About Robyn Mathieson...
Since leaving Design School in Wellington in 1986 Robyn Mathieson Design has grown from sharing a small retail space in Wellington's Cuba Quarter to having two beautiful boutiques, her stores are located in Ponsonby, Auckland and in her home city of Wellington. With a growing demand for the brand, Robyn Mathieson is also a stockist to over 20 boutiques nationwide.
Robyn, who is originally from the deep New Zealand south, brings to her designs a clever, colourful simplicity. She has a strong eye for creative and innovative fabrics which form the basis of her signature style. Floral, abstract or geometric, her astute choices celebrate fine quality and outstanding style. Her love of retro homewares, loud prints and bright colours are always hinted at within her seasonal collections.
Robyn lives a full life with two young children keeping her very busy - her key to dressing is founded on easy layering, easy care and stylish cuts. The foundation of her design is for garments to be timeless and easy to wardrobe. In amongst all her roles, Robyn still manages to find time to create unique hand-crafted silver and semi-precious gem-stone jewellery which is sold exclusively through the Robyn Mathieson stores.
The continued respect for quality NZ fashion has encouraged Robyn Mathieson to keep her manufacturing NZ made, a responsibility Robyn feels very passionate about. Robyn credits her ongoing success to the "absolutely amazing team" at her Garrett Street HQ in Wellington and in her stores. "I love coming into my workroom and creating new ranges...there's so much inspiration just being around my team”.
Following her national success at the Smokefree Fashion Awards in both 1997 and 1998, Robyn became a foundation member of the "Wellington Collection"and the "Walk On" series of fashion events in that city, while maintaining a national profile. In 2001 she showed at Melbourne Fashion week.
Recent successes for Robyn include the Gong she received in 2012 at the Queen's Birthday Jubilee Celebrations for Services to Fashion. The official title being an MNZM.
Also both the Auckland and Wellington stores where nominated in the Annual Top Shop Awards and our Wellington Store was lucky enough to win!
Robyn Mathieson designs are a regular feature in national magazines and newspapers, bringing fresh interpretation of seasonal trends with her signature style.