Kathryn Wilson put on a pretty great show on Thursday night in Wellington at a BMW showroom a bit out of the city. She even sent some of us cars and drivers to bring us there. VIP man! VIP! It was the best. She presented A/W 2013 (current season) so if there are any pairs you like from the pictures, you can get them in store now or at least very, very soon. As well as the catwalk show (which, as you can see from the pictures, featured a lot of leg), Kathryn did a little speech about how she got to where she is. She’s a great public speaker. I can get bored easily and I am a nervous as hell public speaker – I mean, I can barely talk to people one on one – so when someone can stand up and speak confidently and engage me, I’m very impressed.
In kind of related news, there was a girl in the front row opposite me who I thought could possibly be a model. If I wasn’t sitting across a catwalk with a show in progress at a BMW showroom in Wellington city, I would’ve tried to scout her. Instead I just took a creepy stalker photo. Girl in the picture, if that is you, I suggest you give a modelling agency a call.
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Erin A (Clyne) backstage.
I was late on Thursday. And not even fashionably late, just plain late. I stayed at the RUBY ‘My Deer Fox’ launch for a little too long, realised I didn’t have my camera, missioned it to my hotel room and by the time I got to Odlin’s Plaza (the official venue of Wellington Fashion Week) at 7:09pm, I was already too late. The audience were seated and the models were walking. I feel like that’s record timing for a fashion show scheduled to start at 7:00pm. So prompt! Anyway, I sort of just snuck my way into the back by the photographers pit and watched a bit from there before realising this was a long show and I was never going to be able to get a good photo for the blog.
Luckily enough, Paul Blomfield was standing next to me, he kindly offered to seat me front row by taking me around the back of the pit and sneaking me in, but I figured it better to just go backstage and see some of the action from there. The designers as part of the epic 45 minute long group show were: Trelise Cooper, Moochi, twoWORLDS, STORM, Mondegreen, Sabatini at Goodness, and Taylor. Here’s some of what I saw:
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Hey, so I made some collages to sum up the WORLD Winter 2013 Collection show, which was last night here in Wellington. As per usual, the makeup and hair was next level – there were extremely hair-spray-slick waves and glitter to the max, bobby pins for days and bejewelled lips. The time taken to create those looks must’ve been insane but it’s all for the show baby, it’s all for the love of fashun!:
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It is 1:14am and I am dead sleepy. I am going to leave you with a photo from the first show of Wellington Fashion Week: WORLD. This is from just after the show, backstage, with co-founder, Francis Hooper surrounded by models with talons, being photographed left right and centre.
This is what fashion week looks like.
Goodnight from the windy city.
(Pro-stalkers will recognise New Zealand’s Next Top Model Cycle 2 contestant, Courtenay Scott-Hill, on the right.)
The view from my hotel room.
This morning I woke up late, at like, 10:00am. I woke up dead too. Even though I’d had 7 hours sleep, I was still dead tired. That kind of tired where you can’t really open your eyes properly. Anyway, I kind of just rolled out of bed and got dressed and packed my bags and answered a couple of emails and got in the car and to the domestic airport and checked in and bought some semi-terrible sushi from a friendly Chinese man and rushed to the gate and sat on the floor. I ignored the overhead announcements about how if your carry-on luggage was overweight they wouldn’t let you take it on the plane and instead snapchatted my friends and answered more emails. Then I got on the plane, fell asleep (seriously though, I am sleepy all the time these days and I don’t know why), woke up, got off the plane, hopped into a cab with a driver that kind of reminds me of a student teacher I had in primary school. He didn’t know what Wellington Fashion Week was but I do, and that is why I am here in our capital city.
Observations thus far:
- It is super windy today, so Wellington is living up to its reputation.
- I forgot my headphones which means my running training is going to be the worst.
- I also forgot all my fashion week invites. #organised
- The Museum Hotel is where I’m staying and I have noticed that they’ve got a gym. I may hit the treadmill tonight. I’m one of those people now.
- I feel like a group of High School girls were staring at me when I got McDonald’s this afternoon as a snack. I don’t know why. They didn’t say hi so I don’t think it’s blog related, but I was told they took a photo. I was wearing mom jeans that someone recently told me were really unflattering on my ass, so maybe it was to do with that.
- I opened all the curtains of my room and got changed earlier today, and now that I am back and sitting next to the window I have just realised that I can see right into the building next door’s windows. So you know what that means.
- The Wellington Fashion Week tent is pretty ace, yeah it’s a tent, but it’s solid as. Plus I had a sneak peek into the actual room where the shows are being held and it looks mean. There are fairy lights.
The week is opening with a WORLD show in an hour, and an official opening party after that. More on that as it happens. Going to have a shower and do this thing. Happy Wednesday Readers.
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.”
Continue reading ‘Wellington Fashion Week is set to return for 2013 – are consumer-driven fashion events taking over?’