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5 new fashion collections by Kiwi designers to elevate your autumn wardrobe

By Megan Bedford

5 new fashion collections by Kiwi designers to elevate your autumn wardrobe
Are you thinking about updating your wardrobe for autumn?

It’s currently that in-between season where it’s still hot enough in most places that you might consider leaving home without a jacket or jumper, but new ranges dropping in stores also lure you into think buying a winter coat is a great idea.

The fashion system of seasonal drops has always been a little skewed, given February has been dedicated for Autumn/Winter collections to start lining the racks Down Under, but many of us are still feeling decidedly dewy in the humidity. Some designers thankfully have bucked the system, dividing ranges into more regular drops more aligned with what the weather is doing.

But the fact remains, even if the temperature says we’re not ready to wear it, plenty of us are excited to consider how we evolve what we’ve been wearing over the warmer months with a few choice new season items.

In general for autumn/winter 24, expect to see a lot of rich but muted tones like burgundy, sage, chocolate and navy, textural contrast from glossy patent or metallic leather to soft cashmere and monochromatic, impeccably tailored suiting separates with wide-leg pants and vests.

Kate Sylvester

Kate Sylvester Gloria Gloria AW24

There’s a subtle nostalgia to Kate Sylvester’s new ‘Gloria Gloria’ range owing to its inspiration – an imagined friendship between artist, designer and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and feminist activist and journalist, Gloria Steinem. Typical with Sylvester’s style and the season’s inspo, there are touches of femininity, grit and glamour. A powerful poppy red captivates the eye but there are cool neutral tones that will endure long after the season ends. However a fabulous belted denim coat, worn with matching denim jeans might just be the standout. There’s a gorgeous poppy-red lipstick collab with Kiwi brand Aleph to complement the range too.


Kowtow’s collection celebrates the brand’s significant recent milestone of ensuring every element of all new Kowtow clothing is completely plastic-free. Instead, the ethical and sustainable brand’s garments are created with organic cotton, latex rubber elastic, and shell or nut buttons. As such, the range, called ‘Nature as Home’, takes colour and style references from the calming and carefree feeling you get when you are surrounded by nature, with highlights including a sunshine yellow hue and a dappled botanical print.

Juliette Hogan

Juliette Hogan AW24

Juliette hogan is one designer that has divided ranges into seasonal drops, landing more regulalrly in store in line with what we need in our wardrobes. The range landing now, simply called ‘One’, for the first drop of the year, marks the brand’s twenty year anniversary. It features all the elements fans have come to know and love offering an uncomplicated blend of luxury and simplicity, with natural fabric combinations like silk and wool as well as relaxed tailoring and floral prints. We’re picking the divine chocolate suiting to be a swift sell-out.

Kathryn Wilson

There’s a sense of upbeat fun in Kiwi footwear designer Kathryn Wilson’s Autumn/Winter 24 range. Like the shimmer and sparkle of Taylor Swift, and the foot-tapping vibes of Beyonce’s new country tunes have infused the range, putting a spring in your step whether you’re wearing each style for work or play. Notable are the number of covetable loafer options, including a must-have slingback style, as well as plenty of everyday boot styles for getting through cold, rainy days.


Starting out back in 2015 known for its fine knitwear with exceptional quality and style that remains reached-for years after you first bought it, Marle’s collection now has a far wider scope. However we think it’s always winter where the brand really shines. The first drop of 2024 offers a few great layering pieces and is intended to invite you to slow down and reconnect with yourself and your surroundings. The denim pieces in a washed plum shade should be your first port of call, but the black quilted blazer would also be a useful addition, and you can’t go past the fine knitwear tops, perfect for popping under longline jackets.


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