Wilson Trollope's Sweet Summer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of the best things about fashion weeks is discovering new talent and I always take a keen interest in the New Generation shows as it's fascinating to see the creativity of the latest crop of designers.  At this year's NZFW feminine label Wilson Trollope caught my eye as a parade of pretty florals, ladylike skirts and structured tailoring took to the runway.  I recently chatted to the label's charming young designer, Annabelle Wilson, about her brand, NZFW and her latest summer collection.

Aim's Chic Debut

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One of the brand new labels to make their debut at NZFW was Aim, a recent addition to Huffer's stable and a welcome newcomer to New Zealand's womenswear market. Their first collection has just dropped in Huffer stockists and online and it's been a pleasure to discover that this sophisticated range, fronted by campaign model Bambi Northwood-Blyth, is just as chic in person as in these images.

Georgia Alice Wins DHL Fashion Export Scholarship 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Congratulations to the amazing Georgia Currie of local label Georgia Alice who was just announced as the winner of the $10,000 DHL Fashion Export Scholarship for 2014 this morning.  This is the seventh year the scholarship has been run and it's designed to help fashion businesses achieve further exporting growth, getting more brilliant New Zealand fashion into overseas markets.

Do You Know Who Makes Your Clothes?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Garments in Ingrid Starnes' Newmarket boutique. Image by Elizabeth Clarkson Photography.

Have you thought about who made the clothes that hang in your wardrobe?  It's an important question and one that a lot of us don't give enough consideration to at all.  Like everyone else I never used to think that much about the sources of my clothing choices before I got into fashion. However, in the past few years I've been trying to make more conscious shopping decisions and asking questions of retailers and designers, so I know what I'm buying and where it's made as there are so many reasons to support locally made garments, wherever in the world you may be reading this.  I've always been a big supporter of the New Zealand fashion industry since I was old enough to realise where and how clothes are made, and the fact is everyone from every walk of life wears clothes so we all make decisions that impact the garment industry all the time.
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