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Local fashion designers

Wellingtonians are fashionable sorts who love to share their style. From structured tailored pieces to floaty feminine designs, be sure to dress the part with the capital’s range of local fashion designers.

Kowtow

Kow Tow

Wellington-based Kowtow founder Gosia Piatek is involved with every aspect of the production of clothing by her avant-garde label, dedicated to fairtrade and organic cotton and sustainable, ethical production. She believes consumer choices should have positive consequences and impact on the world around us.

Inspired by architecture and street style, Kowtow’s clothes are designed to move freely with their wearers. You can find Kowtow at Good As Gold, Let Liv and Goodness

twenty-seven names

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It’s no exaggeration to say that twenty-seven names has acquired a cult-like following since its inception in 2006. Designers Anjali Stewart and Rachel Easting are inspired by literature, painting, sculpture and cinema to create their whimsical and feminine, yet tomboyish clothing.

twenty-seven names’ clothing is undeniably practical and simple to wear, designed for real women to wear every day.

Wilson Trollope

Wilson Trollope

Annabelle Wilson’s fashion label was named for both her grandmothers, the stylish dressmakers who taught her to sew. Annabelle dabbled in sewing during her childhood, and went on to study at the University of Otago, as well as Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.

Annabelle’s designs are feminine and print-heavy, often featuring playful full skirts and Liberty-esque floral prints. Wilson Trollope has been featured in the Next Generation section of New Zealand Fashion Week. You can have a nosy at her collection by appointment. Contact her here.

Mandatory

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Wellington-based menswear store, Mandatory, manufactures its designs locally. The small-scale and local nature of the label means the team can offer custom fit and tailoring, personal stying, wedding suits, resortwear, limited edition designs and capsule collections alongside their main range.

Mandatory’s clothing is made with the finest quality cloth and by skilled manufacturers, meaning the garments are made to last and last and last and last. Pop down to visit them at 108 Cuba Street.

Now or Never

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After years of friendship, Wellington designers Emma Lodge and Olivia Lacey joined their skills to follow a dream of starting a lingerie label. Now or Never was launched in December 2013, focusing on subtle and sexy designs that compliment individual style, using silk fabrics that feel totally luxurious against the body.

All garments are made to order in Wellington, and you can find Now or Never at The Service Depot.

Okewa Rainwear

Okewa Rainwear

Okewa Rainwear founder Nevada Leckie and her husband Nick teamed up to create a quality raincoat that delivered quality waterproofing, whilst still being attractive. With Wellington's, ahem... strong winds, the waterfront was the perfect testing ground for the raincoats.

A Kickstarter campaign helped the couple launch Okewa brand, and since then they've delivered raincoats to over 20 countries worldwide. You can catch them at their pop-up store next to The Village Goldsmith, 78 Victoria Street.

Her Apparel

Her Apparel

Her Apparel Intimates owners, Wellingtonian Rebecca Rasool and Australian Bethany Payne, were brought together through an Instagram post and an idea. Since then, co-owner Rebecca has been busy designing and sewing a collection from her flat in Brooklyn, Wellington. 

All of their garments are underwire free, with different cuts and coverage to cater to every woman. Their aim is to create a label women want to wear, not only to feel sexy, but also to feel like they're part of something bigger. You can only buy online at the moment, but watch this space!

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