New Zealand Designers calling..... they want their ideas back!!
One thing that hit me watching the collections through London and Milan, is that New Zealand Designers seem ahead of the curve.
Examples.. Kate Sylvester's "Art Groupie" collection featured gloves as hats, which was echoed at Dolce and Gabbana's gorgeous collection today. Other "Art Groupie" references were seen at the Central Saint Martins Graduate Show in London, where, eyes on tops, featured prominently, see the pictures to compare!
Similarly, Vivienne Westwood's excellent naughty schoolgirl, themed collection for her Red Label, which she showed in London, featured each model styled as a "school stereotype', the nerd, the sporty type etc.
Interestingly, Little Brother showed a 'school uniform' influenced collection, with the same theme, also dressing each model as a "type"
Just goes to show, that great minds think alike!
(first 3 images, from Kate Sylvester's Art Groupie Collection, Images 4&5 from Vivienne Westwood's school girl themed Red Label Collection, Images 6&7 from Dolce and Gabbana's Winter 2010 Collection in Milan, image 8 from the Central saint Martins Graduate's Collection in London)