Hey, gidday mates! My time in New Zealand has come to an end. I’m sitting in the cafe at Auckland International Airport waiting to board my flight to New York, and as always, feeling all sorts of nostalgic in the process. Coming back for New Zealand Fashion Week’s 15th Anniversary was a huge deal for me. I was a young kid with a huge amount of drive and determination — but very little direction — and it wasn’t until I started volunteering at NZFW as a VIP driver way back in 2002 that I suddenly discovered that this was the world I wanted to be part of.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! We shot this one with the great Dan Roberts in a quick break between shows yesterday — Jenny’s wearing head-to-toe twenty-seven names, and I’m in a Gubb & Mackie suit with a New Zealand-made Barkers sweater. twenty-seven names was the very first show we went to on Tuesday morning, it was held outside the NZFW venue in the blustery rain — which we combated with rainbow coloured umbrellas — and I think it might have been my favourite collection of the week. As you know I’m a sucker for girls in boyish clothes, and I loved all the long coats, slouchy sweaters and woollen baseball caps. Super fly.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! As a young dude on the scene in Auckland in the naughty noughties, Stolen Girlfriends Club was the label — they threw the biggest parties, they influenced what we were wearing on the street, and they were also just awesome (slightly) older dudes that I personally looked up to. SGC’s fashion week shows were epic events with loud, crashing music, killer stunts and a no-holds-barred rock’n’roll energy, and after watching their 10th anniversary show last night (including Derya Parlak’s crowd surf stage dive off the runway at the St James Theatre), I’m pleased to announce that nothingClick to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! As I previously mentioned, I’m here at New Zealand Fashion Week with Jenny, and we’re going to be shooting our favourite looks from a selection of NZ designers with our mate Dan Roberts. Today’s pairing is I Love Ugly and Ruby. You know, back in 2010 I met with Valentin Ozich from I Love Ugly and he showed me the range (including his insanely successful Zespy pants), and I told him that I didn’t think that whole cuffed hems/drop crotch thing was going to pan out. Five years and tens of thousands of pairs later he definitely had the last laugh, and it’s been exciting to watch his company’s enormous international growth. From Auckland to the world!Click to Continue!