NEW ZEALAND: Miranda Brown To Feature Unique And Soulful Designs

Miranda Brown brings her particular alchemy of cutting edge style and timeless grace to the catwalk at L'Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week 2003 with her Winter 04 collection "Out of the Blue".

Preceded by a bhuto dancer in white, Miranda Brown's catwalk show will feature her unique and soulful designs in spectacular natural hues on a sophisticated range of individually hand-dyed garments and accessories.

"As an artisan, I have taken a premium New Zealand product - wool - and infused it with Pacific form and motif to impart a sense of place and timelessness," says Miranda Brown.

A rising star in the New Zealand fashion firmament, Miranda Brown now sells her unique creations through 20 stores in a dozen cities worldwide.

Since early 2002, her work has been stocked in New York by department store Takashimaya, in Sydney by Orson & Blake and Directions, and in Melbourne by Bi RPM and Blondies.

In New Zealand, Miranda Brown's collections have been stocked by Nicholas Blanchet in Wellington and will now also be stocked in his Auckland Store. Other stockists include Liz Mitchell, Stella Gregg in Christchurch, Meyer and Pritchard in New Plymouth, Hype in Dunedin, and Liz Thomas in Invercargill. Her home-ware is stocked by Eon Design Store and Vesta in Queenstown.

Well known within New Zealand fashion circles for her success supplying distinctive fabrics to Zambesi, Liz Mitchell, and Kate Sylvester, Miranda Brown also enjoys an excellent reputation within the New Zealand film industry for her extensive textile experience working on Hercules, Xena, Vertical Limits, and Lord of the Rings - the third and final film of the trilogy will feature the "Harad Army" which Miranda Brown co-designed.

The hallmark of her design is her adaptation of the Japanese Shibori resist-dye technique to achieve rich, romantic complexities of texture and colour.

Miranda Brown's homeware designs - including exquisitely crafted hand-dyed blankets, throws, cushions, and lamps - are increasing in popularity with repeat orders from Orson and Blake Sydney and a recent commission for a top Sydney restaurant.

Source: Agencies

October 17, 2003

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