“They Know They Have an Edge”
November’s French Vogue goes south seas gothic in fashionable NZ, with the edge providing both spectacular and downtown Aotearoa-style backdrops for a Mario Sorrenti photo shoot, from the volcanic plateau to the local 4-Square. The accompanying essay by Simone Ellis finds, “A culture defined by its people […] increasingly worldly, NZ urbanites are far less fragile about their identity these days. They are highly educated, they have travelled, they know they have an ‘edge’.” Edgy interviewees include designer Nicholas Blanchett, photographer Greg Semu, and Pavement co-founder Glenn Hunt. The edition also covers the techno-royal glamour of the America’s Cup. Mario Sorrenti and the Vogue crew’s visit was produced by Ellis.