When Jane Avery was 40 and working as an independent TV producer, she told herself she was going to have her own fashion label in five years. She said it as a passing comment, but with a feeling of serious intent beneath. It obviously cemented itself in her subconscious, because this year, aged 45, she launched her first label, Lapin. Right on schedule.
With a label like Senorita AweSUMO, it would be hard not to expect something vibrant and fun when meeting Fiona Clements. And she doesn’t disappoint. The young, vivacious and passionate designer is on a mission to create great clothing people want to wear using commercial offcuts, recovered fabric and other discarded materials. Meet one of New Zealand’s queens of zero-waste clothing.
ally minded so this fitted in well with my ethos.”
Starting her own label hasn’t been the only big change Justine Tindley has made in her career. She started in tourism, moved on to film and television and is now immersed in the world of fashion. It’s all in a day’s work for this dynamo of a woman who loves learning new skills and taking on exciting projects, no matter the industry.