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Design Ethos

Resolutely effortless
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N I C O L A   H A W E S  is the eponymous designer behind…

We offer women of all ages modern staples that reflect a European aesthetic and cater to New Zealand’s active town and country lifestyle.

The brand’s ethos is to celebrate the character and power of women.  We  honor her by producing good quality everyday clothes.  Clothes that exude character and attitude and are made to be worn in the real world.  Timeless silhouettes in fabrics you can feel and trust – Linen,  Cashmere – Wool – Cotton – Denim – Corduroy.

I enjoy pulling these threads together to build a wardrobe with a calm, confident aura.  It’s not attention grabbing but you will find people noticing it.

We want you to feel proud, confident, professional but also interesting, creative and unique.
Always stand out for the right reasons.
N I C O L A    H A W E S

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Working closely with notable designers,  and designing our own range of knitwear, I think of myself as both a hands-on designer and collaborator.

For me ‘make’ is central to our ethos.

It is crucial how a piece of clothing feels when worn.  Expertly made to fit women.   Comfortable and natural.  With effortless ease.

A zip that cinches a trouser properly at the waist,  the cuffed boxer jean made for a shorter leg,  the Verity Dress’s midriff cut which will flatter, regardless of waist size – this is years of fitting women of all ages and sizes,  in practice.xx

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 An emotional connection is forged in the nature of materials.

The soft feel of cashmere,  the slub of linen,  fingers running over broguing,  the thread count of cotton.

I am honored work with NZ, UK and Spanish makers and manufacturers who share our ethos. 

Designers and friends such as Robyn Reynolds who has been fitting women for over 25 years,  Beatnik Shoes,  and for my knitwear,  Otago Knitwear.   We are proud to be part of a heritage of classical attire.
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ALWAYS WITH YOU IN MIND

By women for women. We're serious about service.
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