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My Favourites inspired by NZFW 2018

Wow New Zealand Fashion Week this year was fantastic.  Sometimes there’s a mixed bag, I often find there’s one or two brands that I think “Na that won’t last”  This year most Designers I thought were ‘keepers’.

I didn’t make it to all Shows, I did however get to a majority.

This blog is about two of our Designers that have more than stood the test of time.  They do it so well and I am a big fan!

Probably the most outstanding evening was our Dame Trelise Cooper’s Show – taking over both runways with the models being lead in by a Male Violinist.  Dame Trelise Cooper is one of New Zealand’s most successful and internationally accomplished fashion designers. She believes fashion is The Theatre of Dreams; & celebrating all that it means to be a women is at the forefront of her renowned and highly elaborate fashion.  The Designer put on a SHOW STOPPER performance with beautifully curated looks from her three brands.

Here are 4 of the WOW outfits & there were 129 stunning looks to choose from.

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The colours were magnificent the fabrics luxe and there was certainly a sense of care free in her mix and match.

Trelise’s beautifully cut suiting made a welcome appearance with tailored jackets paired with cigarette pants or cinched over full tulle skirts. Dresses are always a TC staple and they came in many forms, from divine ladylike silhouettes to mini sequined party dresses, not to mention semi-sheer variations covered in intricate beading.


My second fav of our well established Designers was Hailwood.  The Show was equal parts dreamy as it was decadent.  A harmonious array of pale pinks, golden and neutral tones were delicately mixed in with the dark greys and black present in the collection to form a strong yet feminine colour palette that was prominent during the entire show.  The Hailwood ‘look’ was strong yet feminine which was carried throughout the collection thanks to the skilful mixing of structured silhouettes, clean lines and feminine flounces.

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From dress pants to skirts and dresses of all lengths, the designers’ generous use of black and gold sequined fabrics ensured the collection simply oozed glamour.

I could write blog after blog about NZFW.  We should be proud Kiwis, we do so well.

Next blog will be about my new Designer finds and these you will not want to miss out on.

Until then.

Yours in Style,

Johanna-May xx

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