Our fave 2021 fashion collabs

Fashion loves a good collab and here are some of our faves for 2021!

Make your own designer tote

Outliv has teamed up with their sustainable and ethically minded mending buddies over at Repair Redefined. Together they’re offering people the chance to get creative and make their own consciously crafted tote. 

Machine or hand sew your perfect Repair Redefined x Outliv ‘Stronger Together’ tote with the help a step-by-step ‘how to’ video sent to each customer at time of purchase. 

The tote comes with panels cut from preloved denim jeans and quality thread supplied by Repair Redefined.

Sustainable storytelling through packaging

Auckland-based global packaging company noissue and sustainable designer brand Maggie Marilyn share common values so it made sense to collaborate.

As part of the collaboration, noissue’s custom tissue paper was used to create a branded newsletter that goes out with every Maggie Marilyn online and in-store order.

The newsletter features care practices for Maggie Marilyn clothes, a crossword and other eco-friendly living tips and tricks.

noissue’s tissue paper is printed with soy-based inks on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper that’s acid, sulphur and lignin-free, which means it can be recycled or composted after use.

Romancing the collection

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Karen Walker launched an exclusive collection of lustrous silk scarves for summer featuring artworks from the Gallery’s own collection.

Each scarf comprises one of three artworks rendered onto silk: Laura Knight’s 1918 painting, The Bathing Pool; Walter Bayes’ oil painting, Lady with Sunshade and New Zealand-born Maud Sherwood’s 1922 watercolour, Girl in the Boat. All three artworks feature in Romancing the Collection, a recently opened exhibition that offers audiences an opportunity to fall in love all over again with the city’s public art collection.

Designed in a square silhouette and cut in luxurious 100% silk twill, the shape and fabric allow for relaxed styling. Bordered with soft seasonal shades, the trio is part of Karen Walker’s summer edit, aptly named Escapism.

“Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is one of the best places I know to escape the everyday. It’s a portal that never fails to take you into disparate eras, seasons, places and moods,” says Walker.

Limited-edition and made from 100% silk twill, the collection is available from the Gallery shop and Karen Walker.online.

Papinelle x Karen Walker

The queen of cool collabs, Walker also partnered with sustainable sleepwear brand Papinelle for a third time.

For the limited-edition luxury sleepwear collection they dug deep into the Karen Walker print archives and chose a beautiful ’70s inspired Garden Floral. This vintage floral together with Love Letter, a feminine print of Botanical Blooms, on silk and silk cotton in beautiful shapes is a celebration of nature.

Vegan style

Deadly Ponies collab with New Zealand weaver Tanya Doty resulted in a limited-edition capsule collection of sustainable cactus leather handbags featuring handwoven rattan handles, and willow charms in geometric silhouettes made from natural fibres such as raupo, pine needles, rattan, and foraged fibres. Each piece took hours to slowly weave by hand.

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