New Zealand Fashion Week 2012 – Day Two
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.
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, 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. 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!