Having felt extremely left out watching all the NZFW action from afar from my new home in Sydney, the event was a welcome opportunity to catch up with Kathryn and to view the gorgeous collection first hand.
The range certainly carries Kathryn’s signature, contemporary luxe-style, with standout pieces for me including the fierce, sexy stiletto boot, the edgy zebra-print ‘shooties’ and the selection of cute flats, particularly the very on-trend ‘smoking-slipper’ style flats.
Kathryn’s collections are always infused with a sense of fun, a distinct creative flair and a sexy edge, and the winter ’12 range is certainly no exception.
Kathryn has enjoyed huge success as a designer in New Zealand,and has become one of the country’s most celebrated designers.
While Wilson has been stocking in selected Australian boutiques for five years, her current success combined with the buzz from her pioneering NZFW public show provides the perfect storm for Kathryn to emulate her home-grown success in the Australian fashion market.
Wilson’s operations manager, Julia Ford says, now is the perfect time to be increasing Kathryn’s presence across the ditch, speaking to the right buyers and media, and giving them a taste of what was presented to the Kiwi fashion scene.
And with shoes as covetable as these, Wilson will no doubt continue to build her reputation as one to watch by Australian media, buyers and shoe-lovers alike.
And with nothing but praise heard at the event from neighbouring Sydney media, I’m sure Kathryn’s success will only continue as she builds her brand here in Australia.
Article by Natalie Cosgrove