New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

Backstage Blog

Hailwood

NZFW regular Hailwood graced the runway with his Winter 2018 collection in a not to be missed runway spectacular.

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Deborah Raj
MIROMODA

Committed to nurturing the development of the fashion industry’s Māori designers, MIROMODA envisages offering support to working designers in the early stages of their careers, and should they require it, mentoring throughout their future. MACK, nichola, TE KOHU and Gienipha Tutaki took a moment to share the inspiration behind their collections.

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Deborah Raj
NZ Weddings Magazine

Boasting show-stopping wedding trends for the bohemian bride all the way to the contemporary soon-to-be Mrs, this is the perfect opportunity for an up-close and personal look at the stunning creations of top bridalwear specialists

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Deborah Raj
Accessories Showcase

Endeavouring to extend our reach as an international platform and launching pad for designers, this year, NZFW widened the stylish showcase to include ready-to-wear accessories such as jewellery and handbags. 

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Deborah Raj
French83

Showcasing both their Spring Summer 2018 Anderson collection, and Autumn Winter 2018 collection titled Elliot, French83 showcased the best of men’s fashion

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Deborah Raj
Jason Lingard

Showing for the first time at New Zealand Fashion, Jason Lingard opted to move away from the traditional runway presentation, instead presenting his CHAOS カオス collection through contemporary dance

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Deborah Raj
Wonderful Wool

Paying due homage to the threads so deeply woven in our nation's tapestry, the show is all set to spotlight the local designers versed in the art of utilising these versatile fibres to their maximum potential. Wonderful Wool showcased garments from Lela Jacobs, Liz Mitchell, Wanoa Four and Wynn Hamlyn. 

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Deborah Raj
Graduate Show Supported by Brother

Offering a fine stage for budding designers, as part of the New Zealand Fashion Week Graduate Show, supported by Brother, our country's rising stars have battled it out to win a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — the chance to see their creations hit the runway. 

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Deborah Raj
Tanya Carlson

CARLSON, presented by Holden Astra, is an ode to the brand's 20 years in fashion. The collection made of one-off, handcrafted, unique designs created from archived fabric collections

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Deborah Raj
Wynn Hamlyn

Speaking of the Autumn/Winter 2018 'Seasons', Wynn explains "the collection is a commentary on the sometimes bizarre way that fashion works.

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Deborah Raj
Kathryn Wilson

Strutting the runway in a combination of Summer 17 and Winter 18 footwear, Kathryn Wilson's 60s airline themed showcase took off with much excitement.

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Deborah Raj
K' Road Presents

This flamboyant main street is famous for its creative, eclectic culture, boutique shops and buzzing nightlife. Home to everything from designer workrooms to contemporary art, live music and vintage stores, the designers of K' Road showing this year include: Courtney Pellow, Courtney Perham, Lost and Led Astray and Nick Von K.

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Deborah Raj
Ovna Ovich

Inspired but the ecological footprint, Ovna Ovich's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection Chapter Nine 'Tread Softly' wowed on the Resene-paint splattered runway. 

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Deborah Raj
New Generation

As the name suggests, this year's formidable league of emerging designers are ones to watch. Behold the new kids on the fashion block of 2017; Not For You, Pania Greenaway, Luke Dawson and GEOJ OFFICIAL.

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Deborah Raj
Mitchell Vincent

Showing both Winter 2018 and Summer 2017 / 2018, Mitchell Vincent brought us both effortless day to day cool with a little punch of colour and loose shapes and effortless styles reminding us of the warmer months to come. 

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Deborah Raj
Andrea Moore

Showcasing her Autumn/Winter 2018 collection entitled 'The Pursuit', Andrea Moore explains she her design muse was The Orient, basing the collection on "a couple of conflicting themes and historical nuance"

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Deborah Raj
Katherine Victoria

Aptly named, Aesop’s No.226, Katherine Victoria’s AW18 collection drew its inspiration from the original illustration style used in Aesop's Fables. 

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Deborah Raj
Jimmy D

Jimmy D's showed predominantly his Spring/Summer collection hitting stores very soon, as well as a sneak peek of next Winter… 

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Deborah Raj
HITO Seminar

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. 

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Alice Taylor