Art deco on the cat­walk

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Fashion will take cen­tre stage next Fe­bru­ary when the 2019 Napier Art Deco Fes­ti­val once again trans­forms the city back to the Art Deco era and show­cases the best Hawke’s Bay has to of­fer

The 2019 Fes­ti­val has a fashion fo­cus with the main event the Art Deco Fashion on the Fore­shore on the Satur­day evening. This will be a cat­walk run­way show to present unique col­lec­tion pieces, newly de­signed art deco-in­spired works from lo­cal and na­tional de­sign­ers and even some spec­tac­u­lar Art Deco wear­able arts de­signs.

The bulk of the show has been cre­ated, but Art Deco Trust fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Glen Pick­er­ing says they are still look­ing for a few more lo­cal de­sign­ers, es­pe­cially for the wear­able arts sec­tion.

“Hav­ing the fashion fo­cus has given us the op­por­tu­nity to explore and de­velop our Art Deco world. We re­ally want to bring Art Deco fashion to life in a com­pletely new way. Work­ing with lo­cal and na­tional de­sign­ers who com­bine the in­spi­ra­tion of our Art Deco her­itage and his­tory with their the­atri­cal and artis­tic tal­ents to cre­ate a piece for the show is very ex­cit­ing.” says Pick­er­ing.

An­other area Art Deco Trust wants to en­gage the lo­cal com­mu­nity in is mod­els for the fashion show.

They are call­ing for regis­tra­tions of in­ter­est from women and men 14 years and older who are con­fi­dent and ea­ger to be in­volved in this once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity. It’s guar­an­teed to be an ex­pe­ri­ence you will never for­get, he says.

“We’re all about cel­e­brat­ing lo­cal tal­ent so find­ing ways to get the com­mu­nity even more in­volved is fan­tas­tic. The event will be mas­sive, with a big run­way in the Sound Shell and lots of en­ter­tain­ment. It’s fashion and en­ter­tain­ment on an in­ter­na­tional stage so it’s a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to show off their tal­ents.”

The 2019 Fashion Fo­cused Fes­ti­val will have ev­ery­thing, in­clud­ing a fashion style hub, fashion dis­plays and talks, cos­tume com­pe­ti­tions, lun­cheons with stylists and ex­perts, photo booths and much more.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion on how to take part as a de­signer or model in Art Deco Fashion on the Fore­shore, email fes­ti­[email protected]­de­ or phone 06 835 0022.

The 2019 Napier Art Deco Fes­ti­val starts on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 13 and runs through to Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, 2019.

To view the pro­gramme, book tick­ets and for more in­for­ma­tion go to­de­

For more in­for­ma­tion or images con­tact Vicky Rope, 021 545 159. Art Deco Fashion pa­rade shows off.

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