Friday, August 27, 2010

New Zealand:Fashion & fun to come at Fashion WEEKEND


Headline music acts Sola Rosa and pop darling Ruby Frost will ramp up the entertainment at New Zealand Fashion WEEKEND, adding to a schedule that will include more live music, art, DJ’s and food than ever, as well as a selection of New Zealand’s finest fashion.

After four full days of Fashion Week shows, New Zealand Fashion WEEKEND opens up to the public on Friday afternoon and evening, then again for a full day on Saturday.

“There’s a huge amount of action at Fashion WEEKEND. Stop for a bite at Fashion Plate, catch Sera Lilly’s show, see Sola Rosa play and get some beauty advice,” says NZFW Brand Director Myken Stewart.

Adding to the confirmed headline acts, Sydney DJ MOONCHILD will be spinning his famous blend of nu-disco and club favorites to get the party started in the Cutting Room, joining a fantastic local DJ line up entertaining guests right through the week at the Cutting Room Bar.

The most fashionable restaurant in town Fashion Plate will be open all weekend serving up delicious tapas and conveniently fast meals making Fashion Plate the perfect place to grab a bite between shows.

Fashion lovers can get the low down on hair and beauty with informative and entertaining seminars from Dr. Catherine Stone from the Face Place, Pheonix Cosmetics, Jackie O’Fee (Signature Style), Magic Tan, Inika and The Skin Institute. Paul Serville and the Servilles Creative Team will be on hand to share their salon secrets and the latest cuts and styles for summer with the eager audience.

Back by popular demand the New Zealand Herald Garage Sale gets bigger and better every year. With 25 designers already confirmed from the likes of Adrian Hailwood, Lonely Hearts, Deborah Sweeney, Ruby Boutique and Kathryn Wilson.

A number of amazing shows will feature at Fashion WEEKEND. New Zealand Weddings Magazine, Bridal Collection Show is the first of its kind. With stunning creations sent down the catwalk from Vinka Brides, Jane Yeh, Kate Dowman, Louise Anderson, Crane Brothers, Anna Schimmel and Modes. If that leaves you wanting more see one of the hottest ready-to-wear labels take the catwalk as Sera Lilly presents her Autumn/Winter 11 collection at Fashion WEEKEND.

The public will be able to view looks from the current season as well as look ahead to the autumn/winter 2011 trends at the IBM Designer Selection Show. Plus every attendee of the show receives a highly sought after New Zealand Fashion Week goodie bag full of valuable sponsor treats.

Be one of the first to see New Zealand’s newest talent hit the fashion world at the PWC NEW GENERATION show. The show features up and coming designers set to make their mark on the fashion scene plus the NZFW NEW TALENT team. Hair, makeup and styling winners will work backstage while models Hunter McCleod and Claire Laredo will strut their stuff down the runway.

This year's event will take place from Tuesday 21st September - Friday 24th September, with Fashion WEEKEND running the evening of Friday 24th September and all day Saturday 25th September. 

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