Founded in 1989 by Dame Denise L'Estrange-Corbet and Francis Hooper, WORLD is New Zealand's most premium and celebrated fashion brand.

Their designs have been shown worldwide, and they are known for their contemporary and groundbreaking design and innovation. Prior to WORLD, no local brand had attempted what they have achieved.

The first NZ brand to lead the charge by being invited to show internationally at Official Fashion Weeks in London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore, Paris, Wellington and Auckland. WORLD's philosophy has always been about design and quality, and their collections sit in the Auckland Museum, Te Papa, Wellington, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Whilst WORLD has always been an emporium of ideas including the realm of beauty the WORLD Beauty concept defined in 2006 has grown to include rare perfumes, exquisite skincare, luxury candles alongside objet d'art from every corner of the globe, all collectable and desirable, all bearing the WORLD logo of quality and collectability. Many of the brands hold incredible historical significance amongst many contemporary revolutionaries of scent and skincare.

WORLD has 7 locations across New Zealand. 4 in Auckland and 1 in Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, as well as an online store and wholesale clients across the globe.