Zambesi named as this year's Mercedes Benz Presents designer at NZFW

With New Zealand Fashion Week quickly approaching, all eyes are on the New Zealand designers preparing to shock and inspire us. Fashion powerhouse, Zambesi, are set to feature as the debut event, as this year’s official Mercedes Benz Presents designer.

Following in the footsteps of highly esteemed local designers, such as Harman Grubiša, Kate Sylvester, and Dame Trelise Cooper, Zambesi is the latest recipient of the coveted position.

Mercedes Benz are a long time supporter of the fashion arts, and currently support over 60 fashion platforms across the globe. Recognising the true passion, avant-garde design and technical innovation essential to both fashion and automotive success, Mercedes Benz are dedicated to helping such talents receive recognition on the world stage.

Dayne Johnston (Zambesi designer) & Elisabeth Findlay (Zambesi founder and designer).


Since Zambesi's inception, in 1979, the fashion brand has reflected all of these qualities. Inspired by imagination, reflecting realism, and creating high-quality garmets, Zambesi has long been at the top of our list of go-to clothing stores. Featuring bespoke ensembles for the event, Zambesi’s 2018 A/W collection is one to look forward to. We can’t wait to see their inspired line.


Elisabeth Findlay (Zambesi founder and designer) & Dayne Johnston (Zambesi designer).


Catch New Zealand's best and all the fashion-action at New Zealand Fashion Week 28th August - 3rd September. Head over to the official site for more info.


(Feature imagery courtesy of @Zambesisince79)