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On Thursday morning, I started the day with a beautiful breakfast hosted by newcomer Mina in collaboration with Auckland cafe, Orphan’s Kitchen. This was a match made in heaven for so many reasons. The Mina brand, founded by designer Natalie Proctor, is built on providing refined and effortless staples for the understated and modern woman - favouring high quality fabrics and simple luxe designs all made in a conscious way. Orphan’s Kitchen is known for its garden to table philosophy and for its simplicity and sustainability. So when I saw these two align - it was the perfect combination.
An elegant presentation - while we were seated at our beautiful tables, the models weaved their way through the room, delicately placing plates on the guests tables. It was an interactive and intimate show that allowed everyone in the room to see the fabrics and designs up close in person. The collection named 'Walking the Bushveld', was inspired by designer Natalie’s recent trip to South Africa to visit her roots. The collection is a subtle embodiment of the African culture and tonal landscapes she saw.