Hey, gidday mates! While I was in New Zealand recently I sat down to chat business with my old friend Harry Were, who is one truly talented individual. I first met Harry in Auckland in 2007, but we became close friends a couple of years later when I was traveling to Paris regularly for the men’s shows, and she was working as an au pair for a tyrannical Parisian. (We bonded over being sad loners in a beautiful city.) Over the last couple of years, she’s made a name for herself designing incredible hand-knitted sweaters, and despite her painstakingly slow-fashion approach, her work is so popular that she manages to sell out of each piece almost immediately. Below, we talk the dilemmas associated with a business that relies on human-labor in the form of retired ladies, and more.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Just a quick post to say hello from sunny Christchurch, I’m here for a two day trip visiting my Nana Joan before the madness starts in Auckland. I spent the day in Banks Peninsula with my family, and took a little walk around Governor’s Bay to shoot these photos, while wearing my favourite hand knitted sweater by Harry’s Hand Knits. As you’ll see, my sweater was inspired by the South Island landscape, so what better place to shoot it? I was a little too ambitious with my wandering, though, and as you’ll see below, my shoes bore the brunt of it. God damn it this is a beautiful country! Today was a good reminder.Click to Continue!