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In­spired by util­ity, form and func­tion, Sh­jark founder Am­ber Gard­ner de­signs for “strong, busy women need­ing clothes to get shit done in”.

Ex­pe­ri­ence as a menswear de­signer and pat­tern cut­ter at Crane Brothers and Work­shop comes through in Am­ber’s favour­ing of clean lines and im­pec­ca­ble tai­lor­ing — think beau­ti­fully cut to­bacco-hued coats, slinky bow blouses and clas­sic in­digo denim.

On top of launch­ing an or­ganic range later in the year, Am­ber has an­other ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ment in the works: a Sh­jark re­tail store in Auck­land’s Grey Lynn. “I work hard to de­sign each sea­son as a com­plete modular wardrobe and this will be more ev­i­dent in a beau­ti­ful re­tail space,” she ex­plains. “Our clients can get the full Sh­jark ex­pe­ri­ence and also a peep into my work­ing stu­dio.”

All strong lines and flaw­less tai­lor­ing,

Sh­jark prom­ises fem­i­nine el­e­gance

with bite.

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