A young Auckland designer aims to take on New Zealand’s fashion industry, launching her own label and entering the Westpac Young Fashion Designer Competition.
Ellie James, 20, first started her label Runaway London when she designed a mini-collection for a friend’s project, and has since continued to develop the label.
James decided to make her [...]
A quirky and colourful clothing boutique, co-owned by renowned artist Tanya Thompson, is having a closing party to mark its departure from Karangahape Rd.
The Pleased To Meet You Boutique in St Kevin’s Arcade is where fans of Thompson’s Misery artwork went to buy her t-shirts and accesories.
The store also sold a selection of [...]
Fashion on the Street saw four free fashions shows with models carrying umbrellas and walking down a ramp on Osborne Street in the wet Auckland weather.
The event marked the return of public fashion shows to the streets of Auckland, making retail the focus of the show.
According to Ashley Church, chief executive of the [...]
When I went for my first interview as a receptionist, my Mum told me: “It’s not the clothes that make the woman; it’s the woman that makes the clothes.”
True. But this is a lot harder when you don’t have the professional clothing in the first place.
One woman’s cast-off could be the difference between another woman getting her dream [...]
Disregarding the oppression of the past and the bra-burning of the late 1900’s, I think the role of the modern woman is the choice of the individual. Every woman and every man wants something different, so whether you’re a housewife or a working woman I will not judge – that is unless you are a [...]
The top 10 finalists of Westpac’s inaugural Young Fashion Designer Awards were uploaded to Facebook this morning, where members of the public will vote for their favorites online.
The award has been set up in celebration of Westpac’s 5 year anniversary of their highly regarded Red Collection show at New Zealand Fashion Week.
Westpac’s Head of Sustainability, [...]
Every year the School of Fashion Design at AUT hosts the Rookie Fashion Show to give select 3rd year students the chance to showcase their work on the runway. This year, 24 students were chosen to represent the program with a variety of patterns, styles and designs. Organizers Andreas Mikellis and Sharon Evans-Mikellis, both senior [...]
One of my guilty pleasures is reading The Cut on a daily basis – a New York magazine whose cut-throat bloggers literally pull apart fashion’s finest.
They critique all fashion weeks, including New York, Paris, Milan and even Australia’s annual Rosemount held at the St Kilda Pier.
I know it’s been over a month, but after having [...]
The annual AUT University Rookie fashion show has broken from the tradition of using photographs to promote their show.
Instead, honours student Nadeesha Godamunne has hand-illustrated all the promotional material for the event on October 15.
The 22-year-old’s illustrations have been printed on promotional postcards and advertising.
Lecturer Lisa Lloyd-Taylor said the use of illustrations was as “fresh [...]
Motherhood has been the inspiration behind an AUT fashion student’s third-year collection.
Olivia Benefield, 22, used images from her prenatal scans and transformed them into fashion forward prints.
The collection was inspired by her son Noah, now 16-months-old, and will be one of 22 collections showcased at the AUT Rookie show on October 15.
The images came from [...]