twenty-seven names – New Zealand Fashion Week 2013
Opening the Autumn/Winter season of New Zealand Fashion Week 2013 were twenty-seven names, the label from designers Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart. I’ve always loved this label, and it has a cult following across New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the United States and also now in the UK.
twenty-seven names designs are best described as preppy chic. Pretty girliness without being over the top. Their Autumn-Winter collection featured a colour palette of black, navy blue, cappuccino and a lot of print. Sat front row I could almost be mistaken as already wearing the blue leopard print trousers from the collection. Ahead of my time maybe (for a change), coincidentally that was my favourite look of the collection. A jacket and pants set in the navy and cream spotty print. This print also came in a skirt and maxi dress in cappuccino.
What I loved is the prints that were seen throughout; were also worn in cute ankle socks worn with patent black flats, it finished off the look perfectly. A print that featured heavily was the bowler hat man, on flowing day dresses teamed with chunky cable knits and the occasional bowler hat worn by the model as well. Also worn was the beating heart print on navy, in jacquard of tiny golden hearts. The inspiration for the twenty-seven names Winter Collection is from Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte. Following a visit to the museum in Belgium that hosts the artists collection with famed symbols; the bowler hat, green apple, and beating heart – the collections signature print. The collection is named “I’m lost” from Magritte’s painting “The Lost Jockey”. Rachel and Anjali combine their love of fashion and art in this collection and as ever present a highly wearable collection.
I also loved the sweater with “Je Suis Perdu” (I’m Lost) its going on my favourites list for Autumn/Winter. The collection featured great tailoring, with floaty soft paisley silks, and some amazing outerwear. I loved both the blue woollen Bella caped trench and also the bright red Christopher Street coat as well as a gorgeous camel wool coat. Necklines were high on preppy blouses, Peter Pan collars and long sleeved silks.
The collection featured wearable winter pieces which are far away from the over-masculine trend we will see in the UK this season. Let the girl within you strike out a printed statement this season. Don’t be lost in the fashion crowd.
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