So! As you may or may not know, the very first details about Wellington Fashion Week 2013 have hit! There are 32 designer spots available during WFW, and so far WORLD, Trelise Cooper, Starfish, Kathryn Wilson, My Boyfriends Back, two WORLDS, Sabatini and Goodness have all confirmed their attendance and announced they’ll be showing. You can see the official release on the WFW page, and you can read a fab run-down here of all the news here.

While WORLD, Trelise Cooper, Sabatini and Starfish need no introduction, I thought ya’ll may like to know a little more about the other confimed labels…

Auckland-based Kathryn Wilson is a renowned footwear designer, whose label was launched in 2003. Featuring many leather footwear designs, the label also produces handbags, swimwear and men’s shoes.


Danielle Burkhart is the talent behind the label My Boyfriend’s Back. Fabrics are proudly sourced in New Zealand and garments are produced locally.

Label twoWORLDS is based on a sustainability ethic, as is proclaimed in the ‘about us’ section of their website. Well worth a read! I love a label with heart and twoWORLDS appears to have exactly that. Their pieces are made in New Zealand, using fabrics personally shopped for and woven in Bali.


Goodness is less of a designer and more of a shop… Based in Wellington with a store in the ever-chic College Street and another in Petone, the store is teeming with designer pieces from both New Zealand and international fashion labels.

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For more info on some of the WFW designers, plus many more, I recommend this book from our collection:

Syndetics book coverNew Zealand fashion design / by Angela Lassig ; with an introduction by Peter Shand and a foreword by Hilary Alexander.

So, you are now in the know and up-to-date on WFW 2013. You’re welcome!

Oh, and one more thing. Latest season of Project Runway started last night (for those of us who still watch tv shows on an actual tv). Excite!