Urbis Design Day is a big industry event in Auckland; collaborators of fashion and furniture designers transform showrooms into installation soirees of experiential design that involves an extravaganza of food, wine and object. Taylor paraded my knits with her winter collection, and I quote here from Thread: "The highlight of the Taylor clothing was the Nikki Gabriel handknits which were our best pick fashion wise for the whole day. NZ design at its best."
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
A new collaboration with Lightly - working on cozy-ing up the Belle Lamp Frame , I've designed a knitted wool-angora lampshade that reminisces Swedish 70's craft. Using circular knitting technology the product chews up some knitting time so its still quite a limited edition production in that it's a slow production. First featured at Life-In-Style in Sydney 2 weeks ago, Joanie is it's name and you can see it at Lightly's new retail premises in Collingwood.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
2 big cartons of Winter Knits went out to Taylor Boutique yesterday; ready to be racked for the In-Store Launch at the Ponsonby store this Saturday. I'm looking forward to meeting some Aucklanders over some champagne and nibblies.