Homegrown fashion icon, Kristine Crabb, has announced that she will be closing the doors to her fashion label Miss Crabb for the final time.
“This has been a huge decision for me, but since deciding to finish I feel calmly confident, even happy,” Crabb says. “Already I have more energy for life and I look forward to channelling my creativity into something new. Nonetheless, I have loved everything about this business.”
For almost 15 years elegant silks and distinct Miss Crabb pieces have been worn by women all over New Zealand, and the world including prime minister Jacinda Ardern, Lorde and Bic Runga.
â€œItâ€™s been the most amazing journey that began with Rip Shit and Bust in 2001 on K Road and grew into Miss Crabb on Ponsonby Road in 2004 â€“ itâ€™s much more than a fashion label, itâ€™s an art project, a state of mind and a â€˜cultyâ€™ family; I have had three children along the way which has added another dimension to things. Now itâ€™s time for the project to take on a new direction – just what that is, I am not sure,” Crabb says.
Today the final Miss Crabb collection is dropping in-store and online; a select high summer collection aptly named Private Idaho, inspired by daydreaming. The made-to-order service Dreams Top Rock will be taking orders until 1st February 2019 which will be fulfilled by Kristine herself.
The Miss Crabb flagship store on Ponsonby Road will close its doors on 31st March 2019.
The Miss Crabb Bic Runga Cherry Blossom dress, pictured above and as shot on location in Fiji for the Spring/Summer issue of MiNDFOOD STYLE, is available online here.