Fashion Week

Meet the FQ team: Fashion editor Danielle Clausen

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NZFW is upon us and Fashion Quarterly is your all-access pass, bringing you exclusive backstage videos, the very best street style, interviews with top fashion designers and models, runway reviews and beauty breakdowns – 24/7.

Want to meet the team making it happen? Introducing our fashion editor, Danielle Clausen.
You can find her @danielleclausen


What’s your role at Fashion Quarterly?
I’m the fashion editor at Fashion Quarterly and Miss FQ, I’m across all of our editorial shoots – whether styling them myself or working with amazing freelancers. As well as keeping the shopping pages filled with exciting pieces.

What will your focus be at NZFW?
Seeing as many collections as possible and getting a sense of what’s on the horizon for next year. I love spotting pieces that will work for shoots or identifying common threads across collections. I’m also excited to connect with designers I haven’t met before and hear about what’s happening in their world.

When did you attend your first NZFW and what’s your standout memory from it?
After various stints as a backstage volunteer dresser since 2010, I made it across to the other side and first attended in 2014. How could I forget the bookish romance of Kate Sylvester’s ‘Tartt’ collection? A dream of pastels, scarlet, exposed lingerie and slinky neck scarves – fluttering confetti made of novel pages closing the show.

What for you has been the ultimate NZFW show/collection?
I was lucky enough to work with my friend Wynn Hamlyn on the styling of his show ‘Seasons’ last year, it was pretty incredible seeing all of his hard work come together. Think hothouse floral prints, rich velvet tailoring and a healthy dose of wicker.

What show(s) are you most looking forward to this year?
Twenty-seven Names (rumour has it there’s going to be skating), Hailwood as I love a bit of 70s glamour, Wynn Hamlyn, Hej Hej, Stolen Girlfriends Club and Huffer…

What trends are you hoping to see in the AW18 collections?
I would love to see some psychedelic surfer vibes, here’s hoping there’s tie dye.

What’s something that people don’t know about attending NZFW?
Sal’s pizza in Wynyard Quarter is frequented more often that I would like to admit.

What’s your key to surviving the week?
Going with the flow.

What ensembles will we be seeing you in/what’s your NZFW style?
I’ll be keeping it simple and a touch 70s – flared jeans, a good belt, T-shirts, blazers, Vans and maybe some floaty bohemian dresses for the evening shows.

Photo: Mike Rooke Photo

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