New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

Backstage Blog



Showcasing both their Spring Summer 2018 Anderson collection, and Autumn Winter 2018 collection titled Elliot, French83 showcased the best of men’s fashion. FRENCH83 explained Anderson as a wearable collection for gentlemen with a modest wardrobe drawing inspiration from “the films of Wes Anderson with subtle references to furniture designed by Jens Risom and the popularity of tennis in the 1970s”. Elliot, on the other hand, was inspired by the film Billy Elliot (directed by Stephen Daldry) and explores the concept hard and soft; masculine and feminine.

Working with the Redkin Artistic team, under the watchful eye of Mana Dave, the hair and makeup inspiration for FRENCH83’s showcase was drawn from “Underground London Boys with punk and Beatles characteristics to give personality and individuality”.

Deborah Raj