Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


NZ fashion designer Yvonne Bennetti at iD Dunedin

Media release Wednesday 30 January 2013

New Zealand fashion designer Yvonne Bennetti to show at iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2013

Much-loved luxury women’s fashion designer – Yvonne Bennetti – will show a stunning collection at this year’s iD Dunedin Fashion Week.

The New Zealand fashion designer – who has dressed Kiwi stars such as Rachel Hunter and Lorraine Downes – will join celebrity UK milliner Stephen Jones as a guest designer at the iD Fashion Shows at Dunedin’s Railway Station on March 15 and 16.

The renowned guest joins iD’s tradition of showcasing high profile New Zealand fashion designers, which in the past has included Zambesi, Liz Mitchell, Francis Hooper of WORLD, Adrian Hailwood and Cybèle.

Over her 25-year career in the fashion industry, Bennetti has established herself at the forefront of New Zealand luxury womenswear through her textile design, eveningwear and bridal collections. iD crowds will be treated to a 15-strong collection, including three of her much sought after bridal gowns, five glamorous eveningwear pieces, four day pieces, and three vintage/retrospective outfits.

After graduating from Auckland Polytechnic in 1989, Bennetti worked for two years as an assistant designer to Trelise Cooper, before embarking on a career in textile design in Hong Kong. During her 12 years in Hong Kong, Bennetti created fabrics for high-end fashion labels, including Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan, former iD guest Akira Isogawa, Collette Dinnigan, Easton Pearson, Tanya Carlson, NOM*d, Trelise Cooper and Zambesi. In 2003, she opened her own store in Auckland, returning permanently in 2007.

Bennetti is “excited and honoured” to be part of iD.

“We don’t wholesale in Dunedin, so I’m inspired to show people in the south my work (especially our bridal and vintage collections) and hope they’ll find it interesting.

“Dunedin has an eclectic and distinctive fashion style and because my work is very embellished and feminine and bright, it will be quite different to what Dunedin audiences are used to seeing on the runway. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to show my collection.”

iD Dunedin Fashion Week committee chair Susie Staley says audiences are guaranteed to see an exquisite collection from Bennetti.

“We’re really excited to have her here and, as a big fan of her designs, I personally can’t wait to see her gorgeous creations on the iD catwalk.”

Tickets are still available for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards on Thursday 14 March and the iD Fashion Show on Friday 15 March. Limited tickets are available for the iD Fashion Show on Saturday 16 March. Tickets can be purchased at TicketDirect venues (including the Regent Theatre, Dunedin), Ph 0800 4 TICKET or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz. A booking fee applies.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news