NOT FOR YOU CLOTHING
We Enforce Individuality Not For You (N.F.U) is a unique high end streetwear label inspired by art, mustic, love, heartache and current events. Nor For You is 100% designed and handmade in Wellington, New Zealand.
Jason Lingard’s eponymous label is dark and innovative with strong roots in the Gothic aesthetic and Orientalism. He employs modern draping techniques to create garments that are androgynous, timeless and trans-seasonal.Central to his ethos is an appreciation for high-end finishings; quality, natural materials such as leather, silk, wool and fine cottons
Checks Downtown is a New Zealand clothing label with a global outlook. Sitting between street fashion, luxurious fabrication and tailored design. The brand has a playful, eclectic and not-to-be taken too seriously attitude.
Sinda is family created; a brand valuing the slow, eco-sustainable fashion movement; an affordable, ethical, quality clothing and accessories option. We are collectors and creators. social enterprise includes supporting Prom dreams, migrant, refugee family.
If you want to move away from fast-fashion towards high-end sustainable products, you may find yourself at Goat Loft. Made from surplus industrial textiles, the collections of eclectic and functional pieces are distinctly developed with a focus on sustainability and durability.
Finally, the chance to be truly original! Get your one off garments from Brunos, made with vintage, recycled and repurposed textiles selected for what unique attributes they offer. These characteristics, like wear, marks or fading, are what make each garment inimitable.
Parlour Spicy House Pop Up:
Join us this Friday for the opening night of our Temporary Retail Space on K Road.
-Parlour Spicy House Apparel & Accessories
-Leonard Charles playing Vinyl set
-Beer supplied by Brothers Beer
-Drinks by Karma Cola
Here for a good time not a long time.
Shop 20, 183 Karangahape Road
St. Kevins Arcade
Friday 10th of May
5pm until LATE
Exhibition opening: Thursday 2 May, 5.00pm - 8.00pm.
Exhibition dates: Friday 3 May - Thursday 30 May, 10am - 5pm everyday.
Internationally renowned Scottish artist Rachel Maclean to show in Aotearoa New Zealand for the first time with her ground-breaking and iconic film Please, Sir... as a Gus Fisher Gallery off-site exhibition at St Kevin's Arcade on Karangahape Road.
‘Please, Sir…’ is a darkly comic adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper, exploring themes of greed, class and dependence within a cultural rhetoric of austerity and aspiration. Presented as a dual projection, the characters interact between screens, appearing to inhabit two distinct worlds. Shot entirely using green-screen, the work creates a synthetic, shape-shifting realm in which an Adidas-striped Oliver Twist mugs a Tudor Prince at knifepoint, a pauper steals £10 from the pocket of Simon Cowell and a vagrant youth is offered heroin by a well-dressed servant. Maclean is the only actor in the work and mimes to found audio plundered from a myriad of sources, including Britain’s Got Talent, Jeremy Kyle and The Apprentice. The characters wear heavy make-up, prosthetic noses and fake teeth, an appearance which sits somewhere between a Hogarth satire and the cheap-plastic grotesque of joke shop fancy-dress.
Please, Sir... (2014)
Digital video still from 25-minute, looping split-screen video
Commissioned by CCA, Glasgow
This event is part of the Auckland Art Fair programme: https://artfair.co.nz/
Come & check out the Zambesi Pop Up Store in St Kevins Arcade on Karangahape Road.
ARCHIVES, SECONDS, SAMPLES, PREVIOUS SEASON ZAMBESI & IMPORTS.
We will be open from 15th April-28th April
We will be closed for Good Friday, Easter Sunday, & for ANZAC Day.
IT'S BACK!!!! The St Kevs Thursday Night Market starts again this Thursday from 5pm! Food, art, clothes, jewellery, everything your creative heart desires. Plus all St. Kevins stores open late.
An exhibition of works by people who exhibit other people’s work for a living. #uncurated.
Uncurated is an exhibition of works by 27 Auckland creatives whose day-jobs revolve around exhibiting art and objects made by other, more important, people.
Uncurated sees these figures step out briefly from the shadows to show off their own art and objects, all created outside the hours of 9 to 5.
True to the title, expect a fun, eclectic mix of sculpture, ceramics, illustrations, textiles and other bits and pieces that otherwise have no place being displayed together.
- the #uncurated collective
ABOUT BIDDY + MAY
Biddy + May is your next beauty destination for all things clean.
A curated selection of clean beauty brands from around the globe that have been chosen with you in mind. We ensure each brand adheres to our clean ingredient standards. These brands have been chosen for their unique stories, their passion for creating outstanding skincare and make up, and their dedication to looking after our planet through their varied sustainable and social enterprise initiatives.
Biddy + May believe in safe, high-performing and clean skincare and make up. We believe in health for your skin, and in turn, health for your body.
We examine every ingredient so that you don’t need to. No toxins, no compromise.
Making the switch to clean beauty doesn’t need to be daunting - try making a start one product at a time.
Welcome to the Clean Beauty Movement, because Clean Beauty is definitely the New Black!
FRENCH83 featuring New Balance is having a sample sale along with designer pieces from Fashion Week. We will be selling both men and womenswear as well as exhibiting homeware pieces by Erin Simpson and Sugar Cube Co Girls.
FRENCH83 is a lifestyle brand and has concept stores around Auckland, Beijing and Hong Kong. All our pieces are made using traditional workmanship and quality fabric with modern design. This is a pop up not to be missed especially with the festive season just around the corner.
Join The Americus this November for the launch of their new collection. They will be selling exclusive products from different brands as well as exhibiting work from numerous artists. Local hip-hop group Omni Potent will also be performing live in week 2 of the pop up.
Follow @dr_americus and @theamericus on Instagram for more information and updates!
ABOUT OUR BRAND
Fraser Crowe pushes against trend focused fashion, thinks about the future of the planet, and designs clothing that feels gorgeous to wear.
The Fraser Crowe design team challenges the norm in their ideological approach and thinking towards the future of fashion design.
Producing high quality sustainable garments that are directional, Fraser Crowe questions traditional approaches and sites on the body with flexible designs. The inventive nature of the garments reflects a confident sophistication and timelessness. Fraser Crowe's approach to fit and sizing offers fluidity away from traditional size conventions.
As ethically and environmentally motivated designers, and lovers of clothing and textiles, the team deliberately strays from the typical fashion model. Along the supply chain Fraser Crowe's manufacturing process takes responsibility in creating authentic products that consider issues and consequences for people and the environment. Their striking designs pay homage to luxurious textiles utilising Fraser Crowe’s unique art prints, at the same time focusing on traditional crafting, employing construction techniques that promote longevity. The design process cuts patterns that minimise textile waste, while multiple functionality of the styles provide opportunities to wear the garment in more than one way; potentially extending the versatility of each item of clothing.
All Fraser Crowe products are made ethically in Aotearoa New Zealand.
ONCE OFF DESIGNER STREETWEAR SAMPLE SALE
Step Up Industries, an International brand management company will be hosting its annual sample sale. Across the week you will find unreleased samples, one-off pieces, and end of season clearance items from brands such as HUF WORLDWIDE, LRG, SPY OPTICS, and more.
There will be a big range of clothing, footwear, accessories and sunglasses, selling at up to 80% off the RRP pricing.
ABOUT MARIGOLD LANE:
We are a brand that focuses on bringing East and West together and blending the two cultures together. We believe in surrounding life with colour and embracing beauty in the everyday. Our team develops the collections for Marigold-Lane with the belief that colour is the most dynamic and easiest way to uplift. Our products are extremely rich in their heritage and are inspired from the rich heritage of the maharajas of India. We emphasize the use of natural materials and quality workmanship to suit from classical design to eclectic, modern and contemporary style. Our team makes frequent visits to India and personally handpicks our products to ensure they are unique, and exclusive maintaining a high standard of quality. We take great pride in working with women in rural areas of India where these women handstitch our products with great love and commitment.
St. K's Pop-Up is Proud to be supporting Nisa!
Nisa is an underwear label that aims to help refugee women from the bottom up. Our underwear is lovingly sewn by women from a refugee background in a sunny studio in Wellington, New Zealand.
To make the world’s best undies
Our mission is to provide them with meaningful and interesting paid work, while at the same time making kick-ass undies.
For most of our employees, working at Nisa is their very first job in New Zealand. Their language skills improve, along with their self-esteem and independence. They’re providing for their families, and catching public transport for the first time. They’re finding pride in their work, and gaining experience for potential future employment.
We care about our sourcing. We use GOTS certified organic cotton wherever we can, and we source our super soft elastics from Portugal
ABOUT PERFUME PLAYGROUND
We design plant-based, ethical fragrance for brands, people and places who share a passion for scents ability to inspire, connect and be wholly life-enhancing.
Inspired by your unique journey we freshly formulate your essence into natural fragrance ready for you to share with the world.
We highlight hero botanicals, Australasian natives when it works with your style for body, sensory experience or space.
Our design approach elevates and celebrates your inherent beauty working towards a world where everyone feels their best.
Handcrafted with love & science. For information on scent design, visit our website.
Inkycat is a small ethically run fashion label which makes clothing from recycled fabrics. Each clothing item is 100% unique. Inkycat will be selling clothing and jewellery from the winter collection “texture me” there will also be work from artist such as Melissa Gilbert who is a young artist who’s use of bold loud colours to help portray her works. She will also be doing an interactive art piece to educate on the importance of gardening.
Melody-jazz and Zanalee are a photographer and graphic designer combo who create zines based on the area they’re from (West Auckland) and pop culture. they combine photography and illustration to make people laugh, cringe or shock.
Eridani has a degree in psychology and a diploma in permaculture, and a diploma in therapeutic massage. She will offer yoga classes and one on one yoga therapy at Inky Cat.
Thievery and World are taking over the NEW St. K's Pop-Up until the 8th July! get in.
A bit about Thievery:
So you might have notice there are a lot of skulls around here...Not to be morbid or anything but death is a pretty central theme here at THIEVERY.
We live by the Latin phrase Momento Mori which means 'remember no one lives forever.' The idea came from Ancient Greek philosophers who believed that by confronting our own mortality we would live more in the moment, stress less and be all round better people.
We think they were onto something - by accepting that we're all going to end up dead, all that 9 - 5 office stress seems pretty insignificant, right?
Naturally, when we came to designing our range, we figured the skull would be appropriate. It's a reminder of what's to come, and a reminder to live while we can and treat everyone with respect because mortality is one of the few things we all have in common.
You're going to die - buy the groovy skull t-shirt!