5 New Zealand Brands I Heard About Through Word of Mouth

Imagine your closet as it is right now. Now imagine it being, like, 10 times cooler. Enter New Zealand's new crop of up-and-coming fashion brands. The labels emerging from the country right now are so good that we can't help but get giddy just talking about them.

There's an added layer of excitement when you learn about a new brand the "old fashioned" way—not because it popped up in your Instagram Discover page, but because someone told you about it in real life. Couple that with designers backed by celebs like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and you've got yourself a potent mix of newness.

See the New Zealand fashion brands I'm high-key obsessed with, and then shop my favorite pieces from each one.

Now see the up-and-coming Aussie brands fashion girls are wearing now.