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

 


Enjoy a Weekend Wellington-style

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Enjoy a Weekend Wellington-style

As Wellington Fashion Week returns to the capital for its third year this April, it’s the perfect time to fill your day with retail therapy, and your suitcase with beautiful new things, on a weekend getaway Wellington-style.

Fashion forward
Experience high-fashion runway shows, jewellery exhibitions, beauty events and a fashion-themed outdoor movie night at this year’s Wellington Fashion Week (WFW) from 9-13 April.

Centred at Shed 6 on Wellington’s waterfront, WFW will open with Moochi’s 2014 winter collection, which takes its cue from the Orient. Group collection showcases will hit the runway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, followed by a Sunday afternoon showcase from Storm before World Couture’s closing show. Tickets are on sale now and start from just $29 - visit Ticketek.co.nz.

What’s in store?
In Wellington shopping is made simple thanks to the city’s compact city centre. Head to Lambton Quay, Willis Street, Wakefield Street and the Cuba Quarter for the best high street and vintage shopping in town. A visit to College Street is also worth the detour where you’ll find a great collection of boutiques, cafes and foodie heaven, Moore Wilson’s.

Be sure to stop by the new retail precinct on the corner of Lambton Quay and Featherston Street to sample a degustation of Grand Cru coffees in the Coffee Room at the new Nespresso Boutique. Just next door you can browse the stunning wares at Walker & Hall jewellers, pick up some treats at The Body Shop, dress to impress at Robyn Mathieson and more.

The new two-storey Glassons-Hallensteins flagship (312 Lambton Quay) is the mother of all flagships. The spacious, open-plan layout features high ceilings, industrial details and a great selection of fashion staples, including a corner for Glasson’s new edt. fashion range.

Speaking of flagships, the arrival of lululemon athletica (276 Lambton Quay) has yoga fans pounding the pavements in the direction of its new Wellington headquarters to pick up the latest in their range of bright, comfortable and fabulous sportswear.

Viviane in-vogue
After you’ve dropped the bags off, wind down with a visit to City Gallery Wellington. Viviane Sassen is a Dutch photographer whose work blends art, fashion and documentary to create enigmatic images of people that are both provocative and beautiful. Her exhibition Lexicon, shot in Africa, a continent she partly grew up in, runs from 22 March – 1 June and entry is free.


Welcome back for WOW
Before you know it it’ll be time to update the spring wardrobe and head to WOW®, the mesmerising extravaganza where fashion, design, light, sound, theatre and dance collide. Tickets to the 2014 season of the World of WearableArt Awards Show are now on sale. Weekend tickets to WOW sell out quickly – so get in fast or consider a mid-week visit; you’ll get the added bonus of being able to hunt out all the weeknight two-for-one cocktail and dining deals! Tickets start from $50.

:: To book a weekend Wellington-style or for a full shopping guide, visit WellingtonNZ.com.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Memorial: 85th Anniversary Of 1931 Napier Earthquake

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye will today attend the 85th anniversary afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Napier earthquake, to pay tribute to the heroism, kindness and generosity shown by many during this and more recent emergencies. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images: 2016 Wellington Seven Costumes

On the last day of the 2016 Wellington Sevens, a sunny day saw the Stadium and waterfront quiet – at least compared to previous years. But there were still a range of traditional and novel dresser-uppers to be spotted. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news