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Shannon Thompson

Local designer hit offshore: Shannon Thompson


Local designer Shannon Thompson has been making sartorial waves across the globe, after representing Aotearoa at Vancouver Fashion Week last month introducing her fashion label, Out Of Comfort, to the world stage.

 

Shannon Thompson

 

Having worked globally as a stylist and menswear designer, she launched her first collection in October last year. Focusing on sustainable, lasting fashion, Long Time Come brought a contemporary edge and exaggerated accents to classic lines and wardrobe staples.

“I have always had a passion for clothing and fashion, from the days of helping my nanny in her studio working on clothes for the latest local play as a child, to supporting prominent designers with their own shows at Paris fashion week during the start of my career,” she says.

Yet, after investing all her savings into the launch of the brand, the opportunity seemed somewhat unachievable with necessary funds in excess of $8000. Thompson turned to Give a Little in order to tell her story and ask for the support of wider New Zealand. Through generous donations, along with her own fundraising efforts and maintaining a full-time job alongside running the label, she secured the remaining funds.

“The people of New Zealand truly do prove community like no other nation and I will always be eternally grateful for the love, support and belief they have shown me. I am overwhelmed that I finally get to push Out of Comfort to the next level and am excited for what the future holds.”

 



 

Marc-Antoine Barrois

A worldly fragrance: WORLD introduces exclusive fragrances by Marc-Antoine Barrois

French couture and perfumery have always been interconnected. After working for Jean-Paul Gaultier, French couturier Marc-Antoine Barrois opened his first boutique in 2013. As a designer he seeks the art of simple luxury without ostentation. Now he has launched his first perfume – B683.

Marc-Antoine Barrois

Much like his designs themselves, the scent is elegant and discreet. Subtly combining refined woody essences, sensual spicy notes and the heady smell of leather, avant-garde perfumer Quentin Bisch has crafted a perfume which is both heady and sober, modelled on the fantasy universe of Marc-Antoine himself.
After a perfume, a candle is a way of living a smell daily: entering a room, closing your eyes and slowly inhaling it for the enjoyment.

Marc-Antoine BarroisWith the desire to then fill the Marc-Antoine Barrois Maison de Couture boutique at N°6 rue de Budapest in Paris with the scent of authenticity and refinement, a scented candle was developed to explore the universe of the couturier.
Working around the same leathery, woody and spicy frame as the fragrance, the aptly named N°6 candle incorporates amber scents, smoothed with smoky notes, resulting in a scented candle which shows his taste for refinement.
Both the scent B683 and the candle No.6 are now available exclusively at WORLD.

WORLD

For more information visit the Christchurch store at 11/181 High Street in the city, phone 03-974 3028 or visit www.worldbrand.co.nz.