Testimonials

I contacted Kevin after seeing his advertisement in the canvas magazine. He was the most affable character you could ever wish to meet and his talent for dress design matches his colourful, adventurous personality. He managed to talk me into colour and design that I probably wouldn't have been brave enough to wear. Three outfits later would be a testament for his ability for me as I am the fussiest and most annoying client a poor dress designer could ever wish for. Thank you Kevin for getting me out there!
Michele
I wanted a Dress for my daughter’s wedding. I wanted it to be modern but fitting for my age of 69. I came across Kevin’s website and saw a dress I really liked. I was a bit worried it might be too young for me but Kevin assured me it wasn’t and if anything he said it will make me look younger because it is a classic dress and classic dresses can make you look younger also it will last for years. Living in Christchurch was no problem to Kevin we just communicated by phone and, texting the dress was courier to me over night. I found Kevin to have a great sensor of humour he certainly knows women’s fashion and how to make you feel good about yourself. I wouldn’t hesitate in using Kevin again.
Sue H.
"The mother of our daughter in law upheld the traditional wedding etiquette when selecting her Mother of the Bride outfit so that we did not clash with colours keeping the communication open until we were both sure what each would wear. I began with two trips to Wellington and one to Melbourne as the start of the Spring / Summer wear was entering the retail stores, but had no success. I wanted to feel elegant, formal and stylish. My daughter was to wear soft pink, the bridesmaid would be in navy and the Mother of the Bride in a silk of blues and oranges. Finally, weeks out from the wedding, I visited Kevin Moore Design, in Auckland. I arrived with thoughts of a coat and flowing dress. Three hours of fittings, trying outfits on, listening to Kevin's suggestions, Kevin listening to my ideas (such a patient man), we settled and the fitting measurements were taken. A long dress coat and fitting dress with colour choice was finalised. I left his showroom feeling unsure but, as our daughter commented, you have one son and you deserve to have an outfit that will make you feel special. No truer words spoken. Throughout the wedding and weeks that followed, I received amazing compliments. Kevin, you are amazing! The comment I will always remember from our son (the Groom), as I walked into the room wearing this design: "Mum you look stunning… you have nailed it". There's no denying that I felt great on our son's wedding day. Thank you Kevin, you truly are a great designer."
Jan
April 2019 saw one of our daughters get married, I like to be rather organised so some months prior I decided to look for that something special to wear on this special day, and find something special was an understatement – it was perfect thanks to Kevin Moore Designs. From my first telephone call with Kevin to the post wedding communication Kevin has been totally amazing, his ability to mix the right design with the right colours with the right accessories for right person is second to none. To choose something from a rack was never going to work for me – my body was reducing in size so I needed to wait till as late as possible for my special outfit to be created and on cue just couple of weeks before the wedding I picked up what I thought was the most beautiful perfect Mother of the Bride outfit for me, this was backed up by the huge volume of amazing comments from wedding guests and acquaintances whom saw post wedding photos. Kevin’s wonderful service didn’t stop when I picked up my outfit – it continued after the wedding receiving the most beautiful text after he had seen a photo from the day and on top of all this it was Kevin who happily took my top back after the wedding to remove some little oil spots – it’s just perfect again! Kevin, thank you for helping me feel so complete on our girls special day, till next time – and yes there sure will be a next time – THANKS A MILLION!
Karyne
Hamilton
After checking numerous dress shops for a special outfit to wear for an official Investiture award ceremony and finding only ‘fits- all’s’, I checked out Kevin’s website after seeing his advertisement in the NZ Herald Canvas weekend magazine. I was very pleased I did. The testimonials from his clients are absolutely correct. Kevin’s friendliness immediately put me at ease. His showroom was a treasure trove of delightful garments and after listening to what was required, he selected a beautiful Italian silk embroidered dress with matching jacket which was classic, comfortable and simply exquisite! Kevin recommended shoe retailers and advised on the most complementary shoes. He also recommended and supplied from his range, jewellery and an appropriate clutch purse to complete the total look. His professionalism and eye for detail resulted in a stunning ensemble which gave me a feeling of confidence for that special day to remember. Thank you Kevin!
Linden
Howick
"Kevin Moore has impressed me with his subtle sense of style, from Haute Couture to Resort Wear. His ability to design something appropriate, considering ones age, and personality is very reassuring. His attention to detail and beautiful fabrics is outstanding. I have appreciated Kevin's keen sense of humour, honest comments, helpful suggestions and thorough professionalism. "
Joan
Remuera
Kevin has made me at least 3 special occasion outfits. I have been delighted with them all. Always good to know you’re not going to bump into someone wearing the same thing! Along the way Kevin has suggested options that I wouldn’t have thought about but they have become key pieces in my wardrobe. Communication is easy and Kevin is always happy to courier items. Thoroughly recommend Kevin, his personality is a plus!
Cathy
I went to see Kevin when I was struggling to find an outfit for my daughter's wedding. I knew as soon as I walked into the showroom that I had come to the right place. Kevin is an expert at knowing what cut and colour suits an individual and will tailor an outfit to fit perfectly. (In fact, on both occasions that I used Kevin, I ended up purchasing the first outfit that he selected for me). I felt fabulous: confident, comfortable and attractive. The compliments flowed! Returning to Kevin for a mother-of-the-groom outfit was a no-brainer. Put yourself in his capable hands ladies and then relax and enjoy the big day!"
Caroline M
"I was to be the ‘Mother of the Groom'. I was taken in hand by friends who took me to every clothes shop in Newmarket and the Eastern suburbs. The dresses were too young, too casual, too short, too long… Finally a friend found an advert in the Herald for Kevin Moore. As a last ditch effort we turned up. He provided me with an honest assessment of what would suit and I was measured and styled accordingly. I received more than my share of compliments that day and was very pleased with the dress and jacket he made. The material was beautiful and it was stylish and chic. A year or so later I had my own wedding. I had traipsed around Melbourne, looked through magazines to outfit the "mature bride". I was after something that fitted with age and occasion. Again I returned to Kevin and the dress and jacket he made for me was just perfect! I could not recommend him more highly. If you want to be the belle of your ball see him. Be prepared for the honest critique"
KD
Hi Kevin After visiting many places looking for Mother of the Bride outfits I was starting to feel desperate as everything I tried on felt ordinary. I visited Kevin Moore Design and on seeing all the beautiful fabrics I thought, “Surely there must be something here!” YES I had hit the Jackpot. I loved the way Kevin was so helpful and honest. I also loved the one stop shop as Kevin also had a selection of earrings and bracelet to finish off the outfit. I felt wonderful wearing my outfit on the day of the wedding. Two daughters to go and I know where I’ll be visiting first!! Thanks Kevin
Sue K.
After months of fruitless and exhausting searching for an outfit, and with just seven weeks until the wedding of my one and only child, I stumbled across Kevin’s website and contacted him as a Mother of the Groom trying desperately to contain a growing sense of panic. I had a mental picture of what I wanted, but nothing that an endless number of shop assistants tried to sell me came close to that. My son and I have a very close bond, and he had asked me to give a speech at the reception, so of course it was of absolute importance that I look and feel my best. On arrival at Kevin’s lovely showroom and, it was readily apparent he is a truly special person who cares deeply about his clients and takes immense pride in his work. My anxiousness was immediately replaced by relief and reassurance, as Kevin is a complete master of his craft, with a wonderful eye for colour, detail and style. While Kevin quietly set about his work, I was kept well informed and knew with total confidence that I would do myself and my son proud. Kevin’s expert guidance ensured that every single detail was perfectly coordinated and made-to-measure, from my stunning three-piece outfit, to the matching clutch purse, shoes and jewellery. He even saw to it that my ensemble had an additional mix and match option for after-wedding entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed my son’s wedding and the numerous compliments on my outfit. I am eternally grateful to Kevin and his lovely family who are an integral part of Kevin Moore Designs for ensuring this proud Mother of the Groom looked and felt elegant and stylish. Since my son’s wedding last month, I have worn my outfit to another formal occasion, and again, the compliments from friends continue to flow. Thanks to Kevin, I received the ultimate in customer care, and unreservedly recommend him for that perfect outfit.
Rosie S.
If you need an outfit for any special occasion I will highly recommend Kevin Moore Design. My son’s wedding was held recently in Queenstown with the theme being “Ascot”, so of course we must dress in style, ladies elegantly including hats, and men with top hats and tails. After looking at number of different design outlets, I was delighted to be recommended to Kevin Moore Design. Kevin is not only a great designer, he was also very helpful in offering different options to suit my figure (I am not a Rachel Hunter!), colours to suit me, and a range of hats, as well as other accessories. His delightful personality had me and my daughters laughing and relaxed. Kevin produced the most amazing outfit for me, fitted and lined, suited my figure, and an equally amazing hat! I felt like the “Belle of the Ball”! In my opinion, Kevin is a highly experienced designer and I would recommend him to you without hesitation.
Lee B.
It was my pleasure last year to meet Kevin Moore at his Auckland show room. I was recommended to see Kevin by another Dunedinite who had been dressed by Kevin for her daughter’s wedding and was delighted with the result. Upon arriving I got to try on many outfits but in the end went back to the first one I tried on and from there Kevin worked his magic and had this fitting like a glove and delivered to my door in Dunedin. Thank you Kevin for taking the time to listen to what I was looking for and making me feel like the most amazing mother of the bride. Kind Regards.
Clare C
"After reading Kevin’s advertisement in the Canvas magazine, I decided to take a trip south and pay him a visit, with a best friend accompanying me. I was looking for something special for my son’s upcoming wedding. I had been to a few of the Auckland speciality shops looking for an outfit and was becoming very disheartened with not being able to find anything that I really liked or fitted me well, even with being a standard size. Looking in the heat of summer was exhausting especially with some poorly air-conditioned fitting rooms. On arrival, Kevin was very welcoming to my girlfriend and myself and we immediately felt at ease. We loved browsing through his beautiful garments made in beautiful fabrics. With our subsequent visits he was friendly and down to earth and he has a great sense of humour. Kevin was very helpful, suggesting styles and colours that would suit my figure. He was very caring as I was somewhat sore with an arthritic flare- up on my initial visit. My beautiful silk dress and jacket made me feel a million dollars and fitted me perfectly. In particular the jacket. Having arthritic elbows, and arms that are not straight, Kevin ensured the jacket fitted beautifully around the elbows. Kevin even made a handkerchief for my husband’s jacket, with material from my outfit. I had so many comments that I looked amazing, and stunning. My daughter and husband saying how very beautiful I looked. My little grand-daughters saying I looked famous. Kevin, you are indeed very talented at making garments for so many of us that don’t fit into the standard size for whatever reason and making us feel beautiful. Thank you and I look forward to paying you a visit again sometime. Kind regards"
Carole
"I recently purchased from Kevin Moore Design a beautiful outfit for my son's wedding. I was absolutely thrilled with it! The dress and jacket fitted beautifully and was so comfortable. The great thing about Kevin is that he puts you at ease immediately with his easy going manner, his outstanding knowledge and skills as a designer and his understanding of what suits different body times. I was so happy with my wedding outfit that I went back and purchased more clothing. I love having clothes that fit perfectly and that look good. The jackets, dress, trousers and tops that I bought will last for years. I highly recommend Kevin Moore Design."
Adele