7 New Zealand Fashion Labels To Look Out For

The brands that made a splash at New Zealand Fashion Week 2016 

Eugenie
05 Sep 2016

Eugenie

Formerly the design assistant of Karen Walker, Elizabeth Wilson debuted her label Eugenie at this year's New Zealand Fashion Week - and wowed audience with vibrant, loud prints.

Eugenie
05 Sep 2016

Eugenie

Slinky styling added a touch of femininity to the riotous collection.

Ovna Ovich
05 Sep 2016

Ovna Ovich

Socially conscious label Ovna Ovich is the brainchild of designer Marina Davis, who is dedicated to reducing unnecessary waste in her production.

Ovna Ovich
05 Sep 2016

Ovna Ovich

The four-year-old label is known for its easy elegance, as seen in this leather dress.

Sarah Parker
05 Sep 2016

Sarah Parker

You can expect a generous dash of humour in all of Sarah Parker's designs - like this bold print top with tie-details paired with sheer pants.

Penny Sage
05 Sep 2016

Penny Sage

Neutrals are given centrestage prominence at the Penny Sage presentation, founded by designer Kate Megaw.

Penny Sage
05 Sep 2016

Penny Sage

Quirky details keep the collection interesting, like this sweater embroidered with an exploding volcano print.

Trelise Cooper
05 Sep 2016

Trelise Cooper

One of New Zealand's most established fashion brands, Trelise Cooper is loved for its glam, modern and sexy styles.

Miromoda
05 Sep 2016

Miromoda

Miromoda is an organisation that's committed to nurturing the fashion industry's Māori designers, and this year the institute presented a stellar show at NZFW. One of the standout pieces is this bold graphic set with a cape and matching tapered pants.

Miromoda
05 Sep 2016

Miromoda

Miro is a technical term used in traditional Māori weaving, and it's only natural to expect designs that combine these traditional garments with modern aesthetic at the Miromoda show.

Jimmy D
05 Sep 2016

Jimmy D

Designer James Dobson piles on themes of deconstruction, androgyny, and oversized silhouettes for his Jimmy D collection.

Jimmy D
05 Sep 2016

Jimmy D

Predominantly dark tones are applied to create an urban style.

If you're unfamiliar with New Zealand fashion labels, it's about time to change that.

New Zealand Fashion Week 2016 came to an end last week, and we've rounded up a few promising fashion labels worth checking out - from established brands like Trelise Cooper (which has been featured in Sex and the City!) to emerging stars like Eugenie, you should definitely take note of the labels in our gallery above.

All photos taken by Alethea Lim. Lim is a photographer, gif maker and musician currently residing in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been photographing since early 2016, taking interest in the skill after attending several test shoots with her partner, Luke. NZFW 2016 was her first fashion week, which she attended as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Fashion Week photography competition. Lim is currently completing a degree in Optometry and Vision Science.

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