribing or picking us up at the newsagency, for reading us online and for being part of the Yen community. So long and thanks! The Yen team Subscribers Our subscriptions team have been in contact with all subscribers about receiving refunds on their remaining issues (or conversely, receiving back issues or a replacement mag subscription instead). You can email the team at: subscribe@mymagazines.com.au or call them free on 1300 361 146

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Farewell Yen! Thanks for all your wonderful and colourful pages that brought a little something extra special into our days. xx

Photography by Kara Riley

The Faces of Vogue

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Here are some of my favourite recent editions: (in no particular order)

For as long as I could remember, Vogue has been my favourite Magazine to read, look, discover and lose time in. It lifted my fascination with Christian Dior and Fashion History. It made me fall in love with Alexa Chung, Keira Knightley, Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr and made me admire Fashion Bloggers such as Susanna Lau (aka Susie Bubble), Nicole Warne (aka Gary Pepper Girl) and many other talents. Their style, their creative edges and funky, charming personalities all combined together to create a feeling of fruitfulness to satisfy your daily fashion cravings.

This year, I was living in the city of Auckland (in the land of New Zealand) at the edge of the world next door to the penguins and kangaroos (Antarctica and Australia in case you were wondering).  I spent many hours sitting in the library in the (funnily enough) children’s corner, where there are softer seats for the rear end. Admittedly I read the Australian Edition more frequently compared to the American and UK editions. The Vogue Australia feels closer and more interesting to me considering I am moving there. I felt that I could relate to the stories and could feel deeply inspired by all the news, fashion shows, creations and designs that have been made.

A writer I feel inspired by is Zara Wong. She is the Fashion Features and News Director of Vogue Australia. Her writing style is personal and individual. You can really hear her voice in her writing, rather than hearing a mere article with no personality. Her writing instead, is full of colour and interest and keeps you reading until the very last page. Once you’ve stopped gazing at all the pictures of course.These magazines show that fashion is indeed historical, global, cultural, creative, magical and everything in between.

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