Fashion Week:<i> World doesn't disappoint</i> (+pics)
After a four-year absence from Air New Zealand Fashion Week, World kicked off the event with a brightly coloured homage to the '70s.
Efficient seating staff somehow managed to squeeze a buzzing crowd - some without tickets - into the Westpac Tent.
To Carly Simon's You're So Vain models strutted down the catwalk in fur trimmed cashmere suits.
The show, titled There is no depression in New Zealand, was peppered with splashes of bright red, hot pink, purple and turquise.
The designers sent male models down the catwalk in dress coats reminiscent of New York doormen and bellboys.
Outfits were accessorised with quirky oversized bow ties, teeny handbags for the boys and splashes of acid green.
Sexy evening dresses and power suits in sparkling disco-ball sequins rounded off the show.
RICH OPULENCE FROM KIRRILY JOHNSTON
Kirrily Johnston's Autumn Winter collection was awash with burnt orange and black and white stripes.
The collection, titled Black Perfume, drew inspiration form the opium dens of Paris and Shanghai in the early 1900.
Models sashayed down the runway in draped jersey and billowing silk, worn with thigh high boots and chunky gold necklaces.
The most wearable pieces of the collection were patchwork sleeveless cardigans.
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