iD Dunedin 2010

Zandra Rhodes, Andrew Logan and models.

iD Dunedin 2010

Arguably the most famous Dunedin label, Nom*d showed their Turncoats collection, inspired by the journey from innocence to experience. There were paragons of virtue, with a monochromatic range of pilgrim like bibs, aprons and scarves; many reminiscent of doilies or baby booties. The experience of blossoming into adulthood is expressed through wool jersey, sweatshirting, rayon and tie dyed velvet with accents of leather straps and corset like pieces that hint at sensuality and a more mature way of viewing the world. 


Photos by James Stringer

Fresh off the plane from Italy where she spent 3 months with her fianc√© Ben Smith, former Dunedinite Nicola Reilly celebrated ve years of creating standout stylish menswear by presenting a selection of the label’s most successful and immensely wearable items. Tailored jackets and coats, tted jeans and pants, stylish tees and a select range of accessories with masculine detailing; Reilly has created clothing that have lasting appeal and look great with minimal maintenance.


Mild Red
Donna Tulloch has truly mastered the art of interweaving textures, architectural draping and a daring exploration of shape. The presented collection featured her signature black, scarlet, burnt orange and midnight blue as well as a deconstructed tartan print. Playing with the concept of inside/out and challenging shapes in almost a cubist manner, the range was classic and timeless.


Photos by James Stringer

For their first showing at iD, guest designers Rembrandt celebrated 65 years as a New Zealand company by dressing show host John Campbell, and styling their banker stripes, bold jacketings and pic – stitched plains with items from their new leather accessories range as well as vintage guitars, cameras and bowler hats to cement their classic aesthetic. “I can’t believe something this beautiful is made right here,” said Campbell of the label.


Charmaine Reveley
Custom made feather and wing prints alongside wind catcher patterned lace were combined with punchy shocks of lime, pink, raspberry, royal blue and purple for Charmaine Reveley’s Freefall collection. But the feminine garments often had a masculine edge to them, from epilates on the shoulders of jackets to almost biker-chic shapes and solid metal eyelets on otherwise romantic dresses and coats.


Photos by James Stringer

Garments by Tanya Carlson are often best viewed close up: where the beautifully crafted clothing, hand-painted fabrics, hand sewn beading or embroidery and unexpected construction can be better seen. The Carlson winter collection can best be described as ‘delicate’, with hints of Victoriana evident in coats, man shape jackets, tweeds, and bustle inspired backs.


Jane Sutherland
Kingston-based fashion designer Jane Sutherland was showing for the second time this year, putting a few pieces from her Beethoven and Amadeus inspired range on the catwalk. Tailcoats, watches on fob chains, ruffle collared shirts, small suspenders, little waistcoats: it was a grungy take on classics. Rock us Amadeus!


Zandra Rhodes
British designer Zandra Rhodes got a standing ovation when she closed the show with her classic chiffon and stunning organza eveningwear, infamous kaftans and big and bold jewellery from sculptor and fellow Brit, Andrew Logan.


Photos by James Stringer

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