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Fashion

While New Zealand’s high streets are filled with shops and boutiques touting all the great international fashion labels, Kiwi followers of fashion also frequent an ever-increasing choice of local fashion designers.

New Zealand fashion labels that have made it overseas include Karen Walker, Nom*D, Zambesi, and World. The four fashion houses participated in a group show - 'The New Zealand Four' - that first took the New Zealand look to prestigious London Fashion Week.

Among New Zealand fashion designers who have moved offshore, Wellington’s Rebecca Taylor has been working in New York since 1992. Rebecca Taylor’s celebrity followers include Cameron Diaz, Ashley Judd, Anna Paquin, and Minnie Driver.

Fine merino wool is another down-under fashion success, and New Zealand’s Icebreaker has become a global brand in sportswear fashion.

Kiwi fashion is renowned for its funky, layered look - a practical response to New Zealand's changeable weather patterns where four-seasons-in-a-day is a frequent scenario.

 

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Designer fashion and sidewalk dining will keep you entertained in Auckland's Vulcan Lane.

The inner-city shopping precinct that includes High Street, Vulcan Lane and Chancery Lane is the place to find cutting edge designer fashion. Names to look for include Karen Walker, Zambesi, Versace, Workshop and World. Between sprees you can sip coffee at a café and watch the fashion victims walk by.

Photo credit: Kierran Scott


 

 

Dunedin has a passion for fashion

Dunedin-based New Zealand designer Tanya Carlson is renowned for stunning collections that marry superb tailoring with exquisite detail.

Carlson specialises in crafted clothing that always has an element of surprise. Hand-painted fabrics, delicate hand-beading or an unexpected construction technique are key elements of Carlson's fashion signature.

Dunedin is regarded as an edgy, innovative fashion centre. Every year in March, the city hosts the iD Dunedin Fashion Week in the beautifully restored Dunedin Railway Station.

www.tanyacarlson.com

Photo credit: iD Dunedin Fashion Week


 

 

     

 

iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2009 - World

World was established in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1989 by Denise L'Estrange-Corbet and Francis Hooper.

Fuelled by energy and passion, their vision and work has seen the World label develop into one of New Zealand's leading fashion houses. World was one of the ground-breaking New Zealand Four who showed at London Fashion Week in 1999, and World creations are now stocked throughout Asia, the US and Europe.

Dunedin is regarded as an edgy, innovative fashion centre. Every year in March, the city hosts the iD Dunedin Fashion Week in the beautifully restored Dunedin Railway Station.

www.worldbrand.co.nz

Photo credit: iD Dunedin Fashion Week