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Bowled Over

By Carolyn Enting

Bowled Over
Bowler hats weren’t just accessories at Twenty-Seven Names show opener at New Zealand Fashion Week today.

The head toppers were replicated on fabric where they mixed with heart and star emblems that sported legs and walked against a backdrop of pretty peach, and French navy.

The silhouette was crisp as well as light. The fun and feminine prints sheathed the body in light layers of fine cotton, while a more grown up custom-made navy jacquard of tiny golden hearts is sure to be a must-have.

Twenty-Seven Names designers Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart took their inspiration from Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte for their winter 2014 collection titled “I’m Lost”. A few years ago the pair visited the Magritte Museum in Brussels and the idea of producing a collection around Magritte stuck.

Magritte’s famed symbols include the bowler hat and beating heat.

“We have a Magritte print in our workroom and Anjali has one on her wall at home,” said Easting.

Racing backstage MiNDFOOD captured the models in a final celebratory pose.

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