Words by Steven Fernandez.
In a Fashion Week first, Auckland designers have banded together by suburb to present the best of their collections in a series of combined shows. Designers from Ponsonby, K Road and Newmarket have joined forces to present garments from their latest collections over the New Zealand Fashion Weekend 2013. The Newmarket show on Sunday 8th September at the Viaduct Event Centre will see three of Nuffield Street's biggest brands -Charlie Brown, Allannah Hill and Gorman - collaborate for one show that will wow fans of fashion and the popular Auckland shopping district. Here's a rundown of the three designers you can expect to see at the Newmarket show! Click here to buy tickets.
Alannah Hill is an iconic Australian fashion designer whose humour, inspiration and wit have created a chic, sexy and elegant brand instantly recognisable and absolutely unique. As a fifteen-year-old runaway from the Tasmanian hinterlands adrift in the metropolis of Melbourne, Alannah groomed her fearlessness with high heels; hairspray and precision lipstick, then devoted herself to creating a visionary label that radiates joy, delight and confidence.
Charlie Brown introduces the “Highway to Heaven, Stairway to Hell”. Her Spring Summer 2013 collection sees an explosion of bold colour, striking prints, signature animal print and sleek silhouettes – a clash that is not so much rock and roll but a stylistic combination of contrasts.
In 1999, Lisa Gorman launched her eponymous label ‘Gorman’ at fledgling boutique Fat52 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, with a collection titled 'Less Than 12 Degrees'. The instant success of that first offering was the beginning of something special and in the years that have followed the Gorman label has extended beyond Australia to become an iconic part of the fashion landscape in New Zealand.
Grab your tickets and get down to the NZ Fashion Weekend to check out the Newmarket show... see you there!