New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

Backstage Blog

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
Stolen Girlfriends Club A/W '17

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.

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Alice Taylor
Federation A/W '17

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.

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Alice Taylor