Rainwear from Okewa’s Winter 2020 collection. Images by Grace Gemuhluoglu.
Wellington-based rainwear brand Okewa recently launched their new collection for Winter 2020 which features some gorgeous new hues. Their popular Birmingham Trench is a signature piece for Okewa and while it’s also available in camel and black they wanted to celebrate the blue and plum colours of the range in a special shoot. The raincoats themselves are are cut from two-layer breathable membrane fabrics and seam-sealed to be completely waterproof.
The Okewa team chose the Futuna Chapel in Karori, Wellington which was designed by New Zealand architect John Scott in 1958 for their shoot. “It’s a stroke of genius in its play with light, and includes nods to both Marae architecture (including a central Pou / heartpost and sharp sloped roofs) and the great modernist Le Corbusier,” says co-founder Nick Leckie.
Mother/daughter duo Blanche and Wendy (who had only days prior reunited from their separate Covid-19 bubbles) and Berlin-based (but currently Wellington-bound) photographer Grace Gemuhluoglu spent an autumnal afternoon capturing the new rainwear in the moodily lit space. The result is a wonderful set of images that beautifully capture Okewa’s rainwear and a special family bond.
Images by Grace Gemuhluoglu.