Dayne Johnston in Berlin. Photo: Karen Inderbitzen Waller Zambesi designer Dayne Johnston spent the Christmas holidays in Berlin getting inspired for his upcoming summer collection. In a Viva story written by Cathrin Schaer, Johnston reveals that his most creatively rewarding experiences involved stalking men in and around fast food joints, and on public transport. “[I]n early January Johnston was standing behind a pillar, outside a McDonald’s, in the middle of what was once East Berlin, pretending to text a friend. Johnston had seen an interesting example of masculine layering – scarf, beanie, backpack, utilitarian looks, sportswear details and all –Click to Continue!
Bryan Boy and Tommy Ton sitting front row alongside top critics and Vogue editors. Have bloggers sold out? That’s the question posed by NZ Herald contributor Cathrin Schaer in her piece The write stuff, published in today’s Viva (the Herald‘s Wednesday fashion/lifestyle pullout). “Once upon a time they were voices in the online wilderness, crying out for love from the industry they adored… My, how things have changed. During the last round of fashion shows in Europe and America, which wound up last week in Paris, elaborately clad bloggers sat in the front row alongside the industry’s most influential. FashionClick to Continue!
Dayne Johnston at the Rick Owens show. Zambesi’s Dayne Johnston wrote a diary for Viva while in Paris, chronicling, among other things, his experience being pick-pocketed in an Australian sports bar. “[W]e head off to a skanky bar filled with Australians to watch the New Zealand versus Italy football game… Then… disaster! I walk into the packed bar only to realise pretty quickly that I have been pick-pocketed. My wallet and passport both gone. I have no identification and no money, not even enough to catch the Metro back to the hotel.” On a happier note, he managed to takeClick to Continue!
Fashion writer and fellow blogger Zoe Walker interviewed me for Viva last week about how I wear the same thing – or a variation of the same thing – every day of the week… Little Brother beige pants, beige socks, navy Chucks, sweaters and a Gap shirt. You might notice in the photo above that I’m wearing grey pants today. I started getting a little worried that my beige pants were going to die on me, so I took them back to Murray Crane and asked him to make me another couple of pairs. That way I might even beClick to Continue!
Here are the PDFs (page 2 below) of my Paris Fashion Week article that ran in Viva in the NZ Herald yesterday. I hope you like it! Thanks to Beth from Viva for the PDF!Click to Continue!