Fashionable Cocktails And Zambesi’s New Collection

Last night we attended Bombay Sapphires presentation of the Marr Factory’s exclusive peek of Zambesi’s new collection.

The Marr Factory is a week-long event showcasing some of NZ best designers (Karen Walker, NOM*D, Zambesi, Workshop, Helen Cherry and Kate Sylvester) and is held at Golden Dawn in Ponsonby which is a very fitting venue. Aside from being a quirky and charming venue the catwalk weaving through the bar allows spectators and fashionista’s an up close look at what the designers have on offer.

To celebrate, Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador Chase Bickerton has created a series of bespoke cocktails inspired by the individual collections of each designer, essentially putting his interpretation of each designer’s creation into a liquid form.

For last night’s Zambesi collection, he offered up The Ali Fizz – “The Zambesi collection has an active feel to it; alive, confident and fresh. Elegant, balancing revealed skin with boxing drapery, and an athletic confidence with soft velvets and shine. To complement the vibrant feel, the lead botanical of coriander seed in the Ali Fizz lends bright, fresh flavours of candied ginger, lemon and sage.”

For those of you looking to see what fashion trends are soon to be released – or would like to sample some incredibly tasty cocktails – it’s well worth going along.

If you’re quick – Tickets may still be available from