New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

Backstage Blog

Wynn Hamlyn


Speaking of the Autumn/Winter 2018 'Seasons', Wynn explains "the collection is a commentary on the sometimes bizarre way that fashion works. Looking at timelines of fashion it seems so odd to put summer dresses in store in August and winter coats in store in January. As the schedules of delivery get faster and faster so too does the change in the world's climate caused by humans. As we drive the industry it seems we are changing the climate to eventually fit with these bizarre schedules. The need for coats in January and for summer dresses in August is real in the world we are creating. 'Seasons' looks at a dystopic world in the future where climate change has affected us and made it necessary to dress for all seasons every day."

Makeup was created by Lisa Matson from L'oreal Paris, using L'oreal Paris cosmetics to create a natural and light look. Reflecting the "dystopian climate-changed world" at the heart of the collection, hair was kept wavy, messy and carefree thanks to Micheal Beel using L'oreal Professional products.

Deborah Raj