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NZFW 2017

What a week it has been, I've been tagging along to fashion week with my camera in hand and thought I'd share some photos and a few words. 

My second fashion week has come to an end leaving me with some lovely blisters on my feet and ( not designers ) bags under my eyes. A great week to catch up with some familiar faces and spend the time to appreciate some NZ talent in the fashion industry and everyone who makes it NZFW possible. 

I was lucky enough to spend the week as a delegate tucking myself in small gaps in the photographs pit and taking some sneaky shots. Like last year I also like to dedicate a post to chat about some of my favorite shows and of course what I happened to wear throughout the week ( post coming soon ). I spend 4 full days attending the events and shows including some runways and presentations I just couldn't miss ( Zambesi, Yu Mei, Wynn Hamlyn, Jimmy D and much more). 

If you're not someone particularly interested in high fashion and these sorts of events I don't blame yah! The high intensity and the some what intimidating environments are quite something. I personally got by with enjoying the beautiful textiles, models and artistic/creative values. 

Here are some photos from the week! More photos will be released on my blog very soon - keep an eye out! 

Opening the week with Zambesi nothing like Metallica, suede, and florals on the runway for their winter18 collection. Nothing less than breathtaking being the first show leaving us wanting much more. I don't think Zambesi has ever disappointed, I Really loved the ' put together ' grunge throughout the show and the mix of such different textiles and colours.  

Ovna Ovich was a highlight of my week, just imagine a runway with streaks of wet paint, Purple pilgrims playing live and the most amazing colour scheme of clothing shown on the cat walk! I really don't  think I could of ask for much else when watching a runway show. It was beautiful and the clothes were so elegant. 

The Graduate show which is a presentation of the new graduate designers. A friend of mine Tia ( Tia Feng ) had her amazing collection grace the runway and I was lucky enough to peek backstage and take a few shots. I lot of the photos were taken on my film camera so I'm excited to see them when developed. The show itself has always been a favorite of mine due to the creativity the designers have and their fresh style motifs that haven't exactly been seen before from other desingers. A nice juxtaposition from the range of designers included and the variety of their collections.

The Huffer show was a bit of a let down personally, The spark arena and atmosphere delievered but I wasn't quite unsure about the collection. Not going to rule it out completely - there were a few things that worked.

Also thought I'd mention the Ye Mei show and Rachel Mills presentation. Both a style and aesthetic I enjoy myself with neutral tones and modern details. Ye Mei collaborated with the extremely talented Alma Proença who created illustrations which featured on a few of the bag designs. The presentation itself was beautiful with the hanging arrangements of bags and vased flowers throughout. I also had a turmeric and carrot cocktail which was top notch!!! And Rachel Mills also a presentation with models spread out among sculptural forms. refined textures and classic pieces designed and made by Rachel got everyone admiring her work. 

Wow! Jason Lingard, what a show!!! An incrediblee contemporary dance performance took place in the main runway. The dancers moved in haunting organic ways wearing Jasons koren inspired collection ' CHOAS '. 

My number one would have to be Jimmy D's show. In a beautiful white basement hidden on queen street Auckland. A STUNNING collection inspired by a couple who used to visit volcanos for as a hobby. I have to mention the attention to detail with the styling and makeup and of course the models. 

I think that's all regarding NZFW for me. I think I'm all fashion out! Brb with an outfit post soon hopefully!! x 

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