Thursday, September 6, 2007

NZ Fashion Week and questions about PNGs fashion industry


New Zealand Fashion week has been held every year in September since the year 2000. The event gives NZ designers a chance to showcase their fall and winter collections for international and local buyers and the media.

Big name NZ designers who will be show casing their lines this year are Karen Walker, Trelise Cooper (who'll also be showing her new Trelise Cooper children's line", Zambesi, Westfield Style Pasifika and Lola by Rachel Hunter to name a few. For a full list of designers click here.

Exhibitors include the AUT School of Textile and Design, Sabatini, Textile and Design Massey University, Barbara Lee, Ricochet (whom I did a post on back in July) and IGF also to name a few. Click here for the full list.

For us mere mortals who do not have access to the exclusive shows NZFW also cater to us in their as the NZ Fashion Week 4 U , Designer Selection Shows, The Designer Garage Sale, the Season Preview Shows, Beauty Zone, access to music from the Cutting Room and to keep you fed and hydrated they have their own on-site restaurant.

Visit NZfashionweek.com for more info and details.

While on the issue of fashion week and show casing fashion several questions spring to mind: Does PNG have some sort of designer show case for its own fashion houses such as Kokoda Tailoring. In events such as the Miss PNG quest who do they look to design and make their gowns and out fits? Do we have PNG fashion designers or just seamstresses and tailors and should they be looking to developing their own lines? Would you buy from them if they did?

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I didn't know Karen Walker was from NZ!

    You've asked some great questions there....ones i have no clue about also!!

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