New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

The Official NZFW Blog

My Heels Are Killing Me: Wynn Hamlyn: striving for perfection

Wynn Hamlyn Crawshaw is a young designer who moved from a career in construction to developing his own womenswear label.

He presented his latest collection at New Zealand Fashion Week this year.

During the process of creating the collection Wynn pushed on despite often having bloody fingers from slipping needles.

My Heels Are Killing Me: Pearly Wong's International Minimalism

Pearly Wong studied in New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she's a regular on the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week scene and she's based between Malaysia and Berlin. This year she also had the chance to bring her collection to New Zealand Fashion Week as part of the Malaysian Fashion Initiative.

Pearly talks to Sonia Sly about her minimalist aesthetic, growing up in the rag trade and designing for an international marketplace.

My Heels Are Killing Me: Model Talk

Sudanese Kiwi model Mary Maguet says she likes to ‘werk it’ like Beyoncé on the catwalk, while Malaysian-Chinese Jin Ng says he’s more of an ethereal glider. Both models walked this year at New Zealand Fashion Week and Sonia Sly tracked them down to chat about cultural diversity in the fashion industry and why beauty is only skin deep.