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New Zealand Fashion Week 2013

New Zealand Fashion Week 2013

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New Zealand Fashion Week starts on Monday with delegates and media from New Zealand and around the world coming to see more than 60 of our most innovative designers show and exhibit their collections across NZ Fashion Week and NZ Fashion Weekend.

Last year more than 30,000 people flocked to see runway shows, beauty and lifestyle seminars and to soak up the ambience and glamour of New Zealand Fashion Week. There are still some great seats left to Designer Selection shows and some exciting group and designer shows at NZ Fashion Weekend.

Here are a few places to check out if you want to get your friends together and see some pop up bars and sample some prestigious brands in a buzzing environment:

The Bombay Sapphire Bar on the ground floor will be showcasing its Spring/Summer ‘13 Collection at New Zealand Fashion Week. The collection has been created by cocktail genius Dickie Cullimore who has been inspired by New Zealand’s fresh and lively summer. The collection explores classic gin cocktails with a contemporary twist and is bursting with seasonal flavours.

If you like to support New Zealand winemakers you can sample our finest wines in the Tohu Lounge upstairs. And if you are the designated driver or believe that beauty starts from the inside out there is a free refill station for water bottles thanks to Brita in the Exhibition Showcase area.


Access to the Viaduct Events Centre can be a little difficult at the moment due to the Road Works on Halsey St, so if you want to check it out – see the link:

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May we suggest parking in the Downtown Carpark and accessing from Te Wero over the Viaduct Bridge straight to the venue.

BMW and the New Generation Competition

BMW is the official vehicle sponsor of New Zealand Fashion Week. They supply their fabulous BMW cars to be part of the NZFW Official Fleet to drive around VIP’s during Fashion Week, making sure they all reach shows and appointments on time. They are also the proud partner of our New Generation Designer competition and runway programme. The three finalists this year are Crooked Seven, Nara Paz and Beverly Riverina, all designed ‘wraps’ for a BMW, which is presently being driven by media and will be part of the fleet for the Week.

BMW will also have presence inside the venue with the “People’s Choice Award” Activation. A large screen display will showcase imagery of each wrapped vehicle on a constant loop. There will also be one garment from each designer on display to demonstrate the connection between the designers’ collection and the decal design on their BMW.

Each ticket to a Fashion Week show enables one vote for their favourite designer. There will be 5000 goodie bags that will contain the BMW/New Gen branded voting chips. These chips then get placed in to perspex boxes and accumulate over the week. By doing this we will create a visual representation of the most popular design.
The New Gen designers showcase their collections in a group show on Thursday 5th September where they are supported by NZFW with stylists, models and show producers. The winner is announced at the New Gen show, and will receive a $5000 grant that could be put towards the NZFW 2014 ‘Contemporary Salon Show’. In addition to the grant the winner will win a BMW X1 to drive for 3 months.


Do you know your Hailwood from your haute couture? Telecom is on the lookout for our nation's Ultimate NZ Fashion Guru through the Telecom SHEEK Challenge. Participants earn points for every question they get right about New Zealand fashion.

There are six rounds in the quiz, with 12 questions in each round. As each round progresses, questions will get increasingly difficult and the points awarded will increase. Points will however be deducted the longer it takes someone to answer a round, so keep sharp and your friends close!

Sharing tools allow you to ask your friends for help in answering questions and you can post your NZ Fashion knowledge status on Facebook.
The top scorers will be invited to take part in the final 7th round and the one with the top score will be crowned the SHEEK Ultimate NZ Fashion Guru, winning a $5K designer wardrobe. The top 20 runner ups in the SHEEK Challenge will win one of 20 hot new HTC One thanks to HTC.

So start swotting!


If you haven’t checked it out yet, look at The Guide, your essential fashion, beauty and lifestyle manifesto for NZ Fashion Week 2013. You can view it here on our website nzfashionweek.com or check it out in the latest Remix magazine on sale this Monday 2nd September.

If you missed the stunning Viva feature on Fashion Week in Wednesday’s New Zealand Herald, don’t fret! There will be copies at the Viaduct Event Centre (VEC) next week or – better yet – check it out online nzherald.co.nz/viva-magazine and download the new Viva App for fashion and lifestyle updates on the go. Also on site at the VEC and online at nzfashionweek.com is our own Daily Newsletter. Proudly sponsored by SMP Solutions and fresh off the press every day, this brochure is your daily source of Fashion Week News, highlights and a showcase of all that is happening at the VEC around the shows and seminars.

Aimed for the rag trade but accessible for everyone who is interested in the fashion and textile industries, Apparel Magazine interviews the major players in the sector and highlights international trends influencing our local designers and businesses. You can subscribe to the online newsletter for free at Apparel Magazine.

And there’s no need to worry that fashion news will dry up once our big week is over. FashioNZ is the fashion lover’s dream come true. A portal for news, look books, events, competitions and trends; this site lets you fill your senses with all that is stylish from New Zealand’s established and up and coming designers.


As the official broadcast partner of New Zealand Fashion Week, TV3 and 3 News are proud to be your home of exclusive and unparalleled access to New Zealand’s largest fashion event. Throughout the week, 3 News will film every runway show, editing the two-camera footage onsite so a full highlights video can be published exclusively on-demand at the new look 3News.co.nz/Fashion within four hours. NZFW 2013 also sees the return of TV3’s daily online fashion review programme, Fashion Front Row, hosted by 3 News Entertainment Editor Kate Rodger and Metro Magazine Fashion Editor Rebecca Wadey as they offer behind-the-scene exclusives and glimpses behind the curtain.

Providing special features, designer profiles, interviews, backstage exclusives, photos galleries, giveaways and more at 3News.co.nz/Fashion, 3 News will be the go-to outlet for fashion followers, with hundreds of hours of Fashion Week coverage going online in the build up to and during the week. Television coverage includes exclusive daily reports on Firstline, 3 News at midday and 6pm and Nightline, covering everything from Kiwi design stars to emerging talent, with Kate Rodger and others filing LIVE from the venue.


EziBuy takes the stage at NZFW’s popular Designer Selection Show to preview its summer collection. Inspired by international runways and high street trends, and styled by one of New Zealand’s favourite style gurus, Lulu Wilcox, EziBuy is set to turn heads!

Showcasing a range of looks across the key trends of colour pop, metallics, floral and prints. There is something for all occasions, shapes and sizes, including casual wear, work to play, glamour and resort wear. Everything shown at this year’s NZ Fashion Week, will be also be available to purchase online. Make sure you check out www.ezibuy.co.nz to pull your own catwalk outfit together!


It is with great pleasure that we deepen our relationship with David Trubridge, exhibiting at the upcoming NZ Fashion Week 2013. We'll be offering a sneak peak of Pequod, a yet-to-be-released light, and their award winning Manuka contemporary chandelier and screen. These will be seen along with the classic favourite Coral, Snowflake and our Adorn jewellery.

David's trend-defying work seems a natural fit to a fashion-orientated dialogue. Stella McCartney's 2008 window display in Parisian store Printemps featured his lights, while the English high street love affair with Top Shop was treated to an installation with Kate Moss' diffusion line. The Australian luxury brand Oroton also commissioned the company to produce a custom-designed pendant light, to feature throughout their stores.
We're excited about this project, and are sure David’s pieces will only help to 'brighten up' what will already be a spectacular event.

2013 Canon Next Top Photographer

Watch out for our 20 finalists snapping away to win the Canon Next Top Photographer, check out the great prizes they can win:

1st Prize – EOS 70D twin lens kit RRP $1749.96
The winner will also receive a photography mentoring session with a Canon nominated professional photographer

2nd Prize – EOS M twin lens kit RRP $1249.95

3rd Prize – PowerShot SX50HS RRP $749.95

Peoples Choice award – PowerShot SX280 RRP $499.95

Make sure you get your photo taken by them!!!!


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