New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

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Jimmy D - NZFW 2017

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Inspiration: 
Vulcanologist couple Katia and Maurice Krafft - they travelled the world traversing active volcano’s and documenting eruptions in unprecedented detail, essentially by simply getting closer than anyone had before. The more they experienced, the more fool hardy they became - paddling out in acid lakes, sleeping in the mouth of active volcano’s and even proposing kayaking down a lava flow in a titanium canoe. Maurice famously said that "I am never afraid because I have seen so many eruptions in 23 years that even if I die tomorrow, I don't care” which ironically was uttered the day before the couple died in a pyroclastic flow on Mount Unzen in Japan. This darkly romantic story inspired the collection - we took elements of romance, utilitarian dressing, and the couple’s signature silver heat resistant suits and put it all in a blender.

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Deborah Raj