A select group of K’ Road designers are gearing up to produce the precinct’s annual AOK NZ Fashion Weekend offering on 29 August 2015 and are promising more than a parade of apparel. Included in the street’s line-up of exhibitors are an avant-garde jeweller known for his unpredictable and self-described, rock and roll aesthetic and an illustrator who will be heralding the day’s event with delivery of a limited edition print to the seats of all premium ticket holders.
A Zambesi employee by day and budding illustrator by night, fashion graduate Sean Cai has created five striking black ink designs as a prequel to AOK, each of which will be reproduced in print runs of just 20.
“I tried to channel the dark aesthetic characteristic of the four AOK designers: Lela Jacobs, Jimmy-D, Jason Lingard and Nick Von K,” says Sean. “Rather than full body illustration, I focused on the face – accentuating strength through a tribal, goddess-like image designed to reflect the individual strength of each designer in a subtle, elegant way.’”
Distribution of the illustrations pre show is a move aimed at setting the tone for the four eight-minute parades of spring/summer 2015 looks to follow which will feature Lela Jacobs with her monochrome and androgynous designs, James Dobson with his Jimmy D over-sized silhouettes, industry newcomer Jason Lingard delivering dark, complex and layered pieces and jeweller Nick von K showcasing a selection of hand crafted accessories reflecting influences taken from objects such as animal skulls, rare crystals, exotic butterflies and feathers.
For more information about AOK’s NZ Fashion Weekend show and ticket details visit http://kroad.com/all-on-k-road/
What: AOK at NZ Fashion Weekend
Where: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
When: Saturday 29 August 2015
Mob: 021 377 508