The HITO seminar drew students from around Auckland interested in careers in the hair and beauty industry to watch as the winners of the HITO Hot New Talent Competition prepared models for an editorial shoot along with their mentors Samala Robinson and Mana Dave.
Graphic prints and moody greys were present through the electric Stolen Girlfriends Club show. Held in the gritty surrounds of the old First Scene building, the cool kids of NZFW turned up in droves. Everybody's talking about that smiley face today and we predict it's set to be a new season favourite.
Federation’s return to the NZFW runway did not disappoint. One of New Zealand's most iconic streetwear brands, it featured oversized jackets, long T-shirts and loose pants with a few fur and sequinned pieces adding intrigue. The quirky prints stood out amongst a beautifully wearable colour palette of neutrals and dark undertones and each and every piece in the A/W 17 collection was effortlessly cool.
Having shown previous collections in London and Paris, Lucilla Gray has often been touted as one to watch, and her A/W2017 show cemented this status. Her powerfully feminine pieces juxtaposed volume against slim silhouettes, while earthy tones contrasted beautifully with occasional bursts of vivid green. The garments were accessorised with oversized mod-inspired earrings, while dewy complexions and crimped hair completed a collection that spanned eras to create a distinctly ‘now’ aesthetic.
The New Zealand Weddings Magazine Show brought the latest gowns and suits from top New Zealand designers.The 2016/17 collection featured Katie Yeung for Daisy and Hera Couture, Working Style, Alma Wong, Barkers, Modes, Rembrandt, and Trish Peng. These timeless yet contemporary collections featured soft tones, luxurious fabrics, and sharply tailored suits to create show-stopping pieces that would be centre-stage at any modern wedding.
Daisy and Hera Couture. @heracouture. Working Style. @workingstylenz. Alma Wong. @almajbridal. Barkers. @barkersclothing. Modes @modesnewmarket . Rembrandt @rembrandtsuits. Trish Peng @trishpeng. Hair By: Joico Australia/NZ @joicoaustralianz. Make Up By: Jane Iredale @janeiredalenz. Photos By: Jono Parker . @parker & Luke Foley-Martin . @lukefmphotography
Neutral tones, long flowing silhouettes and sheer fabrics; these were common themes in the Penny Sage show this afternoon. Sleekly styled models made their way down the runway in brown leather flats, delivering an elegant yet understated vibe. The Penny Sage A/W 17 collection featured soft, earthy tones complimented by the occasional pop of clear blue colour. Penny Sage designer, Kate Megaw excels at creating carefully crafted pieces with a modern twist.
Wednesday’s New Generation show saw four of the country's most innovative up and coming designers present their much anticipated new collections. Kendall Watt delivered a luxe collection of beautifully cut feminine pieces, favouring dark warm colours. AJ Bradley of Motel Bible showcased her free and experimental design style with loose fitting garments, textured knits, and stand-out red ensembles. After debuting in 2011, Danielle Power-Silk returned to NZFW this year with the launch of her Collection Number One. The designer did not disappoint, presenting classic pieces that celebrated women and femininity. The Campbell Luke collection brought Maori influence with a modern flair to the catwalk.
Kendall Watt @kendall.watt . Motel Bible @motelbible . Danielle Power-Silk @daniellepowersilkofficial . Campbell Luke @campbell_luke_ . Make Up By: The Body Shop NZ @thebodyshopnz. Photos By: Jono Parker @parker.
Award-winning handmade leather goods designer Yu Mei has showcased her latest line ‘Fine China.’ The AW17 collection featured an assortment of structured handbags and clutches in black or buttermilk hues, while gold detailing added a touch of drama. Crafted from 100% deer nappa, Fine China highlighted the understated luxury that Yu Mei has become known for.