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New Fashion Talent for International Spotlight

Media Release For Immediate Release 12 October 2001

New Fashion Talent for International Spotlight

Six new labels will make their international catwalk debut at L'Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week, event organisers announced today.

Collections from Sherrill Joseph (Auckland) Voon, Billy Zamoisky and Ehud (Wellington), Adamsgibbs (Hawkes Bay) and Paulette De-Har (now living in Melbourne) will be on show during the Gillette for Women Venus New Generation Show at 4pm in Auckland Town Hall's Great Hall on Thursday 25 October. This will be the designers' first show before an international audience of media, buyers and the fashion industry.

L'Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week event organiser Pieter Stewart says the six new generation designers are exciting new talent.

'The international buyers coming have already expressed a strong interest in seeing what new talent New Zealand has to offer and these designers will not disappoint them," she says.

"We're absolutely delighted with the six designers in the Gillette for Women Venus New Generation Show and think they compliment the other more established designers who will show at the event very well." Mathew Thompson, Product Manager Gillette, SellAgence Limited representing Gillette says Gillette for Women Venus is proud to be associated with New Zealand's rising talent.

"We're privileged to be involved in a show which will provide both an international and domestic platform to showcase local designers with so much potential," he says.

"Gillette for Women Venus is a revolutionary product combining leading edge technology and groundbreaking innovation. It represents a truly unique experience for consumers. We believe the designers of the Gillette for Women Venus New Generation Collection will continue the unique experience, showcasing leading edge designs that will push boundaries and break ground with new innovations."

The inaugural L'Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week runs from Tuesday 23 October to Sunday 28 October 2001. The event includes 24 group and individual fashion shows over three days, as well as an exhibition hall in Aotea Square. LNZFW opens to the public for the Consumer Weekend, in association with Style Magazine and supported by Industry New Zealand.

Open to the public on October 27 and 28, the LNZFW Consumer Weekend with catwalk shows and a range of fashion, design, hair and make-up exhibitors. The country's aspiring models will also get their chance to be discovered, in the inaugural Style Magazine/Clyne Model Management model search.

Sponsors for L'Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week are naming rights sponsor L'Oreal Paris, strategic partner Trade New Zealand, major sponsors Industry New Zealand, L'Oreal Professionnel, Deutz Marlborough Cuvee and Evian, Sheraton Auckland Hotel & Towers, Heart of the City, Air New Zealand and Auckland City Council.

Supporting sponsors include Lion Breweries, The Edge, Tourism Auckland, Gillette for Women Venus, Tourism New Zealand, N.B.PR, Orb Coffee, Fashion Quarterly, Flexicon Limited, Kodak, AUT, Style Magazine, American Express, official ice-cream Tip Top and official vehicle Jaguar.

For further information about L'Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week, or to register to attend, visit www.nzfashionweek.com.

ENDS

Note: Please find attached contact details for the designers, below

For further information please contact: Wendy Pannett, Andrea Thuell Phone 0064 4 9170380 Phone 0064 9 9131825 Mobile 0064 21 440898 Mobile 0064 21 431 443 Email wpannett@nbpr.co.nz Email athuell@nbpr.co.nz.

Gillette for Women Venus New Generation Designer Contacts

Voon - Contact Sophie Voon phone 04 801 8292, Wellington

Ehud - Contact Ehud Joseph phone 021 350056, Wellington

Billy Zamoisky - Contact Billy Zamoisky phone 04 801 8148, Wellington

Adamsgibbs - Contact Jean Hughes phone 06 875 0603, Hawkes Bay

Sherrill Joseph - Contact Sherrill Joseph phone 021 1373 039, Auckland

Paulette De-Har - Contact Paulette De-Har phone 0061409418905, Melbourne

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