LIZ MITCHELL fashion designer
What will the biggest fashion trend be this season?
Knitwear and tailoring are both growing trends – bespoke designs create individual investment pieces.
What is the difference between your couture and made-to-measure services?
Bespoke couture designs are one-off, which can be important for leading business women and for special occasions, while our made-tomeasure service enables clients to customise a seasonal style with tailoring and fabric choices to suit them. Both require our special attention.
What fabrics are in your design room?
For our signature winter coats we are working with luxurious cashmere in a range of colours, English tweeds with natural wool yarns and silk velvets for evening glamour. New Zealand is producing some of the finest merino yarn and we have commissioned special knitted and woven accessories to complement our coats. We enjoy creating a beautiful interior for our garments, so the linings and detailing are a key part of our design practice.
Where do you find your inspiration?
In our beautiful, quality textiles. We are inspired through working relationships with some of the best mills in the world. The European mills we work with create innovative textiles and laces and we are able to order these individually for one-off designs.
Jacket, $1,495, by Liz Mitchell. Jacket, $1,495, by Liz Mitchell.