LEADERS IN BRIDAL DESIGN
THE VINKA DIFFERENCe
Our heritage is a source of pride for us, stemming from our founder Vinka Lucas (MNZM)’s establishment of the label in 1959. With her incredible career as New Zealand’s leading bridal and evening wear couturier, she paved the way for fashion design in New Zealand. Her work quickly extended into other mediums, establishing New Zealand’s first bridal magazine with her husband David. As well as international ventures, the label’s influence also strengthened nationwide through the wholesale of fine textiles and laces from around the world and offering a pattern-making service to allow women across the country access to her designs.
Anita, Vinka’s daughter, is now at the helm of this long-standing design house, with well over 30 years of professional experience to her name in bridal fashion and design. Raised in the Vinka workroom with her earliest memories being ones of watching her mother designing and creating, she never even considered any other career aside from following in her mother’s footsteps. We emphasise with pride that we design and create every gown ourselves in-house at our Auckland atelier. To this day, 60 years on from the label’s creation, Vinka Design is still proudly family owned and operated in Auckland, New Zealand, maintaining its long-standing tradition of creating every gown the old fashioned way - by hand.