Juxtaposing traditional craft techniques with modern fabrications, the collection is an exploration of energetic colour, geometric shapes and the pixelation of video games. Evolving from a personal tapestry project of Kate’s, the tessellating artworks she was hand stitching became the foundation for Kraftwork’s signature prints.
Introducing Reloved, which is a new platform for those to buy and sell preloved Kate Sylvester clothing. Evolving from determination to keep our garments out of landfill and out from the back of people’s wardrobes, Reloved intends to find new homes for once-loved Kate Sylvester, extending your garments use beyond first life.
Kate Sylvester is committed to sustainable business, and are focused on high quality, long-lasting clothing that customers love for a lifetime. http://www.mindfulfashion.co.nz
Kate Sylvester Spring Summer Collection Kraftwork
Founded in 2007 by Gosia Piatek, Kowtow is a label committed to creating positive change. We make a conscious decision to only use renewable and sustainable fibres and ethical manufacturing to deliver collections that are utilitarian, minimal and carry an understated sense of femininity. The Composure Cardigan is on my wish list after seeing my beautiful friend wearing the navy shade, I fell in love with it. It’s from the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection. There are quite a number of stockists for kowtow, but a part of me still waits for the day that Auckland has a kowtow retail store. I love the designs in the winter collection, especially the wide striped pants, dark green dress and denim skirts. If it weren’t for branching out in navy, I think I’d be wearing too much black, but thankfully 2019 has been the year of wearing more colour.
Photography from kowtow
Edun is a sustainable fashion label, found in 2005 by Ali Hewson and her husband, Bono. Its collections of clothing, accessories and jewellery are a reflection of local craftsmanship. The Fall collection features an eclectic, bold colourful palette and elusive design collective drew inspiration for textures and hues from the contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas. Featuring graphic patterns, cropped motorcycle jacket, chunky sweaters and zebra prints. The clothes were crafted in partnership with several different organisations Africa, including the Ethical Fashion Initiative in Burkina Faso and designer Carole Nevin in South Africa. All images from original website
Stella McCartney launched her first collection in Paris in October 2001. As a vegetarian, she does not use any leather or fur in her designs. McCartney’s signature style consists of sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity. She has an eco-friendly ethos which is reflected in her designs.Stella McCartney’s commitment to sustainability is evident through-out all her collections and is part of the brand’s ethos to being a responsible, honest, and modern company. They are the world’s first and only vegetarian luxury brand. They believe that no animal should give their life for the sake of fashion.
The Summer collection is introduced by: Celebrating the collection’s spirit of life and love with the ease of summer, our latest campaign finds inspiration in France’s Côte d’Azur, set in the grounds of Eileen Gray’s iconic villa E-1027 amidst Le Corbusier’s modernist murals. The season’s corset tailoring, textured vegetarian ultra-suede and printed surf-inspired Lycra are captured through Harley Weir’s lens on models originally cast in our Summer 2017 runway show, depicting the vibrancy and softness in movement of the collection. This season features an uplifting ‘All is Love’ message by contemporary artist Urs Fischer.