New Zealand Fashion Week has been an adventure! I’ve met fantastic people, and seen some incredible things (both on and off the cat walk). Day three was the last full day of shows – with six on the schedule. It was my last day down at Fashion Week – with the exception of last night’s Huffer show/party in Takapuna. Here are a few of my favourite things from day three.
Salasai’s collection was one of the most memorable from the week. It told a cohesive story, with a very American Gothic feel to it (reserved, pretty, and somewhat haunting). The hay-as-an-accessory, and ‘Sunday Best’ styles reinforced the motif. As far as wearability goes, there’s plenty in here to look out for including a zig-zag pattern, and a very cute black & white blouse with a bow on the collar.
Blak’s collection was dark meets light / chaos and harmony (with shoes by Chaos & Harmony). It was built on a black and white colour palette, with the addition of cobalt blue, burgundy, aubergine, peach, and gold. There were lots of high collars and big diamante brooches. My favourite piece was a peach dress with a subtle floral print (below).
Charlie Brown bought a touch of glamour to the runway mixing animal prints, cameo, the orient, silk, metallics, and sequins – with a clear distinction between day and evening wear. I love the collection’s signature “print” – a wide-open mouth with red lips (below – image c/o Zimbio).
Taylor showcased a ‘capsule collection’ of current and next-season garments. It was great to see bright pops of orange and yellow against a fairly monochromatic backdrop.
I enjoyed Annah Stretton’s ‘Best Of – Celebrating 20 Years’ show – with girls in red-headed wigs dancing and twirling flirtatiously up the runway. Note the boars head below (!) (this photo is from Zimbio).
Stolen Girlfriends Club threw a bit of a party in derelict carpark to launch their winter 13 collection – Dead End. Serpents featured heavily, with cobra decals on bright yellow dresses, a custom cartoon cobra print (want, want, want), and metallic green eye-shadow that had me thinking ‘snake-eyes.’ Camo, florals, and black vinyl panelling featured heavily. The winter coats looked awesome, as did the Stolen bags which made a reappearance in black vinyl.
That’s all from me on NZFW during NZFW! I will be posting about my favourite collections in a bit more depth over the next few weeks – as well as returning to my regular posting schedule. Thank you (yes, you!) for your support – I have felt so privileged to have been able to attend NZFW for my own blog this year and I don’t think it would have happened without you being there to read it (!). I have a bit of a giveaway lined up to show my appreciation, so make sure you’re hooked in to my Facebook or Twitter for the details.