Viva Picks: Favourite Winter 2018 Looks

The Viva team pick their favourite winter 2018 pieces from local designers


“I would say a Doctor Who inspired scarf from Bess Studio and The Knitter. The scarves are hand knitted in New Zealand, colourful and cosy enough to feel like a little blanket.” Bess x The Knitter scarf $340.

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"Buying a piece from Karen Walker's latest collection is probably the closest I'll get to owning a work of art by Lisa Reihana, who represented New Zealand at last year's Venice Biennale. The designer has cleverly used the artist's work - which encapsulates the complexities of cultural identity, colonisation and even gender roles in a modern re-imagining on a series of edgy yet wearable pieces, such as this 'Romanticism' dress." Karen Walker ‘Romanticism’ dress $795.

Amanda Linnell, editor

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"This ensemble appealed to me for so many reasons. The smooth clean lines of the silk shirt against the ridged form of the cords, the practicality of pants with the delicate and slightly revealing style of the shirt, and above all, the incredibly elegant colour combination of the olive and grey." Penny Sage ‘Delta’ top $320.

Shoba Pillai, digital editor

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“I love a shaped dress (essential when you’re short and curvy) and this one follows the classic lines I like, but the lurex shot wool, gives it a winter edge that makes it shine." Kate Sylvester ‘Astra’ dress $549.

Janetta Mackay, beauty editor

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"I love the texture of this jumper and the bright colour would be a saviour on long grey days. Anything cosy is a winner at this time of year." Lonely ‘Pop’ sweater $490

India Essuah, writer

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“I love a good pinstripe, and I love a good knit. This outfit from Kowtow combines everything that’s great about cold-weather dressing – layering, autumnal colours and heavier fabrics, with laid-back ease. The shoes are good too.” Kowtow 'Choreography' jumper, $279, 'Time' dress, $199, and 'Casting' pants $229.

Rosie Herdman, writer and editorial/fashion assistant

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“If clothes could make you thirsty for red wine, this Samuel Joseph linen shirt in the colour ‘Merlot’ is a fine example. I’m a big fan of easy linen shirts any time of year, and the local linen shirt maker offers myriad colours - a great way to add a seasonal colour into your wardrobe. The linen is sourced from a family owned business in Porto, Portugal and feels great to wear.” Samuel Joseph linen shirt $199.

Dan Ahwa, fashion editor

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"This is the kind of look I’d like to wear all winter – an oversized knit (this one is 100 per cent merino) worn over a long skirt or a dress with tights and boots. I can only aspire to colour coordinate this well though." Kate Sylvester ‘Kristen’ jumper $379, ‘Sakura’ dress $659 and ‘Electric’ boot $599.

Johanna Thornton, deputy editor

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“I think I could just about live in this ensemble all winter long. Cosy but still structured, and a nice departure from the usual seasonal black." Ovna Ovich ‘Kom’ jumper $490 and ‘Lakol’ pants $560.

Sarah Downs, writer

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