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NZFW17 | Hailwood AW18

Mister state trooper, please don’t stop me,
Please don’t stop me, please don’t stop me

When Bruce Springsteen’s State Trooper opens up the Hailwood show, you know you’re in for a sultry collection.

It’s funny because earlier in the day I was reading about Kim Kardashian channeling Jackie O for her recent photoshoot in Interview magazine with her daughter North. Jackie O of course sported a voluminous bob which is what we saw on the runway at Hailwood.


Giving us a 70’s vibe, the collection was hedonistic with velvet pants, sequined wrap dresses, faux fur coats and floor length gowns. Opening up the show was Ashleigh Good who previously served as Karl Lagerfield’s muse at Chanel; so it was perfect to see Good embodying the Hailwood woman.

It was a sophisticated callback to the 70’s without it being dated or over the top. The beautiful thing about the collection was Hailwood’s love for women. It was evident in the way the garments flattered and respected a woman’s body. The 70’s were a time when there was the women’s liberation movement; women felt free from sexual identities and this collection carries beautifully that same energy.

Words by Dru Douglas.
Images by Lyle Adams. More here.

NZFW2015 | Day 3 – Highlights

Day 3 marks the end of New Zealand Fashion Week, however, marks the beginning of Fashion Weekend! But before I dive into that lets talk highlights of Day 3. From marriage proposals to Sean Kelly’s debut show, the day got better and better.

Day 3 started off slow but quickly changed with Miromoda. You may already know this but Miromoda strives to support, expose and launch emerging indigenous designers or culturally charged creatives. This year we witnessed a quick and sweet proposal on the runway between two designers. Confitex unveiled a really sexy range of lingerie. Hailwood dazzled us with lights. Zambesi held another fully packed show and Sean Kelly impressed us all with his NZFW debut show. Scroll down to see our highlights of the day.

Work by Shona Tawhiao from her Battle Cry collection featured in Miromoda.


A marriage proposal happened between two designers. Hohepa Thompson (Hori) & Mia Brennan (Mimi) collaborated for this year’s Miromoda to show their collection titled Hori lovs Mimi, to the surprise of Mia and everyone Hohepa went down on one knee.


Confitex shows off his very sexy, very sensual and modest range of underwear.


Winner of Project Runway (season 13) Sean Kelly had his first NZFW debut show constructing a scene of mirrors that transcends the catwalk and into a surreal environment of hypnotic illusions.

We couldn’t get any closer to the models at Hailwood but this shot here shows a stunning scene of blue. Photograph was taken from the end of the runway.


Last to show was Zambesi, they presented a heavily dark and warm coloured collection. This photograph was taken just at the entrance of the runway. The model had eyes of steel and her stride was confident and powerful.

Now back to Fashion Weekend! Today marks the start of Fashion Weekend with the opening ceremony happening tonight. We will be there Saturday & Sunday to see some of the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. Fashion Weekend is open to the public and tickets are available for some of the shows and seminars to purchase. Head on over to New Zealand Fashion Week’s official website and to read more about the weekend shows, or you can just click here to Buy Tickets now.

Stay tuned for more write ups on some of our favourite shows and highlights of Fashion Weekend.


heard | NZFW 2012: Get the (Hair) Look

Sebastian Professional have teamed up with Stephen Marr to create the perfect runway hair for 8 of the shows this week. We’ve got the inside word from Stephen Marr’s Creative Director, Lauren Gunn, to find out the inspiration behind the runway looks and we have some tips on how you can get the look for yourself.

Here’s the low-down on runway looks from Day 1:



Inspiration behind the look:I’d describe Coop’s show as electrical! It is classic but hip – I love how upbeat it is. It combines classy, feminine fabrics and lines with super cool features, like neon. My inspiration for the hair is a superhero electro girl. Her hair is modern and elongated – not curly but not straight, waxy shiny, but not boofy. I used Sebastian Professional Craft Clay and Sebastian Professional Trilliant Shine Spray.

Hot tip:Mix wax and shine serum together and run through the hair. Be adventurous!


Inspiration behind the look:The hair for Hailwood is a beautiful 70’s blow dry. The part was slightly off centre and we featured a soft wave on a front piece. I used lots of Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper Hairspray, and Sebastian Professional Trilliant Spray

Hot tip: Move your part slightly off centre and use a curling tong to smooth the hair flat near the parting. To create a soft wave for a piece of hair at the front, bend the hair upwards over the tong. Brush, brush, brush! With an amazing brush – I used a flat-ball bristle brush.


Inspiration behind the look:The Juliette show featured modern 60’s looks – clean lines, beautiful and feminine. The hair look was ingénue – like a 17 year old in the 60’s – hardly any product and a clean silhouette. I used Sebastian Professional Halo Mist and Sebastian
Professional Re-Shaper.

Hot tip:Apply Sebastian Professional Halo Mist for a no-product-look shine.


*Photographs courtesy Oliver Rose

New Zealand Fashion Week 2012

We were pretty excited to get the New Zealand Fashion Week 2012 media release. Having had an amazing time last year with the crew, we’re itching to get right back into it this year!

Spanning four days from Tuesday 4 September, over 40 talented New Zealand and international fashion designers will be showing their A/W 2013 collections. Returning to the wonderful Viaduct Events Centre in downtown Auckland, New Zealand Fashion Week 2012 is looking to be one of the busiest they’ve had!

Confirmed designers include Australian designer Charlie Brown, Andrea Moore, Annah Stretton, Brady, Company of Strangers, Cybele, Hailwood, Huffer, Ingrid Starnes, Juliette Hogan, Liam, Ruby, Sable and Minx, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Trelise Cooper, Twenty-Seven Names and Zambesi.

Deryn Schmidt who had an outstanding debut in the 2011 New Generation show will return for her first solo NZFW show and we’re pretty excited for her!

The Miromoda group show will feature Monique Lynch (Auckland), Poto Morgan (Ngaruawahia), Dmonic Intent (Auckland), Marsh Ranginui (Whanganui), Shona Tawhiao (Auckland), Christopher Woods-Huia (Auckland), Koia Gray (Wainuiomata), Hohepa Thompson (Victoria University Wellington), Edington (Wainuiomata High School), Surface Too Deep – Sarah Jane & Ester (Wellington) and Pia Boutique – Pia Naera (Auckland).

The New Generation Show which showcases emerging talent will feature Dmonic Intent, Daniel K, Silence Was…, and Arielle Mermin.

Featuring in this year’s New Zealand Weddings Magazine show is; A La Robe, Alma J, Anna Schimmel, Crane Brothers, John Zimmermann, Michelle Yvette, Sera Lilly and Vinka Design.

The New Zealand Fashion Week website has more information and tickets to the Fashion Weekend are now available.

Below is a full list of the confirmed designers.

·      A La Robe / Auckland

·      Alma J / Auckland

·      Andrea Moore / Wellington

·      Anna Schimmel / Auckland

·      Annah Stretton / Morrinsville

·      Arielle Mermin / Tauranga

·      Brady / Auckland

·      Charlie Brown / Australia

·      Christopher Woods-Huia / Auckland

·      Company of Strangers / Dunedin

·      Crane Brothers / Auckland

·      Cybele / Auckland

·      Daniel K / Auckland

·      Deryn Schmidt / Wellington

·      Dmonic Intent / Auckland

·      Hailwood / Auckland

·      Hohepa Thompson / Wellington

·      Huffer / Auckland

·      Ingrid Starnes / Auckland

·      John Zimmermann / Auckland

·      Juliette Hogan / Auckland

·      Koia Gray / Wellington

·      Liam / Auckland

·      Marsh Ranginui / Whanganui

·      Michelle Yvette / Auckland

·      Monique Lynch / Auckland

·      Olivia Edington / Wainuiomata

·      Pia Boutique / Auckland

·      Poto Morgan / Ngaruawahia

·      Ruby / Auckland

·      Sable and Minx / Auckland

·      Sera Lilly / Auckland

·      Shona Tawhiao / Auckland

·      Silence Was… / Auckland

·      Stolen Girlfriends Club / Auckland

·      Surface Too Deep / Wellington

·      Trelise Cooper / Auckland

·      Twenty-Seven Names / Wellington

·      Vinka Design / Auckland

·      Zambesi / Auckland