Juliette Hogan NZFW 2014 Review

Celebrating ten years in the fashion industry this year, Juliette Hogan, has consistently delivered stellar collections that fit with her modern, feminine aesthetic.

Making a return to the New Zealand Fashion Week runway after last year’s absence, this year Juliette upped the ante in every way.

Dividing the main runway so all the seating was down one side, the curtains drew back in the centre as the rock band, Sunken Seas, began to play clothed casually in black, providing the perfect soundtrack for a collection full of attitude.

Entitled ‘Take it or leave it’, Juliette definitely took things to a darker place for Winter 2015, embracing a minimalism that felt nineties-inspired with lots of black and slouchy silhouettes mixing in with the more structured pieces.

Working with a pared back monochromatic colour palette with a few softer touches, the focus was on simple, clean garments that were impeccably constructed.

Boxy wool coats complemented tailored leather pants whilst muted floral print skirts and dresses were worked with sheer black mesh sleeves for a contemporary look.

Relaxed knits added to the winter wearability factor whilst delicate lace made for pretty pieces that perfectly countered the more masculine tailoring.

Juliette’s beautiful evening wear went up a notch again this season, with a full length sequinned skirt and gown lightly draped with sheer chiffon making for a show-stopping glamorous look.

Although these pieces weren’t showy more casually elegant in the most wearable way and in luxurious fabrics used to brilliant effect.

It’s not hard to see that this cohesive collection will definitely increase Juliette’s loyal fan base and make for very long wish lists from her devotees.

– Evelyn Ebrey

Images: Yvonne Shearer Photography

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