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Restyle 2013 – Shikoba is proud and excited to be sponsoring the “Creative Young Designer Award” Entries are now open and the show will be held 21st September 2013 in the Wintec Atrium. Shikoba’s Designer Aroha Wikotu will be one of the Judges who has the difficult task of selecting the Winners of Each Category but she is very excited and has always supported young designers. Shikoba will be giving the winner a “5 day workshop experience” which will also include a fabric sourcing and buying trip. The invaluable experience is something that will give any student a real snapshot of what its like to have a career as a designer here in NZ.
CLOTHING MILES The more times you wear a garment the more value you get out of it, the mileage you get from it depends a lot on the style, colour or type of fabric of the garment. When entering a cooler season invest in some merino base layers in black,white or neutral colours, you can continue to wear your summer tops , skirts and dresses with tights, slips or tops layered underneath. When things start to warm up again change the base layer to a cotton fabric. Both Merino and Cotton feel nice next to the skin because they are breathable and absorbent. Base layers are affordable pieces that give more mileage to some of the more stylish pieces in your wardrobe. Classic Styled pieces stay fashionable for years so its worth investing a little more in these pieces but do make sure the fabric is good quality, some designer clothing can be high priced for profit reasons not quality reasons so always check the fabric composition when making these longer term investments. Its worth paying extra for natural fabrics such as Linen, Wool, Merino, Cashmere, Silk etc they are superior in many ways to cheaper polyesters and acrylics, however there are a few good blends of Natural and man made fibers we will talk about this in our next post.
Interview: Aroha Wikotu Aroha Wikotu, designer of Shikoba Clothing, was a winner in the Established Designer Category at this year’s Miromoda Fashion Design Awards competition. Aroha’s designs will feature during the Miromoda showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week. tvnz.co.nz quizzed Aroha on what we can expect from her collection. Where are you based? Hamilton. Despite what you may have heard, it is a great place to live. Who or what inspires your design aesthetic/look? New Zealand’s raw, natural beauty and my cultural heritage. What can we expect from your collection? A fresh and unique take on eco friendly essentials, with a focus on small details. Who would you like to see wearing your designs? Angelina Jolie! This year, Fashion Week celebrates its 10th birthday. Where would you like to be 10 years from now? I would like to be established as one of this country’s top design labels. What’s your fashion advice for Kiwi women? Know what cuts and colours flatter you and create your own style with it … and remember black is the absence of colour! Link to original Article