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Zambesi Collaborates For Ballet-Inspired Exhibition

Zambesi Collaborates For Ballet-Inspired Exhibition

New Zealand label Zambesi teamed up with Australian photographer Justin Ridler for an exclusive exhibition, as part of the recent Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Named Entropic, the body of work showcased Zambesi’s latest autumn/winter…

NZ Designers Gain Entry into Lucrative Singapore Market

NZ Designers Gain Entry into Lucrative Singapore Market

Ten top New Zealand designers, including Zambesi, NomD, Kate Sylvester, Juliette Hogan and Stolen Girlfriends Club (pictured), are gearing up for a fashionable collaboration in Singapore, Kim Knight writes in the Sunday Star Times. Brokered…

Crane Brothers One of Australia’s Top Suiters

Crane Brothers One of Australia’s Top Suiters

Sydney clothing store, the New Zealand-owned Crane Brothers, founded by former Zambesi menswear designer Murray Crane, is included in a Sydney Morning Herald feature on the best places in Australia to buy a suit. “No…

Back to the Eighties

Back to the Eighties

New Zealand fashion label Zambesi’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, which previewed at New Zealand Fashion Week “harkened back to the 1980s … focus on a colour palette of black, grey, silver … with a touch…

Lo-fi Musical Shift

Lo-fi Musical Shift

New Zealand chanteuse Ladyhawke, 32, talks to Vogue Australia about her new album Anxiety and the musical shift between this recording and her self-titled debut. She’s progressed from the synth-heavy 1980s to the gritty guitars of the 90s….

Made in New Zealand

Made in New Zealand

Zambesi’s 2012 collection shown at the recent New Zealand Fashion Week was a fusion of sportswear, workwear and tailoring with unexpected pops of electric blue and acid yellow amid the brand’s signature black. Models…

Kiwi Icon Collection by Designer Rugs

Kiwi Icon Collection by Designer Rugs

Learn about the inspiration behind the latest Designer Rugs collection, Kiwi Icons. The collection features designs from some high profile New Zealanders including Kate Sylvester, Dick Frizzell, Boh Runga and…

Off with the polar fleece

Off with the polar fleece

Top local fashion designers will soon be represented in the centre of the French capital at a concept store owned by Paris-based New Zealander Catherine McMahon. Koko, which will stock Trelise Cooper, Karen Walker,…

Dispelling The Dark

Dispelling The Dark

An exhibition featuring New Zealand designers Nom*D, Doris De Pont, World and Zambesi is on now at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The exhibition, entitled, Together Alone: Australian and New Zealand Fashion,…

Debuts, Divas and Dark Designs

Debuts, Divas and Dark Designs

Wellington writer Carolyn Enting provided an overview of Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2007 for the Melbourne Age. Highlights of the week included impressive debuts by Alex Kim and Alexandra Owen, a media stampede…

High Style

High Style

This year’s Air New Zealand Fashion Week launched in unique style, with a catwalk show aboard one of its primary sponsor’s commercial aircraft. More than 120 passengers watched a sneak preview of the 2008…

Designing Women

Designing Women

New Zealand Herald writer Fiona Hawtin reports on the unique nature of the NZ fashion scene for the International Herald Tribune. “Of the 45 labels showing at the seventh New Zealand Fashion Week ……

Zambesi Marches on Moscow

Zambesi Marches on Moscow

NZ fashion label Zambesi has netted its largest ever international account. Zambesi will be stocked in Moscow’s soon-to-open Cara & Co concept store, which describes itself as a “deluxe boutique for intellectuals.” Label owners…

Designer of the Moment

Designer of the Moment

NZ fashion newcomer Cybèle Wiren (of label Cybèle) has caught the attention of international media with her Winter 2007 “Blue Blood” collection, first shown at last year’s Air New Zealand Fashion Week. Runway Reporter.com…

Philharmonia in Fashion

Philharmonia in Fashion

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra has launched a new initiative to dress visiting international soloists in NZ designs. For the APO’s recent ‘Russian Spectacular,’ pianist Marina Kolomiytseva wore a Liz Mitchell gown and presenter Elena…

Kiwi Creation Joins World’s Supercars

Kiwi Creation Joins World’s Supercars

NZ’s first supercar, the Hulme.F1, secured a rare invitation to show at Britain’s prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed. The annual event showcases the latest designs by big names Ferrari, Maserati and Aston Martin, as well as…

Must-see Designs

Must-see Designs

An impressive write-up in hip Italian trend forecasting magazine, Sport&Street, describes Air NZ Fashion Week as “a must-see fixture on the international fashion calendar.” Highlights include Zambesi (“Elisabeth Findlay, the epitome of an individualist…

“Shining a Light on the Edge of the World”

“Shining a Light on the Edge of the World”

Oyster takes a behind-the-scenes look at the “Invisible Heroes” of NZ fashion. Featured are Benny Castles and Lou Davies (Assistant Designer for WORLD Man and Woman respectively), Jenny Cook (Karen Walker), Gregory Brooks (Nom*D),…

Coolest of the Cool

Coolest of the Cool

Hip Aussie fashion magazine, Yen, named Zambesi the Mercedes Australian Fashion Week’s best overall show. “Zambesi:  the coolest of everything – the clothes, the casting, the hair and makeup, the understated theatricality and the…

Aotearoa in Vogue

Aotearoa in Vogue

The November issue of Australian Vogue contains a sumptuous 30-page spread on NZ. Topics include our “so hot right now” film industry, the best places to eat and drink in Wellington, Auckland, and…

Flights of Fashion Fancy

Flights of Fashion Fancy

Telegraph writer Emma Forrest reports on NZ’s fledgling Fashion Week and finds that many of the shows are more than deserving of an international stage. Highlights include Zambesi (“in the Dries Van Noten/Martin Margiela…

Elegance with Edge

Elegance with Edge

Karen Walker and Zambesi turned many a well-coiffed head at last month’s London Fashion Week. Guardian critic, Jess Cartner-Morley, picked Walker’s show one of the highlights of the week: ” … took as her…

Fashion’s High Fliers

Fashion’s High Fliers

Air NZ has launched a much-needed overhaul of its flight attendants’ uniforms (last updated in 1991), with Elisabeth and Neville Findlay of Zambesi at the helm. The airline was recently announced as the new…

Increased Coverage This Season

Increased Coverage This Season

“Dusseldorf, Reykjavik, Melbourne, Madrid and Hong Kong may as yet be household names only in the households taking part, but Mercedes-Benz Sydney Fashion Week, Air New Zealand Fashion Week and Sao Paulo Fashion Week…

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

1 April 2004 – i-D magazine’s Location issue gives pride of place to NZ’s up-and-coming “kings of creation.” Featured are Huffer designer Steven Dunstan, author Chad Taylor, artists Richard Maloy and Yvonne Todd, musicians…

26 Reasons to Love NZ

26 Reasons to Love NZ

Australian Harper’s Bazaar gives an A-Z run down of Kiwi style in response to last year’s L’Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week. Beneath the header “small enough to get seriously edgy, big enough to do…

Karl’s Eye View

Karl’s Eye View

Australian Vogue’s December 2003 collector’s edition includes NZ designs hand-picked by guest editor/fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld. Featured are Karen Walker’s baby-doll dresses and op-art minis, Zambesi’s cutting-edge sportswear and metallic accessories, and Kate…

Runway Successes

Runway Successes

19 October 2003 – The usual suspects stood out from the crowd at the 2003 L’Oreal NZ Fashion Week in Auckland, with WORLD (above), Nom*D, and Zambesi flying the edge flag for innovative and individual…

Big Ups for “Small but Perfectly Formed” NZ Fashion Week

Big Ups for “Small but Perfectly Formed” NZ Fashion Week

The Age calls L’Oreal NZ Fashion Week a thorn in the side of its Australian counterparts, warning that its “peculiarly talented protagonists” are in danger of showing up bigger fish across the Tasman. “Fashion…

Zambesi: the Story of a New Zealand River

Zambesi: the Story of a New Zealand River

Australian Financial Review Magazine devotes 5 pages to edge fashion label Zambesi. “They have been called the Belgians of the Asia-Pacific region . Over a quarter of a century, cult fashion…

Attack of the Warm Fuzzies

Attack of the Warm Fuzzies

Kiwi designers are ahead of the pack in prefiguring the global “mood of softness and warmth” hitting catwalks around the globe. According to the Canberra Times, the “feast of beautiful, well-crafted and intellectual winter…

Zambesi Deals in Dark Delights

Zambesi Deals in Dark Delights

NZ fashion house Zambesi lived up to its reputation for thoughtful sewing of the seams with an inspiring show at Sydney Fashion Week, netting a lucrative distribution deal with Canada’s largest department store chain…

WorldEdge: Sydney Fashion Week

WorldEdge: Sydney Fashion Week

The Australian Review headline: “Kiwis upstage hosts at fashion week”. WORLD’s youthful postmodern colour blast made the cover of the all the major papers. And Zambesi’s bomber jackets coupled with their trademark structuralist dresses…

Strike an Edge Pose

Strike an Edge Pose

In a 30 page feature Vogue Australia’s August edtion focuses on edge culture. Fashion designers Karen Walker and Zambesi feature alongside artist Michael Parekowhai and muscian King Kapisi. Editor Kristie Clements muses on the…

Zambesi Zen

Zambesi Zen

Relax, salute the sun: this summer warm to the meticulously designed, unstructured, ‘new age’ look picked to capture the fashion mood. Yoga inspired spiritual materials for contemplative consumption. Leading the pack of new-agers are…

Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport – They’ve Done It Again

Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport – They’ve Done It Again

In the “Cool places to shop (and what to buy)” section of the South China Morning Post’s “Cool guide to Sydney”, Williams Street is noted for Collette Dinnigan, and Janine Edwards is mentioned for…