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Interview: Louise Anderson

Christchurch-based bridal designer Louise Anderson won the American Express Canterbury Bridal Designer of the Year for three consecutive years.

With a strong focus on vintage fabrics and embroideries, Louise's designs have been desicribed as having a "modernised Victorian" edge.

 have been described as "ethereal", asked Louise to reveal her fashion icons in this exclusive interview.

Where are you based?

Which current trend do you:


Nude looks all shades of skin and beige and ivory.


Underweight models.

Tell us about your greatest fashion faux pas.

When I was about eight-years-old I had aquired a pure cotton forest green and orange paisley pantsuit.  It felt amazing to wear but my very fashionable aunt gave my mother greirf about lettting me wear it!

Who is your fashion icon?

Versace, Vera Wang.

This year NZ Fashion Week celebrates its 10th birthday. Who is your favourite designer from the last 10 years?


What's your fashion advice for Kiwi women?

Buy less and buy quality. Steer clear of cheap fabrics that last two washes and all synthetics.

Remember there's so much more to life than what you are wearing!


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NZ Fashion Week 2010 

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