Contemporary local womenswear label Harman Grubiša has announced that it will be closing down.

Founders Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubiša met in 2014 at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design and debuted their label a year later at New Zealand Fashion Week. Harman Grubiša received the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Presents accolade in 2016, which recognises the best in local fashion. The duo were the first New Zealand brand to win a category of the prestigious International Woolmark Prize and recently redesigned Westpac NZ’s wardrobe.


The brand is a favourite of PM Jacinda Ardern, who has worn it at high-profile international political occasions and also when she was featured in Vogue magazine.

“After much consideration, we here at HG have decided to close the doors on our brand. Time for a new chapter. We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has a piece of HG hanging in their wardrobe, to all who’ve followed & supported the brand and to all those we’ve met and worked with along the way. We’ve loved dressing you.”

They operate an online store and a brick-and-mortar store in Ponsonby, Auckland. The post didn’t confirm when they will finally close.

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