Thursday, September 16, 2010

London Fashion Week, New Zealand Fashion Week - and a sneak peek at World Autumn/Winter 2011


Another day, another Fashion Week. Yes, New York Fashion Week wraps today, giving the most gung-ho fashionistas/os the chance to hop the red eye to London for tomorrow’s kickoff of London Fashion Week, which runs September 17-22. Here is the British Fashion Council schedule, with some collections at Somerset House and others off-site. Here is the digital schedule of shows to be live streamed. And here is the On/Off schedule (an off-schedule event staged in Bloomsbury). Vis-à-vis Australians, jewellery designer Jordan Askill will present a film on Friday 17th at 15.00, with sass & bide showing at 17.45 that day and UK-based Richard Nicoll and Antipodium showing on Sunday 19th at 19.30 and Tuesday 21st at 09.30 respectively. While LFW is in full swing, New Zealand Fashion Week will kick off in Auckland (September 21-25). Frockwriter will be attending for the second time as the guest of the organisers. Click here for the NZFW schedule, which includes Zambesi, Nom*D, Karen Walker, Trelise Cooper and World, with New York’s Nicole Miller this year’s international ringin.
What’s Miller doing downunder?

Showing 30 looks including, she promises, some new styles, as part of an Asia Pacific business reccie. Miller is apparently a mate of New York designer Richie Rich who, she says, gave rave reviews of his time in Auckland last year with Pamela Anderson. The Anderson hilarity will be a tough act to match, but we’ll keep you posted.

The event is going big on bloggers.

San Diego-based Rumi Neely will be there for the second year in a row, joined this year by London-based Spaniard Gala Gonzales and Toronto-based Kiwi expat Casie Stewart.

Bloggers are of course now very visible at international fashion shows – except for perhaps this week’s Marc Jacobs show, which sat teen blogging sensation Tavi Gevinson in the third row (with some other female bloggers, we hear, so peed off with their less-than-frow placements at other shows, they were planning to skip them).

But it’s worth remembering that New Zealand Fashion Week welcomed A Shaded View on Fashion’s Diane Pernet as early as 2005.

Kate Sylvester is not showing this year, which is a shame. But great to see World back on schedule after a year hiatus. 

World’s OTT shows are always a highlight of the event. This one is called Wasted Days, Wasted Nights and will take place at 16.30 on Wednesday 22nd September in the opulent Great Room of the Langham Hotel.

World gave frockwriter a sneak peek, below: a black and white leopard print jacket with voluminous fringing on the cuffs.

Two other hints: '70s glamour queens Bianca Jagger and Marie Helvin.

all photos: supplied exclusively to frockwriter by world


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