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Kate Sylvester and Mercedes Benz Partner for New Zealand Fashion Week 2015

The iconic New Zealand designer joins Mercedes-Benz fashion elite
By Bella Wicks
July 22, 2015
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By Bella Wicks
July 22, 2015
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The connection between Kate Sylvester and Mercedes is about to grow, with Mercedes-Benz announcing her as their 2015 ‘Mercedes-Benz presents’ designer.

Mercedes-Benz has a long-standing history of support for the international fashion industry, with sponsorship of events in over 30 countries, including major sponsorship of Paris, Milan and London fashion weeks. In response to the announcement Kate Sylvester has said, “It is such an honour to collaborate with an iconic, inspirational brand, that personally, I admire so much”. She believes that “Mercedes-Benz’s core values of innovation and timeless quality aligns beautifully with my own brand”.

The ‘Mercedes-Benz presents’ designers are renowned for their high quality products that show initiative and pioneering designs over the length of their career. There’s no doubt the Kate Sylvester’s perfect balance of classic and quirky fits the criteria, with her tendency to contrast the two in surprisingly practical ways.

With her new accolade Kate Sylvester joins a myriad of internationally recognised designers including Caroline Herrera, Hervé Lédger, Derek Lam and Dame Trelise Cooper.

So what exactly does this mean for us mere fashion mortals? Well, the prestigious title comes with an equally exclusive spot on the New Zealand Fashion Week schedule – the debut evening show, so get ready for a night of glamour and excellence.

Published on July 22, 2015 by Bella Wicks

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