Local fashion label Zambesi opened New Zealand Fashion Week 2017 on Tuesday as the Mercedes-Benz Presents designer.
Two bespoke foil-coated racing suits designed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz partnership were the centrepiece of the show, which featured black lighting and futuristic music.Â â€śThe garments evoke a powerful, ultramodernÂ attitude synonymous with innovation and craftsmanship,â€ťÂ says Elisabeth Findlay, ZambesiÂ Co-Founder and designer.
Creativity and quality – words synonymous with both Zambesi and Mercedes-Benz – were the underlying themes of the show. A myriad of colours, fabrics and patterns were showcased, from sheepskin and quilting to corduroy and knitwear.Â â€śOur muse for our collections always begin with the fabric,â€ť says Liz Findlay. â€śZambesi is all about innovative garments that are timeless, from the exterior to the inner-lining of every piece, our team is committed to keep up the quality.â€ť
The collection will be available instores from February 2018.
View images from the NZFW show below.