The end of the month will see the 17th NZFW roll out - with 86 designers announced to showcase their collections across the week, and weekend.
Familiar names on the trade-only ‘Week’ schedule include Kate Sylvester, Stolen Girlfriends Club, and Federation, alongside Zambesi which this year opens NZFW having been chosen for the coveted Mercedes-Benz Presents Accolade (see page 38).
Adding to the fun, this year’s event will see three iconic brands mark milestone birthdays during the week. Huffer and Tanya Carlson each celebrate 20 years and Salasai celebrates 10 years in the fashion industry.
Fashion lovers will welcome the return of Kathryn Wilson and Tanya Carlson to the schedule. Wynn Hamlyn is likely to be a standout of the young designers showing, as is internationally recognised Maggie Marilyn.
Tickets are well into their on-sale period, with Augustine having sold out twice!
Highlights for Ponsonby style watchers are likely be Hailwood, Kneufermann and the always adorable Kids Show - this year showcased by Little Treasures magazine. The NZ Weddings Show always offers bang for buck: lots of designers, lots of romantic fashion and usually a surprise of some kind to boot. Recent word is that the Russel Athletic show will be an extravaganza, with live performances, celebrities and 'plenty of bulging muscles' on show.