Day four of New Zealand Fashion Week saw an incredible range of talent from the Miramoda Showcase. The Indigenous Māori Fashion Apparel Board (IMFAB) was founded as an organisation instituted to advance the quality status of Māori fashion design and to raise its artistic and professional standards. Each year New Zealand Fashion Week showcases these designers and their collections.
A small selection of the serious talent and craftsmanship that was shown on the runway:
The always anticipated and entertaining Jockey show – American Baseball themed show was opened by All Black Damian McKenzie and Jockey Ambassador Matilda Rice. Matilda’s collaboration with Jockey was showcased in a range of soft pastel colours, beautiful florals and practical styles along with jockey sleepwear for both men and women.
Trelise Cooper started the evening with a bang – rainbow holograph being the theme for the evening. It was safe to say, that walking into the venue, there was a definite buzz about what the show might entail.
The runway was lined down the centre with rainbow curtains that changed colours with the lighting design – an interesting visual detail to add to the multilayered designs within the collections. A live DJ set started the onslaught of Trelises’s Model Army showcasing over 65 incredibly detailed looks.
Big hair is back and better than ever in the Trelise show – Hair Direction: Grant Betjemann and Sasha Lenski – L’Oréal Professionnel Ambassadors and the make up looks were 60’s inspired retro disco glam by Liz Hyun for Mac.
Finishing off day four, we headed off-site to The Powerstation to watch Huffer’s always energetic and cool show.
Taking their iconic puffer jackets to a whole new level with a more fashion-led and diverse mix of styles, Huffer brought a fresh new approach to winter street style.Vibrant colours and camo came through strongly in this collection to celebrate the brands 21 years leading the charge for New Zealand streetwear. For the afterparty, guests were treated to a special performance by international rapper Desiigner to send out the night.