We are excited to announce we now have an exclusive Karen Willis Holmes stockist in New Zealand. Introducing Paperswan Bride, who have just opened up their second boutique in Christchurch after the success of their first in Wellington. At the moment, Karen Willis Holmes is stocked in the Christchurch store, with a delivery arriving in the Wellington store as soon as next week! To add to this exciting news, Paperswan Bride in Wellington is holding a Karen Willis Holmes trunk show from 18th-30th April. If you live in the area, make sure you don't miss out and book an appointment today. Some of our favourite styles from the KWH by Karen Willis Holmes, WILD HEARTS, BESPOKE and D.Y.G Collections will be featuring in this event.
The new boutique in Christchurch will be stocking gowns such as the Anya, Caitlyn, Beatrice, Fontanne, Genevieve drape skirt, Ophelia and the Blake/Prea gown. The Wellington store will be stocking Anya, Genevieve skirt drape, Fontanne & the Beatrice gown. This curated selection of Karen Willis Holmes gowns has been selected by owner Jen Barnett, who knows her way around a wedding dress. She brings so much passion, enthusiasm, and love to everything she does, stating "whether you’re a bohemian babe, hippy chick or vintage goddess, we can channel your inner fashionista and find you the perfect gown."
Jen saw a gap in the market back in 2012, after she arrived back in NZ from living in London working for womenswear designer Stewart Parvin. Her vision was simple. She wanted to share some of the incredibly inspiring local and international wedding dress labels that she adored with the rest of New Zealand. This, teamed with the unforgettable shopping experience she provides her brides makes both Paperswan Bride boutiques a store not to miss.
Jen Barnett, owner of Paperswan Bride
The stunning boutique in Christchurch
The following gowns from the KWH by Karen Willis Holmes, BESPOKE and D.Y.G. collections will feature in Paperswan Bride:
The 'Ophelia' gown from the BESPOKE collection
The 'Blake/Prea' gown from the D.Y.G. collection
The 'Anya' from the KWH by Karen Willis Holmes collection
The 'Beatrice' from the KWH by Karen Willis Holmes collection
The 'Caitlyn' from the KWH by Karen Willis Holmes collection
The 'Fontanne' from the KWH by Karen Willis Holmes collection
The 'Anya' from the KWH by Karen Willis Holmes collection with the 'Genevieve' skirt drape from the WILD HEARTS collection.
Paperswan Bride - Christchurch
McKenzie & Willis Building, Ground Floor
181 High Street (Corner of High Street and Tuam Street) Christchurch 8011
Phone: +64 3 366 9956
Paperswan Bride - Wellington
94b Upland Road
Kelburn Village, Wellington 6012
Phone: +64 4 475 5945
TRUNK SHOW DETAILS
Date: 18th-30th April
Location: Paperswan Bride- Wellington NZ
Featuring gowns from the BESPOKE, DYG, WILD HEARTS & KWH by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Collections
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