City in­spires de­signs

Wanaka designer shows col­lec­tion at iD

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS - By CHE BAKER

In­spired by New York, Wanaka based cloth­ing designer Christina Per­riam has dis­played her lat­est se­ries of cre­ations at the pres­ti­gious iD Dunedin Fash­ion Show.

The PER­RIAM Woman 15 col­lec­tion, ti­tled ‘‘Ur­ban Jun­gle’’, hit the cat­walk as part of iD’s Cap­sule sec­tion of the show, held at Dunedin Rail­way Sta­tion in front of about 1500 peo­ple and 120 me­dia on Fri­day.

Per­riam said ‘‘I chose New York as my in­spi­ra­tion be­cause of the com­pact mad­ness of the city, and the soft­ness with the harsh within. When I was in New York I was drawn to the pretty parks in amongst a con­crete jun­gle, so my col­lec­tion fea­tures some soft touches and sparkles of gold with some harsh black, clean and struc­tured lines.

‘‘For me, the PER­RIAM Woman Win­ter 15 range is all about tak­ing the mad­ness out of the city.’’ Christina Per­riam with a model in the PER­RIAM Woman Fi­nale out­fit at the 2015 iD Dunedin Fash­ion Show held at the Dunedin Rail­way Sta­tion last week.

The col­lec­tion fea­tured 20 pieces styled with metal­lic gold, black on black, prints, pan­elled arms and pom-pom trims and five out­fits were worn on the cat­walk dur­ing the fash­ion show.

It’s the first time PER­RIAM has shown at iD Dunedin Fash­ion Week, af­ter the cloth­ing brand was launched in Oc­to­ber 2014.

How­ever, Christina first fea­tured at iD un­der her pre­vi­ous la­bel, ‘Christina Per­riam’ in 2002.

‘‘It’s been a fan­tas­tic way to launch the PER­RIAM Woman 15 col­lec­tion and I’ve had so much fun. iD Dunedin Fash­ion Week is a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence,’’ she said.

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