Sitting just next door to fellow New Zealand label Zambesi, World is the polar opposite in style to its Kiwi cousin. This Auckland-based label’s inescapably colourful world thrums with humour and imagination.
Husband and wife team Francis Hooper and Denise L’Estrange-Corbet's vision is imbued by a kooky sense of fun and a je ne sais quoi that is utterly Kiwi. Never a label to shy away from loud prints in vibrant shades, exaggerated elements and playful caricaturisation, the over-the-top looks World favours verge on cartoonish but stay firmly rooted in wearability.
Truly a factory of ideas and experiments as their tagline states, World is for the risk-takers who can have a laugh and the rainbow rebels who are deadly serious about celebrating fashion and artistry. With an eclectic aesthetic that is refreshingly off kilter, you can spend an age poking through the various accoutrements that are lovingly stocked in-store.
World carries both men’s and women’s collections and a highly curated assortment of luxury accessories – from perfume to jewellery – as well as rare and collectable furniture.