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Air New Zealand Fashion WEEKEND 2009

August 20th 2009

Media release

Air New Zealand Fashion WEEKEND 2009

Join in the fashionable fun!

Air New Zealand Fashion WEEKEND returns for fashionable fun this year with a Friday night session to set the scene for a weekend of style and entertainment.

The two day event kicks off early in 2009 at 6pm on Friday 25th September, and will run through to the evening on Saturday September 21st. The new Friday night start was designed to open up Fashion WEEKEND to a wider audience of fashion lovers from the local Auckland CBD.

Event Director Myken Stewart is excited about the new format Air New Zealand Fashion WEEKEND.

“Kicking off on the Friday evening provides the perfect opportunity to knock off work and head down to the stylish Halsey Street venue to take in the up-beat atmosphere at Fashion WEEKEND”.

“Those who are up for socialising can grab a bite to eat at Fashion Plate, visit the stunning Moet and Chandon Lounge or chill out to some live music thanks to Red Bull or DJ’s down at the Cutting Room bar thanks to Loop Recordings. For a fashion fix guests can check out one of the many fashion shows on offer, or do some shopping at the New Zealand Herald Designer Garage Sale,” says Stewart.

General Admission tickets are affordable at $15 which covers a long list of fashion and entertainment attractions across the weekend.

This ticket gives venue entry access to the all important New Zealand Herald Designer Garage Sale for fashion bargains plus entry to the ZM Seminars, the Fashion Plate Café, the Cutting Room bar and non stop DJ’s and entertainment.

There is a schedule of special shows throughout Fashion WEEKEND including the Diet Coke “Little Black Dress Show” featuring five NZ designers and five Australian designers, the GHD New Gen Show which will showcase a selection of New Zealand’s best up and coming fashion designers, and closing Fashion WEEKEND on the Saturday evening will be a 30 year retrospective show of Zambesi.

Seven Designer Selection Shows will run through Air New Zealand Fashion Week and WEEKEND. These shows feature the best of ANZFW designers, and tickets also include general admission to Fashion WEEKEND. (See below for further ticket information.)


Air New Zealand Fashion WEEKEND General Admission Tickets are available through for $15.00 and will be available on entry at the event. 


Friday 25th September 6.00pm – midnight.

Saturday 26th September 10.00am – 9.00pm.


The New Zealand Herald Designer Garage Sale

This year the New Zealand Herald Designer Garage Sale will be in full force with a long list of designers flocking to be involved again. The space has been opened up and the format simplified to make for a stress free environment. The Designer Garage Sale will include some beauty and other interesting stands like the New Zealand Herald stand. Don’t miss your chance to nab some serious designer bargains. More information coming soon!

Check out for updates.

Designer Selection Shows
There will be 7 Designer Selection Shows in 2009. This show concept is exclusive to ANZFW and lets you see ALL the designers from Air New Zealand Fashion Week in one glamorous catwalk show.  One outfit will be shown from the designers Autumn/Winter collection 2010, plus two in-season outfits will be shown that you can buy in store right now! This is the best way to see a little bit of everything and don’t forget about the amazing goodie bag. Your Designer Selection Show ticket also gets you into the venue where you can stay on site and soak up the vibe, drink, eat and be merry while you watch the fashion shows in real time on the many big screens. So get your friends together, book your tickets and come down to Air New Zealand Fashion Week 09!

Book at or ph (09) 361 1000 - booking and delivery fees apply

Price – Standard $65, Standard Earlybird $55

             Premium $100, Premium Earlybird $80

*Designer Selection tickets also include GA entry into Fashion WEEKEND

ZM Seminars

The ZM seminars are back on the agenda after their huge popularity with Fashion WEEKEND audiences last year. You can expect ZM Seminars from The Carpenters Daughter, Seville’s, Claire Sullivan (Folio magazine), KSSM School of Makeup and Skin Institute, plus more to be announced!

More at Fashion WEEKEND

Red Bull will bring in some of their renowned Red Bull Live musicians to perform during Fashion WEEKEND. The Moet and Chandon Lounge will be the venue for fabulous parties and functions through the week and weekend. The Cutting Room Bar will be pumping thanks to Loop Recordings and their lengthy line up of the hottest local DJ’s. Fashion Plate Restaurant will be available every day of Air New Zealand Fashion Week and Fashion WEEKEND to feed our most discerning and sociable of guests.  Treat yourself to a customised beauty blast from our newest makeup partner – Rationale. Plus you can check out the fashion shows from the big week on 42 inch Sony plasma screens. And finally, look out for competitions, special promotions and sampling around the venue.



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