Firm believers that you don’t need sacrifice luxury to be good to the planet, Untouched World lives out its name by not making a harmful mark on Earth (as well as removing marks left by others, saving kiwi and empowering youth!). Working from founder Peri Drysdale’s philosophy “to provide a platform for growth of the human spirit based on a foundation of environmental sustainability and renewal”, they consider sustainability in everything they do, from utilising sustainably-grown fibres, certified-organic dyes and water-based prints through to what to do with staff’s banana skins after lunch! No surprises then that Untouched World are the only lifestyle fashion company in the world to be officially recognised by the United Nations for sustainability practices.
As well as being good to the planet, they’re also innovators in fashion technology. Their unique Ecopossum blend of Merino, Brushtail possum and silk was the first textile to add a new...
Every area of The Colombo is once again set to be transformed into a fashionista’s paradise when The Colombo Food, Fashion and Design Night returns again on Thursday 28th April at 7pm. Expect to see the retail centre fitted out in spectacular fashion to amaze lucky customers, who will be able to view installations from home and fashion designers showcasing their Autumn & Winter 2016 collections, with the highlight of the evening being a fashion show with a unique and creative flare.
To make the evening an extra special occasion, cocktails, craft beer and champagne will be served alongside food from The Colombo’s various popular eateries, with a tasty line-up of mini burgers, dumplings, tacos, sushi, cakes, and clean eating snacks set to make the evening an indulgence for your taste buds as well as your eyes. Centre stores will also be open for those who are inspired and just...
Reclaim autumn with these scorching fashion must haves.
Helen Cherry Hannah Dress (RRP $629)
Bronx and Banco Katia Dress (RRP $519) from Katerina Boutique
Third Form Bracket Dress (RRP $319) from Raw Nova
Georgia Alice Prison Skirt (RRP $429) from Infinite Definite
Trelise Cooper Cut The Crepe Dress (RRP $649)
Freya & Sabine Chant Ankle Boot (RRP $259) from Issimo
Kaibosh JuneBug Sunglasses (RRP $199) from Stencil
18ct Gold Diamond-set Snake Ring (RRP $1,990) from Westenra Jewellers
Dylan Kain The Birkin Belt (RRP $139) from Raw Nova
Saben Tilly Clutch (RRP $250) from Issimo
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Hot looks to keep cool this summer.
Style Stalker Esquire Slip (RRP $220) from Raw Nova
Five Each Scoop Dress polka dot (RRP $69.99) from Stencil
Trelise Cooper Flora Ashley Dress (RRP $629)
Helen Cherry Lia Pantsuit (RRP $539) from Workshop
Mooi Lee clutch (RRP $219) from Issimo
NOM*d Apron Dress (RRP $335) from Plume
Martini Diamond Studs (RRP from $490) from Polished Diamonds
Karen Walker Helter Skelter Superstars Sunglasses (RRP $329) from Raw Nova
GX Gwen Stefani pumps (RRP $199.90) from Issimo
Sterling Silver Oxidised earrings (RRP $599) from Filigree Fine Jewels
Fashion For a Cure is returning to Christchurch on September 22. Taking place for the first time this year in the glam surroundings of the Isaac Theatre Royal, MC Carly Binding will host an exclusive night of fashion with Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) to help them towards to their goal of finding a cure.
BCC's Phillipa Green describes Fashion For a Cure as "...an opportunity to enjoy a fun night out with friends or host a client function, while knowing you are playing a part in creating a future that is free from the fear of the disease that effects so many brilliant Kiwi women.”
Supported by ASB and Fuji Xerox, Fashion For A Cure showcases some of New Zealand’s top designers, including Trelise Cooper, Coop, Storm, Liam, Moochi, Andrea Moore and Working Style. Attendees also get the chance to bid on a variety of auction items including, some sweet...
On Thursday, 24th September at 7pm, urban shopping precinct The Colombo is hosting their second night of Food, Fashion and Design.
As with April’s successful inaugural event, every area of The Colombo will be transformed to a fashionista’s paradise, fitted out to amaze lucky customers who will be able to view live installations from local artists, national and international designers showcasing their Spring & Summer 2015 collections. The highlight of the evening is an extensive fashion & design show with a unique, creative flare and a further launch of some of the up and coming brands in The Colombo’s newest concept store, Collective.
The bigger and better edition this Spring will feature four new bars their ‘to die for’ cocktails gracing the atrium on the night, an extensive food menu from some of your favourite Christchurch foodies and the Colombo Foodhall, and even sweeter goodie bags flowing with product. There will also...
The name probably clues you in – Fridge Freezer Icebox is all about the coolest fashion from the hottest labels.Their Northlands store has long been home to the latest in cutting-edge streetwear from the likes of Sneaktip, Akomplice, American Needle, Estevean Oriol, Onitsuka Tiger, LoopHole, and more.
Now you can also find them in Sydenham! The new location opened at the end of April at 26 Stanley Street – it's just across the road from The Colombo. Check in on their Facebook page regularly to see what's new at both stores, or drop in for a nosey soon and and gear yourself up with a whole new look for winter – or perhaps just look after those cold ears of yours with a limited edition beanie....
Cityscape checks out what's hot in the coming spring/summer season.
The 10 (Fashion) Commandments
1 Trelise Cooper Days of Flower Lives Dress (RRP $899) and Filigree Fine Jewels 9ct Yellow Gold Twig and Leaf Pendant ($900) 2 Louche Bergen Dress 3 Rag & Bone 4 Crocodile Leather Tote (RRP $195) from Florian Rhodes 5 Rayban Original Aviators (RRP $199.95) 6 Witchery Seam Detail Ponte Dress (RRP $149.90) 7 Serina Sophia Stella Coral Dress 8 Espadrilles canvas flats 9 Georgia Alice Oh Hunny Shorts (RRP $396) 10 Yves Saint Laurent Platforms
In The Cut
We caught up with three of the country’s top designers for a sneak peek of their upcoming collections.
Dame Trelise Cooper looks to the Palace of Versailles for inspiration for her ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ spring 2016 collection. Equal parts regal and rebellious, these botanical-themed pieces are designed for the modern revolutionist in pretty pastels and a sprinkling of sequins.
1 Hips Hips Hooray Jacket...
Keep that calendar free at the end of April, style lovers, because The Colombo’s got big plans for Thursday, 30th April at 7pm with a dynamic night of food, fashion and design.
Every inch of the stylish urban retail precinct will be transformed to a fashionista’s paradise, fitted out to display installations from home & fashion designers showcasing what’s new, hot and exciting in their Autumn and Winter 2015 collections. The highlight of the evening will be a fashion show with a unique, creative flare, and lucky attendees will also get a sneak peek at some of the up-and-coming brands arriving into The Colombo Stage Two!
Cocktails and champagne will be served alongside food from favourite Colombo and local eateries including mini burgers, ice-creams, dumplings, sushi, and French pastries making it a sensational evening for the taste buds as well as the eyes. And the cream on top is that sweet...