PERRIAM is a luxury New Zealand-made merino fashion brand that designs and creates beautiful clothing for women, children and babies. Our merino clothing and homewares are contemporary yet enduring, with a focus on integrity and craftsmanship.
The heart of PERRIAM is fashion designer Christina Perriam’s family and their Central Otago high-country merino farm, Bendigo Station. As a place of rich pioneering history, a peaceful lifestyle and enchanting natural beauty, it inspires Christina to design timeless New Zealand-made merino knitwear, fashion-forward clothing and homewares to stand the test of time.
PERRIAM encapsulates luxury and lifestyle, quality over quantity. We celebrate the beauty amongst the busyness. We slow down and luxuriate in life.
The history of Bendigo Station begins in the early 1980’s after the discovery of gold in Central Otago led to a region wide gold rush. It was named after the Australian goldfields where many people had rushed from. Miners left their mark on the area, with a number of dams, stamper batteries and water races still visible today. In 1979 an ambitious young couple, Heather and John Perriam, forced to move from their farm across the river due to the flooding of the Clyde dam, bought the high country station from the Lucas family.
Merino sheep are well suited to the conditions of the Central Otago high country and do well on Bendigo Station and John and Heather continued to farm merino’s successfully. They also diversified and in 1984 started The Merino Shop in the Tarras village. Wanting to showcase the merino fibre to tourists and the likes Heather created an ambient space rich in merino wool products that kept returning year after year. It was this ubringing that meant daughter Christina was hit by the fashion bug early on. Inspired by her parents tenacity and vision she was compelled to continue her parents love for merino and their home Bendigo Station.
The PERRIAM brand was established in 2013. PERRIAM is a luxury New Zealand-made merino fashion brand that designs and creates beautiful clothing for women, children and babies. Our merino clothing is contemporary yet enduring, with a focus on integrity and craftsmanship. PERRIAM encapsulates luxury and lifestyle, quality over quantity. It focuses on celebrating the beauty amongst the busyness of life. To slow down and luxuriate in life.