New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

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Mercedes-Benz Presents: Kate Sylvester

Beloved Kiwi brand Kate Sylvester is killing it right now. Last year the label celebrated its 21st birthday, this year it joins the international fashion elite as a ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer. The accolade is a global initiative that recognises designers who demonstrate dedication to the use of high quality Mercedesmaterials, innovative design and unique style. Kate Sylvester joins esteemed previous recipients including designers such as Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Badgley Mischka and Dame Trelise Cooper.

“Mercedes-Benz’s core values of innovation and timeless quality aligns beautifully with my own brand” said Kate Sylvester herself. “It’s such an honour to collaborate with an iconic, inspirational brand, that personally, I admire so much. I have such respect for the work Mercedes-Benz does to support fashion events globally, and I am thrilled to be able work with them here in our home market.”

The Kate Sylvester autumn/winter 2016 collection will premiere as ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents Kate Sylvester’, an exclusive runway show that will feature as the debut evening show at NZ Fashion Week 2015.

To get a piece of the Kate Sylvester pie, snap up a coveted ticket to her Friday night show, with Kate debuting her much anticipated ‘Romeo 4 Juliet’ Spring/Summer 15/16 collection to New Zealand for the first time. Inspired by the lush palette, edgy romance and high drama of Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 cult classic cinema experience, expect a killer soundtrack and a full show of covetable clothing.

Tickets available now at