Lucire
The global fashion magazine June 23, 2022 

Lupita Nyong’o fronts Saks’ colourful spring 2022 luxury fashion campaign

Filed by Lucire staff/February 8, 2022/21.09

Joshua Kissi Header photo: Lupita Nyong’o models Brandon Maxwell. Above, from top: The campaign features outfits from Mônot and Versace.   Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o fronts Saks’ spring 2022 campaign, which breaks digitally first through social media, the web, and email. The images, photographed by Joshua Kissi and styled by Micaela Erlanger, see Nyong’o […]

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Vans opens Auckland store with Australasia’s first custom lab

Filed by Lucire staff/February 3, 2022/13.50

  Vans has opened its first custom lab workshop in Australasia, at its newly opened 200 Queen Street branch in Auckland, New Zealand. While the store had its soft opening last December in time for Christmas, February marks its official launch, retailing a full range of Vans footwear, apparel and accessories, for men, women, and […]

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House of Sillage releases limited-edition Ruby Reign fragrance for Valentine’s Day

Filed by Lucire staff/January 25, 2022/22.22

  House of Sillage has released a limited-edition Ruby Reign fragrance for Valentine’s Day 2022, available exclusively at its website, www.houseofsillage.com. ‘All ingredients were specially sourced from around the world and provide a unique essence,’ said House of Sillage CEO and founder Nicole Mather. The fragrance features the 18 ct yellow gold Siberian tiger cap […]

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French designer Thierry Mugler has died, aged 73

Filed by Lucire staff/January 24, 2022/1.11

Mugler   Above: Thierry Mugler, as pictured in the house’s official announcement of his passing. Header image: Mugler at le cirque d’hiver 20th anniversary autumn–winter 1995–6 finalé.   Mere days after the death of André Leon Talley came news that French designer Thierry Mugler, 73, passed away Sunday. The cause of death was not given. […]

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Guess Watches launches three models for the lunar New Year

Filed by Lucire staff/January 14, 2022/12.49

  Guess Watches has launched a collection for the upcoming lunar New Year in the Chinese market. The company says it combines the hallmarks of past Guess designs with an eye toward the future, with an avant-garde style blending its traditional motifs. What we do see with the hero model is an attractive 34 mm […]

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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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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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Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country opens at the Dowse, with a nationally significant collection

Filed by Jack Yan/December 2, 2021/12.10

Derek Henderson Jack Yan   Header image: Kevin Berkahn evening dress and cape photographed at Bannockburn Sluicings, Central Otago by Derek Henderson, 2019. Above, from top: Lurex evening gown by Vinka Lucas photographed at the Poolburn Dam by Derek Henderson, 2019. Kevin Berkahn evening dress, 1973, acquired by Eden Hore for NZ$3,000. Other gowns by […]

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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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