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Miranda Brown moves heaven & earth at Fashion Week

Miranda Brown moves heaven and earth at Air NZ Fashion Week

Miranda Brown’s Winter 2005 collection will explode onto the Air NZ Fashion Week catwalk in a dazzling multi-media spectacle entitled ‘Heaven and Earth” on 20 October at 3.30pm in Shed 2, Viaduct Harbour Village, 135 Halsey Street, Auckland.

To launch the collection, Miranda Brown has assembled a team of fellow artists – including dancers, multi-media technicians, and musicians – to produce a catwalk show like no other.

“We’re going to drench the performance space with brilliant colours and sweeping orchestral sounds while projecting images onto white-costumed dancers. It will be supremely theatrical show in which I hope to give the audience an insight into some of the concepts I am trying to infuse into my clothes,” she says.

The collection features Miranda Brown’s signature hand-dyed merino and alpaca-merino knitted and woven fabrics infused with motifs expressing the beauty of the night sky and the natural world beneath it. In keeping with this theme, the collection’s colour spectrum shifts subtly from midnight blue to aqua blue, from fiery burnt and iridescent reds to warm saffron, and from soft, smoky pinks to earthy, grassy greens.

“My Winter ‘05 collection is very fresh, very energised,” says Miranda Brown.

“It’s very wearable yet progressive. It’s designed for people who are passionate and excited by life. I’m extremely proud of it – I feel it’s my best yet.”

Several celebrity guests have already been confirmed to attend the show including Nicky Watson, Pieta Keating, and Kay-Lee.

Miranda Brown has grown quickly since 2001 to become a well-established label now selling through 26 stores in a dozen cities worldwide. The Miranda Brown range extends well beyond the catwalk to her own homeware design range including exquisitely hand-crafted blankets, throws, cushions, and lamps.

The most obvious quality that sets Miranda Brown’s clothes apart is her insistence on building her garments ‘from the ground up’. Using the finest textiles available – particularly New Zealand wool and luxury wool-mixes – she employs labour-intensive shibori resist-dye techniques to build complex and intriguingly layered designs directly into the fabric.

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