Zoe Walker Ahwa

Zoe Walker Ahwa is the editorial director of Ensemble. She is the former editor-in-chief of Fashion Quarterly and Simply You, and previously worked as associate editor of the Herald’s Viva magazine and deputy editor of NEXT.

Jul 26, 2021

What’s up with all those seal sculptures?

One woman's love letter to an enduring feature of New Zealand front yards.

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Nov 3, 2020

NZ fashion industry confronts culture of silence as fresh misconduct claims surface

Concerns have been raised about alleged patterns of inappropriate behaviour by two fashion photographers towards young women.

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Aug 23, 2020

The aspirational age of fashion magazines is over

Is it finally time to call time on selling an unattainable reality? 

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Apr 30, 2020

State of Undress: The perilous post-lockdown future of New Zealand fashion

The pandemic will have a deadly effect on the local industry, writes a former FQ editor – but NZ fashion was already in a fragile state.

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