Festival to hit the catwalk
An impressive fashion spectacular is set to hit the catwalk later this month.
The inaugural Auckland Fashion Festival will take place on March 16 with an array of designers presenting their autumn and winter collections.
Designers will include Trelise Cooper, Zambesi, The Carpenters Daughter, Helen C her r y / Work sho p , Huffer, ate Sylvester, Adrian Hailwood, Andrea Moore, Annah Stretton, Barkers, Cybele, uiliette Hogan, Moochi, Paula Ryan, Stolen Girlfriends and Ed Hardy.
It is the first year of the event, which will have one major show and a weekend designer garage sale on March 20 and 21.
In future the show is expected to expand into a full schedule of events around the city.
The idea has been brought to fruition by New Zealand Fashion Week founders Pieter and Myken Stewart.
Pieter Stewart says the festival is an event that everyone can attend, in contrast to fashion week which is a trade event and closed to the public.
“The garments shown on the runway at the Auckland Fashion Festival are in-season and available in store,” she says.
Those attending the opening night will be able to enjoy a glass of Pelorus N Cloudy Bay on arrival, before a show of 10 garments each by the designers and live music provided by George FM.
An after-party will be held until 11pm.
Tickets are on sale with the first 100 gaining free entry to The New Zealand Herald designer garage sale.
Doors open at pm on March 16 and the show starts at .30pm. isit www.iticket.co.nz.