NZFW Runway Report & Gallery: Huffer AW11

A smokey waft creeps its way across the amazing square-bordered lawn, nestled in between the dominating precipice of the Owen G Glenn Building, located at the Auckland Universities School of Business on Grafton Road.

A pregnant Aja Rock sat amongst the famous with All Black captain Richie McCaw in the front row (sans blonde stunner that was seen next to him at the Neverblack show). Pals Daniel Carter and Ali Williams sat enjoying the complimentary beer, wine and Redbull’s that flowed freely.

The show started with chalky-white body painted models, portraying quite untamed Neanderthal-like sapiens, reminiscent of the characters from the ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ film; it was very much an unpredictable introduction that tied in with Huffer’s winter collection entitled – ‘Out Of Nowhere.’

The thread that seamed the collection together was wearable street-wear that had that ubiquitous coolness and street urchin appeal.  Girls wore ribbons in loose-locks donning dresses in peach, leopard prints and lace.  Huffer’s knitwear come in grandpa-like sweaters and cardigans, with emblem patch details (seen everywhere on jackets and coats) give of that school kid vibe.

Denim colours are a pastel or original blue, and leg fit is straight-cut or fitted.  There was an 80’s men’s poly-suiting trouser that had wide front pleats, worn with a leopard print cardie, looked fantastic and had that androgynous modern appeal.

Skirt shapes were full circle or mini and tight as seen with the leather pieces.  Jackets were double breasted, single breasted with two buttons and zipped. Accessories of large ribbons and woolly arm bands and heels summed a feeling of high fashion.

To the designers, I wish, wish, wish that you saw me raising my hands to get your attention when you were throwing-out give-aways to the crowd.  It would have made the night a more memorable one to an outstanding show. Kudos to the guys that hail from the township with the best KFC in the world (Tokoroa).

Visit the official Huffer website for stockist information:

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Review: Jason Tapuai-Kuka
Header & second image: Sandra Mu for Getty
Photography: Winchey Zheng


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