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TOKYO MUSINGS
TOKYO MUSINGS

The average age of a Taxi Driver in Tokyo is nudging 60 but they drive like ninjas and road rage doesn’t exist. I havent heard a horn blown in anger. 

Not bad in a city of 13 million.

Other things I have learnt this week:

The elderly are active, healthy, respected members of society

The food and shopping is better than you’ve heard

There is very little litter yet hardly any rubbish bins

There is no gum on the pavement

There are no fat people (slight generalisation as they do have Sumo and tourists)

There are very few …

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SENDING MY REGARDS
SENDING MY REGARDS

Our show at Fashion Week tomorrow will be the first show I haven’t been present at in 15 years. 

Someone, whose opinion I respect, emailed congratulating me on the fact that I must have a great team around me to be able to leave the country assured in the knowledge that everything was in hand. I do.

My right hand man, on all matters Crane, Ben St George is fantastic support and will be running things again in my absence. But his influence extends much further than that with very little of what we make or show not being …

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MATT ELLWOOD
MATT ELLWOOD

Matt Ellwood opened his first solo exhibition since representation with Melanie Roger Gallery this evening in Auckland.

Il Fumo Tom Ford is, in part, a parody of consumerism in all its various guises. 

What shines through is the skill Matt has with traditional mediums, including charcoal, and his incredible ability to produce such graphic work.

 


TICKETS TO FASHION WEEK
TICKETS TO FASHION WEEK

We have two tickets to give away to our Fashion Week show – for your chance to win visit our Facebook page and tell us who you’d take and why.

Likes are welcomed but not essential.

We’ll draw the winner at 5pm on Monday.

Crane Brothers on Facebook


NEW ZEALAND FASHION WEEK
NEW ZEALAND FASHION WEEK

Crane Brothers will be showing again this year at New Zealand Fashion Week as part of the New Zealand Weddings Magazine show.

The main show is on Wednesday 27th September repeated on Sunday 31st.

We will also be in shows on the Friday 29th  and Saturday 30th as part of the Resene Designer Selection Show and Fashion Quarterly.  

Last year was so much fun.


TOKYO BOUND
TOKYO BOUND

I am off to Tokyo this week for 4 days on business and are very excited by what I will be seeing, doing and eating.

I was thinking I could call the posts Whale Oil but apparently someone else has already used that. 

I will make sure that I post regular updates regardless.