Hashtag OMG. This year’s Fashion Week was an extravaganza of milestones and mega moments that will go down in history…
…the country’s biggest show (2,000+ people at Huffer for their 20th anniversary) and our first ever transgender model (Manahou McKay) and an epic act of kindness – with WORLD catering a 600-strong crowd using social enterprise/poverty fighters Eat My Lunch.
The fashion industry is changing as consumers demand open minds, minimal harm and fresh thinking. NZFW 2017 gave all three in spades and we’ve picked our highlights from the Britomart-based tenants we were very proud to support.
We’ve compiled our evidence and some unrelated but completely fabulous imagery for your perusal below: Bring on summer!
CROWD OF THE WEEK
Huffer’s 2,000+ strong crowd at Spark Arena.
FINALE OF THE WEEK
Zambesi’s mustard and bronze-hued army of dreams. Photo credit @rach.spillane.
EPIC ACT OF THE WEEK
WORLD staged the opening show for NZ Fashion Weekend, with all 600 guests enjoying a delicious pre-show meal box as part of a collaboration with Eat My Lunch, which resulted in 600 lunches also being donated to children in need.
SET OF THE WEEK
Kate Sylvester’s stunning light installation – an Instagram dream come true. Photo by @mike_peffers_photography.
SOUNDTRACK OF THE WEEK
Zambesi’s marriage of Bjork and Prodigy was a match made in some kind of creepy heaven. Photo credit @zambesisince79.
LIPS OF THE WEEK
We’re talking two-toned, glittery smackers at WORLD here people. Wow. Photography by Olivia Hemus.
EYES OF THE WEEK
Kate Sylvester’s models rocked diffused shades of neon pink, turquoise and khaki (if only we were brave enough to recreate this look at home – dreamy). Photography by Olivia Hemus.
HAIR OF THE WEEK
Ex NZ’s-Next-Top-Mod Danielle Hayes went neon orange for Huffer, and it was amazing.
PERSON IN THE CROWD OF THE WEEK
Sonja Yelich, Lorde’s mum, at Zambesi in a STUNNING full-length Zambesi coat which – again, bonus – is in store now. Photo credit @zambesisince79.