Colette to close after 20 Years

Parisian concept boutique Colette is set to close its doors this December, twenty years after its opening in 1997.

The three-story boutique, created by Colette Rousseaux and managed by her daughter, Sarah Andelman, has been a game-changer in the fashion industry. Colette is known for its unusual collaborations and extraordinary variety of stock, which ranges from premium designer goods and street-wear to literature, music and toys.

Colette has maintained its status as fashion influencer for two decades, garnering acclaim from prominent celebrities and fashion designers like Karl Lagerfield, who said it is “the only shop where I go because they have things no one else has.”

The boutique released a statement on Instagram last week explaining the decision to close. “All good things must come to an end… Colette Rousseaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time, and Colette cannot exist without Colette.”



Zambesi named as 2017 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Mercedes-Benz New Zealand will maintain its place as an Elite Partner of New Zealand Fashion Week for the fourth year. The luxury automotive brand has been a key player in the global fashion industry for over two decades, supporting numerous fashion platforms and shows around the world.

The ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer program evolved at the 2003 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. Designers are selected for their innovative style and quality craftsmanship, and are supported by Mercedes-Benz in the form of sponsored runways, behind-the-scenes features and more.

Zambesi is the latest label to be announced as a Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer. Originating in 1979, Zambesi is now one of New Zealand’s most reputable labels. Committed to producing unique, high-quality garments locally, Zambesi are “thrilled” to be 2017’s recipient.

“Mercedes-Benz reflects confidence, sophistication and imagination, making it the perfect fit for Zambesi,” Zambesi Co-Founder and designer Elizabeth Findlay says. To celebrate the new partnership, the label have created two bespoke ensembles to feature in the Mercedes-Benz Presents Zambesi runway show.