Is Trish Peng The Next Vera Wang?

Our very own Trish Peng stuns NZFW again with a gown made from flowers!

We were lucky enough to catch up with the beautiful, Trish Peng while she’s back in NZ for Fashion Week – Have a read of what it’s like in the glamorous world of Trish Peng.

How was it preparing for NZFW while living over in the US?

Quite stress free as we are part of the New Zealand Weddings Magazine show where they have an incredible team that organises the two show’s from start to finish. I remember how stressful it was preparing for my solo show a couple years ago!

Do you think it will be challenging to beat your last performance with the longest train?

I was wondering how I was going to top last year’s performance but this year we have something very exciting that involves the United Flower Growers and students to create a very stunning work of art down the catwalk.

How many people does it involve to design and create all of your gowns?

It varies as New Zealand clients are made in Auckland and U.S clients are made in Los Angeles. In Auckland for this particular show we’ve had 10 of us involved with the creation of the gowns.

Who or what do you look to, to inspire you when designing your collection?

As I design bespoke dresses for all types of women, each bride inspires me to create something that suits their style, body shape but bringing my own design aesthetic into the dress. My latest bridal collection is inspired by flowers, where each dress is named after a particular flower.

What is your favourite part of the process when personalising wedding dresses?

I love each step of the journey I go on with each bride from sketching their dream dress in front of them to their final fitting – the best is when I end up getting invited to their wedding and getting them ready on the day!

What are your goals for the rest of the year?

We are continuing to grow our bespoke service in New Zealand and the U.S, however we are also growing into the wholesale bridal market where we can have bridal boutiques around the world stocking our designs.

What was the experience like collaborating with Miramor, are there any more collab’s coming in the future?

It was so fun! It was interesting working with another creative and designing jewellery, which is so tiny compared to designing gowns. The inspiration came from my bride’s who can’t seem to figure out what to wear for the ‘something blue’ element to their special day. We designed detachable drop earrings, in white or yellow gold with an embedded sapphire in the back.