Brave Fashion

Irreverent fashion label WORLD has come up with some hair-raising designs for a good cause.

WORLD has designed three limited edition T-shirts for this year’s Shave for a Cure campaign featuring iconic hairstyles of David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The T-shirts feature the illustrations of New Zealand artist Sam Yong who also illustrated the cover of Lorde’s breakout EP.

At the T-shirt launch WORLD designer Francis Hooper posed for MiNDFOOD with his personal favourite – Bowie’s ‘Ziggy’ style.

He said Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand initially approached WORLD to design just one exclusive ‘Brave’ T-shirt, which will be available in late February for the first 500 people taking part in Shave for a Cure who raise more than $500. Hooper, however, saw an opportunity to design a range of different T-shirts to be made available to people who wanted to support the campaign but weren’t ever going to shave off their locks.

The soft cotton T-shirts, $40, are available from WORLD stores and online and all proceeds go to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.
Shave for a Cure Week runs from March 17 and 24. Those brave enough to shave can sign up at

Fashionable take on No. 8 Wire

New Zealand jewellery designer Sally Frewin has found another use for No. 8 wire by releasing a range of Fix-8 bangles made from the fencing wire.

Frewin was inspired by the Kiwi “can do” attitude often referred to as the ‘No. 8 wire mentality’, a reference to how the wire has been adapted for countless uses in New Zealand farms, factories and homes.

The bangles are made of No. 8 fencing wire (8mm gauge steel) electroplated in silver and copper or with a brushed metal finish.

Frewin said she wanted a bangle that looked great but that also acts as a fun reminder of a positive ‘can-do’ approach to life.