KBA Newsletter September 2018: NZ Fashion Week 2018 Success

NZ Fashion Week 2018 Success

The edgy nature of K' Road, a place from where new designers often find their feet, was once again evident at NZ Fashion Week 2018 as K' Road fashion designers strutted their stuff.

The KBA, through K' Road Presents, was once again proud to support our local designers during NZ Fashion Week 2018!

Adrian Hailwood

On Tuesday night, Adrian Hailwood wowed the crowd with his glam, eighties inspired evening wear. A live DJ performance by Silver Scroll finalist Antonne Thonnon complimented the pop of colours and textures of Hailwood's collection and first down the walkway was David Bowie's 'China Girl', Geeling Ng.

A review of the Hailwood show can be found HERE

Photo: Spy, NZ Herald

Lela Jacobs

Following on from Hailwood's show, the audience moved up to The Stark White Gallery on K' Road for Lela Jacob's intimate and breath-taking AW19 Collection, ENDTOEND. With the bright, white lights of the gallery lighting up the audience who were seated and standing throughout the intimate space, her collection couldn't have contrasted more with Hailwood's dark and glitzy show. Jacobs' show started with haunting, live music from Hermione Johnson and the models weaved their way through the crowd.

A review of the Lela Jacobs' show can be found HERE

Photo by James Yang, Fashion NZ

Mina and Courtney Pellow

Two of K' Road's young, emerging designers Mina and Courtney Pellow joined forces during Fashion Week to showcase their collections to buyers at a pop up showroom at the west end of K' Road. On Thursday night they opened their doors to the public and hosted a great evening of wine and hors d'oeuvre catered by local, Beresford Square bar, The Station.

Photos: Lauren Kumerich

Lost and Led Astray

Come the weekend, Fashion Weekend was also a huge success for K' Road Presents with Sarah Jane from Lost and Led Astray (LaLA) hosting a day of bubbles, treats and art in her showroom at the west end on K'Road on Saturday. Guests were invited to look through her new summer collection and engage with the art that had inspired her print designs.

Photos: Lauren Kumerich

Ovna Ovich

To conclude Fashion Weekend, the Good Magazine Sustainability Show, showcased ethically conscious fashion labels including K' Road designer Marina Davis' Ovna Ovich label. This show was all about looking good and feeling good socially and environmentally about ethical practices around the design and production of garments.

Article HERE

Photo: Ovna Ovich

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