The Week On Thread Episode 53
The Week On Thread Episode 53 featuring highlights in photos of what I’ve been up to – and what I wore – at NZ Fashion Week 2016…
Monday 22nd August
First up… some cool deliveries have been arriving at Threadquarters for fashion week prep.
What’s in here? An exciting delivery from MAC of Kiekie Stanners picks for the week, including MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ spray, black mascara, Whirl lipstick, and Velvet Teen lip pencil. Thanks, MAC.
The NZFW delegates bag – so many treats and snacks.
Highlight was this apple blade.
NZ Fashion Week 2016 Day 1 Opening Party. Below: Arriving on the red carpet with Trudi Bennett of Wardrobe Flair.
Below: Dame Pieter Stewart at the opening of NZFW 2016.
The gorgeous Harman Grubisa designers before their show.
Tuesday 23rd August 2016
I’m wearing a houndstooth raw silk jacket I sewed, jumpsuit by moochi, shoes Mi Piaci. Photo by the lovely Caitlin Mitchell of Apparel. Hair do by Fudge Dry Style Bar.
The morning kicked off with me scoring an excellent all-day free carpark in the docks adjacent to Wynyard Quarter which was awesome as parking can get really expensive unless you Uber everywhere. I wore my comfortable boots, and then changed into some heels once I got inside. I headed up to level 3 into the Laurent Perrier bar where they were briefing the important international media; there are some gorgeously-dressed souls there, and a large Malaysian contingent this year, with their own show this week too. I was lucky enough to have a hair-do booked in at the Fudge dry style kiosk in the bar.
The first show of the day was Salasai and I can tell already this is one of my favourites of the week. That always sounds presumptious like when they announce Movie Of The Year in January, but this was a m a z i n g, with cage-like framework staging that the models walked down and hen stood as an installation, amongst poster-sized portraits. Stand-outs for me were the over-sized knitted tunic, and a red patterned black sweater. Silhouettes were loose and long and styled with black mesh around their necks. A dark rose print appeared on women’s and men’s wear.
The second show was Eugenie, held in the Tent next door before you wonder how they got rid of that house frame in record time! The Eugenie designer had a fitted silhouette with cut out shoulder detailing, metallic jeans, knotted handbags, and crushed velvet dresses, some accessorised with orange hair.
Then it was back into The Runway for more interesting staging, at French83 menswear show – with models carrying stools in and placing them in a row down the catwalk. I was really impressed with this collection of menswear with a wide range of styles to suit a variety of ages, from the classic tan suits and dark pinstripes for work, as well as floral bomber jackets with matching floral printed trousers for a more youthful look.
A quick visit to the media room upstairs (the BEST ever), to upload, and now it’s time for the Contemporary Salon: Wynn Hamlyn at 2.30pm downstairs.
Just back from Wynn Hamlyn and it was really cool. It was wittily styled using upholstery tie-backs and carpet bags and even carpet fashioned into tunics on models. I was sitting next to a lovely lady who showed me the showcard in the goodybag and told me she sewed it! I took her photo in the front row using her camera phone. Very cool of the designer to invite his team and put them in the front row.
Designs by AO
Social media is going crazy for Jarrad Godman x Servilles wrapped models.
Below: with Ben Boyne and Madeleine Brighouse.
Below: Lulu Wilcox, Megan Robinson, Michiko Hylands.
Below: Models walk around guests seated down the catwalk, at Lela Jacobs at the K’Rd show.
Wednesday 24th August 2016
At fashion week today I’m wearing a black pleated dress by Mesop of Melbourne, a scarf, possum fur collar, and shoes Ecco. Photo by the lovely Desiree Clothing. Hair do by Fudge Dry Style Bar.
Below: with Chelsea Kirby of FUDGE Australia. Photo by www.annupam.com
A package of clothes has arrived from Mesop of Melbourne – I love their clothes. Thankyou Mesop!
Below: Adam and Jarrod of Barkers, and models from 62, Red11, and Vanity Walk all in Barkers after the NZ Weddings show.
Below: walking over the viaduct harbour footbridge on a rainy day.
Below: Backstage with makeup artist Grayson Coutts, and Chelsea Cresswell of FAB group. I’m wearing a gorgeous pleated dress by Mesop.
Below: Penny Sage. I really loved all the floor-length gowns in draped, fluid fabrics, with keyhole neckline detailing, in particular a powder-blue dress with long sleeves – so pretty.
The NZ Graduate Choir on stage dressed in blue singing in te reo, NZ sign, and Italian, for models walking at Hailwood.
Stolen Girlfriends Club
Thursday 25th August 2016
Below: Chelsea Kirby of FUDGE and I. My hair thanks to the Fudge dry style bar on-site. Wish I could take them home.
Outfit photo: At fashion week today I’m wearing a white Meadow dress by Mesop of Melbourne, tights by Kowtow and Doc Martens from Platypus Shoes. Lipstick is Lady Danger by MAC. Photo by Annupam. Hair do by Fudge Dry Style Bar.
At the NZ Post Hub at fashion week! Thanks to NZ Post I’m giving away a double pass to FQ show this Sunday 28th August at 4.30pm, on thread.co.nz Facebook.
Kicking it down at fashion week at the Mercedes Benz kiosk.
I loved the whole ROCHELLE show. So classy and so desirable.
Stan Walker performed live during ROCHELLE as models walked, including sports legend Maria Tutaia.
At HUFFER with Four Eyes bloggers Alex, Danny and Chin.
At Huffer before their show with Jess Hamlet. Photo by Ben Boyne.
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