New Zealand Fashion Week
26 August 2019 - 1 September 2019


The Backstage Blog w/ Ivory and Stone Bridal

What inspires and influences you?

Everything! I've been inspired to make a dress from something I saw on the side of a bus once! The new collection was inspired by the women in my life and the personal contradictions that we are on a daily basis. Strong and subtle. Fierce and sweet. Proud and humble.

How would you describe the collection being shown at NZFW 2019 to someone outside the industry?

A versatile collection for the modern romantic woman.

When did you start working on the collection?

April, it's been a busy few months!

Tell us about your approach to lighting and sound.

I wanted to create an atmosphere that was moody yet dreamy. Being Bridal, there is always a lot of emotion associated with a gown so I wanted to reflect that in the show.

Who did you collaborate with to help turn your vision into a runway show?

The team at NZFW were remarkable to collaborate with to create the show. They have been very nurturing and guiding. They are at the top of their game and you can clearly see why.

What was the inspiration for the music?

My own wedding. Actually, one of the songs chosen is our actual wedding song.

Do you want to thank anyone in particular for helping you turn your show into such a success?

The list is huge! NZFW team Tabatha Wilson Belinda King My husband, Jason just to name a few.

Who are you most excited to see at NZFW 2019?

I'm really looking forward to the Resene Shows. I cant wait to see a snapshot of each designer on the runway.

Megan Cunningham