At its core, fashion is what you want it to be. A necessity, a chance to step out of your comfort zone, a form of communication, a source of inspiration; you name it!
One of the main reasons I attended dozens of shows throughout New Zealand Fashion Week was to explore new takes on the idea of style. The style delivered came in layered combos, subtle masculinity and daring creativity, three aspects which vigorously represent my take on fashion.
While my personal preferences on textual nuances, comfort, and wearability change depending on the quotidian realities of mood, location, and weather, fashion – first and foremost – should result from and create joy. As opposed to meticulously pre-planning my looks I threw together some of the borrowed (!) Kiwi-designed goodness with vintage finds from across the world on the day of the shows. You see, fashion tells stories and today’s story is about letting go of preconceptions and finding new, unique and personable spirits in our daily fabrics. At NZFW, I let my clothes play together and create magic on their own. Here is what they went.
Look One – Ingrid Starnes pants, Zara lace-ups, Twenty Seven Names shirt, Topshop jacket, OnceIt sunnies
Look Two – Miss Crabb Diamond Star robe in Kowhai and Blossom belt in Love Hearts, Trelise Cooper Let It Burn kimono, Ketzke neckerchief, Jeffrey Campbell Perpetua mules
Look Three – Ingrid Starnes Eddie paper pleat night dress, Blak Seclusion kaftan and scarf, Topshop silk belt, Converse chucks
Look Four – Reclaimed Vintage t-shirt, COOP by Trelise Cooper Come On Gown dress, Senso Taffy heels
Look Five – Staple and Cloth silk Sarong skirt, Witchery top, Vintage velvet cape
Look Six – Liam (by Ruby) MGM long sleeve and skirt, Topshop silk scarf, COS sneakers
Look Seven – Ruby Chancellor trousers and Anna-Lise Rose blouse, Jeffrey Campbell Perpetua mules
Look Eight – Trelise Cooper Gina La Vida dress, Asos turtleneck, Doc Martens boots
These are all the looks I wore at New Zealand Fashion Week 2016. Which one do you like the best?