Fashion Week:<i> World doesn't disappoint</i> (+pics)

UNIQUE LUXURY: An outfit from the WORLD Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.
UNIQUE LUXURY: An outfit from the WORLD Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.

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.

BELLBOY CHIC:  An outfit from the WORLD Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.
BELLBOY CHIC: An outfit from the WORLD Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.

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.

DISCO DIVA:  An outfit from the WORLD Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.
DISCO DIVA: An outfit from the WORLD Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.

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.

BURNT ORANGE: A model wears an outfit by Kirrily Johnston.
BURNT ORANGE: A model wears an outfit by Kirrily Johnston.

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.

OPULENT LUXURY: A model wears an outfit by Kirrily Johnston.
OPULENT LUXURY: A model wears an outfit by Kirrily Johnston.

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