New Zealand Fashion Week 2019

Friday, April 26th, 2019

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Easily the most important event on New Zealand’s fashion calendar for the year, NZ Fashion Week 2019 is once again almost underway. Monday the 26 August marks the official start to action packed week, with trade buyers and media attending by invite only through to Thursday 29 August. From Friday the 30 August it’s the public’s turn, tickets go fast so its best to get in quick if you don’t want to miss out!

Held at the Auckland Town Hall and Viaduct Centre, the NZ Fashion Week 2019 line-up includes designers from around New Zealand and overseas. Big names like Zambesi and World have hit the runway in the past along with Hailwood, Kate Sylvester, Huffer and Trelise Cooper. Russell Athletic, P I A, Augustine and Knuefermann also feature, with between 80 to 100 designers showcasing their designs during the week.

The Top Picks 

With so many great designer shows on offer at NZ Fashion Week 2019 it can be hard to choose which ones to see, here is a quick rundown of past shows to give you an idea of what youre in for.

Fashion Show Runway

Simply You Style Masterclass

Meet the fashion editors from Simply You Magazine and get style advice from the best. Get helpful tips on where to buy the latest looks and how to wear them, tickets are available for purchase online, the Simply You Style Masterclass is usually held on the Saturday.

The Resene Designer Runway Shows

With a number of shows spread throughout the weekend everyone will get the chance to catch a Resene Designer Runway Show. Audiences will be treated to over thirty minutes of fashion fun with pieces from each feature designer. Take the opportunity to get a sneak preview at in-season pieces and on trend styles across the board. Ticket prices include entry to the venue, and entry to the Designer pop Up Sale and Beauty Hub.

Fashion Show

The WORLD Show

Experts at the extravagant and theatrical, the WORLD show is sure to be one to remember. The show is usually held on the Friday as the official opener to Fashion Weekend. Premium tickets are around $60-$80 which includes a fun filled goodie bag, standard tickets are a lower price.

The Designer Pop-Up Sale

Designer gear at rock bottom prices – who isn’t excited about this one! The Designer Pop-Up Sale gives fashion week audiences the chance to pick out their own fashion, footwear and accessories on-site – items include one-off designs, samples and end of line stock. Get inspired by what’s up on the runway, find that perfect piece and grab a bargain. Pick up a VIP pass to be first in!

Beauty Hub

Get the tips and tricks of the trade from the experts at the Beauty Hub. Learn about the latest hair and beauty trends, be pampered and get your hands on some new make-up and cosmetic products from beauty specialists such as Plantae, L’Occitane, Glam, Essie, Living Nature, Hito and many more.

The FQ Edit

Check out the very wearable designer collection curated from the Fashion Quarterly and Miss FQ teams. See what is in season and on trend in the shops this spring and prepare to be inspired by over thirty minutes of shopping friendly fashion on the runway. Upgrade to a premium ticket for an awesome goodie bag.

Fashion Show Catwalk

The Augustine Show

Always a show stopper, the Augustine show promises to deliver charisma and colour on the catwalk. The show provides an interesting mix of the labels under the Augustine brand including plus size clothing, footwear and brand new pieces from their Amaya label. Starting on the Saturday, this one is sure to sell out fast.

The New Zealand Weddings Magazine Show

Perfect for the bride-to-be or just the bride-in-waiting, the NZ Weddings Magazine show places the emphasis squarely on beautiful bridal wear. Designers Daisy, Trish Peng, Modes, Vinka Design, Alma Wong, Hera Couture, Margaret Wray, Anna Schimmel and Jessica Bridal are all featured in this bridal wear spectacular along with menswear specialists Barkers and Working Style for the men. The upgrade to the premium ticket which includes an amazing goodie bag is well worth it! 

Don’t miss your chance to catch some of the incredible designer shows and stunning fashion and beauty at New Zealand Fashion Week 2019. See the website for more information on ticketing and show times.

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