Looks from the Winter 2020 range from Goodness. Images by David James.
Goodness recently released the label’s gorgeous Winter 2020 range in store and online with lots of charming pieces on offer for the cooler weather. Founder and artistic director Chris Hales has focused on tailoring for the new range which features plenty of suiting, blazers, pants and coats that are chic and easy to wear. Chris has been working with the same family of tailors for the past decade and is able to draw on their extraordinary tailoring skills to bring these garments to life. Each piece is produced in small quantities that are exclusive to her Goodness boutiques in Wellington and Petone and her online store.
The more masculine tailored pieces are teamed with feminine garments like a ruffle front shirt, silk pussy-bow blouses, soft merino knits, midi-length skirts and silk dresses for a modern look. Chris is passionate about comfort as well as style which means the suit jackets and pants have just the right amount of stretch and knits are light but warm and soft against the skin.
A beautiful rose print in rich reds is a standout print for the collection and works perfectly with the muted colour palette of beiges, blues, black and greys. Pops of pink and electric blue add a playfulness to the range while a tan floral has a retro feel and ups the warmth of this appealing range from Goodness. The collection has an emphasis on natural fibres like silk and wool that are enjoyable to wear and wonderful to layer.
Chris has developed a loyal following for Goodness since she started the business in Petone in 2006. What began as a boutique stocking great local and international labels has grown to include her own Goodness label which was added to her brand offering in 2009. Earlier this year Goodness opened a partner business, Gorgeous Café, to give customers an added experience when they visit the Petone store.
Images by David James.