From The Viva Archives: Our Favourite Fashion Shoots Around New Zealand

There's no place like home when it comes to our sprawling, natural landscapes. We take a trip down memory lane and look at the shoots we've featured from around the country

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OMAIO GARDENS, MATAKANA, 2017

A vibrant flower field in the popular getaway of Matakana formed the backdrop to this shoot by Tom Gould with model Zippora Seven, wearing a blouse by local label Widdess.

Photo / Tom Gould.

READ: Model Zippora Seven on Her Global Career

MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, WELLINGTON, 2018

Wellington’s artful approach to style comes down to its central point as our fair capital, where everyone from creative types, public servants, and craft beer-drinking hipsters collide. Photographer Rebecca Zephyr Thomas captures eccentric ‘Wellington’ style on model Faye Nielson inside the majestic Michael Fowler Centrem built in 1980, wearing a hot pink satin jacket by Harman Grubisa and candy stripe trousers by Penny Sage.

Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas.

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TE MATA, HAWKE'S BAY

Model Ruby Higgins explores the food and drink scene in the sunny region, and stops to sample fresh figs wearing a crisp summer cotton dress by Georgia Alice, scarf by Deadly Ponies and necklace by Meadowlark.

Photo / Babiche Martens.

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THE REMARKABLES, QUEENSTOWN, 2016

Morning glory atop The Remarkables, model Eva Downey cuts a dramatic figure in this Victorian inspired look consisting of a Karen Walker top, Jane Daniel’s waistcoat, Sabatini coat and Kay Goss skirt.

Photo / Guy Coombes.

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WINTERGARDENS, THE AUCKLAND DOMAIN, 2019

UK-based model and author Naomi Shimada visited the colourful Winter gardens in Auckland’s Domain, wearing a cobalt blue jumpsuit by Ruby.

Photo / Lula Cucchiara.

READ: Model & Storyteller Naomi Shimada On Her Next Chapter

QUEENSTOWN, 2012

Surrounded by a flock of sheep at the Mt. Nicolas sheep station, model Kelvin Konoplyasova is photographed by Babiche Martens wearing a skirt by Ingrid Starnes and jacket from Helen Cherry.

Photo / Babiche Martens.

PIHA, 2016

Model Grace Hobson marked her return to modeling after a few years’ hiatus in this sprawling shoot celebrating the beauty of our black sand beaches by Guy Coombes, wearing a top by Penny Sage; skirt and beach bag by Karen Walker.

Photo / Guy Coombes.

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FRENCH BAY, TITIRANGI, 2016

After a successful international modelling career, Karl lagerfeld muse Ashleigh good returns home to her first shoot back in NZ wearing a dress by Beth Ellery, wrap by TUR and a vintage kete from the personal collection of Lynley Walker.

Photo / Guy Coombes.

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HUIA, 2018

West of Auckland, you’ll discover our rugged terrains and famously black sand beaches. It was here model Katie Braadvedt was photographed in Little Huia by Mara Sommer wearing a top by Wynn Hamlyn and skirt by Georgia Alice – two promising young designers who have taken New Zealand fashion to a global audience in recent years.

Photo / Mara Sommer.

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OLIVE GROVE, HAWKE'S BAY, 2016

Model Jade Woods wears this floor-length gown by designer Ingrid Starnes. With only five minutes of light to spare on an otherwise dreary and wet morning in June, photographer Babiche Martens manages to capture this glorious photograph at a local olive grove.

Photo / Babiche Martens.

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