Georgia Fowler and Emma Champtaloup backstage at Zambesi NZFW 09. Photo: Guy Coombes The countdown to New Zealand Fashion Week continues. We’re just eight days out, and to celebrate, here’s the official schedule. The breakdown, by my count, goes a little something like this: There are 36 shows spread over five days (not counting the IBM Designer Selection Series); nine on the Tuesday, 11 on the Wednesday, 10 on the Thursday, five on the Friday and just one on the Saturday; of the 36 shows, eight are offsite – Zambesi on Tuesday; Ruby, WORLD and Nom*D on Wednesday; Salasai andClick to Continue!
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Photo: Katherine Lowe Kate Sylvester will not show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2010, making this the second time in three years that she’ll be missing from the event. Absent from the official lineup released earlier this month, the Sylvester camp initially said that they had not yet made up their minds regarding NZFW. But today Kate Sylvester herself confirmed the decision not to show – explaining that all of the company’s energies are currently focussed on growth in the Australian market. Sylvester opened her first Australian store on Sydney’s Oxford Street in December 2009, and is currently on theClick to Continue!
Derya Parlak working it in Juliette Hogan at the New Zealand Fashion Festival New Zealand Fashion Week‘s sister event – the consumer-targeted New Zealand Fashion Festival – took place for the first time on Tuesday this week. A press release was sent out about six hours prior to the show to say that tickets had sold out online, and that the inner city venue would be packed out with 1200 guests. I’m not sure how many eventually showed up, but the place was pretty damn full. And not just with paying customers. Among the crowd was a smattering of fashionClick to Continue!
Photos: Aaron K for MODEL GO-SEE With the blinder of a freshman show season Kiwi girl Jessica Clarke‘s just had, there’s good reason to be feeling optimistic about the state of New Zealand modelling. (Because let’s face it – much like our sporting prowess, NZ’s modelling success has long been overshadowed by our Australian counterparts.) Enter Katie Holcroft, who popped up on local site MODEL GO-SEE just days after NZFW had wrapped, and who I think might just have a strong shot at the big leagues. Just 13 years of age and already standing at 5’10, Katie Holcroft hails fromClick to Continue!