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Tag Archives: new zealand fashion
Yes – every season you find me sharing the latest from Good + Co for the simple reason that every season I find good reason to lust after their work!!
Good + Co. continue to use their exotic travels as inspiration and imagery for their silk, wool and cotton/linen scarves. The result is a beautiful abstract mix of colour and line when worn wrapped or a full image (sometimes reflected) when open. The materials are total luxury and as someone who road tests one of each style, they seriously last the distance. I am never without one tied around the straps of my bag be it summer or winter.
Now off you go for a little indulgent explore…. AND use the code STUDIOFRIENDS20 to get 20% off!
All imagery supplied by and used with permission of Good + Co.
I’m pretty into go-getters … especially creative go-getters, which is why I jumped at the chance to check out the set up of an exciting 3 day pop up shop presenting the work of thirteen designers. As part of the AUT Shapeshifting Conference; Creative Common Occupation has taken over the terrific first floor space of the Cross Street Gallery in Newton (Auckland) to collectively share their work spanning from clothing and accessories to print, illustration and film. All high quality locally made products from designers at the bright beginning of their careers.
Despite capturing some of the team in the flurry of their set up, I could still sense the excitement of those involved and I for one was feeling it too!
I would highly recommend a visit if you are in Auckland over the next three days and ALL of you, despite location, would enjoy the insights into each designer on their Facebook page as well as this great styled shoot bringing together much of the work that is part of the event.
Scroll to bottom for poster of location and hours.All photography above by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home
I’ve mentioned Mons Royale to you a few times over the years and its with such bloody great satisfaction that I get to share their most recent premium merino range with you.
Yes, Mons are the kings of woolly undies and an empire that now includes mid through to top layer merino garments, accessories and my current (can not live without!) obsession: the Hero Vest! But what reallllly excites me about watching the rise of this business is that they are living proof that you can create an international brand based in regional NZ – these guys call Wanaka home.
It’s not ALL about the big city guys!
Small but exciting kiwi brand; Elver have just released their latest collection and once again its a hardworking, goodlooking stable of shoes, bags and wallets made from the best natural materials.
I am totally sold on their lowkey and functional style which they communicate through some of the best lookbook pics I’ve seen yet. They definitely convey the classy kiwi adventurer I would like to be! You can check out their campaign shots from last years collection here.
If you are an insta kid you will LOVE their feed as well.
Those go getting Maaike girls have continued their strong graphic style with yet another seasonal collection for the kids that want something off the main stream! “Manic Episode” has now dropped in full in their online store but you can peruse their stockist list if you would like to have a little try-on session.
These girls were also one of my FIRST Creative HQ interviews and its exciting to hear that their stockist list in Asia is growing at a rate of knots!
Store owner and designer Natalie Newlands, 31, can rock a seriously snappy red lip and looks right at home surrounded by some of the regions best offerings in fashion at Queenstown store; Angel Divine.
In February 2012 she purchased the business from great friend Emma Taylor – who had steered the popular shop for the 6 years previous but had to focus on her battle with leukemia which very sadly claimed her life.
Natalie has continued the store’s legacy of supporting NZ emerging and established fashion talent and has now grown the offering to include fresh new brands not previously available in the area. The online arm of the business opened last year followed by Natalie launching a capsule collection of her own called New Lands.
Angel Divine is a must visit for anyone passing through the mountain resort or looking for an awesome, curated selection of brands in one location online. Also keep your eyes peeled around these parts for an exciting collaboration coming up between Studio Home and New Lands! It’s LOVE!All photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home.