One of our most vibrant and beloved brands, Ketz-Ke is celebrating its 15th year in business this year. It’s grown from New Zealand designer Jenny Drury’s first few collections into a brand that customers will come in for specifically, eagerly awaiting each new drop to arrive. So what is it about Ketz-Ke that has earnt so many devoted fans in Kiwi women?
Ketz-Ke began when Jenny saw a gap in the Australasian market for edgy, feminine streetwear at a mid-price point. From the early days she focused on three key things: fit, print and flair. These remain at the core of Ketz-Ke’s designs to this day.
Bold prints have become a signature of the brand, and these appeal to all types of women, whether they want to pair a fun Ketz-Ke piece with jeans and trainers or take it up a notch with a bright pleated skirt , heels and lipstick. Traditional cuts are given flair with a frilled sleeve or unique neckline, and customers can always rely on a comfortable fit that is true to size.
Ketz-Ke has gone through a number of evolutions over the years, most recently expanding into a youth line developed with Jenny’s sister, Brenda Wilkinson - LEO + BE. Both brands are designed and run from Jenny’s Milford home, and are sold through boutique retailers throughout New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Rarotonga.
Here at Crisp, we are always excited to see what the clever minds behind Ketz-Ke come up with next, and our most recent drop is already flying out the door! See some of our favourite designs from the new season Ketz-Ke below.
This stunning pale blue and copper striped top is a very sleek and fashion-forward style. Featuring a high, shirred neckline and an extra long, shirred sleeve cuff, it’s incredibly elegant on and will look amazing with tailored pants, a-line skirts or even jeans.
This fun, frilled top is made in the prettiest sky blue floral fabric and features a gold metallic detail for extra shine! It’s overloaded on design features, with a button-down front, ruffle collar and statement flounce sleeve. This is the type of print Ketz-Ke are known for and do oh so well.
A t-shirt with a twist, this Rose Gold number is cut like a class tee but is an incredibly lightweight, slightly crinkled metallic fabric. Wear it with black jeans and boots, a pleated skirt and trainers or even to work under a blazer.
This beautiful piece ticks all the boxes for summer - 100% cotton? Tick. The prettiest floral navy fabric? Yes indeed! A comfortable, oversized fit? You bet! We love that this top buttons down the front, and can be worn open over a white dress or t-shirt or closer worn with jeans and sandals. So versatile!
Get in quick because from experience, these pieces won’t be around for long!
x Team Crisp