It is always difficult to encapsulate a 12-month period, let alone the 365 turbocharged 24-hour news cycles that seem to have become the new normal. So much happens in the course of a year — from governments, companies, activists and many others — that it all becomes a blur. That certainly is true in the world of sustainability. From the launch of Loop, the circular economy wunderkind, in January to the colossal failure of COP25 in December, from the burning Arctic and Amazon to the dizzyingly weird weather, it’s another year of ups and downs, reasons for both optimism and despair.
New Zealand Fashion Week, that is a wrap! When I think of New Zealand fashion designers, first that pops to mind is Karen Walker. Quirky. Colorful. Elegant. There’s something fascinating about visiting a new country and discovering new designer labels to love. And I travel far and wide to do so: Tel Aviv, Casablanca, and even Seoul! I’m proud to add New Zealand to my list of expanding fashion weeks around the globe.