Murray Bevan is one of New Zealand’s most experienced fashion and lifestyle marketers. As the Founder and Director of New Zealand’s first dedicated fashion showroom and PR agency, he has helped to steer almost 100 different brands through the local market over 18 years.
Adapting to ever-changing consumer patterns and behaviours, Murray has worked behind the scenes to create balanced strategies that craft local exposure as well as echo global trends. Counted as key clients past and present, Murray and Showroom 22 have worked with Gucci, Dior, Aesop, Maggie Marilyn, adidas Originals, Allbirds, Levi’s, R.M. Williams, Barkers’, Camilla and Marc, COS, Kowtow, Karen Walker, Deadly Ponies, Kathryn Wilson, twenty-seven names, Moscot, Topshop, Paris Georgia, Harman Grubiša, Georgia Alice, Bendon, Heidi Klum, Le Specs and David Jones to name just a few.
Murray lives in Titirangi’s Waima Forest area with his wife Imogene and son Beau.
Joining Showroom 22 in 2017, Courtney Joe comes with a wealth of experience across fashion and lifestyle brands from a PR and digital media perspective.
Having studied a Bachelor of Communications at Massey University, majoring in Journalism, Courtney also branched out to satisfy her design eye with studies in fashion design. Her first role out of university was as a digital content manager at DNA Design, managing senior projects for banks, government agencies and council bodies.
Courtney’s design bug got the better of her and she ventured into a role with Karen Walker, co- managing her in-house communications and marketing department for two years. A stint with another PR firm followed, but Courtney’s desire to work with Showroom 22 met its destiny when a senior role opened up in 2017 and she has since immersed herself in our world, garnering respect as well as significant media milestones along the way.
Courtney leads the team under Murray’s guidance, directing creative strategy across Showroom 22’s client portfolio as well as consulting on new business.
Joining the team in 2018, Zoe comes from a marketing background, laying her foundations with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Otago.
With a natural affinity for the world of fashion, it’s the development of sustainable innovations in fashion that are of particular importance to her. Zoe has a deep love of the outdoors, seeded by 2 years spent dedicated to skiing in Canada, studying yoga in India and hiking through Central America. This is reflected in her passion for the positive impacts sustainably focused brands can have on our world.
Managing a senior portfolio, Zoe harnesses her lifestyle perspective into building communities and deepening brand connections through storytelling, event designing and content production.
Founding Symmetry Studio alongside director Murray, Zoe has been integral to growing our agency offering and seeing content ideas come to life. Using her technical studio lighting and camera skills, she’s always happy to lend a hand to conceptualise and produce content.
Paige Corrin is an experienced showroom manager, having gained years of knowledge in the fashion industry prior to her role at Showroom 22.
Paige has built strong and personable relationships with several prominent names in the NZ media landscape, as well as friendships with local photographers, models, key opinion leaders and creatives - all of which are crucial in ensuring Showroom 22 remains front-of-mind for any and all opportunities that present themselves.
Working alongside and supporting local New Zealand labels is a strong passion of Paige’s, having worked in a leading luxury boutique while studying her three-year degree as well as enjoying an exciting purchase where possible! After graduating from Auckland University in 2018, Paige spent two months abroad travelling around the United States, soaking in the luxurious vibe of trend-setting cities as well as exploring new and exciting places.
With a keen love for both the creative and business side of the fashion industry Niamh Gibson has worked across a range of roles from wholesaling to PR to further build up her skillset.
Whilst studying business at University (majoring in Marketing/Advertising and Design) Niamh assisted with international buying and sales for local high end retail. This allowed her to further understand both sides of the Fashion business sector and the consumer. Alongside this Niamh also held internships at well-known local Fashion and accessory design firms.
After completing her degree Niamh left New Zealand to work for a well-recognised fashion brand in New York where she learnt about the international fashion, PR and sales landscape and made a range of local connections.
Following her return Niamh has joined the team at Showroom 22 as an Account Manager and has enjoyed working across a wide range of brands and projects.
Niamh is currently studying Magazine Journalism part time and completing a makeup artistry course to further upskill in areas that she feels will assist in her career.
Brittany Robson is a lifelong lover of fashion, with experience working in retail and marketing for local high-end fashion companies and art galleries.
In her final semester of a Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Victoria University of Wellington, Brittany undertook a communications internship at the Dowse Art Gallery in Wellington. Learning the true importance of marketing and communication in the success of a company, this led her to a Post Graduate Diploma in Communication at Massey University. In her research on the history of communication and marketing of fashion brands, focusing on the new digital and social age, Brittany explored her combined love of fashion, history and communication.
Joining Showroom 22 as a junior showroom, studio and account executive in February 2020 after a marketing internship at a local fashion company, Brittany works across a wide range of clients, assisting with the running of Symmetry Studio and showroom duties.