In celebration of all things fashion and food in the lead up to New Zealand Fashion Week, the restaurants on North Wharf down at Wynyard Quarter have partnered with Blunt umbrellas and some NZFW designers to create some limited edition designer umbrellas. Top NZFW designers Harman Grubiša and Huffer have each created an umbrella to celebrate winter and fashion down at Auckland’s stunning waterfront.
Patrons eating at any North Wharf restaurants during the month of August can go in the draw to win one of the money can’t buy umbrellas. The stylish rain saviors will also be available throughout NZ Fashion Weekend as loan umbrellas for diners, adding a fashionable edge to North Wharf’s excellent cuisine and exceptional views.
The collaboration cements North Wharf’s position as ‘the’ place to dine this winter, where patrons are spoilt for choice with the 10 established eateries and bars at North Wharf, serving up something for everyone with a mix of international cuisine, craft beers and tapas.
One half of the fashion design duo behind the label Madeline Harman comments, “Our design originated from a pattern that features in our Spring/Summer 17 collection ‘Feels Like Vegas’. The stripes lent themselves wonderfully to the alternating panels of the umbrella and we created a palette that felt vibrant & joyful for rainy Winter days”.
Iconic Kiwi clothing brand Huffer, have bought their unique combination of fashion and functionality to their tongue in cheek umbrella design. “We have a unique attitude within the industry, and don’t take ourselves too seriously with a cheeky, ironic and confident personality, poking fun at the oft-pretentious fashion industry while still having a seat at the table,” says founder Steve Dunstan. It is this sentiment that spring boarded the Huffer design on the exclusive Blunt x North Wharf umbrella for fashion week – Věry Impórtant Pěrson. As an inclusive brand, Huffer sees the playful side of the VIP concept using inappropriately accented letters to play on what can sometimes be a very heated and complicated area.
I am most excited about the Huffer one in particular and with this rain we are having right now…100% yes.
WIN – Head over to my Facebook page to enter the draw to win one Huffer Blunt umbrella.