Kerrie's work has been seen at London Fashion Week, in the pages of British Vogue and Tatler magazines, and Daryl Hannah used to be a regular client. Yet since her return to New Zealand in 2001 after 12 years in Britain, the modest and self-effacing designer has shunned publicity....
The intricate handwork is a Hughes trademark; her garments are impossible to mass produce due to the labour-intensive processes involved in their creation..... resume is something most fashion designers would kill for. She trained at St Martin's School of Art (London) following her first job working for British designer Zandra Rhodes. In the 1990s her designs were coveted by actresses like Daryl Hannah and snapped up by stylists for television series Friends and Absolutely Fabulous.
In 1995 the Victoria & Albert Museum commissioned her to design a garment for its permanent collection and participate in the exhibition, Cutting Edge. Her designs have been sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, Saks and Nordstrom in America, and Browns, Liberty and Harvey Nichols in London. Other clients have included Cher, Annie Lennox, Paula Yates, Tracey Ullmann, Helena Bonham Carter, Charlotte Church and shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
|Hair and makeup by Hil Cook|