The jacket is called ‘Green is Good’. It is made from 100% silk velvet and thus feels luxurious to the touch in a way that synthetic velvet cannot approach. It shimmers in any light and broadcasts a depth of contrast. It is from the label Hale Van Traa, a collaboration of designers Chris Hale and Justine Van Traa, and reflects their spirit of sourcing materials which have appeal and presence.
Under the embrace of the coat is a dress called ‘Frill Me Again’ – another item from Hale Van Traa which entrances with its multiple layers and its light, breezy fabric patterned like some fascinating sea shell.
Hale Van Traa is stocked by the shop Goodness at 19 College Street in Wellington, and 131 Jackson Street in Petone.
‘Green is Good’ leads the charge for the new season’s offerings from Hale Van Traa.