The perfect place to pause and peruse before, between and after the shows, the NZFW Exhibition Showcase stylishly presents a selection of New Zealand’s top brands and products across the platforms of jewellery, footwear, lingerie, accessories, hair and skincare and more.
Open all hours across Fashion Week and Fashion Weekend, the Exhibition Showcase has a premium location between the downstairs bar and the entrance to the largest showroom space ‘The Runway’. This beautiful, buzzing ground floor area is very much the hub of all the action and sees more than 30,000+ guests throughout NZFW, and to coincide with and celebrate NZ Fashion Week’s 15th birthday, the Exhibition Showcase area is bigger and better than ever before! Guests can also vote for their favourite stand.
Designed to be immersive and engaging, whether you’re passing by, waiting for a show to start or just enjoying a glass of bubbles with friends, there will always be something to catch your eye and capture your imagination. It’s also a great meeting spot – and meeting here means if you’re running fashionably late your friends will barely notice as they’ll be too busy scoping the wares!
Don’t forget to vote on your favourite stand!
Andrea Moore’s eyewear collection is weighty and bold, with a strong masculine edge. Hand crafted from Italian acetate with optical ready SOLA lenses, and finished with 24 carat gold plated French hinges, Andrea Moore eyewear is designed with luxury at the forefront. The tightly edited selection of eight styles and seven colourway make a refined and elegant statement.
12 GLAMOUR EVIL EYEWEAR designs and produces sophisticated handmade sunglasses. It was founded in Hong Kong in 2010 and expanded to Shanghai in 2013.
Driven by a discerning appreciation for artisanship, method and exclusivity, 12GEE’s signature aesthetic comprises a fine balance of styles and minimal understatement expertly combined with craftsmanship and time honored processes.
It’s the little things that matter most. From acetate design to titanium selection, every step of the process requires careful consideration. 12GEE’s hand-tooled manufacturing process guarantees attention to detail, and ensures that the spirit of craftsmanship lives in the products we create.
“Optics by Carl Zeiss Vision” CR-39 lenses are fitted to all our models. Lens features include 100% UVA/UVB protection and superior coatings for a perfect blend of comfort and protection.
An iconic prancing horse, representing the ride of our lives, inspired the designer’s first capsule jewellery collection.
Quirky and cool, Andrea Moore’s witty take on silver jewelry borrows from the themes of her recent ready to wear collections, in particular the often whimsical iconography of the Vanitas and Surrealist art movements.
This year at NZFW Jasmin will exhibit her SS15 Jewellery collection ‘Queen'; a bold and timeless collection inspired by the precious jewels of ancient Eqyptian times.
Powerful and unique, expect a bold and colourful palette using traditional Eqyptian gemstones, carefully curated and used to produce a highly covetable collection.
Jasmin has worked closely with Photographer Adam Custins to produce a body of strong imagery to accompany her work.
TOUS is synonymous with a precious, recognizable style which has reinterpreted the concept of luxury to make it fit today’s life.
The teddy bear has become the brand’s emblem. Rosa Oriol designed it in 1985, and since then it has become one of the top 100 icons of Spanish design. It was inspired by a plush teddy bear in a shop window, and it has become an amulet that evokes all the sweetest memories of childhood.
Recently, TOUS has become known as a lifestyle brand with its lines of jewelry, leather goods, fragrances, watches, eyewear and accessories. Present in 5 continents with nearly 500 stores in cities such as New York, Mexico DF, Warsaw, Moscow and Tokyo, its headquarters remain in Manresa, Barcelona.
Michael John Jewellery is launching their new music inspired collection (TURN ME ON ) at this years NZ Fashion Week.
Bold and vibrant yet down to earth and versatile, Courtney Jamieson has captured her unique style and crafted it into beautiful one off jewellery and accessory pieces.
Geometric shapes and tribal jewellery are just a few of the things that inspires Courtneys designs. Ethical sourcing of materials and recycling materials where possible is also a big drive in the creation of Marama Jewels. Designed for the wearer to feel comfortable yet stand out from the crowd in these hand crafted pieces that are made right in her Christchurch home studio.
Eithne Curran beauty for hair collection has been made with the purest of intentions using an ultra mild botanical cleansing process. Perfected over ten years, it is authentic and proudly Made in New Zealand. Her name is on every bottle -clearly stating her pride in what she has created.
Gallynine is worldwide brand with an exploration of modern luxury expressed through devotion to form, beauty, and craftsmanship. Women today are individualistic and savvy and they demand value. Gallynine creates a line of bags using fine Italian Leather and exotic skins previously thought unattainable by many young women and make it accessible without compromising on style or quality.
F/W 2016 Collection
In Gallynine style, this collection presents simplistic and artistic movement of trend based on geometric shapes.
Yu Mei is a leather and knitwear label devoted to the creation and presentation of understated luxury. Bag designs are born form a base level of utility- built for purpose to carry with ease. Yu Mei’s mission is to create quality products that will weather your journey with you, each new scratch and mark another adventure in your story.
The Yu Mei aesthetic is about sumptuous simplicity; bags, and knits that seek to complement rather than upstage. The Yu Mei girl is not defined by trends; she has a single-minded vision of her personal style and selects accessories that never fail to seamlessly mesh with her ever-evolving sense of sartorial identity.
Made from New Zealand sourced 100% premium deer nappa, each Yu Mei leather item is individually handmade and crafted in the southern arts-enclave of Dunedin.
Yu Mei is currently available at Slick Willy’s, Dunedin, 47 Frocks, Wanaka and Angel Divine, Queenstown & www.yumeibrand.com.
Hailwood presents: The classic leather basketball boot.
In true street style, these retro inspired boots are designed to compliment the new range of denim and bold prints of the Summer 15 collection. Available in Black and White.
TOMS, the global giving company that addresses need through their One for One movement, is thrilled to join NZFW Weekend introducing their latest shoes and accessories range in a TOMS experience space where attendees can interact with the brand like never before. The TOMS pop-up space will feature the newly launched Virtual Reality, where visitors can immerse themselves in the experience of a TOMS giving trip with the children and families of Peru.
TOMS will also be hosting a Style Your Soles event in collaboration with the designers committed to Child Labour Free. Join us to work with the designers on creating your own one-off TOMS shoes, or get your hands on the one-of-a-kind pair from iconic New Zealand designers via auction with all proceeds going back to Child Labour Free.
Perky is a Brazilian footwear brand in the market since the end of 2011. It started selling alpargatas, a shoe like espadrilles, but with a innovative construction, PVC sole and creative prints and fabrics. Due to its success we decided to make children’s footwear in 2012. As a result of our continuous growth, in 2013, we created a line made of PET fibres and reused cotton to decrease even more the environmental impact that may be caused by our products. Since then, our line has grown and we sell different models of alpargatas and sneakers aimed to the young adult public. All of the products are made with the same construction principle that makes the shoe LIGHT and COMFORTABLE.
World’s first incontinence lingerie.
Incontinence and fashion rarely go together. They do now.
In a runway world first, New Zealand underwear brand Confitex will hit the runway at NZ Fashion Week with its Hi-Life lingerie collection.
Designed for the one in three women with incontinence, the collection was inspired by the harsh beauty of New Zealand.
Confitex is the first company to make designer incontinence lingerie. Three years of research and development went into creating the company’s range. The unique textile technology has resulted in underwear that is washable, contains no plastics or harmful chemicals and is also environmentally friendly.
Designer Frantisek Riha-Scott’s vision is to give women a life without limits.
The collection features camisoles and bra-tops, as well as the everyday knickers the company is becoming known for around the world.
Since launching in December 2014, Willa & Mae have carved out their niche in the New Zealand fashion landscape. Designers and sisters Emma Clark and Rana Reuther founded the label as a response to the real need for luxury sleepwear, and the demand and new appreciation of high quality garments. This mentality is instilled in their practice, where each garment is thoughtfully designed and crafted to the highest quality. Through their two previous collections, the label has captured the attention of the nation’s leading media and has been worn by notable women including Zara Phillips, Sarah Walker, and musicians Julia Deans, Anika Moa, Bic Runga and Tiny Ruins.
Julian Danger offers two distinct seasonal collections. While the brand’s fashion-focused ‘Mainline’ offers a fruity mixture of youthful, edgy, print-dominated pieces, the more sophisticated ‘Classic Label’ sticks to offering a chic, timeless range, using mainly silks, wools and natural fibers. Together, with a seasonal leather shoe and bag collection, Julian Danger offers affordable, high-quality, high fashion across a wide age bracket.
New Zealand based designer Amy-Rose Goulding has been manufacturing in China since the label’s creation in 2009. Working in a small ethically sound family based cottage industry. Building strong relationships & supporting the local community. Amy-Rose personally chooses the best quality fabrics, leathers & accessories. Every Julian Danger garment is made with love.
X-Plain asserts simplicity in its ultimate form, redefining the industry as a label with a strong conscience for minimalism and self-expression. The label cultivates a compelling desire for chic, innovative and practical aesthetic direction.
Founded and inspired by clothing designer Karen Zhang, she has established a platform in bringing quality fabrics and unique prêt-à-porter garments, with a focus on layering and garment cohesion. Since its inception in 2013, X-Plain has become a neoteric and intrinsic presence in the New Zealand fashion scene.
SABEN BRINGS THE CONTEMPORARY, BEAUTIFUL AND PLAYFUL TOGETHER TO CREATE PORTABLE WORKS OF ART.
Saben’s collections are born to excite the senses and are recognised for their beautiful textural leathers, striking colour palette and exceptional designs showcased in seasonal ranges.
As one of New Zealand’s leading leather handbag and accessories label, the collection has expanded into coveted luxurious handbags, small accessories, jewellery and luggage since 1998.
Saben is dedicated and named after Sarah Saben, Roanne’s (the designers) late grandmother; an inspirational, sophisticated, elegant and influential woman who had a wicked sense of humour.
Currently stocked in New Zealand, Singapore and online.
PLAYFUL IN CONCEPT, SERIOUS IN EXECUTION.