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NZFW 2019 | 5 mins with Good&Co

GOOD&CO aims to intelligently amalgamate fashion and art. Each scarf turns its wearer into a walking artwork, though only those in the know are aware of the detail. Feminine and functional but never fussy, the GOOD&CO aesthetic appeals to those who like their luxury to come with a playful twist.

What inspired your collection?
Our SS19/20 scarf collection is an architectural study of modernist Le Corbusier Haus (1958 Berlin), and its surrounds. Elemental geometric forms iconic of the Eastern Bloc, deconstructed into wearable art.

Describe your quintessential customer…
Professional, driven, confident, understated cool.

What’s your social media of choice?

Who do you love to follow and where?
Creative minds from all over the world. I find the best content comes from unexpecting individuals usually collecting imagery for their own creative outlets rather than posting curated content.

What are the top 3 songs on your Spotify playlist?
LCD Soundsystem (every song ever written!), All the colours: “Let Me Drown”, Florence and the Machine: “South London Forever”

Word association
New Zealand – Inspiration
Fashion – Inspiration
Music – Inspiration
Art – Inspiration
Winter – Inspiration
Holiday – Inspiration

Good&Co shows as part of the Accessories Showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week 2019.

NZFW 2017 | 5 mins with Tymone Betts

What do you get when you mix leather, brass and chrome?  The perfect combination of form and function, and the stylish new collection from Empire of Genius.  Aptly titled, Chain Gang, this collection is all about interchangeable bags that fit into the lifestyle needs of the wearer.

We talk to the genius behind the empire, Tymone Winter Betts.  Inspired by a number of things, but mainly rock’n’roll, laughter and the wild and wonderful cultures she encounters on her travels; Tymone’s pieces are a work of art, just like the women who wear them.  

Empire of Genius’ Chain Gang will be presented at The NZFW Accessories Showcase this Thursday.

What inspired your collection?

I was over rummaging through my oversized bag and wanted something more functional for running around in… I can move quite fast. Lol. My favourite piece is the inception set. I’m loving having all my essentials right there, when and where I need them. It’s kind of like an oversized necklace.

Name 3 NZ designers we should watch out for….

There are so many clever designers in NZ. It’s great that their are lots of different boutique designers in NZ focusing on quality products, slow fashion and smaller boutique runs which are made to last. And we need all of them! Trying to keep manufacturing in NZ is hard. But I make everything here because I love making and being involved in the whole process of creating the garments and bags.

Describe your quintessential customer…

Stylish, organised ,busy, fun- these pieces are perfect for the busy travellers, fashionistas and people who need to stay organised on the move.

What’s your social media of choice?


Who do you love to follow and where?

Inspiring people all over the world. That’s why I love Instagram.

What are the top 3 songs on your Spotify playlist?

Pure luck-ninajirachi, Baltimore-Nina Simone, Ophelia- the Lumineers. They are my chill songs ATM!

Word association

New Zealand green and quiet

Fashion slow and sexy

Music a necessity

Art everywhere

Winter my middle name

Holiday always need lots of these!