New Zealand-based Jenna Wilkins' passion lies in accessory and evening wear design and manufacturing, particularly draping. Her own success in fashion design began at high school, where she studied design and sewing, competing in and receiving placings in Young Designer competitions.
Mid September is when it’s all happening and I’m REALLY looking forward to it.
… a movie that captures the life of a legend
The same colours, the same style, the same staff and the same uniform. The key difference - they’re painted on. I had to find out more.
Fashion and beauty collide again, with Lancome and six top New Zealand fashion designers teaming up, in a bid to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Trust
“Super 14” is the largest rugby union competition, in the Southern Hemisphere, taking place annually. The competition has just ended for the 2009 season, with the Bulls finishing top of the table. Why on earth am I writing a piece about the Super 14? That’s a fair point…. I do love rugby, but the real reason is that the teams have been playing in a new uniform this season, and I was keen to find out more about the design features and product technology behind it.
The retail industry is under pressure, and with ‘sale’ signs appearing in almost every shop window that I pass, that’s quite clear. Is there hope for the retail industry in these tough economic times? I say ‘yes’ and so does Glassons’ GM James Whiting.
Australia and New Zealand teaming up doesn’t happen every day. These days, there is a rivalry between the countries, which can be pretty intense at times, especially when sport is involved. Therefore, it may seem surprising that New Zealand clothing retailer, Max, has formed an alliance with Australian fashion designer, Kirrily Johnston.
Air New Zealand Fashion Week will be going ahead this year, despite the tough economic times that we’re facing.