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NG boutique collates the work of New Zealand and International designers whose work is either emerging in the world of high end fashion or is well established. All designers are carefully selected for their unique aesthetics, for their use of quality materials and production processes and for their artistic practices rather than their commercial brand.

Travelling to Paris fashion week, director and designer Sharon Ng, chooses clothing and accessories for discerning and NOT FOR SAFE DRESSERS who have a love of distinctive possessions and a passion for individual expression.

With an eye for artistic talent and a background in fashion design, Sharon Ng is particularly interested in supporting emerging designers whose work is relevant and contemporary and possesses the “timelessness” requisite of classicism.

The boutique is located within a renovated heritage building and operates alongside a contemporary jewellery gallery, a fine art gallery, architectural practice and graphic design business. It is a destination store that not only offers exquisite and exclusive products but offers an inspirational experience for all visitors who appreciate the merging of  quality traditional and modern workmanship.   

comme des garÇons 

Rei Kawakubo, the creative director of Comme des Garçons, did not train to be a fashion designer but studied art and literature at Keio Universitry. Perhaps as a result of this Kawakubo has always followed the beat of her own drum, both commercially and creatively.  Dubbed 'anti fashion' and 'Hiroshima Chic', Kawakubo's first show made ripples across the fashion industry.

The Japanese designer entered the industry when she took a job at a textile factory. In 1967 the designer became a freelance stylist. Two years later she began making clothes under the label Comme des Garcons. By the time of her Paris debut in 1981 Kawakubo was so famous that her followers and fans were dubbed 'the crows' in the Japanese press. The designer told the New Yorker in 2005 that she"never intended to start a revolution" she intended only to show "what I thought was strong and beautiful. It just so happened that my notion was different from (that of) everybody else."

Comme des Garçons presentations are arresting experiences, both visually and creatively. Kawakubo told Interview Magazine "I am not conscious of any intellectual approach as such. My approach is simple. It is nothing other than what I am thinking at the time... The result is something that other people decide."

"In terms of creation, I have never thought of suiting any systems or abiding by any rules - either a long time ago or right now. In this respect I have remained free."

Kawakubo told Interview, "Comme des Garçons has always travelled at its own pace and will continue to do so." It has and fashion is better for it.

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