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From the Editor: 31 May 2016

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Kelly Coe has built a huge and loyal following for her popular Augustine and Charlo labels and last week she introduced her latest range, Stella Royal by Augustine, which is aimed at the plus-size market. In keeping with Coe's colourful style the new label is fun, feminine and full of florals for this season. I'm really pleased to see another label offering a greater range of...


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From the Editor: 24 May 2016

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Last week was such an incredible week of runway fashion for Craig Lawson and I, who were lucky enough to spend the week at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016. Among the highlights were amazing shows by Toni Maticevski, Manning Cartell, Romance Was Born, macgraw, Cynthia Rowley and many others. We were delighted to be one of only a couple of New Zealand media invited to Oscar de la...


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From the Editor: 17 May 2016

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016 is underway in Sydney and myself and Craig Lawson have been in amongst it all during the first couple of days of the event. We were treated to quite a spectacle on Sunday afternoon as Maticevski kicked off the week with an incredible show that was the kind of event that fashion dreams are made of. We were blown away by the scale of it all and of...


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From the Editor: 10 May 2016

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This time next week myself and Craig Lawson, our favourite Australian blogger, will be at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and we're looking forward to bringing you coverage from Sydney each day. It will be the fifth year that I've written FashioNZ's MBFWA content and the third time I've worked with Craig on it, how quickly that time has gone but it's always an...


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From the Editor: 3 May 2016

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Every so often I come across a fashion collection that really captures my imagination and recently I found myself drawn to Tanya Carlson's gorgeous Almost Famous inspired range. Carlson has created a clever collection which references it's 1970s connection while still being modern and relevant to today's woman. She has complemented the collection with some of the most...


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From the Editor: 26 April 2016

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Dresses are my favourite thing to wear to work simply because they're easier than trying to match separates and all you really have to think about is shoes and jewellery. This week I've found six great dresses that are perfect for this changeable weather which is definitely cooling but not quite freezing yet. With a range of dresses from the likes of Augustine, Helen Cherry, Isaac...


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From the Editor: 19 April 2016

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While there are many things I love about the fashion industry and the creativity that comes out of it, unfortunately it also has a dark side, and that came to light prominently with the Rana Plaza disaster on April 24th 2013. 1133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh and 2500 people were injured, with many left as amputees. Fashion...


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From the Editor: 12 April 2016

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I have to admit I didn't think I would be writing a story about a Kardashian anytime soon on FashioNZ, given that our focus is mostly New Zealand brands. But I'm really pleased for Manuka Doctor that they've taken on such a high profile global brand ambassador with Kourtney Kardashian becoming their new face. It's a huge deal for a Kiwi brand that have been garnering more...


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From the Editor: 5 April 2016

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I've always had an adoration for vintage fashion and the resurgence in vintage-inspired styles seen everywhere in recent years, from the runway at Prada to the chain stores, has only increased my love of beautiful dresses. This week's feature interview, Miss Victory Violet, has embraced the vintage look full-time and I've been a fan of her style since first coming across her...


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From the Editor: 29 March 2016

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The creativity of Karen Walker and her team never fails to impress me and her latest jewellery range Galactic is another clever display from a brand at the top of their game. I love that the collection was inspired by the work of iconic science fiction writer Jules Verne and no doubt he would approve of the steampunk style features of some of these pieces.   Saben have just...


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From the Editor: 22 March 2016

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Dunedin was the focus of the local fashion scene last week with iD Dunedin Fashion Week bringing together emerging and established designers for a celebration of fashion that culminated with two amazing shows at Dunedin's Railway Station over the weekend. I was fortunate enough to attend this year and spent my first day sitting in on the judging day where the emerging designers...


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From the Editor: 15 March 2016

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The weather is definitely cooling which has me thinking about boots and brogues, especially the new ones from Merchant 1948's new autumn/winter collection in rustic shades. I previewed their range recently and I love how solid the new heels are and the vintage-inspired details of them. Merchant 1948 is a brand that I've grown up with, as I'm sure many of you have too and...


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From the Editor: 8 March 2016

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Telling the stories of creative and inspiring people has always been my favourite part of my job as a journalist and this week I'm delighted to bring you two great stories of local designers Kelly Coe from Augustine and Natalie Chan from Natalie Chan. It was such a pleasure to sit down and interview these two wonderful women who have both worked incredibly hard and have unique visions...


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From the Editor: 1 March 2016

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Does anyone else find it hard to believe that it's the 1st of March today? It feels like this year is already flying by and the autumn season is well and truly upon us now. Ruby dropped their perfectly timed autumn collection a few days ago and as much I wish summer lasted longer I do love the leafy prints and cosy pieces in their new collection which has an Alpine...


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From the Editor: 23 February 2016

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New autumn images are flooding my inbox daily at the moment and Mi Piaci's latest campaign caught my eye for its elegant simplicity. Featuring striking local model Ashleigh Good who has walked the runway for some of the world's top labels including Chanel and Gucci, it's a study in modern refinement. This season Mi Piaci's shoes and accessories are sophisticated and contemporary with a great...


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