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Public access to Air New Zealand Fashion Week.

16 September 2004

Public access to Air New Zealand Fashion Week.

Nightly highlights packages of Air New Zealand Fashion Week will screen on C4, the music channel, with live broadcasts from the collections also planned for TV3's Nightline as organisers move to bring the highly popular trade shows closer to the public.

Since debuting just four years ago, Air New Zealand Fashion Week has become the premier event on New Zealand's fashion calendar and at the top of many fashionistas' agendas from New York to New Plymouth.

While the event is, officially the domain of fashion buyers, media and guests of the designers

it has attracted huge public interest spurring organisers to look for ways to satisfy the public's appetite for the latest from the catwalk for Autumn/Winter 2005.

The television connection is a great coup, providing a half hour highlights show on C4 at 7pm each night followed by a second show at 10.30pm with the day's other shows.

TV3's Nightline will broadcast live from the event on Thursday 21 October, featuring a special Best of Show especially for a television audience but open to the public via sales at Ticketek.

Air New Zealand Fashion Week Managing Director, Pieter Stewart is excited about the new television connection.

"While our primary focus is on creating the best possible facility to generate sales and profile for our designers, it's an incredible bonus to think the public, who have been so supportive and excited about the event, can share the experience and truly see the best of the collections."

And that's just the top of the list for dedicated followers of fashion looking to make the most of Frocktober in its new venue, the former Team New Zealand and Alinghi America's Cup bases, at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour.

Here's how you can get a taste of Air New Zealand Fashion Week:

Best of Fashion Week Shows

Thursday 21 October, 6.30pm and 8.30pm, 135 Halsey St. The Air New Zealand Fashion Week Best of Shows feature highlights of the collections. Tickets, plus a pre show drink and nibbles, from Ticketek.

Corporate Hosting

Two corporate hosting packages are on offer for lunch or cocktails and a show.

For more details please contact Mike, tel. 09 623 8089 or email:

Air New Zealand Fashion Week Exhibition

Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October, open 10am to 6pm, 135 Halsey St. For the first time in 2004, you can join the delegates, designers, media and VIPs as they scout out the latest trends in accessories and off-catwalk design at the Air New Zealand Fashion Week Exhibition. Tickets, including free glass of Deutz, available at ANZFW registration desk.

The Official Party, brought to you by Stella Artois and George FM

Thursday 21 October at Coast Club & Lounge. With only 500 public tickets available, this is your only opportunity to celebrate the success of Fashion Week with our nation's industry insiders and a line-up of New Zealand's finest DJs. Tickets, only $30 + booking fee, through Ticketek.

NZ Runway

Friday 22 to Monday 25 October, 135 Hasley St. A public event, NZ Runway is a unique celebration of fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, design and indulgence. Although totally independent of Air New Zealand Fashion Week, NZ Runway will show highlights from the collections at daily catwalk shows. The event will also showcase fashion in all its guises, including the finest New Zealand food, wine, music, dance, beauty, art and interiors. For more information,

Bombay Sapphire Design Room

Monday 18 to Monday 25 October, 135 Halsey St. Sponsored by Bombay Sapphire and supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, this exhibition showcases New Zealand's best-designed interior products, furniture, glassware, jewellery and ceramics. For more details contact Paul Blomfield at NZTE, tel. 09 919 9049 or email:

Max t-shirt and Max bag - the official Fashion Week accessories

The official accessories of Frocktober are the Air New Zealand Fashion Week t-shirt and bag. This year's collectors items will once again be on sale at Max, official fashion partner to the collections, from the eve of Fashion Week!

The Bombay Blush and Flightless Fin - the official Fashion Week cocktails

Join the fashionable set and sip away on one or both official Fashion Week cocktails specially created for the collections, the Bombay Sapphire Bombay Blush and Finlandia Vodka Flightless Fin. Available at participating Auckland Viaduct bars during Air New Zealand Fashion Week. See for recipes.

Vidcom big screen, Viaduct Harbour

Sponsored by Auckland City Council, the big screen is your chance to enjoy a drink in the Auckland Viaduct bars while still catching the fashion action live on the big screen.

TelstraClear live streaming

Available from Monday 18 October. The only way to see Air New Zealand Fashion Week live. Visit the Air New Zealand Fashion Week website click on the link TelstraClear Live Video Stream and watch all your favourite New Zealand designers live.

Official CD

Compiled by Simon Grigg and Tim Moon and available at all good music stores. More details available from Pagan Records, tel. 09 302 3229

George FM - official radio station

Live feeds from the venue daily with round-ups from fashion icon Francis Hooper of WORLD.

Promotions at participating restaurants and bars including:

Soul Bar, Auckland Viaduct

Euro Restaurant, Auckland Viaduct

Match Bar, Pitt St

Toto, Hobson St

Minus Five, Auckland Viaduct

Coast Bar, Auckland Viaduct

Pasha, Auckland Viaduct

Sierra Coffee, Auckland Viaduct


Eastern Viaduct only $6 for three hours during the day and $6 all night. Downtown carpark $4 all night after 5pm. Vouchers from affiliated restaurants, bars, yellow taxis and at ANZFW registration desk.

Max Water Taxis

Definitely the most stylish way to arrive at Air New Zealand Fashion Week, the Max Water Taxis leave from three points in the Viaduct and Princes Wharf bound for the official venue. Only $5 one-way or $8 return.

For more detail on these and other opportunities to get involved, or a map of the venue, visit

About Air New Zealand Fashion Week:

Air New Zealand Fashion Week unites the finest of New Zealand fashion and showcases it to the world. In just four years, the event has delivered significant trade opportunities for New Zealand fashion's inherently indigenous take on urban style.


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