Fun fo­cus wraps up Fash­ion Week

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By GE­ORGE GARD­NER

Myken Ste­wart is clock­ing up her 11th year as brand man­ager at the coun­try’s lead­ing fash­ion event.

New Zealand Fash­ion Week is in full swing and 40,000 peo­ple are expected to have vis­ited the Viaduct Events Cen­tre by the end of Fash­ion Week­end.

Up to 1000 peo­ple can pack out the big venue when a pop­u­lar show like Trelise Cooper is cen­tre stage.

The trade show fea­tures about 55 de­signer brands and Ms Ste­wart is in charge of 36 spon­sors and nearly 40 af­fil­i­ates.

“That’s a happy.”

The event was started by Ms Ste­wart’s mother Pi­eter Ste­wart 12 years ago as a fash­ion trade show. In its fifth year Fash­ion Week­end was born which was de­signed to meet the needs of the grow­ing in­ter­est from the pub­lic.

Fash­ion Week is and al­ways will be a trade event and Fash­ion Week­end is

lot

of peo­ple

to keep a lot more in­ter­ac­tive and fun, and open to the pub­lic, Ms Ste­wart says.

‘‘The cor­ner­stones of Fash­ion Week­end are the De­signer Fash­ion Garage Sale and the De­signer Se­lec­tion Show which show­cases a cou­ple of pieces from each de­signer and a cou­ple in stores now.

‘‘It’s phe­nom­e­nal value, the goodie bag value of the se­lec­tion show is worth way more than the tick­ets.’’ Mean­while, preg­nant Ms Ste­wart is look­ing for­ward to a lit­tle time off to have her baby.

“Eleven years is a lot. I’d like to sit a year out and de­velop a few other bits and pieces around the event.”

En­try to Fash­ion Week­end is just $12 or if you are tak­ing in a show for $15 it gives you free en­try for the day. The De­signer Se­lec­tion Shows seats are $60 or $100 with goodie bags.

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