New designer: Anna White

After spending eight years globetrotting and working internationally as a fashion editor, Christchurch-born Anna White has returned home to launch her eponymous leatherwear collection. The enduring and fad-forgoing style of fashionable women White encountered on her travels is at the heart of her approach to design – a desire to create classic pieces with subtle surprises inspires her.

We think: A homegrown take on practical luxury is just what we’ve been waiting for.

She says: “I want the women who carry my bags to form a relationship with them, to move around with them and take them on a journey.”

Must-have: White’s signature AW1 tote in Deepsea. The midnight shade of navy adds a contemporary twist to White’s timeless design.
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