Rounding up the NZFW 2015 posts with highlights from Thursday's shows. Stamina was running a bit low after a few late night editing sessions followed with early morning prep, so I definitely chilled out a bit more compared to earlier in the week. The sun was also out in full force, which always makes the day a good one. Definitely a great end to my first Fashion Week!
I initially wasn't even going to attend this show, but was very glad I decided to go in the end. I seriously appreciated the cohesive use of colour and vibrant statement pieces that made a great impact on the runway. The high-neck lace pantsuits are probably my favourites from the whole collection, especially the two in white. Also, I wish I had both the skill and hair length required to do this hairstyle on myself.
This was arguably the most highly anticipated show of the whole week. The Project Runway winner showcased his first collection since the competition, featuring crisp structured satins (as well as a few drapey pieces), beaded tassel details and a nod to his signature use of fringe. The runway itself was kitted out with huge mirror pillars; the models stood in front of them for the duration of the show after walking. It was a cool effect that allowed the audience to really look at and appreciate the garments. Another talking point was definitely the increasing level of bodily exposure as the show progressed, with the finale piece being an extremely risque fishnet dress; definitely not for every day, but it sure did make a statement!
This much loved NZ label was the last show of the week for me, and an offsite one at that. Held inside a carpark building close to K Road, walls of pink plastic were used to house the 'backstage' area, as well as create a pop-up shop for exclusive post show shopping. The show had a bit of a 70s vibe, with loose bell sleeves, long flowy bottoms and models rocking clip-on bangs. Standout pieces for me included a gorgeous pastel paisley print, the soft pink wraparound long sleeve top and the star printed finale maxi dress that is sure to be an instant seller.