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As a business professional, maintaining a stylish working wardrobe that integrates seamlessly into the office culture can be time-consuming.


o banish this dilemma, Kiwi entrepreneurs Hannah Burnard and Robyn Pelvin recently launched Issue Clothing Company – an online capsule wardrobe concept that’s climbing the corporate ladder. The desire to fill that middle gap in the market between high fashion and casual clothing came from Robyn’s corporate background and Hannah’s retail experience including her time in the US, where online clothes shopping is a growing trend. “Women tend to have a whole lot of demands on their time so now they can effortlessly look polished, appropriate and confident at work – and save the fun fashion fix for leisure-time,” Robyn says. “Our ranges are all designed and made in New Zealand. You can choose just one item, or purchase the whole five-piece wardrobe of key pieces for each season, in generous-fitting sizes from 6 to 16. Fabrics are soft and wash-and-wear. The classic styling is not too suit-like, but made to flatter by

skimming the silhouette.” Robyn herself had found it hard finding comfortable, contemporary work-style clothes, such as a good white shirt, which the perfectionist patternmaker now creates from luxuriously thick Oxford cotton. “You can never have too many – they also look great with jeans.” The team is passionate about fabrics, which are selected in neutral palettes, for you to personalise with accessories. This summer’s fresh new wardrobe, out in November, sees shades of dove gray, navy, black and white. The excitement comes from waiting to see what the next range will offer. Visit or follow ‘Issueclothingcompany’ on Instagram or Facebook. Visit the Issue Clothing Pop Up Shop from 31 October through 5 November at the Gourmet Hub on the corner of Victoria Street and Salisbury Street.

Sartorial indulgence at a boutique location A riot of colour is setting the stage for spring and early summer at Dear No One, on Holmwood Road.


he boutique-clothing store has the largest selection of the stunning brand Augustine, outside of the label’s flagship headquarters. This also includes Augustine’s sister brands Charlo, for edgy casual-wear, and Stella Royale, for the voluptuous figured. Designed by New Zealander Kelly Coe, Augustine and its sister brands offer unique, feminine and definitely colourful pieces from special occasion to daywear. Their popularity has gathered an enthusiastic following so many of the new-season’s unique styles sell out before they even reach the hanger. Therefore, to help their loyal customers, Dear No One’s Facebook page showcases a preview of the new arrivals, with a pre-order system in place if you see something you just have to have! The latest summer season Augustine and Stella Royale ranges are due to arrive in November. Friendly, approachable staff members are experienced

experts when it comes to the fit and sizing of all the labels which also include Jorge, Silent Theory, Mrs Pretty, LBT Denim and Mavi Jeans. To complement, there’s a stylish selection of jewellery, shoes, handbags and accessories. The small but exciting store is brimming with inspiration, ensuring you’ll turn heads on Cup Day – and at every occasion. Visit Dear No One at 56 Holmwood Road, Merivale, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Phone 356 1511 or follow the team on Facebook. Metropol October 20, 2016 39

Metropol - 20 October 2016