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With only knowing a handful of designers showing at NZFW it's amazing being deep in the unknown, writing completely unbiased reviews based only on what you've seen and taken in during their 15 minute show. Discovering new designers and starting a love affair with their line for years to come is the most exciting part of any fashion week, and I've definitely fallen in love with a few newcomers after the first day of NZFW already.

The first being Ingrid Starnes, a NZ based designer and the very first show to open day one of NZFW. Launching her label in 2009, Ingrid is no stranger to the NZ fashion scene and started her journey at none other than Kate Sylvester, one of New Zealand's greatest fashion houses. This stunning collection was full of feminine tailored suits and double breasted coats styled impeccably over pretty and dainty lace, floral or button up shirts. The entire collection flowed so beautifully as look after look was sent down the floral runway. A few inspiring colour combinations caught my eye which to be honest I never would have thought would work together, but do? Bold red and cobalt blue were mixed with autumn floral prints and khaki stockings with navy, yellow and mustard always working all too well together. The very best part? Ingrid incorporates natural materials and traditional elements into her collections using vintage laces and embroidery. She also designs her own signature prints and dyes her own silks to custom colourways to ensure pieces remain exclusive. Eco-friendly, exclusive and vintage? Why Ingrid I think I've run out of reasons not to love you.

35 comments:

  1. gorgeooooous !

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  2. LOVE these looks!!! ESPECIALY the bright yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love yellow!!

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  3. So many fabulous looks and garments! Love this. Can't wait to see the rest of your NZFW coverage!

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  4. Such a beautiful, bold mix of colors in this collection! And the fact that its environmentally conscious and vintage is the cherry on top.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  5. amazing!
    xx
    http://astoryaboutmem.blogspot.com/

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  6. the pop up invite from your previous post is amazing

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  7. OMG loving these pics! amazing collection :D

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  8. Amazing!!

    kisses, gaia

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  9. Love the camel coat! : ) Looks like it would be a nice staple in my closet.

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  10. Stunning photos!! Love the pieces :)

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  11. gorgeous collection!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love how wearable the clothes are!!!

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  13. Such a beautiful collection, I love the prints, colour and textures - so beautiful X

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  14. oooo....some nice stuff here...! love!
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  15. Stunning collection.
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  16. Brisbane MBFW just finished and i must say, New Zealand is winning on all levels hands-down!

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  17. love this collection, also love the hanging flowers!

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  18. ahh bliss so glade i saw this lola van vorst from syd in ur 1st pic looks amazeballs! xx A Fox That Meows ♥

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  19. Such a beauuutiful collection... *-* I'm absolutely in love with every garment, outfit and accessory. The styling is impeccable, and the colour palette really interesting. What else can we ask for?

    Laura

    Faery
    believeinfaerytales.blogspot.com

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  20. The design of this show alone is absolutely breathtaking.


    -Balkis
    www.babablogweb.blogspot.com

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  21. Gorgeous!! XO Rebecca

    http://raspberry-rouge.com

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  22. Amazing pics and collection... love the drawings on your sidebar!

    x0x0,

    BarcelonaBrunettes
    www.barcelonabrunettes.com

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  23. I love the clothes in this collection! I can totally see myself wearing these!

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  24. great collection. love the background

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  25. I love this photos!

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  26. lovely photos! i hope you can visit me blog! i follow you, foloow me back!
    http://bybestyle.blogspot.com/

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  27. wow I really love the purple skirt with the floral top, I never imagined such a combination would work. but it looks good!

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  28. I really love the setup of this runway show.
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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