BELIGI - MENSWEAR WITH A MISSION

While serving a 5-year prison sentence, Ahmed Salim shifted his focus, re-educating himself to become a self-taught menswear brand owner. Read more…

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J'AKE Debut Collection Looks Skyward

Ahead of the launch of new label, J’AKE, we chatted to Waikato-based designer Jacob Coutie about looking to his Maori roots for the inspiration behind his debut collection, ‘Rangi.’

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Digidentity Explores the Pressures of Social Media and its Impact on Mental Health

The iD International Emerging Designer Awards is an exciting event for fashion lovers and bring audiences from Dunedin and around New Zealand to the event as an opportunity to see top fashion graduates from around the world. Ahead of this week’s event we caught up with 23-year-old Eily Shaddock who is now part of the New K!D Designer Directory.

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iD Emerging Designer Awards 2019

From life underwater, to a desire for pink hair, exploring how social media impacts mental health, to the relationship we have with our homes and furniture - the themes behind the collections at this year’s iD International Emerging Designer Awards are vast. Read more…

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Beyond Milk and Honey: Taking Kiwi fashion to the Asian Market

“It is challenging to educate them about our brand concept, while competing with the luxurious European brands because China to some extent is a closed ecosystem,” says Vivian Cheng, co-owner of menswear brand French 83. Read more…

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