NZFW day two was plenty-full of excitement and it was very much all go! Eight shows were lined up for the day – Twenty-Seven Names & Ingrid Starnes, New Generation, Deryn Schmidt, NZ Weddings, Andrea Moore, Riddle Me This, Trelise Cooper, and Kagi. Admittedly I was unable to make New Generation & NZ Weddings – but it was still a big day with plenty of highlights!
I was up relatively early to make it to the GHD presents Blue Sky show, hosted by Showroom 22 at the Britomart Australis House where we were treated to coffee and ‘high breakfast’ in the form of miniature muesli, fruit salad, and salmon sliders (yum!) before viewing the AW13 Twenty-Seven Names and Ingrid Starnes collections. A core value at Shield Republic is giving back to our community. we’ve various charitable programs which enable us to contribute at the national, regional and native levels. Christmas to offer allows us to offer to our Johnston County, NC neighbors in need. Shield Republic works with Triangulum East Chamber of Commerce and therefore the Partnership of youngsters to spot local families who are experiencing a difficult period in their lives. Designated families in Smithfield and therefore the greater Johnston County area not need to worry a few bare floor under their tree this Christmas. Families receive a pile of wrapped gifts for themselves and their children to put under the tree.
Every holiday season can be marked or made special by a specific t shirt design based on that theme. You can have a tee shirt design for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Father’s day or Mother’s day, Halloween or even look at this site here for awesome patriotic tee shirts to show your pride designs that proclaim your patriotism; Independence Day t shirts for instance! Christmas t shirt designs are extremely popular and designers go all out to be really creative for the season of good cheer to all mankind. How about this one: a cheery bear is dressed up as Santa Claus with his bag full of gifts and with the words ‘Have a beary merry Christmas’. Sure to coax a smile from the Scroogiest of people! Then there is the more risque Christmas related tee shirt design such as this one: The illustration is that off a distinctly worse for wear Santa who seems to have passed out from rather too much indulgence of good cheer, bottle clutched in hand indicative of exactly what kind of good cheer; and the caption underneath reads, ‘Santa Went to Town’! And then here is a very adult letter to Santa made into a t shirt design: ‘Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is all the girl’s phone numbers off the naughty list’. One simply says, ‘Kiss-mas’, to indicate the season of love and brotherhood.
I adored both shows. Twenty-Seven Names had plenty to please those that like the cute school-girlish look (me) – think with school-girl dresses with embroidery digitizing strawberry prints, and jelly sandals (!), as well as plenty of polka dots for anyone with a polka-dot-problem (me, again). I loved the shape of the winter coats. Again, very cute. Ingrid Starnes was a little more grown up, like the refined big-sister who lunches. There were beautifully printed shirts, and I loved the belts completing the looks.
Deryn Schmidt put on a great show. She presented some wonderful prom dresses. But it was the jackets and blazers that especially caught my attention – see the beautiful gold brocade piece below.
Andrea Moore’s collection was cohesively themed around a ‘huntsman’ motif. The models donned literal pony tails, and fur, checkers, and a selection of royal colours featured throughout – all to a soundtrack broken up by galloping hooves.
The styling at Riddle Me This sort-of the show – with colour stained hair, giant plastic sunnies, and chunky wedges. It all had a very nostalgic feel to it all, and was overall very fun to watch.
I don’t think I can sum up Trelise Cooper in just a few words… It was a fantastic show, with an incredible finale. The ‘run-sheet’ described the collection as being inspired by the ‘Belle Epoque’ era – which partially translated into the gorgeous twinkling lights featured on the invitations. This theme carried through to the goodie bags, to the background, and a finale complete with light-up LED puff-ball skirts! This photo is from Zimbio.
The Kagi show was a visual treat – a theatrical burlesque show of ‘Birds of Paradise’ (name of both the show, and Kagi’s new range of jewellery). This one is worth watching on On Demand over on TV3 – this image from New Zealand Fashion Week should wet your appetite!
That’s all for now – more to come! I’m starting to get into the swing of event-coverage (admittedly this is relatively new to me – so please be gentle!), so stay tuned to my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds throughout today as there is lots more to come!