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Georgia Fowler Modelling From the Couch

Georgia Fowler Modelling From the Couch

Vogue magazine recently caught up with four Fashion Week regulars, including New Zealand model Georgia Fowler, 28, to see how they handled the shift from real-world runway to virtual. Fowler has been doing fashion week…

Len Lye Inspires Belgian Designer Dries Van Noten

Len Lye Inspires Belgian Designer Dries Van Noten

Antwerp designer Dries Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection was partly inspired by New Zealand-born filmmaker and artist, Len Lye. Van Noten was struck by the inventiveness of Lye’s oeuvre, UK-based AnOther editor-in-chief Susannah Frankel…

Jessica McCormack and Emilia Wickstead Join Forces

Jessica McCormack and Emilia Wickstead Join Forces

“Reality is bleak,” Jessica McCormack tells Financial Times fashion features editor Jessica Beresford, “so we all need some escapism, right?” The jewellery designer is huddled over a table laden with precious objects – elaborate earrings…

Like Obama Allbirds Have Widespread Centrist Appeal

Like Obama Allbirds Have Widespread Centrist Appeal

Monthly men’s magazine GQ highlights former US president Barack Obama’s penchant for Allbirds, a wool trainer created by New Zealander Tim Brown and American Joey Zwillinger, and a Silicon Valley go-to. According to style feature…

Blackpink’s Rosé New Global Face of Saint Laurent

Blackpink’s Rosé New Global Face of Saint Laurent

K-pop bands and their devoted fans breaking various internet milestones (or messing with Presidential campaign rallies) is nothing new at this point, so perhaps the bigger indication that Blackpink is taking centre stage is…

PJs by General Sleep Chic Enough for Everywhere

PJs by General Sleep Chic Enough for Everywhere

“We’re months into social distancing and this way of life has become a reality both in our lives and in our wardrobes. If you’re anything like the Vogue team, you’ve probably reached for comfortable…

Abel Leading Clean Fragrance Charge

Abel Leading Clean Fragrance Charge

Much like clean beauty, clean fragrance is often touted as being free from “nasties” – certainly phthalates – and formulated so as to not irritate the skin. There is no clear-cut definition of what…

Make Give Love Benefits From the Archie Effect

Make Give Love Benefits From the Archie Effect

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor might only be seven months old, but he already has plenty of sway when it comes to fashion, Amy de Klerk writes for Harper’s Bazaar UK. The young royal was pictured…

Emilia Wickstead’s Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep

Emilia Wickstead’s Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep

New Zealander Emilia Wickstead has built her eponymous brand on the premise of being properly dressed for every occasion, be it a black tie event or a boardroom meeting; a wild night out or…

Sharna Osborne’s Shots Like Nothing Else in Fashion

Sharna Osborne’s Shots Like Nothing Else in Fashion

The videos and stills made by the New Zealand-born artist Sharna Osborne don’t look like anything else in the fashion world – or at least not like anything else being produced today, this decade,…

Allbirds Co-Founder Tim Brown Talks Travel

Allbirds Co-Founder Tim Brown Talks Travel

In a new Wall Street Journal series, the newspaper interviews designers, artists and entertainers about where they’re travelling this summer, what they’re packing, how they stay entertained in-flight and more. First up, it’s New…

Karen Walker Launching Cool and Real Wedding Line

Karen Walker Launching Cool and Real Wedding Line

New Zealand-based designer Karen Walker is expanding her business to include a fully-fledged bridal line, Karen Walker Atelier, according to Vogue magazine. To anyone who knows Walker’s kaleidoscopic prints, funky sunglasses, and approachable price point,…

Georgia Jay Turns Off-Cuts into Playful Bags

Georgia Jay Turns Off-Cuts into Playful Bags

New Zealand-based designer Georgia Davison first began working with leather in 2012. She tells Australian online city guide, Broadsheet: “I remember getting a leather pillowcase from a fair, and myself a funny little…

Grace Stratton an InStyle Badass Woman for 2019

Grace Stratton an InStyle Badass Woman for 2019

Nineteen year old kiwi Grace Stratton, founder of accessible fashion website allisforall.com (AIFA), has been recognised as one of American InStyle magazine’s 50 Badass Women for 2019 https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/50-badass-women-2019 – a list of ‘women…

Obama Gets His Allbirds On

Obama Gets His Allbirds On

They say you can judge a man by his shoes, according to The Telegraph’s Tamara Abraham, so when Barack Obama stepped out in the south of France in June, a handful of eagle-eyed fans were…

Janaya Wilkins Makes Swimsuits From Plants

Janaya Wilkins Makes Swimsuits From Plants

New Zealander Janaya Wilkins grew up exploring the country’s beaches and the sports they entailed, Esha Chhabra writes in an article published on the Forbes news site. After travelling the world, Wilkins returned to…

Summer Styling with Emilia Wickstead

Summer Styling with Emilia Wickstead

New Zealander Emilia Wickstead, “arguably one of modern-day fashion’s most modest and functional designers”, talks to Grazia Middle East about the about the “intricacies of summer dressing”. It may come as a surprise then that…

Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Some designers are doing things differently: rethinking the business model and coming up with better ways of doing things, like Kowtow founder, New Zealander Gosia Piatek, who The Guardian’s Alexandra Spring features in an…

Stylist Chloe Hill Leads Anti-Minimalism Movement

Stylist Chloe Hill Leads Anti-Minimalism Movement

There’s beauty and ease in the ability to maintain a minimalist sense of style. Colours remain subdued and consistently complementary. Plus, a less-is-more approach, in essence, keeps the actual effort in getting dressed to…

Emilia Wickstead Recruits Some Important Women

Emilia Wickstead Recruits Some Important Women

When London-based designer Emilia Wickstead took inspiration from her native New Zealand to create a capsule collection with The Woolmark Company, it seemed fitting that she should ask her fellow countrywomen to model it….

Surfwear Company Salt Gypsy Supports Slow Fashion

Surfwear Company Salt Gypsy Supports Slow Fashion

In light of recent calls to action from Australian consumers, the Australian fashion industry and Australian fashion brands have made their sustainability and ethical practices more transparent so we can look good and feel…

Designer Rebecca Taylor Serves Up Crisp and Breezy

Designer Rebecca Taylor Serves Up Crisp and Breezy

“Last year, Rebecca Taylor chucked up the deuces to her beloved New York City to set up shop in Paris and unveil a City of Light-inspired lineup for her Fall 2019…

Georgia Fowler Models for Anwar Hadid Jewellery

Georgia Fowler Models for Anwar Hadid Jewellery

US-Palestinian model and entrepreneur Anwar Hadid, brother to models Gigi and Bella, has just released his own accessories line and called in Victoria’s Secret model New Zealander Georgia Fowler, 26, to star in the…

Nancy Wake Inspires Australian Designer

Nancy Wake Inspires Australian Designer

For its recent show at New York Fashion Week, in a collection called “Eye Spy”, Australian brand Zimmerman hoped some espionage of its own would add to its accolades. Sydney designer Nicky Zimmermann tapped…

Allbirds Open First UK Store

Allbirds Open First UK Store

“Allbirds, the San Francisco-based shoe brand that makes its trainers out of eucalyptus, wool and sugar cane, is opening its first UK store in London’s Covent Garden on Wednesday and, if the reaction is…

Paris Inspires Designer Rebecca Taylor

Paris Inspires Designer Rebecca Taylor

New Zealand fashion designer Rebecca Taylor recently upped and moved her family to Paris. “It was somewhat spontaneous,” Emily Farra writes for Vogue, “but she’s been dreaming of raising her children in the city…

Julie Sufi the Face of Australia’s Pageantry Gowns

Julie Sufi the Face of Australia’s Pageantry Gowns

In a city identified for its style and statement, Melbourne is tough turf for designers. Home to style icons, it is hard to stand out and persist. But a woman of Kashmiri origin, 28-year-old…

Claudia Li Casts Only Asian Models in NY

Claudia Li Casts Only Asian Models in NY

A lack of diversity in the fashion world means that all too often, there might be just a handful of non-white models to take the runway at a Fashion Week show. But not at…

Parris Goebel Choreographs Rihanna’s Lingerie Show

Parris Goebel Choreographs Rihanna’s Lingerie Show

The choreography for Rihanna’s New York Fashion Week 17-minute savage beast lingerie runway show, which was live-streamed on YouTube, was orchestrated by New Zealander superstar Parris Goebel. Rihanna unleashed the wild…

Madeleine Jones’ Style Is a Technicolour Dream

Madeleine Jones’ Style Is a Technicolour Dream

“If I could define in one word it would be, colourful,” New Zealand-born, New York-based stylist assistant Madeleine Jones tells Vogue magazine. “I could count on less than one hand the number…

NZ Fashion Week Showcases Established & Emerging Designers

NZ Fashion Week Showcases Established & Emerging Designers

“New Zealand Fashion Week has come to a close and the event, which ran from August 27 to September 2, offered a showcase of both established and emerging designers.” Justine Browning reports for…

Model Stella Maxwell Designs Bag for The Kooples

Model Stella Maxwell Designs Bag for The Kooples

“Throughout the years I’ve been working as a model, I’ve gathered lots of information on the process of creating fashion without even trying,” New Zealander Stella Maxwell, 28, tells Vogue. French fashion retailer The…

Georgia Pratt Figures in Modelling World

Georgia Pratt Figures in Modelling World

“For a long time, Ashley Graham’s name was about the only one that would pop to mind when thinking of a famous plus-size model. But as diversity becomes an increasing focus in the fashion…

Okewa’s Rainwear Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Okewa’s Rainwear Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Wellington-based waterproof clothing brand, Okewa, which was founded by Nevada and Nick Leckie, has launched a new fashion collection made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles. After Okewa’s project succeeded on Kickstarter, the company’s…

NY-Based Designer Rebecca Taylor off to Paris

NY-Based Designer Rebecca Taylor off to Paris

“After 20 years in Rebecca Taylor is taking a year to fulfill her lifelong dream of living in Paris,” Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) correspondent Emily Mercer writes. “Twenty-some…

Riverdale’s KJ Apa in Spiffy Choice at US Awards

Riverdale’s KJ Apa in Spiffy Choice at US Awards

There was a lot of standout, expressive style on the hot pink carpet at the recent Teen Choice Awards (TCA) in Los Angeles, but one of the most trend-setting fashion moments came from someone…

NZ Fashion Designers to Have on Your Radar

NZ Fashion Designers to Have on Your Radar

New Zealand “have been making waves internationally with designers such as Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester and Zambesi often seen sitting pretty on the likes of Meghan Markle and Gigi Hadid,” writes Isabelle Truman in…

Allbirds Goes Poolside in Sugarcane

Allbirds Goes Poolside in Sugarcane

They’re the company famed for creating the “world’s most comfortable shoes”. And now Allbirds, co-created by New Zealand born entrepreneur Tim Brown, has launched a pair of jandals expected to…

New Fashion Role for Riverdale’s KJ Apa

New Fashion Role for Riverdale’s KJ Apa

New Zealander KJ Apa, 21, returns to his role as heartthrob Archie Andrews in the American series Riverdale in October, but the Auckland-born actor has been having quite the busy summer in the lead-up…

Tim Brown of Allbirds Shares His Sneaker Secrets

Tim Brown of Allbirds Shares His Sneaker Secrets

New Zealander Tim Brown, co-founder of Allbirds, the running shoe brand beloved by the likes of Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner and Emma Watson, has revealed the very unique secret behind his minimalist designs. Brown teamed…

Jessica McCormack Takes Diamonds to New Height

Jessica McCormack Takes Diamonds to New Height

“We started out with the idea of a diamond tennis bracelet, but then I said no, we can do something better than that,” says New Zealand jewellery designer Jessica McCormack of the private commission…

Maggie Hewitt’s Overnight Success

Maggie Hewitt’s Overnight Success

“Within a year of her graduation, Maggie Hewitt’s fashion brand had gone global.” Patty Huntington spoke to the New Zealand designer about her fashion journey “from novice to Net-a-Porter”. She reports for the

Get Summery with Emilia Wickstead and Matches

Get Summery with Emilia Wickstead and Matches

Auckland-born designer Emilia Wickstead’s summer-ready capsule collection – a collaboration with Matches Fashion – is recommended by Singapore Tatler. “British-based Wickstead, 34, creates her first vacation collection in partnership with e-retailer

Activewear Brand Dead Studios Impresses Influencers

Activewear Brand Dead Studios Impresses Influencers

Activewear is expected to outsell luxury fashion within two years, and Australian labels are expanding aggressively and gaining recognition around the world, impressing celebrities and influencers alike. New Zealand-founded Dead Studios is riding the…

Ascot Nod for Emilia Wickstead Vida Jumpsuit

Ascot Nod for Emilia Wickstead Vida Jumpsuit

Sophie, Countess of Wessex was the first royal to trial Ascot’s latest dress code amendment, wearing a wide-legged turquoise jumpsuit designed by New Zealander Emilia Wickstead. Admittedly, it was perhaps the most unjumpsuit-y of jumpsuits,…

NZ Rookie Maggie Hewitt Hits the Roof in NY

NZ Rookie Maggie Hewitt Hits the Roof in NY

While there are some big names showing in the Big Apple (Prada, for one), New Zealander Maggie Hewitt took the leap to show her two-year-old Maggie Marilyn label at the city’s recent fashion week. It…

Georgia Pratt on Non-Stretch Denim for Every Body

Georgia Pratt on Non-Stretch Denim for Every Body

“I think I’ve had quite a hard time at different phases in my life,” New Zealand model Georgia Pratt tells Vogue, looking back at her long history with denim. “When I was in middle school,…

Karl Lagerfeld and Muse Stella Maxwell Team Up

Karl Lagerfeld and Muse Stella Maxwell Team Up

Supermodel and Victoria Secret’s Angel Stella Maxwell, 28, who was discovered at Otago University, has been enlisted by Karl Lagerfeld to be the face of his new make-up range. Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director, launched his…

Look Forward to Summer Dressing by Emilia Wickstead

Look Forward to Summer Dressing by Emilia Wickstead

The easy elegance of Emilia Wickstead’s resort collection fulfils all Vogue Australia’s holiday desires. The magazine declares the New Zealand-born designer will have you wishing it was summer. In the world of Emilia Wickstead, the…

Look Ahead to Summer with FT’s Shannon Gibson

Look Ahead to Summer with FT’s Shannon Gibson

You know the woman. She always looks good. Comfortable and yet elegant, she floats around the office with the nonchalance of someone who knows they’ve nailed their look. Most impressively, she’s got summer style…

Designer Blair Archibald Nails Fashion Week

Designer Blair Archibald Nails Fashion Week

In a “brilliant debut show” at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, New Zealand-born designer Blair Archibald “announces himself as a serious talent,” Nicholas Carolan writes for Grazia. “Anticipation around Archibald’s Resort 2019 presentation has been quietly…

New Rebecca Taylor Store Opens in California

New Rebecca Taylor Store Opens in California

With $600 in her wallet, New Zealand native Rebecca Taylor moved to New York with dreams of starting a fashion line. She cut and sewed at a Brooklyn kitchen table that she built herself….

Emilia Wickstead on Dressing the Royal Family

Emilia Wickstead on Dressing the Royal Family

New Zealand-born fashion designer Emilia Wickstead, a favourite of Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge, is showing a collaboration with MATCHESFASHION.COM at Fashion Week Australia on 15 May. She…

Frances Schoemack’s Abel a Worthy Investment

Frances Schoemack’s Abel a Worthy Investment

Vegan perfume lovers must not only avoid fragrances made with extracts of milk, honey, leather and beeswax, but also secretions from animals used to mark their territories, which are often used as fixatives to…

You Should Be Following Mr Essentialist

You Should Be Following Mr Essentialist

New York-based New Zealander Alexander Atkins has been on the radar of online lifestyle magazine Opumo for sometime now as the fashion and grooming blogger, who operates under the pseudonym of Mr Essentialist, continues…

Model Fran Robertson Wins Vegas Pin-Up Pageant

Model Fran Robertson Wins Vegas Pin-Up Pageant

Makeup artist Fran Robertson, who also creates colourful costumes and dresses, has been crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas Pin-Up 2018 at the hugely popular Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. The event is said to be…