We asked 3 fashion designers to capture Auckland summer in a photo

by Alice Harbourne / 21 January, 2016
To celebrate our favourite-by-miles time of year, we asked three leading — and very different — fashion houses to create images that capture the beauty of Auckland when the sun’s out. Shot exclusively for Metro, here are the results.

Main image: Ngahuia Williams in Zambesi. Photo: Marissa Findlay. This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of Metro.

Trelise Cooper


Designer: Trelise Cooper. Photographer: Stephen Tilly. Tessa (front) wears Trelise Cooper FlareMingo Dress, $699. trelisecooper.com  Kizzie wears Trelise Cooper I’ll Stand By You Pant, $499. trelisecooper.com Other items stylist’s own.
Designer: Trelise Cooper.
Photographer: Stephen Tilly.
Tessa (front) wears Trelise Cooper FlareMingo Dress, $699. trelisecooper.com
Kizzie wears Trelise Cooper I’ll Stand By You Pant, $499. trelisecooper.com
Other items stylist’s own.


Kizzie wears COOP Fast and Loose Dress, $249.  trelisecooper.com  Glasses stylist’s own. Models: Kizzie from 62 Models, Tessa from Unique Model Management.  Assistant: James Black. Hair & Makeup:  Serenity Makeup. Location: Mathesons Bay.
Kizzie wears COOP Fast and Loose Dress, $249.
trelisecooper.com
Glasses stylist’s own.
Models: Kizzie from 62 Models, Tessa from Unique Model Management.
Assistant: James Black.
Hair & Makeup:
Serenity Makeup.
Location: Mathesons Bay.

One day I had the fleeting thought
I could give myself over
to rising and falling
in all its tempos and variations.

Trelise Cooper.
Trelise Cooper.

The next day I had the fleeting
thought that rising and falling
was what I was after,
what I had been waiting for and
swimming in all the way along.

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Trelise Cooper.

Harman Grubiša


Designer: Harman Grubiša  Photographer: Russ Flatt  Harman Grubiša Hillary skirt, $370, and Eloise singlet, $289. harmangrubisa.com Dior Fusion Sneakers, $1800. dior.com Acne Mask Sunglasses, $650. acnestudios.com  Model: Mary at RPD Models. Hair: Tommy Stayton at Stephen Marr. Makeup: Josie Wignall at MAC. Location: Nelson St cycleway.
Designer: Harman Grubiša
Photographer: Russ Flatt
Harman Grubiša Hillary skirt, $370, and Eloise singlet, $289. harmangrubisa.com
Dior Fusion Sneakers, $1800. dior.com
Acne Mask Sunglasses, $650. acnestudios.com
Model: Mary at RPD Models. Hair: Tommy Stayton at Stephen Marr. Makeup: Josie Wignall at MAC. Location: Nelson St cycleway.


Harman Grubiša Monte Carlo Silk Trench, $699. harmangrubisa.com Sneakers and sunglasses as before.
Harman Grubiša Monte Carlo Silk Trench, $699. harmangrubisa.com
Sneakers and sunglasses as before.

The third day was a day of miracles:
the sun came out, the sea settled
and the pohutukawa learnt to flower.

Harman Grubiša Daria Dress in Natural, $495. harmangrubisa.com Valentino Rockstud  ankle strap, $1480. valentino.com/nz CÉline Audrey Sunglasses, $440. celine.com/en
Harman Grubiša Daria Dress in Natural, $495. harmangrubisa.com
Valentino Rockstud ankle strap, $1480. valentino.com/nz
CÉline Audrey Sunglasses, $440. celine.com/en


 

Zambesi


Designer: Zambesi Photographer: Marissa Findlay  Zambesi Freestyle Swimsuit, $320. zambesi.co.nz Model: Ngahuia at Red 11 Models and Talent. Assistant: Terzann Elliott. Location: Waiheke Island.
Designer: Zambesi
Photographer: Marissa Findlay
Zambesi Freestyle Swimsuit, $320. zambesi.co.nz
Model: Ngahuia at Red 11 Models and Talent.
Assistant: Terzann Elliott.
Location: Waiheke Island.


 
On the fourth day I came home
with an armful of clouds
and they were good for me.

The sea the next day had a dirty edge. Even so further out a brilliant colour was coming back into its massive body.

Zambesi Men’s Custom Tank, $180. zambesi.co.nz
Zambesi Men’s Custom Tank, $180. zambesi.co.nz


 
On the sixth day I saw the horizon and on it the softened peaks of a land that cannot be named.

— An excerpt from Tidal by Dinah Hawken, from her new book of poems, Ocean and Stone (VUP, $35).

 

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