Amber Whitecliffe is a New Zealand Made women’s brand, which launched online in November 2012 and opened the doors to its first flagship boutique in Parnell, Auckland in March 2014.
Designer Amber Pinto (married name) is 30 years old and is a proud mum to Boston (16 months old). She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fashion industry, graduating with a BFA majoring in Fashion Design from Whitecliffe College of Arts in 2009, and has worked in a variety of roles, the main ones being; 3 years with NZ designer Dame Trelise Cooper, 2 years with designer Lucie Boshier, and 2 years at textile and trimmings specialists Hawes & Freer.
Amber enjoys the use of colour, feminine details, and tailoring. Every piece is a work of art and has a distinctive ‘Amber Whitecliffe’ point of difference; AW garments have a strong focus on high-quality fabrics, fit and eye-catching designs.
Currently creating seasonal ready-to wear collections, and specialising in custom-made designs for special events such as the races, functions and weddings. Amber Whitecliffe has been ranked as one of the top NZ Bridesmaid designers and has now extended into Wedding Dresses, so watch this space!
MEET THE AW TEAM
Introducing the Amber Whitecliffe team…
Alex – Retail & Workroom Assistant
(Currently studying Fashion at AUT and working with us part time)
Clara – Retail & Workroom Assistant
(Currently studying Fashion at Whitecliffe College & working with us part time)
Jess – Manager
(Works Full time as Amber’s right-hand girl! Also runs her own knitwear label Jessica Greetham which is stocked in store at AW).
Amber – Creative Director & Owner
Photography by Hilary Johnston (Hilary’s Studio)