The launch night itself was a bit of a taste tester for Dunedin’s new spring/summer 2011 ranges and local retailers and designers such as Carlson, Charmaine Reveley, DADA, White by Design, Waughs and Bellebird exhibitited this seasons latest looks.
Each year FINZ organises a conference targeted toward the fashion sector and covering topical, relevant issues that impact on our apparel industry. This year’s theme, Fashion Without Borders, translates as discussion on everything from design and the digital revolution, to retail mavericks and the key global issues facing fashion today. It’s all about thinking outside the square, forging new paths and breaking a few rules.
Michelle Wilson, creator of the brand Michelle Yvette, has done an excellent job setting the right atmosphere and capturing the essence of her collection for her s/s 11 fashion show. Think fun, flirty and confident; old Hollywood glam’ combined with that timeless Rita Hayworth sophistication.
When I found out the Hokonui Fashion Awards was to be held at the Gore Town & Country club, I immediately imagined a fashion show at the A & P Showground complete with a few prize bulls pouting numbers in stockades next to the models. I wondered – what could this little South Island town show us about Fashion? Well, I was in for a treat. Gore pulled out all the stops and held a fantastic event with over 700 fashion hungry guests flocking to attend and not a bovine in sight.