Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart have been best friends since primary school and have joined their studies of fine arts and fashion design to form a growing fashion line, Twenty-Seven Names. The pair both studied in Dunedin before relocating to Wellington in 2006, where they say they have been at it ever since. Described as effortless charm, the duo design with simplicity and wearability in mind, while still drawing influence from vintage fashion and detailing. Stock is located in various stores across New Zealand, Australia and the UK, although the new flagship store in Auckland’s Newmarket is proof of the hard work that has been put in to building the brand. Their showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week is one of the different expansion tactics at play, with 2016 proving to be a big year already and even more plans set for 2017.