Kristen created her first post-graduate collection through Project Fashion Wellington the year after graduating from her fashion degree at Massey University. Her graduate collection was a collaboration with textile designer Olivia Balle, where they used 100% upcycled materials. This collection got them a place at the 2016 emerging designer’s section of iD fashion week.
Kristen’s project fashion collection was created using upcycled materials and second hand fabrics - she played with patchwork techniques and a combination of sporty, elegant and festival inspired aesthetics to create the eclectic collection.
Kristen now sells handmade pieces via her label ‘Astroprincess’. She began with just making swimwear, but has branched out into custom hoodies and hats. She plans to expand this range even more. Her pieces are dark yet colourful, with signature bold prints and fine details.