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! D’ya like socks? I like socks. They’re up there with hand-knitted sweaters and the perfect blue jeans as some of my favorite items of clothing. My fellow New Zealander Ophelia Mikkelson has been quietly hand-making (not to mention photographing) some of the best socks in the world for the past couple of years, and they’ve only just become available online via her brand-spanking-new, perfectly pared-back e-commerce site. To celebrate, I asked her to answer a few questions, and she very kindly obliged. The following is a short conversation about socks.Click to Continue!
Few things excite me more than good things happening to good people, and Dan Roberts is most definitely good people. The New Zealand-born, Australia-living streetstyle photographer is on a fast-track to success — in his first international fashion week season he shot exclusively for his blog, in his third season he started shooting for Elle USA, and now in his fifth season, he’s shooting all the streetstyle for Vogue Paris. He just flew into New York for the women’s shows, and I caught up with him to find out just how he landed the French whale, what shooting for Vogue Paris has taught him, and what he thinks of people who say that streetstyle, as a movement, is dead:Click to Continue!