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Bite-size Summary Of Our Favourite Shows From NZFW

StyleAasha Samara Nimonzfw
Bite-size Summary Of Our Favourite Shows From NZFW

It's finally a wrap for New Zealand Fashion Week 2018!

We have covered everything from the week's highlights in videos, backstage boomerangs, beauty notes and detail photos on our Instagram stories - throughout the week. But one last time... and for our friends that don't live on Instagram like we do, here is round-up of everything we were – seeing, feeling and thinking during some of our favourite shows from New Zealand Fashion Week. Presented in a very short, to-the-point, bite-size format.

Sort of fine-dining but with a side of fries and sauce ;-)
Ps : Our beauty notes are coming soon for all our makeup lovers.

 

TWENTY-SEVEN NAMES

Photography | Karen Ishiguro, Supplied by MAC Cosmetics

SHOW SETTING 

Located at Showroom 22, a little wee walk away from the main venue (but seemed an endless road in heels).

THE COLLECTION 

Loud patterns, primary colours and bouncy silhouettes ruled the day at the Twenty-Seven Names show. The collection: A Cat May Look At A Queen, was a combination of oversized knit-wear, retro textiles, sleeve ruffles and Converse One Stars (plus two skateboards thanks to the Katayanagi twins).

HIGHLIGHT REEL 

The gorgeous choir from Auckland Girl’s Grammar headed the show with a rendition of Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds,’ providing the optimistic, cool slash casual vibe of Twenty-Seven Names with a (tear-jerking!) memorable opening.

SAUCE’S DIVERSITY STAMP OF APPROVAL!

 

RACHEL MILL 

Photography | Wono Kim for Sauce

SHOW SETTING 

Tall pieces of organza hung from the studio ceiling as backdrops for dim, video projectors (which I stood in front of for that good beauty shot and consequently got reprimanded) with white spotlights and models.

THE COLLECTION
Inspired by longevity and glamour, the collection embodied muted colour palettes, silky fabrics and plunging necklines.

HIGHLIGHT REEL 

Up-and-coming young musician Lilly Carron performed a live soundtrack for the show- which tied the atmosphere and collection aesthetic together perfectly.

 

NEW GEN SHOW - LVLD, Olli, Starving Artist’s Fund and Havilah

Photography | Wono Kim for Sauce

SHOW SETTING 

We love a good new designer showcase and this one was no exception (except for the fact that instead of just one new designer we got to see four!) Collections from LVLD, Olli, Starving Artist’s Fund and Havilah were displayed one after the other, each organically contrasting from the next. Shown at New Zealand Fashion Week's runway venue.

 

THE COLLECTION

Moody tones and hoodies were the staples in LVLD whilst branded belts (almost Moshino inspired) and extreme ruffle crop-tops were it in the Olli collection. Starving Artist’s Fund sent body suits reminiscent of a little Star Trek-but-make-it-fashion, zig-zag patterns and bold, metallic silhouettes down the runway and Havilah ended the show with the ‘Unapologetic’ collection: a selection of colourful, puff themed looks sure to stick around.

 

HIGHLIGHT REEL 

Olli's and Starving Artist's Fund collections.
SAUCE'S DIVERSITY STAMP OF APPROVAL!

 

WYNN HAMLYN 

Photography | James Yang and edited by Alexander Hoyles for Pikdat, supplied by L'Oreal Paris

THE SETTING 

A concise yet precise way of describing Wynn Hamlyn’s showcase that piled a large crowd into an iridescent lit studio space. Artist Angus Muir worked alongside designer Wynn Crawshaw to create coloured light installations. Arty but sensible.

THE COLLECTION
A continuation of WH knit-wear, tailored silhouettes and spunky yet elegant dresses. Oh and Sketchers made a welcome appearance too!

HIGHLIGHT REEL
The refreshing colour palette within the collection -- sky blue, red and muted green. 

 

HEJ HEJ 

Photography | Anya Baranova

 

THE SETTING 

Located on a harbour-side yacht called the Pacific Eagle, models stood above on deck whilst viewers donned white slippers, sipped pink ginger soda and waited their turn to get a stunning shot of the collection. We have to admit, it was a risky game to show outdoors in Auckland at this time of the year, but the girls from Hej Hej hit a weather jackpot. The sun was shinning and it was the perfect holiday vibe. 

THE COLLECTION

All aboard classic cuts, white sneakers and perfect linen! Literally. A little capsule collection and all the pieces worked perfectly well together. You can pop this collection into your suitcase and not have to worry for a single minute on what to wear and pack for your holiday! 

THE HIGHLIGHT REEL 

From the overall holiday vibe, to the little details like monogrammed slippers to G&T; the showcase was everything we wanted to experience in the City of Sails. Hej Hej, the one to watch this year.

 

JARRAD GODMAN

Photography | Wono Kim for Sauce

 

THE SETTING
Spunk and planets patterns at Jarrad Godman left the audience with a taste of DIY street-wear at the main venue.

THE COLLECTION
Having being a locally produced label with ‘dark yet humorous’ undertones, the show incorporated black thigh high boots with sleek hair to highlight the lightweight and heavily constructed pieces.

HIGHLIGHT REEL
The foil pieces and bold accessories.

 

STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB 

Photography | Wono Kim for Sauce

THE SETTING
The atmosphere was a fun, party-like anticipation for what was to come.
Packing out the Red Bull NZ headquarters, the mood was one of a fashion party and 'the wow factor' of what's to come.

THE COLLECTION
Heads turned for their signature denim, black leather and shiny boots combo- but it was there was a fresh sense of 80’s nostalgia with baggy pantsuits, belt-bags and excessive layering that completed the night off. Known for their grunge aesthetic, the overall successful presentation was a combination of fluorescent bins, purple spotlights and white, furry (wait for it) crocs (!) worn by the male models.

HIGHLIGHT REEL 

The casting was impeccable. The coolest girls and boys that embodied every inch of the Stolen Girlfriends Club rock n' roll vibe.

SAUCE'S DIVERSITY STAMP OF APPROVAL!

 

TRELISE COOPER

Photography | James Yang and edited by Alexander Hoyles for Pikdat, supplied by L'Oreal Paris

THE SETTING
One of NZFW’s most anticipated shows, the runway has a very retro but modern setting with irridescent panels making a curtain down the middle of the runway. 

THE COLLECTION
Dame Trelise Cooper sent models almost prancing down the runway with a sight fit for the retro era- but a modern one to be exact. White go-go boots and glittery tank dresses (with floral embroidery dripping across fabrics) matched with large white bobble earrings represented her flare for embellished silhouettes and colourful prints.

HIGHLIGHT REEL
Not really a highlight, but perhaps the hair and makeup needed to be a bit more sophisticated to go with the OTT clashing prints and sequinned outfits. But overall it was a fun show. Good music.

 

HUFFER

Photography | Wono Kim for Sauce

THE SETTING
The 21st birthday of the globally recognised street-wear brand had the face of Grammy award nominated Desiigner (remember that song ‘Panda’ that played excessively on the radio? Yeah, that guy) performing for the strictly exclusive event held at the Powerstation.  The show began with a short film on two models and their adventure. As the film wrapped up, the catwalk lit up with the two models wear eye-catching bright yellow hooded puffer jackets walked down the runway.

THE COLLECTION  
Signature puffers and the combination of fashion and functionality maned the runways in the collection ‘Street Strong’ but it was the atmosphere of hype and youth that took off running. (P.S. Did you spot our own Saucette Yasmin Suteja walking in her bright yellow puffer? We did! Also our favourite twins -- The Katayanagi Twins in hoodies and cameo!)

HIGHLIGHT REEL
Lots of cool pieces added to our "buy now" list, including the yellow puffer worn by Yasmin Suteja. 
One of the Katayanagi twins going down the runway on a skateboard! Loved it.

SAUCE'S DIVERSITY STAMP OF APPROVAL!

 

Reviews | Aasha Samara Nimo
 

 

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