What The Viva Team Are Buying For Their Winter Wardrobes

A mix of local fashion makes it to the top of our wishlists this season


Zambesi alpaca vest $395

"I fell for this alpaca vest after I first saw it at Zambesi's fashion week show, held at Auckland Central Library last year. It is part of their A/W collection entitled 'Nineteen Seventy Nine' which is a homage to the brand's founding year and is, amazingly, their 80th collection. I love the vest's geeky, 70's vibe and will wear it with my flared cords, denim jeans, and over flowing dresses. It's perfect for winter layering."

- Amanda Linnell, editor

Marle Claude jacket $750

"I'm the first to admit I spend an absurd amount of time in my dressing gown, so any garment that gives me the same cosseting feeling rates pretty highly on my winter wish-list. Marle's Claude Jacket boasts a thick lapel and tie waist to cinch me in, while the neutral shade will slide seamlessly into my wardrobe. The fact it is crafted in recycled wool is a big tick in my books too."

- Ash Cometti, beauty editor

Nisa merino bra $79 and underwear $49

"Nice in every way, this merino underwear looks warm and comfortable - no underwires and no lace, plus merino is breathable and moisture-wicking. It's been on my wish list all winter. Nisa is a small Wellington-based company that employs women from refugee backgrounds; I think social enterprises and local manufacturing are worth supporting."

- Emma Gleason, commercial editor

Zambesi alpaca vest $395

"Vests can be polarising; some people think they look dorky. I like the idea of being warm but not overheated, and knit vests are great for when you're feeling simultaneously hot and cold. I am looking forward to this plush argyle knit vest from Zambesi's latest collection which has just landed in store."

- Dan Ahwa, creative & fashion director

Harris Tapper Wes shirt $649

"Evening dressing to go out in winter can be challenging, trying to keep warm and stylish at the same time. Beautiful shirts such as this one from Harris Tapper are the perfect solution in my opinion. Slightly oversized to layer underneath and easily wearable over dresses or paired with a wide leg trouser. I love that this style has a tie-waist to form shape."

- Annabel Dickson, fashion assistant

Maggie Marilyn dress $795

"I am currently really into a halter neck shape. This Maggie Marilyn "Fate Has Brought Us Here Dress" is sleek and most importantly timeless. To make it casual, layer it with a relaxed knit." Maggie Marilyn dress, $795.

- Lucy Casley, designer

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