aim is a womenswear collection by NZ brand Huffer, which launched over NZFW last week (This was another event I would have liked to have gone to, yet missed due to my lack of organisation) aim is like Huffer womenswear’s more sophisticated older sister and while the collection is an exciting new direction for the iconic streetwear brand, I prefer the original.
Meadowlark jewellery released their SS 14/15 collection Dynasty today and I think it’s one of their best yet-the jewellery and campaign images are equally mesmerizing!
Moving beyond the boundaries of orthodox adornment, Meadowlark sets it’s sight to further escalate its now cult status in a striking new direction.
“This new collection, Dynasty, is an exciting evolution that builds on our last two collections, Ritual and Veni Vedi Vici. We took the idea of 90’s piercing jewellery and put a luxe, grown-up twist on it using silver, gold and diamonds.” says Meadowlark designer and co-founder Claire Hammon.
Dynasty draws on a diverse array of muses – the endowment of an ancient Russian monarch, traditional Indian bridal adornment and grunge-luxe supermodel nostalgia.
Headpieces, nose chains, septum and lip rings are cast in precious metals, intricately etched and studded with beautiful stones.
Alongside these most dramatic and exotic of embellishments lies an equally eye-catching array of stud and hoop earrings, rings and necklaces, each cut in strong, sacred, elemental shapes – spears, thorns, discs – and regally encrusted with diamonds, emeralds and rubies.
With the kind of philosophy that defines Meadowlark thinking, and in a nod to the eternal art of body piercing, all earrings are sold singly – heightening the possibilities for unique, personal engagement of the wearer with each piece.
“As well as the bigger pieces, there are also some more understated designs we see as becoming classics – on the whole though Dynasty is designed for impact, it’s definitely a collection for the brave,” Hammon says.
Beguiling and bewitching, Dynasty is crown jewels for a modern anarchist queen: impaling the status quo, opulently provoking, decadently defying. Get it in Dunedin HERE. xx
After a five year hiatus from NZFW, designer, Kate Slyvester returned to the runway with her winter 15 collection ‘Tartt’. Influenced by American author Donna Tartt’s 1992 novel ‘The Secret History’, Kate describes the collection as a “Slouchy celebration of casual luxury and sartorial classics”-a perfect description for a range which showcased many classic kate silhouettes, styles and prints; including her signature tailoring, ultra-feminine dresses and sensible, yet stylish sweaters. Most memorable was the confetti, created from pages cut out of Donna Tartt books, which began to rain down upon the models-a spectacular ending to yet another fantastic New Zealand Fashion Week.
My NZFW started a bit later than most, with me stupidly booking my tickets before the schedule was released, assuming it would be similar to last years, but it was not! Despite missing many of the shows I’d hoped to see, I didn’t miss out on Zambesi! As is always the case with Zambesi the winter 15 collection showcased impeccable tailoring, oversized coats and luxurious knitwear, with cobalt blue, khaki, black and a hint of lavender featuring throughout. A highlight was the XXXV printed jumpers, commemorating 35 years in business!!!