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Flaxen sewing up a treat for the new season

With the recent move of the shop and a brand new winter line in the works Flaxen owner and designer Mistral Wray is juggling some exciting projects and is planning a little party to celebrate.

Having been in the new premises now for over a month, Mistral’s new Bow Street workshop gets a slice of the main street action and from within, her big display window frames a picturesque view of the Raglan harbour.

“ The new shop has been really good so far, I’ve had lots of great feedback,’ says Mistral of her recent move.

With winter looming, she has been busily selecting a range of beautiful fabrics for the new season.

“I’ve got lots of green, aubergine, cinnamon red and concrete grey. I’ve also been working on 100% merino oversized sweatshirts as well as lots of layered things like loose shorts with dresses,”

Flaxen’s winter collection will also be introducing their very first men’s range. “I’ve had a few requests by men in the community so for the new men’s range I’ve been focusing on less structure, more softer, looser, silhouettes,” she says.

Keeping occupied with picking and cutting fabrics, Mistral is also looking to launch a brand-new website and online shop. She has been collaborating on the website with another local creative, Dakota Dela — who has recently launched his own designer jewellery collection “Dakota.D.”

“If you like us on Facebook, we’ll be offering special online deals as well as announcing when the new website goes live,” says Mistral.

To celebrate the new shop premises and to introduce Flaxen’s new winter range, Mistral would like to invite past customers and the wider community to a launch party set for Friday 13th April.

“Everyone who wants to come is welcome to join me for some wines at my new shop and to take a look at the new collection,” says Mistral.

New Season Launch Party
@ Flaxen, Bow St (next to sushi shop)
Friday 13th April from 6pm.

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