Vinka Design is an extension of Vinka Lucas’ label which was established almost 60 years ago. Now under her daughter Anita Turner’s direction for the past eight years, the brand was originally called Maru de Maru and later Vinka Brides. “I’m the sole designer and we are a small team, but are delighted to say we’re still dedicated to making it here in New Zealand,” added Turner.
This is their sixth year at New Zealand Fashion Week and are excited to showcase their custom bridal work which Turner explained was more of a ‘flag waving exercise rather than promoting certain styles’. “We’ll show some gowns of where we think the design aesthetic in bridal is going and hopefully inspire.” A highlight in the collection showing is, as always, the unique fabrics and laces used in each gown.