Vogue, Daily News X Hailwood 2004.
Karen Walker has given Auckland-based designer Adrian Hailwood the nod as the new name to watch by sharing her limelight with him. When Walker won the Air New Zealand-sponsored Fashion Week Export growth award in October, she promised to share the $20,000 prize money with an up-and-coming designer and Hailwood is her man.
The prize will allow both style makers to travel to London Fashion Week in February, where Walker will present her latest collection during and off-schedule show as well as introducing her new protege to all the movers and shakers in the industry. "Adrians clearly hungry to grow his business and to export, and his latest collection is thoughtful and has a fresh look which is important in terms of potential export success," Walker told the New Zealand Herald. "Also I think having a label that shares some common values and moods with mine is a benefit too as there's an easier fit with the people I'll be able to introduce him to"...
Vogue.com, December, 2004.