5 things you’ll love this week: Denim Tears collaborates with Levi’s, Carla Zampatti’s NZ boutique, & more

28 July 2022
By Fashion Quarterly

Read on for the five things you'll want to wear, admire, covet, and indulge in this week.

1. Wear: Tremaine Emory for Levi's x Denim Tears Season 2

Artist, musician and designer Tremaine Emory is arguably one of the most sought-after names in fashion right now, and this week, it’s possible to get your hands on one of his boundary-pushing creations. The creative mastermind behind Denim Tears has just dropped season two of his Levi’s x Denim Tears collaboration. The two-year partnership continues to explore America’s checkered past with race and injustice, as well as fashion’s intersection with the history of the African Diaspora in America. 

The collection features an array of bold patterns and colours which Emory has utilised as a visual ode and exploration of the story of the Gullah Geechee people — descendants of Africans who were enslaved on the plantations of the lower American Atlantic coast. The pieces within the collection all tell a story, and the first element of the collection – which includes a signature Denim Tears Plantation Hat, a Levi’s Type II Trucker, and Levi’s 501 Jean — explores the history of the unrelenting indigo dyeing process that the Gullah slaves were forced to endure. 

Levi’s x Denim Tears Season 2 is available to purchase online starting July 26th on denimtears.com and starting July 28th on levis.co.nz.

2. Visit: The Carla Zampatti boutique in Ponsonby

Italian-Australian designer Carla Zampatti’s legacy lives on in her namesake label, attuned to the modern dresser who desires stylish workwear and exquisite occasion pieces. 

With the first boutique opening in Surry Hills, Sydney, in 1972, the label expanded across Australia and into David Jones, now opening its inaugural New Zealand boutique in Ponsonby, Auckland. 

Aotearoa shoppers can delight in fashion that combines Australian effortlessness with an Italian approach to minimalistic tailoring, including Carla Zampatti’s winter ’22 ‘Film Noir’, a collection focused on timeless glamour and luxe fabrications. 

Visit Carla Zampatti Ponsonby at 59 Mackelvie Street, or shop online at carlazampatti.com.au

3. Covet: The Pandora Signature collection in 14k gold

Jewellery has the ability to transform your entire outfit, but timeless pieces — the ones that you will cherish for life and wear time and time again — can be worn with almost anything. This winter, Pandora’s Signature collection introduces breathtaking 14k solid-gold jewellery for the very first time. The iconic Pandora Signature I-D bangle has been reinvented in luxurious solid gold and slimmer silhouettes, making it the perfect jewellery piece to invest in this season.

“Pandora Signature is a graphic collection with a premium edge,” explains A. Filippo Ficarelli and Francesco Terzo, VP Creative Directors at Pandora. “The geometry of the new pieces is sculptural, with a combination of round and square profiles. This season, we’ve been working with solid 14k gold, which has allowed us to go with more slender profiles.”

The stunning jewellery pieces from the collection are guaranteed to complete your look no matter what you decide to put on each morning.

The Pandora Signature collection is available now in the I-D Bangle in 14k gold, $2,999 and I-D Hoop Earrings in 14k Gold, $999, at nz.pandora.net

4. Celebrate: Emma Lewisham is launching exclusively at Mecca

Beauty lovers rejoice — the brand pioneering circular beauty, Emma Lewisham, is exclusively launching into Mecca New Zealand stores this August. 

Not only does Emma Lewisham focus on natural, scientifically-backed skincare, but the refillable and 100% recyclable products have also set a high benchmark in circular-designed and climate-positive beauty. 

Customers can participate in Emma Lewisham’s ‘Beauty Circle’ scheme by dropping off used Emma Lewisham packaging at Mecca New Zealand stores.  

Even better, for those wanting to learn more about the range, a Mecca skincare specialist can take you through the highly efficacious products and provide personalised skincare routine recommendations. 

Shop the Emma Lewisham range in-store and online at Mecca New Zealand from August

5. Indulge: Boda Auckland

Auckland’s newest restaurant promises elevated dining and sweeping views on the top floor of Mövenpick Hotel Auckland. Titled Boda, the menu features cuisine inspired by diverse offerings found across the Asian continent with a distinct New Zealand twist. 

There’s mouth-watering chicken crackling with ‘secret spice’, ginger grilled octopus, and even a dish originally designed for South Korean royalty, ‘Tteok-galbi’ (minced beef short ribs). 

A seafood pie containing a medley of snapper, prawn, and scallop is said to be Boda’s most celebrated dish, and the array of flavourful cocktails to choose from won’t disappoint either. 

Visit Boda at 8 Customs Street East, Auckland, and make a reservation at boda.restaurant

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