Hailwood showed last night at NZFW. His collection ranged from streetwear to evening dresses, and featured heraldry symbols, knitwear and velvet. Check out what we saw after the jump.
Friday, 29 August 2014
Maybe our favourite show of the New Zealand Fashion Week 2014, Kate Sylvester's Autumn Winter 2015 collection "Tartt" drew on inspiration from author Donna Tartt and was beautiful display of how the Kate Sylvester brand put it themselves, "a slouchy celebration of casual luxury and sartorial classics". Click through to check out her latest collection.
Zambesi showed their AW15 collection, XXXV, at NZFW on Wednesday. Marking their 35th year, the show was naturally polished and slick with models walking to a soundtrack of Queen's Flash Gordon. It's no secret we're pretty big fans of the label and we saw a lot to like in this collection. Highlights for us were the stunning outerwear, including a rich blue coat and slouchy coats with a pilled texture, the possum-fur knitwear and the structured dresses. See what we saw and liked after the jump.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Huffer launched their new label, Aim, at a presentation in the Huffer basement yesterday. Beautiful photographs of Aussie model Bambi Northwood-Blyth, shot by Adam Bryce, adorned the room at a huge scale and were accompanied my musical awesomeness c/o Watercolours. Aim, designed by Aimee McFarlane, offers a collection of pretty sophisticated and nicely understated womenswear as a complement to the streetwear that Huffer have built their rep on. It's due to hit Huffer stores from November so look out for it. See some of what we saw after the jump.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Stolen Girlfriends Club took things off-site last night showing their AW15 collection, The Guilty Ones, at Western Springs Stadium. Twin Peaks was the Lynch-pin (get it?) of the collection with references to the cult nineties series throughout. Great styling, soundtrack and venue made for an awesome show. And rad clothes made for one of our favourite SGC collections to date. See what we saw and liked after the jump.
After a rad presentation last year, Underground, was back again at New Zealand Fashion Week, this time occupying Silo 6 at Wynyard Quarter. Six designers were involved, Blue Blank, Meadowlark, Thprks, Jojo Ross, Jimmy D and Jason Lingard, taking over a silo each to create their installations. Seriously cool, Underground will also be open from 10am this Friday to Sunday. It's free and you should go. But not because it's free, that's just a bonus. See more of what we saw after the jump.
Trelise Cooper showed two AW15 collections last night at one of fashion week's most anticipated shows. The first collection for "Cooper" had a very bohemian feel and included those head dresses (she's since issued an apology). The second collection under the "Trelise Cooper" brand included digital floral prints, embellishments and structural pieces. Click through to check out the collections.
Lela Jacobs back at New Zealand Fashion Week this year as her show last year was one of our absolute favourites of the week. This collection, entitled Post Dystopian, was once again presented in an atmospheric, slowly paced and polished show. Richly textured fabrics, layering and fine craft work combined with a beautifully raw edge. Also, how ace is that hair and makeup? See what we saw after the jump.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
NOM*d returning to the schedule to present their AW15 collection, Noise. We knew we were in for something rad when ear-plugs were handed out on entry and as expected, they set the bar pretty high for the day to follow. This was really good. The show was all-standing, with attendees lined up on one side of the catwalk, opposite six drummers, whose rhythmic percussion provided the soundtrack to the show. See some of what we saw and liked after the jump.
Monday, 25 August 2014
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Saturday, 23 August 2014
This competition has now closed. Congratulations to Gavin Ralph and Andrew Kim on winning! Happy Shopping!
They each won a $100 East Dane Gift Card! There is a huge variety of items on offer including mens jeans and also a whole section of 50% Off Mens (just saying!) so if you haven't checked out the site already, make sure you do! http://www.eastdane.com/
Friday, 22 August 2014
The Marr Factory shows generally focus on in-season clothes that guests at the shows can go out and buy the very next day. So, it was a bit of a treat for Kate Sylvester to show a preview of her AW15 Sylvester range, due to hit stores next year, at The Golden Dawn last night. We loved it. Heavy lumberjack references created a really nice masculine/feminine mix and as always with Kate Sylvester, everything just looked so darn well made and beautiful. Plus there were chainsaws. Rad. See what we saw after the jump.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
More from The Marr Factory. One of our favourite NZ labels, Zambesi, showed their sportswear-influenced SS 14/15 collection Tuesday night at The Golden Dawn. Carrying on a tradition established at last year's event, friends of Zambesi and this time team members served as models. See some of what we saw after the jump.