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!
Photo: Katherine Lowe Photo: Katherine Lowe 1. Sherie Muijs makes an extremely strong case for mustard yellow pants in her new collection, presented yesterday at Hotel DeBrett. It may well have something to do with the pants being an excellently boyish fit, and the way in which they perfectly exemplify the cropped and hemmed leg I’m enjoying so much right now. Either which way, wear them with roman sandals, as evidenced above, and you’ll be sitting pretty come summer.2. Katherine Lowe and I finished work on the second Isaac Likes sweater print today, which will go on sale at AreaClick to Continue!
I was interested and quite surprised when I wrote about Jae Mills’ new label Commoners Alike, that one of the main talking points in the comments was how it’s all being manufactured in China. I come from a family of rag traders – on one side, my Auntie Debbie owns MOA in Grey Lynn, a company that’s been trading for over 21 years, proudly (and fiercely) manufacturing locally since its inception. On the other side, my Uncle Brent owns a company that creates ranges for shops like EZIBUY and The Warehouse, all manufactured in China. My first foray into theClick to Continue!