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Fashion Week: What you need to know
Lifestyle

Fashion Week: What you need to know

NZ's most fashionable week begins tonight, with an opening show from one of the country's most exciting young fashion talents, Harman Grubisa.

5 big things at Fashion Week
Lifestyle

5 big things at Fashion Week

Fashion Week is over for the trade but now it's the public's turn. Viva magazine's Zoe Walker reports on the highlights and what we can expect this weekend.

Star model debuts at home
Lifestyle

Star model debuts at home

Kiwi modelling star Ashleigh Good opened New Zealand Fashion Week yesterday - the first time she has appeared in the event.

Up close with Klum in NZ
New Zealand

Up close with Klum in NZ

As she heads to New Zealand to launch her new lingerie line with Bendon, supermodel Heidi Klum talks intimates with Zoe Walker.

Inside the Prada universe
New Zealand

Inside the Prada universe

As Prada opens its first New Zealand flagship store, Zoe Walker looks at the relevance of the Italian brand today.

Is what we wear important?
New Zealand

Is what we wear important?

A new book with more than 600 contributors examines and celebrates women’s relationship with clothes. Zoe Walker talks to the editors.

Our favourite local power dressers
New Zealand

Our favourite local power dressers

Women, fashion, power: not a multiple choice. As a new exhibition looking at the wardrobes of influential women opens in London, we look at some local power dressers.

The hippest hotel in Venice Beach
New Zealand

The hippest hotel in Venice Beach

The carefree atmosphere of The Rose Hotel is the perfect backdrop to Venice Beach and its cast of colourful characters, discovers Zoe Walker.

Make a Stand: Fashion that gives a damn
New Zealand

Make a Stand: Fashion that gives a damn

The personal is political and that includes what you - and politicians on the campaign trail - choose to wear. Zoe Walker looks at the contentious relationship between fashion and politics.

Where to eat in Palm Springs
Travel

Where to eat in Palm Springs

Old-school sophistication or new and hip? Zoe Walker gets a taste of the evolving restaurant and bar scene in wider Palm Springs.

Week of milestones draws to a close
Lifestyle

Week of milestones draws to a close

In a year marked by milestones from some of the country's top creative brands, New Zealand Fashion Week has wrapped for another year after three days of highs and lows.

Sylvester's bookish bent Tartt's things up
Lifestyle

Sylvester's bookish bent Tartt's things up

Returning to New Zealand Fashion Week after a five-year hiatus, fashion designer Kate Sylvester closed three days of trade shows with a collection representing the reasons behind the ongoing success of her brand.

Sun, sand & stars in Palm Springs
New Zealand

Sun, sand & stars in Palm Springs

Once the favoured haunt of Hollywood A-listers, Palm Springs is regaining its reputation as the place to see and be seen. Zoe Walker joins the cool crowd in the hot resort city.

Me and my Clique
New Zealand

Me and my Clique

Zoe Walker finds out how the internet has shaped the friendships - and style - of these groups of friends.

The Topshop Effect
New Zealand

The Topshop Effect

Topshop is coming to New Zealand. Viva fashion features editor Zoe Walker discusses the impact on our designers.

Who made your clothes?
New Zealand

Who made your clothes?

A year on from the Rana Plaza disaster, a global movement is calling for a more ethical fashion industry. Find out how to take part in Fashion Revolution Day.

Royal visit: What Kate wore
Lifestyle

Royal visit: What Kate wore

The Duchess of Cambridge is now an expert at letting her wardrobe do the talking, choosing a series of conservative, and sometimes reworked, ensembles for this tour.

Royal tribute in red and black
Lifestyle

Royal tribute in red and black

Clad in the colours of Canterbury, the Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to the people of Christchurch yesterday in a red and black ensemble by the Italian brand Luisa Spagnoli.

Supermodels, then and now
New Zealand

Supermodels, then and now

A film explores how supermodels dealt with careers that focused on their looks - and nothing else. Zoe Walker talks to the director, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Kate gives a Kiwi teaser
Lifestyle

Kate gives a Kiwi teaser

It finally happened: the Duchess of Cambridge wore a design by Emilia Wickstead, her New Zealand-born designer favourite.

Kate sticks with British threads
Lifestyle

Kate sticks with British threads

Black and silver fern motifs: you couldn't get more symbolic of New Zealand than that, with the Duchess of Cambridge opting for both at last night's state reception at Government House.

Duchess sets tasteful tone
Lifestyle

Duchess sets tasteful tone

Regal in red, the Duchess of Cambridge set the tone for this week's royal tour, arriving in Wellington in a tastefully tailored bespoke scarlet coat and gown.