Wool wrap & jumpsuit
Emilia Wickstead designed this wrap and jumpsuit for a capsule collection in collaboration with the Woolmark Company. She chose to present the collection on a cast of visionary New Zealand women, including Katie Milne the first female president of New Zealand’s Federated Farmers in its 118-year history. The women were photographed by fellow New Zealander Derek Henderson. This navy blue jumpsuit with a matching wrap is reminiscent of a majestic Māori cloak gathered and draped over the torso; the unique outfit nods to the past and yet has a contemporary finish. Its volume and texture adds to the mana and empowerment of the woman wearing it, a sentiment Emilia successfully captures throughout the collection’s mix of modest dresses, and elegant knitwear.