Into the Garden with Melanie Child

With international flights now operating in and out of Canberra Airport, the city of Wellington, New Zealand is just a short trip away. With the two cities now officially linked as sister cities, ties will be further strengthened through a range of programs including cultural exchange. What better way to celebrate than with this stunning photo editorial featuring ethical designs created by New Zealand based designer Melanie Child recently shown at Canberra’s premier fashion event, Fashfest.














Photographer – Leighton Hutchinson

Clothing – Melanie Child

LocationNew Zealand High Commission

Hair and MUA – model’s own

Models – Haxhija Iseni, Nurzhida Cortes and Rasi Gupta


Read our full runway report to see more from Melanie’s Fashfest Collection.

Read an interview with Melanie about her design process here.



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