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!
Photo: Michael Ng Stolen Girlfriends Club can always be counted on to throw a damn good show full of hilarious gimmicks and cameos (not to mention the most banging after party of the week). One year musician Sasha Carlson went down the catwalk in a gold miner’s onesy beneath a clear plastic raincoat; Lily Montana has walked alongside her mother, 80s model Brigette Berger; and last night’s show opened with a troop of girls wearing particularly tacky 80s prom gowns, which they stripped off on the runway. This season, one third of the Stolen Girlfriends Club team was absent. CreativeClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe When I left New Zealand some two and a half months ago, I was planning on being away three or four weeks tops, then flying over to America at the beginning of September for Fashion Week. Plans changed, and here I am in the States with one suitcase full of clothes and no plans to go back home. So here’s the thing: I’m fine for the next four or so weeks, but as soon as the temperatures start dropping, I’m pretty much screwed. Attached is a list of clothing that I’d quite like to be teleported myClick to Continue!
Photos: Derek Henderson for Stolen Girlfriends Club Spring/Summer 2011/2012. Despite its 1,000,000 strong population, Auckland is a small town, and here’s a prime example: Stolen Girlfriends Club’s Spring 2011 campaign was released today, starring Penny Pickard, as shot by Derek Henderson. For those of you who don’t know her, Penny Pickard is probably the closest thing we’ve ever had to a modern-day Kiwi supermodel (besides Emily Baker). To the best of my knowledge, she’s appeared on more Fashion Quarterly covers than any other model, and she worked extensively overseas throughout the late 90s and 2000s. If we dug deeply enoughClick to Continue!
Luke Harwood. Photo: Zara Mirkin The three men behind Stolen Girlfriends Club serve three quite different roles: Marc Moore is the charismatic, man-about-town designer; Dan Gosling is the business brain with his fingers in multiple pies; and Luke Harwood is the branding guru whose job it is to steer the ship and manage relationships with retailers, agents and distributors. Harwood is about to undertake his biggest challenge thus far: setting up Stolen Girlfriends Club’s first ever international showroom – in New York City – and attempting to take the brand to the next level in what is potentially the largestClick to Continue!