COOP which hails from the Trelise Cooper stable presented a collection that will brighten the darkest of winters with jungle brights and pastel shades. Described by Cooper as âstyle with a sense of funâ, it featured holographic lurex, rubberised fabric, faux fur tops as well as pants, metallics and beading.
HAILWOODâS collection of show stopping gowns provided a dose of glamour. âI just really wanted to make women look beautiful and celebrate Fashion Week and have a good time. I wanted to give something back,â Hailwood said after the show. âI wanted to do something really glamorous.â
Offbeat glamour reigned at TRELISE COOPER where punk rock royalty and futuristic met somewhere in the middle. There were brightly coloured animal prints, studs on jackets and trousers, sequined tartan, brocade, roomy pea coats, skinny pants, tailored jackets and dreamy dresses. Models also wore nose rings and lip piercings. “For me the silhouette this season was completely key. It was about the sleeve, the cut of the jacket, the hemline and about volume and shape,” Cooper said.
ZAMBESIâs winter 2014 collection was multi-functional as well as fashionable. An example is this reversible menâs trench coat.
An installation of broken china and white household goods were used by UNDERGROUND SUNDAE as a backdrop to show off its colourful accessories.
Scandinavia âwhere the Northern Lights illuminate shadowy depthsâ was the inspiration for ANDREA MOORE. Our pick of the collection is this navy shirt with pleated sleeves.
Happy End of the World is the working title for JIMMY Dâs winter 2014 collection. Designer James Dobson said it was about âa party to celebrate the end of the world âŠ sheâs had a pretty big night. I wanted it to feel like a piĂ±ata had exploded over herâ.
Fibre and texture were the ruling elements at LELA JACOBSâ debut show.
NYNEâs Nomadic collection was the interpretation of a present-day wandering tribe. The wide-brimmed felt hats were created especially for the collection by Milliner Myra Lloyd.
A subtle New Zealand reference ran through ZAMBESIâS collection with fern prints on some of the fabrics and fern emblems woven into socks. The New Zealand-made label used natural homespun New Zealand wool in the sweaters and the scarves, and New Zealand deer leather dyed bottle green.
TWENTY-SEVEN NAMES collection titled âIâm Lostâ, was inspired by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. Designers Anjali Stewart and Rachel Easting used Magritteâs famed symbols ÂŹâ the bowler hat and beating heart â to create a signature print and navy jacquard.
DERYN SCHMIDT once again impressed with her tailoring skills and added her first signature textile print to the mix. An adaptation of a photograph taken by her daughter which also inspired the collectionâs title, Capture This.