Lucire
The global fashion magazine January 17, 2022 

Welcome to our 25th anniversary year

Filed by Jack Yan/January 3, 2022/12.30

  This year, 2022, marks our 25th anniversary. It is a landmark, and we’ve been incredibly blessed to have made it to a quarter-century. When I started Lucire I had hoped it would be around in 2022 and beyond, but I couldn’t have foreseen the many changes on our planet over the last 25 years. […]

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Cover notes

Filed by Jack Yan/December 26, 2021/12.05

  During the course of 2021, I came across a number of magazine covers from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The era has been the subject of a few pieces from me in the print editions of Lucire, especially the stylistic parallels, but one thing that has not followed suit, apart from some independent […]

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Two months: the long process of getting our Twitter account back

Filed by Jack Yan/December 18, 2021/11.07

  We don’t know if it was our letter to Twitter’s lawyers that did it, but as of the 17th—the deadline we gave Twitter for a response—we regained access to our account. The process from losing our account in October to the repeated attempts to regain it was unnecessarily drawn out and at times farcical. […]

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Wētā Workshop creates Tūī design for 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards

Filed by Riveka Thevendran/December 11, 2021/9.36

  The CEO and creative director at Wētā Workshop, Sir Richard Taylor, and his team have the honour of designing the Tūī award for the 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards and have decided on a unique take on the native bird from which it draws its name. Joined by Dick Frizzell (2018) and Boh Runga (2019), […]

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The Fashion Awards 2021 make a splash, returning to a live format at the Royal Albert Hall

Filed by Riveka Thevendran/November 30, 2021/1.41

Gareth Cattermole; Joe Maher   The British Fashion Council (BFC) partnered with TikTok this year on the Fashion Awards. Though an unexpected duo, the Fashion Awards this year changed its format to evolve into a global entertainment platform in order to grow with the times and merge fashion with our growing technological advancements. The award […]

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A tribute to the uniquely creative and brilliant David MacGregor

Filed by Jack Yan/November 28, 2021/9.45

Wayback Machine at Archive.org Above: A 2000 screenshot of Emale, created by David MacGregor.   I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend David MacGregor, with whom this magazine collaborated in the early 2000s. But David was much more than the creator of Emale (eMALE in its official form), New Zealand’s […]

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Bulgari launches B.Zero1 Rock Chain collection; Lilly zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg among VIPs

Filed by Lucire staff/November 6, 2021/11.26

Franziska Krug/Getty Images   Bulgari held an event for its B.zero1 Rock Chain jewellery collection at the Alhambra on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin on Friday, attended by VIP guests including members of the aristocracy, actors, models, and influencers, with rapper Ufo361 (the stage name of Ufuk Bayraktar) providing live music, Alexander ‘Ali’ Schwarz from Tiefschwarz the […]

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First right-hand-drive Chevrolet Corvette arrives in New Zealand

Filed by Lucire staff/October 29, 2021/6.09

  Your eyes are not deceiving you: that is a right-hook Chevrolet Corvette C8 3LT in Auckland, New Zealand, and it’s made with the steering wheel on what some might call the correct side straight from the factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The first landed in New Zealand earlier this month. The eighth-generation ’Vette is […]

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Fifth-generation Range Rover launched at Royal Opera House

Filed by Lucire staff/October 26, 2021/21.32

  Jaguar Land Rover has launched the fifth-generation Range Rover at the Royal Opera House in London, with Thierry Bolloré, CEO of JLR, and Gerry McGovern, OBE, its chief creative officer, representing the company at the event. The new generation advances Range Rover’s luxury principles and off-road capability even further, with seating for seven available […]

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Twitter locks Lucire’s account

Filed by Jack Yan/October 24, 2021/6.33

Pixabay In the space of less than a month, another US social network has shut Lucire’s account down. This time it’s Twitter. When going through the settings to see if Lucire could be verified, Twitter requested that we complete all the information. It specifically states that the date of birth should be entered, even for […]

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