Founded by Elisabeth and Neville Findlay in 1979, this year’s Mercedes-Benz Presents designer, Zambesi, possesses a consistent and unique signature. Designer Elisabeth Findlay works instinctively, taking carefully chosen cloth in unexpected directions. History and memory contribute strongly to Elisabeth’s attitude toward design. The clothes reflect both realism and imagination. Designer Dayne Johnston takes a disciplined hand to Zambesi Menswear. His work results in extremely well cut, wearable garments that capture attention with their clever detailing. Those unique details sit alongside precisely tailored nods to traditional and utilitarian menswear, resulting in a refined masculine style.
Zambesi believes in creating pieces that endure. All Zambesi garments are proudly made in New Zealand at their dedicated Auckland workroom. One collection evolves into the next, building a timeless wardrobe for its faithful customers. To celebrate the partnership with Mercedes-Benz, Zambesi have also created two bespoke ensembles that will feature in their NZFW 2017 opening night showcase.
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