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 […]Read more "Kate Sylvester On Finding Inspiration"
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 […]Read more "Tuesday Tunics"
One of the highlights of iD Fashion Week was sitting in on a Q&A with Emilia Wickstead. As charming as she is talented, Emilia has dressed everyone from Kate Middleton to Gwyneth Paltrow, and counts Alexa Chung as a dear friend. Born in Auckland, Wickstead moved to Milan at the age of fourteen and began […]Read more "A Q&A with Emilia Wickstead"
As you may already know from my Instagram posts, I spent last week in Dunedin for iD Fashion Week. The event has been running for the past seventeen years and it’s easy to see why it’s so successful. As New Zealand’s oldest city, Dunedin has such a strong creative community. With New Zealand’s oldest university […]Read more "6 Delightful Days in Dunedin"
How about a bit of real talk to kick off today’s blog post? If you’re wondering why my background is beginning to feel a bit repetitive, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’ve been using this sensor feature on my camera where I wave (quite aggressively) in order to take a photo. It doesn’t catch my […]Read more "Crème de la crème"
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 […]Read more "Instagram Takeovers and Other News"
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 […]Read more "Into the Blue"