Get that left over Christmas money ready, because heres everything you might have missed in NZ fashion news last month
So you thought January was all about R&R? Well while you were sipping spritz’s or lounging around your parents pool this summer, these iconic brands were working double time to pump out nothing but great pieces that scream “new year, new me”.
Whether you need some February fit inspo or are eyeing up your next “girl math” purchase we’ve got you covered with this epic Jan-fash rundown.
Kate Sylvester’s ode to the it-girls of 1970’s New York
Drawing inspiration from two iconic women, Kate Sylvester’s Autumn Winter 24 collection Gloria Gloria imagines an unlikely friendship between artist, designer and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and feminist activist and journalist, Gloria Steinem. The collection evokes an independent spirit, bringing together two women who epitomise all the glorious, gritty glamour of ‘70s New York – before Giuliani cleaned it up. The palette of this timeless collection presents rich olive greens, wine reds and deep blues muted with smoke and camel and interspersed with pops of coral, teal, geranium pink and lavender.
Kate’s larger than life take on denim features an oversized belted denim trench layered over a box-shaped vest and the tailored wide-leg Steinem trouser. Slouchy checkerboard knitwear is elevated with a luxe sheen and is paired with an oversized wool blazer in olive green tones. Picture Steinem leading an editorial meeting at Ms. Magazine wearing a turtleneck with a burgundy patchwork style leather coat and her trademark sunglasses.
Set to a backdrop of ‘70s New York City, ‘Gloria Gloria’ not only celebrates the determination of these two strong, artistic women and how they made their mark, but also dares us to do the same.
The Gloria Gloria collection is available in stores and online now
Why Levi‘s AW24 Collection is giving “new year, new jeans” energy
Pulling from ’70s flare, ’80s prep, ’90s loose silhouettes, ad ’00s low-rise denim, Levi’s have crafted the deliberate collision of the unexpected, grounded in the familiar yet totally new. This latest collection includes nods to western, utility, and tailoring which can be seen in subtle details like stitch treatments, deconstruction and patching. Iconic styles of decades past are blended with sun-washed palettes, homespun embellishments, and casual aesthetics.
This can be felt in super soft, washed-out fabrics that already feel perfectly broken in. Subtle touches of western influence come through in the collection’s denim, tops, jackets, and accessories. As a brand at the centre of culture for over a century, the Levi’s brand has developed an unparalleled library of archives for referencing how self-expression and styles have morphed and cycled over the decades.
Shop Levi’s AW24 online and in stores now
Deadly Ponies’ latest collection ‘Fun Guy’ celebrates the beauty, elegance, and weirdness of Fungi.
Gear up for a season of style and self-expression with the Deadly Ponies “Fun Guy” collection. Focusing on a fascination with the unexpected, this season delves into the whimsical world of fungi, weaving in earthy tones and textures, echoing the elegance of nature’s canvas. Grounded in the natural hues of shiitake, milk, and porcini as well as the Glacier blue and Lotus which evoke variants of exotic fungi.
Coveted pleated Calf Nappa silhouettes pay tribute to the delicate folds of oyster mushrooms, conveying a sense of intricacy and texture, through layered leather detailing which breathes life into each piece. The soft touch of coveted Bulle and Suede leather references fungi’s sumptuously textured tops, arriving in essential neutrals, black, and indigo. As Fall deepens, the season’s tactile silhouettes contrast against the sleek gloss of new milk Patent leather, conjuring the feeling of venturing into a dewy forest on a crisp morning.
The coveted New Balance sneakers that are forcing us to keep to our New Years ressy’s
Now that 2024 is finally here, many of us have already started cracking into our New Year’s resolutions! New Balance has the perfect styles to smash any fitness goals this year. From hot girl walks to 5am F45 sessions, this selection of New Balances is sure to hit a fitness nerve in all of us. The SuperComp Elite v4s, Fresh Foam 1080v13s, 530s and the Fresh Foam x More Trail v3s are four silhouettes at the top of their game across a range of differing, physical activities.
Huffer’s latest 3 Baller capsule is a slam dunk
Relaxed silhouettes with premium fabrications, emblazoned with textural points of colour. A collection so easy to style it’s a slam dunk. 3 Baller has fused practicality and style by giving us wearable pieces oozing streetwear confidence (through a vintage collegiate lens of course). Huffer always goes hard on the finer details with technical application styles on our crews, hoods, knits, and jackets. You’ll see, – and feel – the lux branded chenille applique, embroidery, contrast edge stitching, custom intarsia knit, felt applique, and a mixture of puff and screen print as a subtle way to render texture.
Dr. Martens Gothic Americana collection
The Gothic American Collection infuses classic silhouettes with western inspiration. Taking all their classic silhouette and elevating these with a western, 80s gothic twist. All the style leaders, musicians, and artist will be running for this one! Our favs from this iconic colab include the Jorge Mule. Part shoe. Part sandal. The Jorge mule continues to subvert expectations, built from hardwearing waxed Atlas leather and standout contrast white stitch designs. The slip-on Jorge is set on an all-day comfort suede foot bed and smoke Shore outsole. The Gothic Americana pack twists the Western aesthetic with DM’s attitude and their classic silhouettes. This epic collection is definitely one you do not want to miss out on.
New BLUNT UV umbrellas
BLUNT is excited to reveal it’s mindfully crafted, elevated, sun-smart UV Series. The stylish series is crafted with an innovative canopy that showcases a 50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) to block 99% of harmful UV light. The UV Series is available in four captivating shades. The Sunset Papaya, Tropical Breeze, and Lime Sorbet umbrellas adopt BLUNT’s best-selling Metro style – compact, collapsible and convenient. We are also excited to announce a new addition to the UV Series – the Nautical Navy Stripe available in our coveted Classic style – the original, full-length BLUNT Classic is ideal for those seeking ultimate protection – rain or shine!
The convenient, portable shade-creating UV Series has been designed as a mindful addition, to complement your sun-smart protocols, including the application of an essential broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen, wearing a protective hat and clothing, and seeking out substantial shade during peak sunlight hours. Each style has been designed with versatility in mind – to move effortlessly from Summer into the rainier seasons.
Finally a shoe perfect (and comfortable) for going from desk to dinner
The new De Luxe collection launches alongside a series of global high heat collabs with female creative collaborators including Martine Ali, Feng Chen Wang and Isabel Marant. Each collaborator is known for charting new paths and redefining the status quo, and Converse has offered the iconic Chuck Taylor silhouette as inspiration, and a catalyst for creativity to define the future of fashion.
Converse advances style, fit, form and function with the addition of two new elevated styles that go beyond the expectations of the Chuck, mixing classic with Luxe. Joining the recently introduced and immediate fan favourite, the Chuck 70 De Luxe Heel, is the Chuck 70 De Luxe Wedge-which offers up to four inches of elevation–and the Chuck 70 De Luxe Squared.Both styles transform the brand’s iconic rounded rubber toe cap into one with angular, squared proportions for an entirely new dimension and expression, while evoking the Chuck Taylor’s notable DNA up top–featuring stitch detailing, octangular Converse patch and classic colour-ways synonymous with the brand.
Shop the full De Luxe collection online now
Calling all music lovers, the latest Ksubi x Juice WRLD collab has arrived
Drenched in the essence of iconic rapper Jarad Anthony Higgins, better known as JuiceWRLD, this collaboration is a celebration of street style at its peak. Channelling his cultural relevance in the rap scene, Ksubi’s designs seamlessly blend his artistic spirit with the pinnacle of street fashion.
Building off the success of the first collection, this highly anticipated second iteration expands on the Ksubi x Juice WRLD 999 partnership, which arrives following a sold-out pre-release at Ksubi Chicago in December to mark Juice WRLD Day 2023. The 17-piece collection explores a wider range of silhouettes consisting of denim, outerwear, fleece, graphic tees, and accessories that draw inspiration from Juice WRLD’s musical output and connection to art, his unique lived experience, and his mantra of taking all negative in life and reversing it into something positive. Applique textures, layering, wax-coated denim and novel graphics elevate the offering across Ksubi’s iconic denim styles including Chitch jeans and Classic Jacket. The Ksubi x Juice WRLD 2.0collection introduces two new Ksubi denim silhouettes, the Maxx Operator, a carpenter-style wide leg jeans boasting the iconic ‘999’ logo and font throughout, and the Bronko Cargo, a boot leg jeans featuring cargo pockets and a buttoned hem for a stacked aesthetic.The range also features Ksubi’s signature 4×4 Biggie t-shirts and a zip-through Kash hoodie.
Urban grit meets natural beauty with Storm’s latest collection
Discover hidden thrills where urban grit meets natural beauty. With a palette of deep, moody greens and punchy pops of colour contrasted with geometric prints Storms latest collection offers flowing dresses and floaty mesh skirts that beckon to the inner romantic, while edgy suiting separates are designed for those who thrive in the heart of the city’s urban rendezvous. Dive into electrifying colour and daring geometric prints this summer with this latest collection
Explore taylor’s W24 collection ‘The Landing’
Drawing inspiration from the humble pier – a wooden dock jutting from the shore over serene bodies of water. Capturing the essence of The Landing, meticulous use of crisscross panels, and topstitching mirrors the structural intricacies of a pier’s structure. There’s no shortage of clean lines and precise cuts that echo New Zealand’s cinematic landscapes with contoured construction and dramatic depth.
Moochi unveils new winter collection ‘Formation’
Honouring an intentional and functional wardrobe, Formation is a moment of quiet luxury, embodying modern tailoring and functional unity. Feminine silhouettes that deliver confidence through structured lines, gentle draping, tactile knits, sheer lace and soft leathers that will become much loved wardrobe treasures. Formation evokes duality and simplicity resulting in a harmonious and textural collection.
In true moochi form, palette one is a balance of strong feminine energy and directional dressing made for effortless minimal thought required mornings. Some of our favs from this collection include the Revive dress which offers an ethereal blend with dusky pink, merlot and khaki undertones that tells a story with this seasons snakeskin chiffon print. A true statement piece also lies within the Vesty Trench, a dual wardrobe style with its multi functional removable sleeves.
Moochi denim coexist as your durable and functional off duty moments that are season-less through both shapes and hues. a set of soft cotton pieces seen in the glowed jeans and latching shirt gives a casual meets contemporary outfitting, a laidback pairing for the double denim dreamers.