Long time no post (eww school.)
Happy Sunday! It’s the 21st today, so that means NZFW starts tomorrow!! Unfortunately, I’ll be watching through a screen most of the time this week-thanks again school,ever so inconsiderate of my REAL educationary needs. Although I’m not going to be front row this year, which I will be given time, it does not mean I’m not looking out for people,things and labels I love! Here is who I’m keeping my eyes on during this year's New Zealand Fashion Week.
Silk cami’s,turtle necks,bombers and vintage jeans - sign me up gurrrl! I’m kind of (OK a lot) in love with their recent workroom A/W 2016 shoot, and am very excited to see what Elizabeth (Eugénie Wilson) has coming up for us next. After working as K Walker’s design assistant, Willson set up Eugénie with a global and trans-seasonal approach.
Her designs have been featured in the likes of AU Vogue & Oyster mag. I only see the brand growing from here - keep an eye out for this gorgeousness. And, they have a huge focus on ethical production "Units are kept deliberately low, and produced in ethically sound conditions where seamstresses are not exploited.” YES!
EEEEEEK, I want to own every single piece in their latest collection (Lolita SS16/17) , It’s fun and flirty with some gorgeous floral prints and a stunner colour palette - so pumped to see it on the catwalk this year! The duo (Natalia Baird and Lucille Ness) established blackeyepeach in 2013 and create their collections with a Vietnam-based team. As you probably already know, I really appreciate it when brands really care about who is manufacturing their garments. Blackeyepeach clearly does “Our main focus for Blackeyepeach was to establish a close working relationship with our manufacturer so that we all feel equally passionate about the garments we are creating”
'Harman Grubiša is the latest designer to be welcomed into the global family of ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designers. Harman Grubiša’s entrepreneurial success and timeless, classic design appeal, has rendered it one of the nation’s most exciting new fashion labels, and is one of the first New Zealand labels to be nominated for The International Woolmark Prize. The brand will present its 2017 Autumn/ Winter collection as ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents Harman Grubiša’. -newzealandfashionweek.com This kiwi duo is killing it! Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubiša focus on creating forever pieces, that become a part of woman’s lives. They have a lot to top, after their stellar NZFW 15 show, but by the looks of it, they will have no trouble!
Sweden-born Julia Palm is one of this year's most exciting emerging designers. Her eight-piece collection will be "thought provoking, dark and empowering”. I love a good punk infused line, so I’m very excited to see what Palm has up her sleeve!
Juliette (one of the most down to earth, genuine person I have ever met) “designs what the modern woman wants.” Her latest collection Desert Storm will be showing at this year's fashion week and I am looking forward to seeing her effortlessly cool tailorings infused with the muted colours of the American dessert. I had a chat with her about the influences and inspiration for the line earlier this year, which you can read here. Juliette Hogan is aesthetic goals, I am not even remotely kidding.
"From streetwear origins, RUBY has enchanted its audience under the direction of designer Deanna Didovich to become one of New Zealand’s most exciting brands. Within mainline and mid-season collections, the RUBY aesthetic cleverly draws on chic prints, fresh palettes, and quirky details to create instantly recognizable signature pieces that are playful yet assured.”-www.rubynz.com Ruby has my heart, I could wear them until the day I die. Youthful, elegant and timeless I could go on forever. Deanna’s Spring 16 collection will be shown at this year's fashion week-a must watch.
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My fave show from last years FW was SGC, and it might just be again. "Marc Moore grew up in Raglan and spent around 9 years as a competitive surfer on the NZ circuit. It wasn’t until the mid 2000’s when he needed back surgery (and a break from surfing) that he started to realise his creative potential. First he picked up the paint-brushes and put together a solo art show that was presented by Oyster magazine. The art show was called Stolen Girlfriends Club and was a hit with all the artwork selling out in one night. Not content with just painting, he created a small collection of fashion pieces to see how far he could take it without any formal training. Always a believer in brand over product, he’s always been obsessed with creating a powerful brand that is a community. Engaging, entertaining, and enticing people with the brand, product and it’s shows. 11 years on and he still doesn’t know how to sew, but luckily he surrounds himself with a great team that help take the brand from strength to strength.”-newzealandfashionweek.com Marc’s story is pretty sick, and I’m 100% sure this year's show will be too.
NZ Viva recently published a great article online about kiwi models to watch out for on the runway this year - you can take a look here.
Thanks for the read stunner, will keep you all updated throughout the week via my Insta, and on here!
Ciao for now,
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