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In brief: Rebecca Taylor returns with A’Court; Zambesi shows at ID; Patrick McDowell shows his generosity

News spanning three countries—though two of them involve Kiwis. Our round-up for the day
February 22, 2023/23.05

Top: The Edith blouse from Rebecca Taylor’s label A’Court. Centre and above: A’Court’s Charlotte blouse.
You can’t keep a designer from creating, and Rebecca Taylor is back with A’Court (, with her First Edition collection now available through her website.

These are classic, timeless pieces (blouses, dresses and shawls) that defy ‘season, age, and hemisphere’. Taylor has chosen traditional men’s fabrics for this womenswear brand, which takes its inspiration from her native New Zealand, her favourite Victorian novels’ heroines, and the integrity of craft. The quality is uncompromising and Taylor is very much on form with her latest brand.
It’s wonderful to note that Zambesi will be one of the labels showing at ID Dunedin Fashion Week this year. The iconic show itself takes place March 31 and April 1.

Event manager Victoria Muir said, ‘We’re so thrilled to have Zambesi in the line-up again this year. We’re especially delighted to be showing their iconic New Zealand menswear—the 2023 show has some absolutely stunning men’s garments amongst the Emerging Designers’ finalists as well.’

Zambesi designer Elisabeth Findlay hails from Dunedin, where her sister, Margi Robertson of Nom D, is based.

Find out more here—March 31 tickets are still available at the time of writing.
On Jessica Quillin’s Mastodon account, how wonderful to see a designer—in this case Patrick McDowell—be so generous to a youngster during London Fashion Week.

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