Introducing The White Peacock Winter 2013 collection by Merchant Taylor. Designer Tina Thomas
A little history... The brand was created about 3 years ago- After graduating from Chistchurch Polytech in 1996, Tina has been involved in costume- working in film, television, theatre, opera and ballet; being lucky enough to work with and make costumes for people such as Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Jimi Smit, and Hayden Christensen. Tina has a massive love for historical fashion and after moving back to Christchurch to raise a family (after 5 years in Sydney) she still wanted to be involved in costume.The theatre scene is pretty small in New Zealand now,so after her third child, Tina and husband Tim decided to create a great brand that was limited, unique and had a historical twist.
The White Peacock certaintly does have a 20's feel. Merchant Taylor uses quality fabrics, and take great care into the finishing details; lace hems, bra strap retainers on sleeveless garments, all fully lined and manufactured locally.The collection is monochromatic in its colouring - with charcoals, silvers, creams, whites and black, giving the range a simple and classic feel. Fabrics used include; silk twill, silk velvet, lace, textured wool, and fur feature in the range. The pieces are limited and unique and we are sure any women would feel smart and glamorous in them.
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