NZ Fashion Week gets edgy

09:27, Aug 26 2014
New Zealand Fashion Week NOM*d
NOM*d opened New Zealand Fashion Week's catwalk shows.
New Zealand Fashion Week NOM*d
Not surprisingly for the Dunedin-based label, black was a key theme.
New Zealand Fashion Week NOM*d
Hats were also up there ... and out there for some.
New Zealand Fashion Week NOM*d
Mixing it up NOM*d style.
NZFW Lela Jacobs
A stark look to showcase Lela Jacobs' designs.
NZFW Lela Jacobs
Dark facepaint was a key feature for models in the show.
NZFW Salasai
Graphic prints were all the rage in the Salasai collection.
New Zealand Fashion Week NOM*d
Keeping it real on the runway.
New Zealand Fashion Week NOM*d
Another Salasai creation at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre.
New Zealand Fashion Week Trelise Cooper
Carol Hirschfeld, Lizzie Marvelly, Petra Bagust and Mayor Len Brown in the front row at the Trelise Cooper show.
New Zealand Fashion Week Trelise Cooper
Casting a critical eye over the Trelise Cooper collection.
New Zealand Fashion Week Trelise Cooper
Trelise Cooper models wearing native American headdresses on the runway provoked a mixed reaction on Twitter.
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STOLEN: The club you want to be apart of! Stolen Girlfriends Club fashion show at Western Springs, apart of New Zealand Fashion Week
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STOLEN: The club you want to be apart of! Stolen Girlfriends Club fashion show at Western Springs, apart of New Zealand Fashion Week
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STOLEN: The club you want to be apart of! Stolen Girlfriends Club fashion show at Western Springs, apart of New Zealand Fashion Week
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STOLEN: The club you want to be apart of! Stolen Girlfriends Club fashion show at Western Springs, apart of New Zealand Fashion Week
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STOLEN: The club you want to be apart of! Stolen Girlfriends Club fashion show at Western Springs, apart of New Zealand Fashion Week
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LEN: The club you want to be apart of! Stolen Girlfriends Club fashion show at Western Springs, apart of New Zealand Fashion Week
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DAY TWO - HUFFER: Colin Mathura-Jeffree enjoying the Huffer fashion show
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WATERCOLOURS: Performs at the Huffer fashion show
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HUFFER: aim fashion show held in the Huffer basement
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HUFFER: aim fashion show held in the Huffer basement
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HUFFER: aim fashion show held in the Huffer basement
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HUFFER: aim fashion show held in the Huffer basement
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HUFFER: aim fashion show held in the Huffer basement
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WATERCOLOURS: Performs at the Huffer aim fashion show held in the Huffer basement
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HUFFER: aim fashion show held in the Huffer basement

New Zealand Fashion Week kicked off in style last night, launching a week-long fiesta for fashionistas everywhere.

Now in its fourteenth year, NZFW is a chance for some of our best homegrown designers to showcase their work to a global audience. We're live from the catwalk all week, following the action below.

Here's what happened today:

New Zealand Fashion Week
GETTING THE PARTY STARTED: NOM*d opened New Zealand Fashion Week's catwalk shows.

* This morning, Dunedin's Nom*D kicked things off with drummer boys, poker-straight hair, awesome hats and black. Lots and lots of black. 

* Lela Jacobs models put on a spooky show with deconstructed braids, dark facepaint and creepy music. 

* Dame Trelise Cooper's show - one of the highly-anticipated events on the runway at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre - was packed out. Themes included flowers, leather, tassels, sequins, oh, and models wearing native American headdresses.

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New Zealand Fashion Week
STRIKE A POSE: Model and TV personality Colin Mathura-Jeffree with Victoria Papaspiropoulos at the opening of New Zealand Fashion Week.

* Later, Stolen Girlfriends Club held their show, The Guilty Ones, off-site at Western Springs Stadium.

 

 

New Zealand Fashion Week
Founder and Director of New Zealand Fashion Week Dame Pieter Stewart (centre) poses with Auckland central MP Nikki Kaye (Left) and TV personality Petra Bagust.