Designers from down under showcase in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week


Remix supports New Zealand designers Salasai and Karen Walker at New York Fashion Week

We’re in New York for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Remix international editor Steven Fernandez was there to support two New Zealand fashion brands strutting their stuff on the world stage. First up was Salasai on Sunday 7th, who showcased their latest looks on the New York catwalk as part of the Sydney-based ‘Fashion Palette’. Joining the likes of Alice McCall, Keepsake and Cameo, Salasai designer Kirsha Whitcher presented Salasai’s ready-to-wear collection to a whole host of international media. ‘This is a great opportunity for me to show Salasai on the catwalk in NYC and work with some key people to market Salasai to the US market. I’m ecstatic that I have been invited to show and I look forward to making the most from this opportunity to grow the brand further,’ says Kirsha. Check out the Salasai runway shots in gallery one below. Then on Monday 8th, legendary New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker returned to the biggest fashion event on the planet, presenting her Spring/Summer ’15 collection 'Garden People' to a packed audience at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan. Taking a walk down the garden path of the eccentric horticulturist, this latest collection was inspired by photographer Valerie Finnis’ images of Britain’s post-WW2 gardening culture. Think patterns of earthly botanicals and creeping colourful florals on hard working fabrics like denim and suede. And of course the models’ outfits were complete with Karen Walker eyewear, which this year celebrates 10 years on the noses of women all around the world. Check out the runway shots from the Karen Walker show in gallery two below.

Salasai at New York Fashion Week...

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Karen Walker at New York Fashion Week...

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