You may have heard NZFW has a new look for 2011, not only are we running early this year due to timing of the Rugby World Cup, we have a brand new venue in store for you. The Viaduct Events Centre at 161 Halsey Street, not far from where we used to live. Why don’t you see for yourself? You can check out the new venue here at www.viaductevents.co.nz . With sweeping views from the Harbour Bridge to the City and beyond, the venue, which will be used for the first time by NZFW, is the perfect location for showcasing New Zealand’s most impressive fashion talents
NZFW is also excited by the new support of Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED), the newly formed, council controlled organisation, charged with lifting the Auckland region's economic wellbeing. ATEED has identified NZFW as one of four key, existing Auckland events that deliver significant returns to the city and offer potential for growth in the future. As an event showcasing an industry that contributes $230m in exports annually to the economy, NZFW has successfully generated huge financial benefits to the Auckland region and the country, across 10 years.
On 8th June NZFW looks forward to welcoming back Kim Skildum-Reid as special guest and host to our annual partner sponsorship seminar. Kim is one of the world’s top corporate sponsorship consultants, trainers, speakers, and authors, with 25 years experience across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australasia. Every year NZFW sponsors and partners are offered the chance to work with Kim in an amazing full day workshop – a relationship that is proving to be well worth it for NZFW, as we are pleased to learn that Kim is now working with some of our previous sponsors and partners whom we introduced over the last couple of years.
Our new look and feel website will be live from the middle of June, find out how you can be at New Zealand Fashion Week this year. The site will go live with general public access pages then move to event and media registration – designers will be announced in mid-July and all relevant information about designers will follow soon after.
2011 is so far shaping up to be a great year for designers coming on board. We are looking forward to welcoming back our old favourites and also introducing you to a whole new range of designers - our schedule is filling up fast, so watch out for the official release of designers showing for 2011 in mid July!
VIP Hosting packages are now available so please feel free to contact Jaclyn@nzfashionweek.com if you would like to receive a copy via email. With a new look venue comes a new look hosting experience, we are sure you will be able to find something for your friends and colleagues to enjoy at the Viaduct Events Centre for 2011.
Fashion Weekend this year is starting to take shape and is looking as busy as ever, with one of the main features of course being the hugely popular Designer Garage Sale. With a unique range of seminars, shows and music artists there is something for everyone at Fashion Weekend, leave the boys in the Absolut Lounge so they can listen to the latest bands and Djs play live while you shop to you drop! Attend the fine range of shows we have running from the popular Designer Selection Shows to Phoenix Renata, Raise Up and much more.
This year tickets will be going on sale early! From 10th June you will be able to head to www.iticket.co.nz and ensure that you can book your tickets early for Designer Selection Shows, and Fashion Weekend, including the exciting Designer Garage Sale. The tickets will be at amazing prices, keep an eye on www.iticket.co.nz for more information.
WHERE ARE WE NEXT?
See us in Remix Magazine due out on 10th June for even more information about 2011 Fashion Week.