WORLD is known for putting on bedazzling style spectaculars exploding with crystals, glitter and big hair but yesterday the innovative fashion brand served high tea instead during the presentation its autumn/winter 15 collection with an intimate salon-style show at The Langham, Auckland.
The elegant affair was entirely appropriate considering WORLD is celebrating its silver jubilee (25 years in business).
The clothing, however, still spoke volumes – powerful and slimming silhouettes, punchy geometric prints and head-turning headwear. A contemporary modern wardrobe of sophisticated suiting, Hollywood glamour and a dash of playfulness.
“For us it’s the continuation of the WORLD brand,” co-founder and designer Francis Hooper said. “This year we have focused on fabrication more than anything, in particular the ancient Necker cube pattern. It all started from the fabric.”
The Tiffin Afternoon tea was not immune to WORLD’s sense of humour “because you can never have enough shoes and handbags … in raspberry”. “Yellow is the new black” egg sandwich. How about a Hambag sandwich or strawberry cake with champagne diamonds?