NEW ZEALAND SPOTLIGHT
We traveled to New Zealand to find the country’s coolest emerging designers and indie boutiques, and let’s just say we found our tribe. We’re so excited to share it with you!
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Sherie Muijs garnered widespread attention and a national award from her debut collection of crisp white shirts entitled ‘White Wash’. The designer believes that the clothes we wear affect our confidence, our ambition, our sense of worth and the freedom to be. And, that we surround ourselves with the tools and resources we need to be effective, including the way we dress, which when done in a way that feels genuine allows us not only to be effective but also to be ourselves. Sherie’s sole focus is on shirts, selecting materials of the finest nature and designed with painstaking attention into the production of her garments.
Afura is an Amsterdam menswear boutique which brings together independent and established brands sourced from around the world, with a focus on European, Japanese, and American labels. Its strength lies in curating the most interesting styles from big name brands — think Vans, New Balance, Clarks — alongside trend-proof styles from younger brands with big hype (Norse Projects, Our Legacy, and Won Hundred to name just a few). The result is an edit that serves the style-minded man who is discerning with what he adds to his closet, offering pieces that will stand the test of time.
Simply put, Vancouver’s Goodboy Collective makes dog accessories and necessities that are actually nice looking. Think artful ceramic food bowls, hand-knit chew toys, leashes and collars made from durable vegetable tanned saddle leather — pretty much everything Fido needs that you’ll actually want in your home. Even cooler: 10% of proceeds go to Thank Dog I Am Out, a registered non-profit dedicated to rescuing and re-homing dogs in British Columbia as well as high-kill shelters in the US and abroad.