More public shows for Fashion Week

Last updated 05:00 27/02/2013

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Like all good followers of fashion, New Zealand Fashion Week is making some overhauls to keep up with the trends.

This year will see the six-day fashion showcase increase the amount of shows open to the general public.

Previously the event has focused on private shows for trade, media and VIPs, with just a two-day Fashion Weekend open to the public.

Now it will be split in half, with three days allocated to trade shows and three days to public shows.

Organisers said the need to get more time in front of the buying public was prompted by the changing economic climate and market, which are "dramatically" different to when the event began 13 years ago.

In the past few years, the event has missed the likes of Karen Walker and Nom D who chose not to put on runway shows.

Organisers have confirmed the festival will continue to be held at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre for a further three years following positive feedback from last year's event.

New Zealand Fashion Week 

Forward Collections (trade shows) September 3 - 5

Weekend Opening September 6

Weekend In-Season Shows September 6 - 8

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