After a trade week packed with runway shows and presentations exclusively addressed to the fashion industry New Zealand Fashion Week opens its doors to the wider public to experience all the action and excitement of the biggest event of the sartorial calendar – New Zealand Fashion Weekend was brilliant!
Returning to Auckland’s ANZ Viaduct Events centre last weekend, NZ Fashion Weekend included runway shows, seminars and always offers event-goers exciting opportunities to shop and discover the hottest new products and trends in the beauty industry with the popular Designer Pop Up sale and famous Beauty Hub. This year NZ Fashion Weekend also welcomed an exciting addition with General Collective Market on Sunday showcasing 14 brands, curated exclusively for the fashion event.
Style icons Superette headlined opening night with their first ever weekend show. Showcasing limited edition collaborations from Ksubi, Bassike, P.E. Nation, Dylan Kain, Ragdoll LA, Amber Sceat – ticket holders also had the opportunity to take a piece of the show home via a unique ‘shop the runway’ activation. While local legends Zambesi headlined Saturday night, bringing their signature style to the runway in another memorable event.
Among the other exciting shows scheduled across the three days, eco and ethical fashion was a hot talking point of this year’s NZ Fashion Weekend with the first ever Sustainable Style group show hitting the runway in the event’s 18 year history!
The Good Sustainable Style Show presented a collective of leading and emerging labels on Sunday including leading yoga and lifestyle brand WE-AR, Ovna Ovich, Mane Project, Outliv accessories, Aurai Swimwear, Tonic & Cloth, Grumpysuns and Papinelle sleepwear who are making a difference in the ethical and sustainable design space.
With a strong desire to showcase that sustainable and ethical fashion can still be stylish and fashion forward designers such as Lizzie Turner from the Mane Project were excited to be participating in NZ Fashion Weekend. Mane Project, based in Mount Maunganui, is the online platform for brands Arc & Bow and Bare Bones, both ethically manufactured and made from organic materials. “Ethical manufacturing processes, fair trade and sustainability from an environmental, social and economic perspective, are at the heart of everything we do, and I loved being part of that educational process for those attending the show,” says Turner.
NZ Fashion Weekend – ANZ Viaduct Centre
For full details on the event, visit https://nzfashionweek.com