New Zealand Fashion Week, that is a wrap! When I think of New Zealand fashion designers, first that pops to mind is Karen Walker. Quirky. Colorful. Elegant. There’s something fascinating about visiting a new country and discovering new designer labels to love. And I travel far and wide to do so: Tel Aviv, Casablanca, and even Seoul! I’m proud to add New Zealand to my list of expanding fashion weeks around the globe. It really is discovering culture and ethics through clothes. This year’s New Zealand fashion week had a focus on sustainability. Every designer showcased designs sourced completely sustainably from fabrics, to factories, and final production. I find it important to support the designers with an ethical supply chain. Every piece tells a story. Every piece is slow fashion. And that just makes me really happy to know that the industry I love is working towards giving back to the earth we all cherish. Quality over quantity. That’s how it always should be. Below you’ll find looks from my viewpoint in the front row at Maggie Marilyn, YuMei, Paris Georgia, and Olli. With it’s luxurious fabrics and details with a whimsical flair, it felt like earth meets city. New Zealand may be a small country, but it’s doing big things.