Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fashion Week Video

For those of you who could not make it to our show here is a link of the show

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thread Article

Here is an article taken from

The Carpenters Daughter takes the cake
Winter 2010 at Air New Zealand Fashion Week
23 September 2009

Air New Zealand Fashion Week first-timers The Carpenters Daughter (TCD) showed a packed and buoyant crowd on Wednesday why it is that their signature look is the first plus-sized label to be invited to show a collection at the annual event.

This designer team are committed to making curvy women everywhere look and feel fabulous, and that lightness of spirit translated perfectly to the catwalk. Most of the audience was made up of loyal customers, whose infectious camaraderie transformed the traditional surroundings into more of a party venue.

The Carpenter's Daughter collection "Let Them Eat Cake" celebrates a bold and luxurious aesthetic, with layers of fine silken and tulle fabrics creating the flattering silhouettes that its fans know and love.

The black and white staples of every wardrobe were there, combining gritty stripes and prints with the more feminine frills. Overly long zebra patterned scarfs broke up the layers to add versatility to the pieces, and flashes of metallic or shiny fabric kept the look up to date.

Right alongside were some fantastic bolts of colour, in the jewel-like shades that are being seen more of this spring/summer. Rich turquoise, jade, coral and fuschia shone through and were carefully combined with simple white pieces for a lighter spring look.

The intriguing and endearing thought that made this show - and its collection stand apart was that these clothes were not only gorgeous, flattering and flamboyant, but that one could see oneself actually owning and wearing the displayed outfits. So much of what we love to see at Fashion Week (and all year round) are for viewing on other people - perhaps more slender, more sample-sized members of the population, but these were clothes and looks that had an inspiring attainability to them, and this unbiased onlooker found herself wishing - for maybe the first time - that she was just a bit rounder and curvier, so that she could get away with wearing this label!

As it is, I will definitely be seeking out and finding one of the five flagship stores to have a wee window-shop... or at least a try-on? Thank you, The Carpenters Daughter, for helping women all over New Zealand to celebrate their gorgeous curves with flair and personality.

Fans in the front row that we recognised included the irresistible Geraldine Brophy, who is somewhat of a celebrity patron to the label, as well as television personality Mikey Havoc. The Carpenter's Daughter's first outing at Fashion Week was easily a success, proving that you can have your cake, and eat it too!

Rachel Osborne

3 News Coverage

3 News Coverage

Close-Up Story

Close-Up featured a piece on us which aired on Wednesday the 23rd of September which followed the events leading up to the Fashion Show.
Click here to see the clip

Review Coverage

The show is all over and now in comes the reviews. Here are a few links that we have found for you to have a look at.
The Press
The Dominion Post
Waikato Times
New Zealand Herald

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

THe Carpenters Daughter Fashion Week Show Today

Today is our show for Fashion Week which kicks off at 2.30pm. Below is our press release for the show.
Also is a link to Rachael Glucina's Blog which includes a mention to our show.
Herald Blog

Spring Summer Collection
The Carpenters Daughter is showing an eclectic range of styles in a bold colour palette for
this Spring & Summer. Asymmetrical cuts which flatter the form respond to an outgoing
market of curvy women who love TCD’s layering aesthetic.
Transparency is a key feature in many pieces with beautiful movement in layered fabrics of
Tuille, cotton and silks for hot summer days…and nights.
Historical references are evident in the decadent design features, with lacing, paneling,
pleating and eyelets reminiscent of Marie Antoinette. An appropriate celebration with a
collection named “let them eat cake” to grace the runway at Air New Zealand Fashion
Week on 23rd September.