From her hometown of Dunedin, Darlene Gore’s collection showing at NZ Fashion Week is influenced by the climate and setting of the South Island. After completing a Diploma in Fashion and Design at Otago Polytech Gore and fellow graduate Richard Moore opened a small made to measure studio in Dunedin for tailored suits to wedding gowns. This helped to expand her skills in tailoring and her understanding of the importance of the fit and finish of garments.
Gore grew a love of tailoring and beautiful fabrics and began to teach garment construction and patternmaking at Otago Polytech, which in turn led to her working with various clothing companies in Dunedin and learning all aspects of the garment trade. Now after a ten year break from the fashion industry and with a desire to create her own label of quality garments, Gore has created a collection of finely tailored pieces that transcend fashion fads. Lasting pieces for any women’s wardrobe is the blueprint of her designs.
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