City inspires designs
Wanaka designer shows collection at iD
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.