FNZ exclusive: Angelo Yelich-O’Connor through the lens of fashion industry legend, David Shields

Lorde’s brother makes his editorial debut

Spotted on the runways at NZFW: Kahuria 2023, it was a matter of time before Angelo Yelich-O’Connor got in front of the lens.

And for one so showbiz-adjacent, it’s fitting that that lens belonged to David Shields, one of Aotearoa’s most storied fashion photographers (his ‘Mrs Prada’ tales make us more enamoured with Miuccia than ever).

Titled Geneses and shot on Auckland’s rugged West Coast, the series represents and features many firsts – among them, Kiri Nathan‘s first unisex collection, Katoa, which brought Shields and Yelich-O’Connor together (the former met the latter while casting Nathan’s NZFW show) – and is shared exclusively with FashioNZ


Photography & Style: David K. Shields

Talent: Angelo Yelich-O’Connor @ Red 11 Models

Slide 1 & 2 : Origins Akoranga shirt & Waka pant by J’AKE @ (theshelteronline.com)
Boots by COS and socks by Supreme worn throughout.

Slide 3 : Katoa kowhai silk top & High-waisted black wool trouser by Kiri Nathan @

Slide 4 & 5 : Katoa short sleeved black wool jacket by Kiri Nathan, Kiri Nathan Pounamu @
(kirinathan.com), culottes by Frances @ (theshelteronline.com)
Pounamu by Jason Nathan

Slide 6 & 7 : Pinstripe jacket & shorts by Frances @ (theshelteronline.com)

Slide 8 : Ribbed tank by Frances & shorts by Rick Owens DRKSHDW @
(theshelteronline.com), pounamu by Jason Nathan Pounamu @ (kirinathan.com)

Slide 9 & 10 : Katoa denim jacket and paki, white silk top by Kiri Nathan @ (kirinathan.com)