Annual Fashion-off Impresses

New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) was held at Auckland’s new Viaduct Event Centre this month and showcased the latest collections by the best fashion talent in New Zealand, including Stolen Girlfriends Club, Lonely Hearts, WORLD and the debut show of Ingrid Starnes. On day two, Stolen Girlfriends Club staged their show — a blend of rockabilly and the film This is England — in the venue’s car park. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post’s Ellie Krupnick covered the Huffer show describing the Auckland-based clothing line “that [they] actually really love” as having “rather subdued runways looks … which seemed to channel winter at an American liberal arts college campus — chunky knit sweaters, schoolgirl skirts, dark colours and lots of layers.” The finale was “exuberantly tacky … with a blonde, bikini-clad girl popping out of a cake.” NZFW also held a Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Show on 2 September which featured local designers Kathryn Leah Payne, Sakaguchi, Caroline Moore, Mister, Eclipse and including a new range from stylist Angela Stone. Curator of the New Zealand Fashion Museum Doris de Pont and Nom*D designer Margi Robertson discuss New Zealand’s current fashion identity in the New Zealand Herald: “Dark and moody, or have we moved on?”


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