D’Monic Intent & Syre Solo Show N.Z.F.W.

The show that I never miss is D’Monic Intent, this group of couture designers does not do off the rack, neither do they play it safe and we were not disappointed for their first well deserved debut solo show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2015 with a resume that boosts a list of awards dating back to 2007 for Villa Maria Cult Couture, Westfield Style Pasifika, Miromoda and the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards.

Maori fashion designers D’Monic Intent from Nga Puhi and Ngati Mainapoto are an Auckland family based fashion label of Maxine Woolridge, Kris Leitch and Samara Woolridge and brother-in-law Joe Walker had only 2 months to prepare for their show which also features their own fine jewellery, accessories and millinery.

D’Monic Intents innovative show was located in The Tent with it’s trestle seats that are typically school hall kiwiana and solid lighting and the sound pumping out Marilyn Manson and Tool, while I nibbled on the The Honest Food Company protein bars!


D’Monic Intent N.Z. Fashion Week 2015

The hard metallic gold mesh against rich deep blue velvet, quilted bronzes highlighted with orange, and silver futuristic alien silver fabrics just took over the catwalk as each piece demanded to be seen on it’s on and later as a collection that seamlessly worked together as a whole collection.


D’Monic Intent N.Z. Fashion Week 2015

With the theme having a religious overtone in the form of nuns habits and uniforms and stand out models appearing ghost like struggling down the catwalk all part of an unconventinal act that one could not pull there eyes away from!

DMonic Intent NZFW 2015 (10)

D’Monic Intent N.Z. Fashion Week 2015

The models were locals characters used to show the garments with the overall comment being that the crowd could envisage themselves in the garments as a result of using relateable models of all ages.


D’Monic Intent N.Z. Fashion Week 2015

Black and reds have always been a favorite theme with the previous years kimonos redesigned into nuns floor length dresses and the Japanese influence sneaking through into the hair and makeup.

hair and makeup

D’Monic Intent N.Z. Fashion Week 2015

I loved the hair by Emma Bryce of Stepthen Marr, with the messy deconstructed fishtail braid down the back and huge backcombed side french rolls with loads of texture.

The makeup by Mac was not for the faint hearted with a pale foundation and geisha lips working well, but the hot red eye colour is not the most complementary on any human, this one is for stage only.


Syre N.Z. Fashion Week 2015


Syre N.Z. Fashion Week 2015

SYRE 17-year-old designer  Aaliyah Jobe’s collection of punk and Gothic street wear dominated by black with emerald green and white featuring were reminiscent of the designer 1990’s punks with screen printed logos, low crotches for skater punks, crisp structured shirts with simple monochromatic lines, the men’s wear was a stand out.

The North Shore Punks and Designer Gothics will be scraping to purchase every piece for their wardrobes and for those of you that are more off the rack simply take one piece you love and dress it down.

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The Best of N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

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The best of the best and a few little inside gems for you all.

Best area to be seen: The Bloggers area was right by the front door we saw you all coming and going.
New Best Friends: Writers Sammy Salsa and Sopheak Seng they have brain’s, great style and talent, respect to you both x

Truly Outrageous Show

Best Entertainment: Phoenix Truly Outrageous Makeup Show.
Best Collection: DMonic Intent New Generation Ready to Wear

DMonic Intent

Best Drink: Sugar-free Red Bull during the day Stoli Vodka Red at night.

Best Food: Bring your own lunch it is the only way to go.

Best way to get there: Public transport, no worries about parking, change or tickets!
Best Gimmick: Remix cover photos, the Remix team worked so hard and were always polite and kind even when I went back like 4x in one day!

Best Rumor: Overheard at a party away from N.Z.F.W. “Oh my god Bianca Fallon made the cover of REMIX!”

Best P.R: Showroom 22 were so organised they sent out their invites a week before N.Z.F.W. some teams were still doing the seating plans the night before!

Best ‘I’m too Cool for Skool’: Mino of Four Eyes, I love his styling but when you are shown to a seat gratefully accept it as your colleagues humbly did when shown to the third row. Mino would not be seen dead anywhere but first row and chose to opt for taking photos in the pit. Keep it real bro your lucky to get a seat, your not a buyer and we ALL saw it, but thanks for the laugh.

Danny, Mino, Chin and Alex.

Best Snub: The sun glass wearing Thane Kirby walks straight past colleagues Ricardo Simich and Andy Pickering at the Charlie Brown show, yes we ALL saw you Thane and we saw the look that the lads gave each other.
Best Song that was totally overdone: Florence and the Machine were heard at so many shows, please just stop already.
Best Seats: If not the first row then row three, ditch the second row as it is too low, but grab your goodie bag first!

KAGI Cognac Bud Pendant

Best Goodie Bag: KAGI Birds of Paradise, everyone received a beautiful necklace.

Best Day: Day 3, the shows were spread out enough for us to work, write, network and then socialise at the onsite Stoli Vodka party, they made it so easy.

Best Cat Fight: Murray Bevan of Showroom 22 attempting to get Glenn Hunt (former Pavement Creative Director) thrown out of N.Z.F.W. …so Glenn has called you a cunt in the past surely that is no reason to get someone kicked out! LOL

Best Prediction: Every year they say N.Z.F.W. won’t be back ” Yeah Right” see you next year!
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D’Monic Intent N.Z.F.W.|Media Makeup

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D’Monic Intent is a Auckland family based fashion label of Maxine Woolridge, Kris Leitch and Samara Woolridge from Nga Puhi and Ngati Mainapoto. They describe themselves as a N.Z. label that mixes aggression & attitude to create women’s street wear & don’t they do it well! With a list of awards dating back to 2007 for Villa Maria Cult Couture, Westfield Style Pasifika, Miromoda and the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards I love this label & i would wear every one of their punk princess pieces with pride.

Yes I am a huge D’Monic Intent fan, yes I would wear their clothes, and their garments look their best on the catwalk which gives N.Z.F.W. a theatrical couture feel that I think is missing from the rest of the week.
D’Monic Intent showed twice this week their first collection was Ready to Wear in the New Generation show and the second Couture Collection in Miromoda. Unusually for me I liked their Ready to Wear collection better? But if I understand the psyche of this brand I would say that they maybe playing a little joke on the fashion industry by swapping the collections around….their Couture is Ready to Wear and vice versa! Brilliant.

Their design structure is sharp maintaining an extroverted hard edge whilst working with the body taking Maori weaving techniques, Japanese structure and dragging it kicking and screaming into the twenty first century Kia Ora!
There is no need for busy signature patterns as the bold brass style of their brand specks loud and clear “Look at FUCKING ME I am wearing and have D’Monic Intension’s!”

Enter a crowd pleasing Empire T-shirt with “Fuck the Masses” a middle finger to the establishment where one has to toe a fine line between making “it” work for your business and maintaining a non conformist viewpoint from this rock-star brand who if you ever called them normal would shut up shop immediately!

The ready to wear collection of Green Gamma Shorts, Black Micron Bra and Green Nova Top along with a Green Eclipse Dress thigh high with a Leather Uranium Top with bell sleeves in weaved geometric design.

Red Omega dress with torso side cut outs and matching red Horizon Jacket, the shoulders peaking outwards so far that you could poke someone’s eye out!

Lithium Kimono thigh high Dress with long long sleeves sweeping the floor in black with a red trim edging

Black and greys dominated the couture range of a pleated halter neck sleeveless floor length dress with two front slips in the same fabric a long sleeved round necked top and a mini dress with extra long sleeves. Grey leather jackets and trench coats and a mid drift top.

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