About Us

Who is Emma Ford?

Emma Ford is created by designer Emma Burton, with husband Mark. They live in the beachside suburb of St Heliers, Auckland, NZ with their two children Oliver and Harry.

Emma has had a life long obsession with swimwear, especially styles from the 80's and 90's this influence can be seen in each collection and her huge personal archive of collectable swimwear and lingerie.

Emma Ford - Our History

Emma studied fashion at the D&A Christchurch in the late 90's. At this time she started her first brand - selling her highly sort after custom rave outfits at Iconic Christchurch boutique Wyrd.

Moving to Auckland in 1999, Emma created an exotic dancer/clubwear brand that was well known throughout NZs top clubs and events early 2000s.

Around 2004 Emma Ford swimwear was created, to bring to Emma's love of fashion, swimwear and her extensive knowledge of how to fit all body shapes to NZ and the world!

Emma Ford - In the Media

Emma Ford has appeared in NZ and international media. FQ magazine, Remix, Viva, Canvas, Herald, Stuff, Fashionz, Sportswear International, Americas Next Top Model, Black magazine, NZ Fashion week to a name a few.

One of the proudest moments is being included in the NZ fashion museums exhibition - At the Beach: 100 years of summer fashion in New Zealand, alongside NZ's top history making beachwear brands. 

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