MISS WILSON WINTER 2012
Kathryn Wilson’s winter 2012 collections are the culmination of one of the busiest years in the designer’s short but exciting history, so it’s no surprise they’re two of her strongest yet!
After a stellar 2010 that saw Kathryn launch a diffusion line, Miss Wilson, to much acclaim in New Zealand and Australia, Kathryn pushed forward with vigour in 2011 and has reached new heights. A foray into footwear retail and a big break into the Hong Kong market are two major highlights that will see the continued rise of the Kathryn Wilson brand.
New Zealand Fashion Week 2011 was the scene for yet another stunning Kathryn Wilson catwalk show that wrapped up the week’s trade events to media and buyers. The event was promoted as the first ever fashion week trade event for the public, so on top of 800 industry VIP’s, devotees of Kathryn’s accessible luxe style were treated to a star-studded show including the best-of-the-best models from New Zealand’s fashion scene, plus a finale by one of New Zealand’s leading lights in music, Kimbra!
Here’s how the collection came together:
As a more accessible counterpoint to the Kathryn Wilson brand, Miss Wilson looks to street-style trends for the winter ’12 season.
The new ‘creeper’ shape, loafers and motorcycle boots (a version of the classic Jimmy Boot in gull or black kid/suede with calf hair accents) are heroes of this collection for their durability, wearability and on-trend shapes.
Like the Kathryn Wilson collection, contrasting colours and textures have been used such as black with animal print accents and contrasting piping, animal print with contrasting turquoise piping, or grey & black lizard skin with pyramid studding.
Colours are more muted with black and white as bases, highlighted by silver, gull, tan, animal print calf hair accents, turquoise, yellow and hot pink.