THE LATEST AND GREATEST
DREAM CATCHER Legendary photographer Jack Webb has captured the magic of European summer in a stunning creative campaign starring fine jewellery by Louis Vuitton. Shot on location at Paris’s historic Art Deco Piscine Molitor bathhouse and styled by Emily Minchella, with makeup by Min Kim and hair by Ramona Eschbach, pieces from the ‘Colour Blossom’ collection lend the scene a quiet elegance. The jewellery line incorporates the famous flowers of the Louis Vuitton monogram, crafted from mother of pearl, turquoise, malachite, lapis lazuli and onyx. Set in white, yellow and rose gold with glinting diamonds, the delicate ornaments encourage the wearer to take a creative approach too, whether styling the pieces alone or layering them together. louisvuitton.com
BLOSSOMING TALENT There’s nothing like florals to welcome in the new season and Merchant 1948’s footwear sets the tone perfectly. Always on the hunt for fresh inspiration, the design team partnered with Whitecliffe College
of Arts & Design graduate Kohl Tyler-Dunshea to create two prints for the new range. The ‘Kohl for Isabella Anselmi’ heels are available from September
15; pictured are the Margot heels, $200. merchant1948.co.nz
CHAIN REACTION This clever design solution by Wellington’s Empire of Genius makes desperately
rummaging in your handbag a thing of the past. The ‘Chain Gang’ collection is built around small, itemspecific bags that are anchored to the body by a selection of chains, leather straps and parrot clips. Custom-designed by the wearer as to size and shape, the pouches allow you to carry only what
you need. From $115 at
HOT TO TROT Race days provide a go-for-gold excuse to get dressed up, with top-to-toe ensembles par for the course. Christmas at the Races is just around the corner, so best we start planning our looks for Fashion in the Field now! With 45 events nationwide from November to December, grab your friends and join the glamour and action at a racecourse near you. theraces.co.nz
MOST WANTED Never the type to be shy with accessories, World’s spring collection is peppered with statementmaking pieces. There’s a range of candycoloured handbags, a goat-fur belt and
our favourite: silk scarves featuring imagery of the wild makeup from their spring 2017 runway show. Printed in Australia and hand-finished in NZ, they’re $289 each. worldbrand.co.nz FINE BLEND It has found fans among
Bollywood’s leading actresses, is stocked in leading overseas boutiques
such as Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus and Harvey Nichols, and now Delhibased label Hemant & Nandita has made its way here. The epitome of Indo-Western style, the design duo’s ready-towear pieces blend Indian opulence with modernity. Offering everything from resort wear to party dresses and staples with a twist, you’ll find the collection at Maman and Maggie Potter in Auckland, True in Hamilton and Salsa
in Havelock North.
ALTERED STATE Born out of watching loyal fans customise their own denim, the ‘Altered’ collection from Levi’s takes some of the
label’s most classic styles and deconstructs, cuts and tweaks them to create unique pieces. The latest looks have just arrived at Karen Walker Playpark in Auckland, where they sit alongside some of Karen’s other Levi’s favourites, such as the 501 Skinny jean and Trucker jacket. Think
staggered shadow patches, twisted seams, covered coin pockets
and patches across jeans, shirts and jackets — but get in quick, the collection is coveted.
Meadowlark has opened a ‘by appointment’ showroom at its Grey Lynn headquarters. The full jewellery ranges are available to view and purchase, including the engagement, wedding and fine collections, but if you’re interested in a more bespoke creation, the Meadowlark creative team can help you design your dream piece. Book your visit by emailing email@example.com. PRESS KIT From craft brand PaperMade comes a book that will delight fashion fans. Paper Fashion features 20 of the world’s leading fashion personalities, ready to be folded into 3D figures. From Karl Lagerfeld with his kitty Choupette to a shirtless, tattooed Marc Jacobs, the paper characters pop out, fold and slot together
without glue, tape or tools.
Paper Fashion by PaperMade (PowerHouse, $20).