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 digital content producer, Terri Dunn. You can find her @terriloudunn.
What’s your role at Fashion Quarterly?
My role is digital content producer for FQ and Miss FQ which means anything you see, touch and scroll FQ/Miss FQ related that isn’t the magazine, has probably been loaded or written by me.
What will your focus be at NZFW?
We’ve promised 24/7 all-access to what’s need-to-know and need-to-see from NZFW, so I’ll be focusing on keeping my phone charged and my laptop front and centre while I upload all of the street style galleries, front row action, social posts and stories all in real time.
When did you attend your first NZFW and what’s your standout memory from it?
Confession time. I’ve never actually been to NZFW prior to 2018. Given that I’ve spent the better part of my adult working life in Christchurch and abroad, having my availability in Auckland coincide with NZFW just hasn’t happened yet.
What show(s) are you most looking forward to this year?
Rumour has it that Stolen Girlfriends Club and Huffer know how to deliver a show, but if I’m being totally honest I’m really looking forward to seeing some of my favourite designers such as Ovna Ovich, Rachel Mills and Georgia Alice present their collections out of pure curiosity. I see. I want. I push my home deposit savings out one more year.
What trends are you hoping to see in the AW18 collections?
Being a fan of the cold, and conversely not a fan of summer, anything heavy, oversized and a little odd is my scene. I like my jackets enormous and my sunglasses teeny. If anyone is bold enough to shake up the norm, chances are I’ll be all over it. Hello, bike shorts and ugly sneakers. We’re ready for you now.
What’s your key to surviving the week?
For me it comes down to being organised. Organised in the sense that my power bank is charged, my bag is not without snacks, water, and a heavy-duty concealer and just allowing myself a moment here and there to look up from my screen and really acknowledge my luck. Like, this is my job. That’s pretty incredible.
What ensembles will we be seeing you in/what’s your NZFW style?
I’ve always used style to bring out the facets in my personality that I need for any given day or occasion. To this end, I’ve pulled a really diverse range of looks. One day I’ll be wearing a chic, oversized Taylor suit, and the next an Adidas graphic sweatshirt with a pair of white cowboy boots and Karen Walker Shipwreck sunglasses. At least 50% of my wardrobe is pieces I’ve designed or had my talented mum whip up so there’s bound to be a few originals in the mix too.
What song will have you chair dancing like no other?
Much like my style, my music go-to’s are also quite miscellaneous. Anything by Police or Supertramp is bound to get me dancing – if not singing-, but I wouldn’t object to some 00’s pop throwbacks.