Image/Tim Watson for Wellington Fashion Week.
According to a press release received at 8:45pm last night (embargoed ’til October 24, which is technically, now that it is being published after midnight, today), Wellington Fashion Week is set to return for the second time in 2013. Taking a leaf out of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia’s books, the next WFW will be pushed forward to be held a couple of weeks earlier than the last: April 3 to 7 (the week immediately preceding MBFWA) in a brand new venue: a “16m x 45m marquee on the Wellington waterfront”.
New dates and venue aside, some things about WFW are staying the same, it seems:
“The event’s structure will see fresh spring-summer group and individual trade shows, alongside consumer focussed current-collection showcases.”
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All Images/James K Lowe.
The title is not entirely accurate – all these photos were taken by my brother, so it’s more things James saw at the Huffer party/presentation on Friday night. Things I loved? The venue, the theme, the drinks menu, the food menu, the art. Amazing:
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If you haven’t heard of Mark ‘The Cobra Snake‘ Hunter, you either don’t go on the internet or you’re not very good at it. He flew in on Wednesday and has been present at pretty much every show, snapping away, always with some wacky outfit on, smiling. He is one happy, happy person. Super friendly, super nice and a great fashion week seat companion. He shot Huffer’s latest Summer campaign and tonight it’s being exhibited as part of a party/presentation/celebration of their new store opening in Takapuna. Steve Dunstan from Huffer told me that the capacity for the venue is 500 people and over 740 have RSVP’d. Take what you will from that and I’ll see you there!
Last night’s Stolen Girlfriends Club show was held down the road from their headquarters, in the big carpark of Wall Fabrics. The runway was long. Super, super long. Like, at least 100 seats long. But more on that later. Not ones to shy from a bit of a party, it was set up with a bar and some beverages and a huge crowd, and as per usual fashion event – and in particular a Stolen Girlfriends Club fashion event – it was running late. No problem for me, I went backstage to see what was going on and of course I took some pictures:
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Sometimes it can get a little boring backstage. There’s so much waiting, but not the kind of waiting that means you can do other things – the kind of waiting where you’re on call so you’ve got to be sort of available, but also occupy yourself. Anyway, the models are always damn waiting. Waiting for hair and makeup, waiting to get dressed, waiting to be told how to walk down the runway, waiting to get makeup touchups, waiting for the next show, waiting. And I’m often there waiting around with them. So while we were waiting backstage at Taylor yesterday, I got Rosie from Nova to give me some editorial kinds of poses rather than the usual. She worked it.
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