New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

The Official NZFW Blog

The official word on NZFW's New Trade Space for Designers

New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) has today announced the addition of a new Trade Space giving designers and brands a custom area within the world class Viaduct Events Centre where they can make invaluable connections, strengthen their networks and create wholesale opportunities.

Deborah Raj
The Fashion-y Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now

It's no secret that we're fans of Sonia Sly's My Heels are Killing Me segment on Radio NZ. With her coveted access behind the velvet rope, Sly's knack for finding out what exists beyond the glamorous façade of the fashion industry is as charming as it is insightful. 

Deborah Raj
Introducing the NZFW Trade Space

This year, we're happy to announce the addition of a Trade Space platform to provide both designers and brands with an on-site business-focused space within the world-class ANZ Viaduct Events Centre. 

Deborah Raj
My Heels Are Killing Me: Yu Mei: East meets West

"The first bag I ever made was called a rat bag, which also happened to be the name of a Dunedin pub but I didn't know that at the time." — Jessie Wong, designer and founder of Yu Mei.

Life is flat out for Jessie Wong, who is preparing to meet new buyers after a successful presentation of her Yu Mei leather accessories collection at New Zealand Fashion Week.

My Heels Are Killing Me: 'I try to mix it up a wee bit'

There are many ways to skin a cat and so too in the fashion industry there are multiple ways to land your foot inside a fashion-focused door.

Anabela Rea has followed a varied path that has taken her from styling fashion shoots, to art direction and working in wardrobe for music videos and film sets.

These days you're likely to find her editing the fashion-related, colourful pull-out pages of The Sunday Star Times where she's been working as a features editor for the past two years.