New Zealand Fashion Week
26 August 2019 - 1 September 2019


NZFW Comes Home

Back to the future. For the first time in 15 years New Zealand Fashion Week is heading back to where it all began – the central city at the Auckland Town Hall and Aotea Square.

The bustling arts and culture precinct is at the heart of Auckland city and this year will host New Zealand’s top fashion talents.

Aotea Square is a paved public area which was officially opened in 1979 by Sir Dove-Myer Robinson. The historic square is a hub to cultural events, markets, political stands and has cemented itself for generations as an iconic Auckland location. The Town Hall has hosted New Zealand’s best musicians and is home to the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. In recent times the Town Hall has hosted much-loved Kiwi artists including Teeks, Broods and Fat Freddy’s Drop.

For years NZFW has been held at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, however NZFW has gravitated towards the natural centre city hub for 2019. With close proximity to the city’s most-popular retail spaces and iconic destinations – Queen Street, Karangahape Road and Ponsonby – this year the event will be more accessible than ever.

“We are thrilled to be bringing NZFW home to Aotea Square, it being such an iconic heritage location in Auckland. It makes sense for us and feels like a perfect union.” – Dame Pieter Stewart

Megan Cunningham