New Zealand designers get in on the fast fashion boat with Glassons

Never thought you would own a Karen Walker top that cost you less than $30? Well thanks to the fast fashion store Glassons, you can buy tees designer by some of New Zealand’s finest designers – or New Zealand’s ‘A Team’ fashion designers (according to Glassons).

According the RunwayReporter:

The designer line-up for 2007 includes Karen Walker, Zambesi, Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester and newbies Ruby and Cybèle.

Cybèle’s design uses a chain link in a heart formation, which is also a key motif in the labels winter 2007 collection. The chain links represent strength, and refer to the idea of an armored breast plate. Ruby’s graphic includes two shooting guns – “they symbolise shooting away the sadness associated with cancer,” says Ruby designer Elizabeth Shand.

The Karen Walker tees are a hark back to her extremely popular Young Eagar and Willing collection in 2003 which featured the love hearts printed on everything from bags, hats, tops, and skirts. The other designers like Kate Sylvester, Trelise Cooper and Zambesi went for more graphic animal prints.

The 2007 campaign is themed ‘Kiss Off’ for a”an affirming and positive reinforcement for breast cancer support”.

And if you want to get your tshirt signed, the designers themselves will be in the Glassons flagship store to to unveil their designs and sign t-shirts for the public. I know where I want to be at 9am – the Glassons Queen Street store.

I wonder if a trip to New Zealand is viable…