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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

em­pire­of­ge­nius.co.nz

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.

he­man­tand­nan­dita.in

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.

PRI­VATE AU­DI­ENCE

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 show­room@mead­owlark.co.nz. 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).

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