An exclusive look at the new AW16 collection by Georgia Jay, photographed by Greta van der Star in the Rangipo Desert...


The desert has for years attracted the kind of souls that are unsatisfied with nine-to-fives, government policies and second-hand language. Amongst their preferred environment, that has nothing to offer but space and time, they find something else, some kind of clarity, and by seeing their world through refreshed eyes (or is it a refreshed mind?) they're energised, recharged with the idea of an open end — a possibility.

In search of that same possibility, local maker Georgia Jay, together with her exceptional team, drove South out of the city until they met wild tussock and dried river beds. Taking the lesser-driven roads through the Rangipo Desert in the North Island of New Zealand, the girls purposefully overlooked road sign warnings of military training — a risk they knew would come with its reward — and photographed their new autumn winter 2016 collection of leather and suede bags amongst moody skies and red gritty dirt.

TOP IMAGE | Tote Coco Suede
IMAGE 1 | Mon Chestnut Hide
IMAGE 2 + 3 | Bucket Terracotta Suede
IMAGE 4 | Weekender Coco Suede
IMAGE 5 | Poucher Toasted Chestnut Hide
IMAGE 6 | Mini Mon Black Hide
IMAGE 7 + 8 | Taco Baby Blue Suede
IMAGE 9 | Baby Bucket Coco Oil
IMAGE 10 + 12 | Bucket Camel
IMAGE 13 | Mini Mon Honey Hide

MAKER | Georgia Jay
PHOTOGRAPHER | Greta van der Star
CLOTHING | designed by Ruby Davison  and styled by Georgia Jay 
HMUA | Sophie Phillips
MODEL | Phoebe Fulton from Clyne 
TEXT | Yasmine Ganley