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Darlene Gore

Inspired by a love of fine tailoring, beautiful fabrics and classic design Darlene Gore is a label creating garments that transcend fashion fads and become lasting pieces in your wardrobe.  Darlene Gore garments are made and designed in Dunedin the hub of emerging fashion design.

The Beginnings 

After completing a Diploma in Fashion and Design at Otago Polytechnic Darlene Gore and fellow graduate Richard Moore opened a small made to measure studio in Dunedin for tailored suits to wedding gowns.  This helped to expand her skills in tailoring and her understanding of the importance of the fit and finish of garments.

The Garment Trade

Darlene grew a love of tailoring and beautiful fabrics and began to teach garment construction and pattern making at Otago Polytechnic, which in turn led to her working with various clothing companies in Dunedin and learning all aspects of the garment trade.  After a long break from the fashion industry and with a desire to create her own label of quality garments.  

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