Lexus of North Shore - Business of Fashion Lunch

Date: 31 October 2017

Time: 12:00PM - 14:30PM

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 Joining Genevieve Westcott, our key note speaker, will be a panel of local designers showcasing their latest looks and giving insights to the amazing fashion industry, watch this space as more designers are announced!

Jenny Joblin, Creative Director - Federation

Federation. Established in 2000 is one of NZ's most iconic streetwear brands. Mixing elements of design with aesthetic, quality construction & a perfect mix of quirk & cool. They love illustration as much as design and function, all playing parts.

Jenny is the design guru, conceptualising Federation's famous hand-drawn imagery as well as designing the women's ranges and many of the men's cornerstone pieces. Her husband, Ben Dundas, is the label's General Manager, and as well as heading up the business side of the operation also assists with designing the men's range.

After surviving the perfect storm Federation. is back - and the best is yet to come.                   

Sarah Taylor, Sales & Marketing Manager - Moontide

Moontide are passionate about swimwear and proud to have been New Zealand’s leading swimwear maker since creating their iconic designs in 1980. They realise that for most women, a swimsuit is probably the least amount of clothing they will be seen wearing in public, and are dedicated to creating the best fit available, made with love from the finest swimwear fabrics the world has to offer.

Over almost four decades, Moontide has grown from an iconic New Zealand brand to be represented in more than 50 countries around the world. The highest quality fabrics and innovations are sourced from the world’s leading fabric mills to create the best fitting swimwear and give beach confidence to women everywhere.                           


Jessie Wong, Creative Designer - Yu Mei       

Yu Mei is a leather goods label devoted to the creation of understated luxury. Each bag design is born from the ethos that simplicity is complexity resolved, built for purpose to carry with ease.

Jessie launched Yu Mei in 2014 after receiving a scholarship (very similar to our AIMES Awards programme) which allowed her to pursue her dream of starting a business. Today Yu Mei is showing at New Zealand Fashion Week and in Shanghai and taking the spotlight in modern women's accessories.

Quality products that will weather the journey with you.            

Andrea Moore, Director - Andrea Moore & Co    

Seven stores nationwide and a decade in retail, Andrea Moore and business/life partner Brian Molloy have a true appreciation of the events that have shaped their business thus far.

Moore and Molloy have gathered a talented and friendly team around them. Brian is the business side and Andrea the creative side, and neither could do without the other. The decisions the duo have made over the past 10 years, has seen the Andrea Moore label rise through the ranks to become one of the country's most sought after brands, for its intelligent, slouchy elegance and design integrity.

You won't find much black in their stores or collections, they believe colour gives everyone the ability to truly be an individual.


Sarah Dorreen, Director - Bo + Bala

A children’s jewellery brand that fosters big dreams, promotes positive energy and embodies the whimsical and free-spirited nature of childhood.

As mums to young children, founders Sarah & Kelly found themselves constantly strengthened by their children’s characters, capacity to love and their zest for life. It is from this inspiration coupled with backgrounds in jewellery and graphic design that the brand was born. The name BO + BALA means ‘TO LIVE YOUNG’. Each BO + BALA piece endeavours to capture the essence of childhood, promoting positive affirmations and strength with the highest-quality materials. Collections that include - sterling silver dainty initialed pieces, zodiac signs and straight up positive life symbols.

‘To children who inspire the collections and encourage us to live young and dream big every day.’