My Heels Are Killing Me: Wynn Hamlyn: striving for perfection
My Heels Are Killing Me: The Importance of Well Made Clothes
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: Jimmy D: There's more to life than fashion
“The fashion industry supply chain from seed to retail floor is so complex that it’s basically impossible for a brand or a consumer to be absolutely perfect.” - Courtney Sanders, Co-founder of Well Made Clothes
My Heels Are Killing Me: Pearly Wong's International Minimalism
James Dobson – the founder and designer of New Zealand label Jimmy D – isn't afraid of pushing creative boundaries.
He chats candidly with Sonia Sly at his K Road home (which is above his workroom) about approaching design with a sense of humour, working with stylist King Kang Chen, life before the internet and being at home in the fashion industry.
My Heels Are Killing Me: Model Talk
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.
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.