NZ Fashion Week has been running for the past 13 years and has allowed NZ designers to showcase their creativity and talent to local and international audiences.
This year NZFW has undergone a major shakeup; three days trade and three days consumer public access for Fashion Weekend. The hope is to provide offerings that target both trade audiences (VIPs, International Delegates, Media and Buyers) and Fashion Weekend audiences (consumers and general public).
Noticeably absent from this years event are big names Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Helen Cherry, Workshop and Nom.d. They instead chose to show in-season collections as part of The Marr Factory, a separate series of public nightly shows organised by hair salon Stephen Marr, that took place last week.
Here are my top picks worth a further look at this years NZFW….