That’s a wrap for Wellington Fashion Week!
Last week New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, showcased over 50 designers at this year’s Wellington Fashion Week 2014. Although the event only debuted in 2012, the week excellently functioned to promote domestic talent, on-trend designs and an assortment of rare NZ-exclusive textiles. Advocating the North Island’s businesses and position on the Southern Hemisphere’s fashion scene, WFW was a strong display foreshadowing the talent to be expected at New Zealand Fashion Week to be held in Auckland this September.
Returning for its third year in a row, Moochi kicked off the festival on opening night with their Autumn/Winter ’14 collection at Queens Wharf. The label opted for a simple and chic winter look by layering various textures in black, grey and white monotones. By removing colour and print, Moochi’s range is classical and grungy for an effortlessly dark-beauty effect. Watch Moochi’s winter collection on the WFW runway.
Playing on Moochi’s love of monotones this winter, we recommend our Derek Cardigan Dark Fades to achieve that sexy, smart and mysteriously dark look.
Throughout the week, much-loved New Zealand designers Trelise Cooper, Annah Stretton and WORLD were also in the mix to return at this year’s WFW. But most attention was directed at the New Zealand Light Leather (NZLL) Awards that was housed at WFW. A competition held to endorse the country’s unique tannery specialising in Deer nappa, designers were required to create a collection incorporating leather supplied by NZLL accompanied by one other textile material. Innovation and invention took the runway by storm with Amelia Boland and Jessie Wong taking home the title to WFW’s New Zealand Light Leather Awards. Their looks screamed a trance of futuristic themes, colour, Gaga, pop-art and visually abstract melodies. Watch the NZLLA show now.
Feeling inspired by the NZLL? Try something slightly alternative and a little more outrageous this winter with our LOVE Passion Fruit shades.