The New Zealand Labels You Need To Know

And they’re only a click away…

by | Jul 12, 2018 | Style

Sometimes all you need is a good suit and a turtleneck. Oh, and a vintage car doesn’t hurt either. As was my want a few weeks ago, when Sydney had finally conceded to Winter, and I was forced to dig my knitwear out of storage. Fun!

I tend to wear a lot of black this time of year, so lately I have been making a conscious effort to add more neutrals in the mix. Enter in this tan two piece by NZ-based Wynn Hamlyn. An effortless, comfortable, yet stylish solution to all your wardrobe needs, complete with a toggle closure. What more could you ask for? And yes, it does come in black…

After being asked where it was from, I got to thinking (permit me this one Carrie Bradshaw moment), it’s always great to highlight fresh, young talent, and just like Australia, New Zealand has some amazing designers on offer.

Here is my round up of a few ones to watch…

Suit, Wynn Hamlyn; Turtleneck, Uniqlo; Earrings, Albus Lumen; Belt, Loewe; Bag, Staud


I had the pleasure of meeting Wynn at NZFW a few years ago, and his designs have been on my radar since. From everyday basics, to classic tailoring and unique experiments with textiles – he pushes the boundaries in all the right ways.


A young talent to watch (and who was quickly snapped up by Net-a-Porter), Maggie Marilyn is all about modern luxury. Expect beautiful fabrications, pops of print & colour and classic silhouettes infused with youthful charm.


A label that reflects my own style ethos – a foundation of timeless, wearable basics; Paris Georgia aim to create those simple slip dresses, camisoles and layering pieces that you will wear for seasons to come.


An ethical jewellery brand with sculptural influences, Jasmin Sparrow creates pieces that are both subtle and statement. I have my eye on these Violet Earrings


An edit of feminine essentials created in linen, silk, cotton and cashmere, Marle is inspired by the designer, Juliet Souter’s, coastal surroundings in a small NZ beach town. I love the simple knitwear, and ballon-sleeved blouses.


I also discovered Lucilla at NZFW, where I was lucky enough to attend her first presentation. With contemporary, artistic and feminine designs, the label has a fresh and modern approach. I’m also taken by their foray into earrings – think resin, enamel and perspex mixed with hints of silver or gold.


Specialising in leather goods, Yu Mei are all about understated luxury. I’m a fan of their soft flap bags, and the leather purses make for perfect gifts.


Photography Holly Burgess

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