Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fashion show at Matchbox Studios

We returned to Matchbox Studios last week for their second event. Wanting to do something a bit different this time, the girls pulled together a fashion show featuring designers from the boutique.

The offer of fashion and a mulled wine is enough to get me anywhere on a cold Wellington Friday, so we wandered upstairs to see Laura and Cherry’s latest venture.

What set this fashion show apart from your average designer-by-designer runway was the mix and match of articles from various collections. The Matchbox boutique hosts a range of different designs, from clothing to jewellery and handbags, and these were combined to create nine different looks from the shop floor.

The show included tees from Toothfish, Ninetynine, and Purinimalist; dresses by Tealeaf, Samantha Wakelin, and Charlotte Davidson; a skirt by Minnie + Ree and jacket by Julz; bags by Salvage Sister and Three and Four; a fascinator by Pati Allo; and necklaces by Sadie and Pikimaunga.

After the show we were entranced by the musical stylings of Reece McNoughton on drums and throat singing maestro Jonny Marks. They might make a minimalist ‘band’, but rest assured they create a big big sound.

Matchbox continues to grow its reputation for great openings and shows, so pop down and see them on Cuba Street and keep an ear out for upcoming events on

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Designer Dallas McKinley with his Purinimalist tees.

Designer Eryn Gribble with her Salvage Sister bags.

Jonny Marks and Reece McNoughton.

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