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Summer 2014

Summer 2014

A new chapter for Chocolat unfolds – a fresh start marks the evolution of a new direction for the range. An edgier more contemporary approach creates a diversity of looks within the collection. Prints feel modern, are infused with irridescent colour and graphics are bold. Exotic resort looks, sit alongside silky romantic occasion wear, layering garments and relaxed laid back linen daywear.  Chocolat’s exclusive development prints will take your breath away this summer.

The stark contrast of black and white provides the inspiration for this story. The delicate ‘Blossom’ design is printed onto an opaque sateen base, and is crafted into easy tees and tunics that are contrasted with black trim. A drape front shift dress offers an exciting new silhouette. The collection is completed with the quintessential weekend tee, its graphic cleverly lifted from the exclusive ‘Blossom’ design.


The Blind Spot story offers relaxed and easy daywear, and is ‘choc’-ful of pieces set to become new Chocolat classics. An exclusive cotton sateen spot is crafted into a sweet swing jacket and on-trend crop pant. The striking ‘Tuck Shop’ checked linen is the ideal counter balance offering a drape front jacket, skirt and stand out dress. On trend glows provide that burst of colour.

Edgy and fashion forward, ‘Oyster Shell’ offers contemporary daywear ideal for the ‘Global Traveller’ Offbeat hues of Tobacco, Bottle Green, Dijon and Petrol are combined on this exclusive development design. Printed on textured viscose, the pieces are lightweight and easy – relaxed fit pants, tees and sundresses.  Autumnal hued linen pants complete the collection.

Resort style dressing at its finest, ‘The Italian Job’ print is made from quality French cotton, featuring fabulous a ‘ Italian’ border print, reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast. Perfect for days bathed in sunlight, this story showcases a fantastic new linen Palazzo Pant, easy caftan and throw on tee.


The Cosmos story offers fun daywear with the exclusive French ‘Cosmos’ print, accented with piping. Try the Cosmos dress, and tee. The print is offset with a striped chiffon offered in our favourite Chocolat shapes. 

The ultimate in romantic dressing, the exquisite ‘Peonies’ design is printed onto the softest silk cotton base.  A stunning fully lined dresses and duster offer desirable new options for  occasion dressing, and are juxtaposed against the most feminine separates crafted in soft chiffon and lace. Gentles hues of vintage, blush and calico cream reign.

Take centre stage at your next special occasion. Printed on silk viscose, this stand out print is formed into a memorable dress and sleeve cover piece.  Colours are moodier – with shades of ink, bullet, violet and titan on show The Blue Rose provides a dramatic flourish to close the beautiful Chocolat Summer 14 collection.

The New Dawn Is Here.

Sheryl May
Chocolat Designer

Designer: Sheryl May

When Gisbornite Sheryl May left New Zealand for Spain in 1992, little did she know that when she returned home 16 years later it would be as a successful fashion designer with accounts around the globe and celebrities including Annie Lennox, Nicole Richie and Penny Lancaster as clients. 

Her designs are inspired by vintage fabrics and the female style innovators of different eras. Embellished by sequins, beads, embroidery, intricate detailing, panelled construction and A-line framing offers garments that flatter any shape. Her work reflects her great love of colour and print so in keeping with the Chocolat aesthetic.
Sheryl leads an intrepid lifestyle – dividing her time between Auckland, Gisborne and the UK, where Sheryl works as a ‘tailor’ for big name clients such as Burberry, The Gap and Marks & Spencer. 

With diverse interests from painting to yoga to salsa dancing, Sheryl has been a welcome addition to the High Society family. Her eagerly awaited first collection for Chocolat Winter 14 is titled, “Moments in Winter”, which brings together all of Sheryl’s loves featuring vintage fabrics, exclusive prints and rich colours.  

Chocolat is available at Zebrano in sizes 14 to 24 at:
  • Newmarket,
  • Lower Hutt,
  • Johnston Street (Wgtn) &
  • Christchurch.
  • Not available Featherston St (Wgtn).

The pictures shown here are a small sample of the Chocolat range due in store this season. Some items shown may not be available, may be sold out or only available in limited quantities. Please contact or visit your favourite Zebrano store for availability or to view the styles that we selected as being the best of the range.


designer • casual • essential
10 Kingdon Street
T +64 9 523 2500
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designer collections
127 Featherston Street
T +64 4 471 2625
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casual • essential
40 Johnston Street
T +64 4 472 3533
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Lower Hutt

designer • casual • essential
330 High Street
T +64 4 569 1311
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designer • casual • essential
169 Victoria Street
T +64 3 355 8820
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