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Ingrid Starnes is a New Zealand made label favoured by women who appreciate considered, beautiful clothing made with care and transparency. Ingrid’s signature exclusive prints, silk dyed to custom colourways and her in-house beauty range are the heart of her brand. ingridstarnes.com
New Zealand designer Kate Sylvester’s conceptual collections embody intelligence, witty irreverence, sophistication and modern femininity.Ever the subtle subversive, Kate Sylvester plays off disparate references, seamlessly stitching sportswear with couture, menswear with womenswear, pop culture with history, high art with punk rock. Her resulting collections are at once eccentric, beautiful and intelligent. Each collection challenges nostalgic sensibilities with modern use of colour, cut and exclusive in-house prints. katesylvester.co.nz
Auckland designer Wynn Hamlyn established his eponymous label in 2014. Wynn Hamlyn creates ready-to-wear collections combining classical tailoring with an expressive technical approach led by a genuine youthful joy in materiality. Beginning with the intimacy of locally sourced merino knitwear, Wynn Hamlyn’s playful approach to textiles, combined with restrained elegance, defines his unique take on womenswear. wynnhamlyn.com
Georgia Alice is a New Zealand based womenswear label dedicated to creating simple, luxurious ready-to-wear. Buoyed by a long-standing desire to pare back and strip down, her designs carry as much grit as they do elegance, ready to be accepted into the edit of core pieces that hang in every modern woman’s wardrobe. georgiaalice.com
Launched in 2015, Paris Georgia is both a reflection of its founders and a reaction to the discerning women who form its community. Designed in New Zealand with 95% of production remaining locally made. Luxurious fabrics meet silhouettes that stand as an ode to the female form and favour subtle design over seasonal trends. Paris Georgia produces womenswear that is inspired by the women who wear it. Women they admire, like their mothers, friends and collaborators. Women who value strength and culture, and who require these ideals within the brands they represent. parisgeorgiastore.com
Zambesi possesses a consistent and unique signature and is proudly made in New Zealand. Zambesi epitomises individual spirit, redefining convention with an ironic practicality, confirming its reputation in the global market for strength, beauty and independence. Designer Elisabeth Findlay and Dayne Johnston work instinctively, taking carefully chosen cloth in unexpected directions. Zambesi believes in creating pieces that endure. One collection evolves into the next, building a timeless wardrobe for its faithful customers. zambesistore.com