Friday, August 26, 2011

SHOWCASE - Designer Diane Burkhardt - New Zealand

Drawing upon Eastern and Edwardian influences, Diane uses high quality natural fabrics – wools, cashmeres, tweeds, silks, linens and cottons. The texture and juxtaposition of velvets, beads and brocades excite the eye. The draping of diane burkhardt clothes is soft and feminine, and the details – such as pintucks, pleating and handwork – is sophisticated, elegant and flattering.

Diane Burkhardt

Diane says her colours are soft and restrained, resonating New Zealand’s landscape. Whites, greys, silvers, lurex, cream, beige, khaki and gentle lemons are sculptured into gentle silhouettes; sometimes with volume, sometimes sleek and fitting.The Eastern elegance of a kimono is echoed in cross over styling, while swing coats of the 60s and 70s are expressed anew.

Diane is one of an increasingly rare breed of designers – one who can pattern draft. She understands the way fabric drapes, and the way it can be cut.

diane burkhardt
only at The Cupboard, 417 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland

Open 7 days Phone (64) (9) 379 9870,

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