Kate Sylvester The acclaimed New Zealand designer’s conceptual collections embody intelligence, witty irreverence, sophistication and modern femininity.
Simple, sophisticated and proudly New Zealand made and owned, designer, Mitchell Vincent, descendant of Ngati Tuwharetoa, made his debut onto the fashion scene at New Zealand Fashion Week showcasing his first collection as part of the Miromoda Showcase, where he gained the title of ‘Emerging Designer 2013’.
Stolen Girlfriends Club’s off-site Fashion Week show
World is NZ’s first truly progressive and avant-garde luxury fashion brand and retailer. Images from the show below
Mercedes-Benz Presents designer, Zambesi opening show of the NZ Fashion Week
Ppen air show by Trelise Cooper across Takutai Square part of the Britomart Fashion Sessions
I recently had the opportunity to work with the very talented NZ designer, Rochelle Goodrick who aspires to help empower woman through her passion for fashion design. Brisbane based, Ali Gordon of ModesToBlog modelled the collection for us. Logistically, this shoot took a lot of forward planning with all three of us based in different cities and with a quick turnaround of just 5 days, nothing could be left to chance. I had already photographed Rochelle’s collection at NZFW 2016 show and knew that Auckland’s Viaduct and Silo Park would provide the perfect backdrop to shoot the “Renewal” collection. Concrete, glass and Weathered Steel together complemented the collection’s colour palette. Client […]
I recently had the opportunity to test shoot Hannah from Portfolio Models (Nelson). Hannah, who has been modeling for 2 years is amazing to work with. She is particularly skilled with her flow-posing and in addition to her brunette coloring also has striking blue eyes. Using Auckland’s Viaduct as a setting, we were thrilled with the shots. The Viaduct has so much to offer in terms of backdrops, from monochromatic, concrete silos to the industrial containers and the numerous textured walls. I usually shoot in the studio, but was good to get out and embrace the natural diffused light and […]
2016 has been a roller coaster of a year! Shooting 95, 000 images, collaborating with super talented designers, models and makeup artists. Making new friends along the way and losing some. I thought it was only fair that I put together my favorite images from the year, these not necessarily being the best images technically or what was asked for! Can’t wait for what 2017 has in store for me. Here are my favorite images from 2016 Stay safe and enjoy the festive season!
NZ streetwear label Federation returned to the New Zealand Fashion Week runway after seven years, with their AW17 collection, Birds Versus Bees. It was a fashion-meets-street collection with loads of energy and a local Kiwi vibe from the designer label that knows its market. Featured oversized jackets, long T-shirts and loose pants with a few fur and sequinned pieces. The quirky prints stood out amongst a beautifully wearable colour palette of neutrals and dark undertones and each and every piece in the A/W 17 collection was effortlessly cool Some of my favorites below.
From the first notes of the orchestra until the very last hymn, Hailwood turned the runway into a glimmering and glorious spectacular. The audience gasped as the lights came up and revealed a full choir on stage in shimmery blue dresses, singing in te reo and NZ sign, for Hailwood’s glamorous show. Accompanied by a pianist, they moved into songs in English, and Italian, in the classiest performance of the week. The AW17 collection featured sensual silhouettes with long hems and swaying skirts. Strutting in suede heels shoes, the models exuded modern glamour in shades of navy, beige and green – […]
Opening show of New Zealand Fashion Week 2016 Mercedes Benz NZ present Harman Grubisa HARMAN GRUBIŠA is a womenswear brand developed by the design partnership of Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubiša. Both designers have spent several years in the fashion industry working in roles ranging from design, forecasting and editorial styling.