Harman Grubisa Closes Its Doors - We Look Back On The Label's Best Moments

Sophisticated and powerful, Harman Grubisa's designs have made a lasting impact on the local fashion industry


Jessica Grubisa and Madeleine Harman photographed for Viva 2016. Photo / Guy Coombes

Much loved award-winning Auckland-based womenswear label Harman Grubisa announced this week that it has decided to close its doors, as designers Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubisa focus on the next chapter ahead.

The label, worn by the likes of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Lorde, Paula Penfold and influential fashion editor Caroline Issa, garnered a cult following for its sophisticated take on fashion.

Crisply tailored suiting, languid blouses and cocktail dresses became signature wardrobe pieces for their multi-faceted customers, women who admired the brand's ability to create clothes that were polished, glamourous and powerful. 

Since its inception in 2014, the label achieved some major milestones that included a major partnership as the Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer of 2016; and winning the womenswear category for the Woolmark Prize Australia and New Zealand Regional award in 2017. 

As one of the most important local labels to emerge during the mid 2010s era, we take a look at some of our favourite stylish moments with Harman Grubisa. 

Madeleine and Jessica presenting their collection with Viva at Odettes in 2016. Photo / Norrie Montgomery

2014

The Duo Behind New Zealand's Hottest Label Share Their Favourite Things

2015

Taking Selfies With Jessica Grubisa

Viva Sessions: Harman Grubisa On The Runway

Harman Grubisa Open Ponsonby Store

Watch The Harman Grubisa NZFW Show

Every Look From The Harman Grubisa Show At NZFW

Show Report: Harman Grubisa NZFW 2015

2016

Harman Grubisa Is The Mercedes Benz Presents Designer

Watch The Harman Grubisa Show At NZFW

Watch Harman Grubisa's Road To Success With Mercedes-Benz

Every Look From The Harman Grubisa Show At NZFW

Watch Behind The Scenes Make Up At Harman Grubisa NZFW

Party People: Front Row With Harman Grubisa At Odettes

With fellow Kiwi designer Blair Archibald at the Woolmark Regional Prize Awards in Sydney, 2017. Photo / Supplied

2017

Travel Diary: Harman Grubisa Shoot New Campaign In New York

Lunch With Mercedes-Benz and Harman Grubisa

Harman Grubisa Nominated For International Woolmark Prize

Kiwi's Win Big At International Woolmark Prize

2018

Travel Diary: Harman Grubisa In Florence

Jacinda Ardern Wears Harman Grubisa For Vogue Debut

Girl about Town: Designer Jessica Grubisa's Hoedown Themed 30th Birthday

 

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