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5 things we love this week: championing New Zealand knitwear, the Gossip Girl trailer & more

3 June 2021

Each week the Fashion Quarterly team rounds up what to read, buy, see, shop, drink and eat.

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

1. Maggie Marilyn x Nelson Made

This week Maggie Marilyn debuted A Brave New World at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, featuring a shoe collaboration with made-in-Melbourne footwear label Nelson Made. The label was founded by New Zealander Jamie Nelson, who now resides in Australia. 

Made from considered materials including recycled leather and OEKO TEX dyed satin, the collaboration includes a series of mules and slides in neutral and bright colours reflecting Maggie Marilyn’s whimsical and romantic aesthetic. 

Pre-order the collaboration from Nelson Made until 9 June. The full collection will be available in September 2021. 

2. Gossip Girl 2.0 trailer

Attention Upper East Siders, the new Gossip Girl trailer is here!

Voiced by the familiar Kristen Bell, the trailer gives us a glimpse into the new Manhattan elite.

While Serena and Blair are gone, the new cast brings a modern and exciting dynamic to the storyline, all with their own distinct styles and intrigue.

We can’t wait to see more, from the outfits to the all-consuming question: who is Gossip Girl 2.0?

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3. Marle Winter 2021

Marle Winter 2021 is a collection that speaks to enduring and intuitive design, focusing on natural fibres and yarns like Oeko-Tex certified merino, cashmere and perino. 

The collection features signature rib styles, textured knits, peplum skirts and chunky jumpers in earthy-hued colours. New colourways clover and chestnut are welcomed, complementing revisited colours camel, porcini, salt and black. 

Each Marle piece is designed with intention, made to last, and attuned to the philosophy of everyday luxury. 

Marle Winter 2021 is available at marle.co.nz

4. Euro's French-inspired winter menu

Celebrating a certain je ne sais quoi, Auckland restaurant Euro pays homage to its beginnings by introducing sumptuous French-inspired fare paired with Parisian photography by Alistair Guthrie for its winter menu. 

“French cuisine speaks to passion and expression – something I’ve always admired – and I want to pass that onto guests”, says executive chef Gareth Stewart. 

From pommes paille and raclette cheese to truffle and steak frites with wagyu bavette, this is haute cuisine for everyone. 

We have our eye on the apéritifs, including the Midnight in Paris with cognac, apricot, raspberry and Champagne, and the warming Winter’s Bone, which blends spiced brandy with fig, red wine, lemon and egg whites.

Book your table at eurobar.co.nz

5. Knitted launches in New Zealand

Knitted was dreamt up by founder Cameo Pollock-Turner, setting out to create a made-in-New Zealand knitwear brand using 100% locally sourced natural fibres. 

It was an arduous 12-month journey for Pollock-Turner till today’s launch. Ensuring products are made in New Zealand with a 100% transparent supply chain is not without difficulty. Therefore, Pollock-Turner plans to create dialogue around the challenges small-scale brands face when embarking on similar journeys. 

“The more designers that use New Zealand-based methods of wool sourcing and manufacturing, the more demand is proved, and the more we as a nation can innovate and nurture an industry that many Kiwis consider to be part of our cultural identity”, says Pollock-Turner.

Redefining knitwear, six classic cardigan and sweater styles have been released in limited numbers and at an accessible price point. Shop the collection from today at knittednz.com

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