Kate Sylvester On Finding Inspiration

Where do fashion designers find inspiration and who do they credit with their creativity? Kate Sylvester shares the artwork that influenced her past and present collections and her ongoing love affair with lingerie. You’ve surely seen Kate’s newest collection, A Muse, inspired by Picasso’s genius, his paintings and his muses who created the evolution of his work. Kate feels […]

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Tuesday Tunics

I’ve always admired New Zealand designers for their focus on creating quality fabrics and wearable garments. I admire the ethical means and methods by which they produce their clothing. Many Kiwi designers still make their own fabrics and garments in-house. Others work closely with factories and mills overseas. Speaking to a handful of the country’s most respected designers, I learned […]

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Instagram Takeovers and Other News

I’ve been fortunate to attend various fashion weeks over the past four years, and it’s fascinating to observe each city’s unique approach. iD Fashion Week has been well planned, educational and interesting. I’m here for the whole week, collaborating with iD, other bloggers and photographers. I’ve also sat in on a several talks and presentations. I’m particularly […]

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Into the Blue

Yesterday kicked off the first day of iD Fashion Week in Dunedin. The opening event, held at Otago Polytechnic, gave designers, sponsors, photographers, and media the opportunity to mingle before the shows get underway. I enjoyed the emerging talent designs on display by local students and putting my networking skills to use. After a long […]

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