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Fashion Harmony

Anna McRichie is a dedicated follower of New Zealand designer fashion.

Her fashion boutique Lily & Esther in Clyde’s Holloway Street is a designer destination and visitors to the historic town relish the opportunity to purchase from her seasonally curated fashion collections.

“The summer season got off to a very good start with well-paced fashion drops from our leading designers ranging from beautiful flowing dresses, stylish white shirts, cotton cashmere knitwear to fun and funky cotton t-shirts and dresses.”

“It’s always exciting to unpack new collections as some designers just keep getting better season after season. I am particularly impressed with the soft, natural tones of ReCreate’s contemporary cotton tops, dresses and pants in beautiful colourways of sage, green tea and beige,” she says. “Their check cotton River dress featuring puff sleeves is that quintessential summer item – easy to throw on and wear.”

Anna has an eye for detail and she loves to mix in both casual and high-end collections from her chosen leading designers such as Juliette Hogan, Company of Strangers, 27 Names, Staple + Cloth, Standard Issue,Kowtow and New Lands.

“Lela Jacobs has a significant following for her highly creative, ethereal pieces and we have her 21/22 Milk Ash collection with soft long line shirts.”

“There are some real statement pieces from Juliette Hogan in beautiful floral prints that make stunning layering pieces such as the Daisy blouse in 100 per cent silk featuring a ruffle collar and the midi tiered Forever Tunic in the same print. “

Company of Strangers classic asymmetrical and edgy new styles include the oversized Echoes Tunic in a black star printed viscose georgette and the sleeveless Eva dress with fishtail hemline are also a highlight.

“Fast becoming a hit instore are new summer bags by Vash Bags,” says Anna. “The Ziggy V Handled Tote and the Mooi Maxi Shopper Tote are both striking minimalist designs made from genuine, sustainably produced woven raffia and featuring tonal contrast piping. They go from beach to bar in a heartbeat.”