Monday, September 21, 2009

Fashion Week - Le Grand Opening

The opening celebration was held at the NZ fashion week sheds at the viaduct in Auckland. Moet and Ned wines were the sponsors of drink, though only Moet seemed to be drunk - it flowed like a river, poured over-excitedly by untrained waiters. Needless to say there were a few Moet drenched Jimmy Choos about. Speaking of shoes, one could have had a great time that night staring only at the floor - the shoes were fabulous and fiercely competitive. And the snobbery rivaled the shoes, with the Auckland "It" crowd residing in one corner of the room only. Woe betide anyone who overstepped their line without the latest SGC piece on. Speaking of pieces, the best piece of the night, and possibly the entire week was seeing this LV leather link necklace in the flesh. After dribbling over images of it on the runway for so long I was quite star-struck to meet it in the flesh. I just wish I could have shook its' hand.

Congratulations to Rachel and Anjali of Twenty-Seven-Names who won the big prize for their Runway to Runway Air New Zealand Entry. The squeal of surprised delight from behind us when they won was immense - what a well-deserved win from the hardest working girls in fashion.

Speaking of Twenty-Seven-Names, I met the famed Rumi of Fashion Toast blog who has been brought over from America to attend NZFW this year. She raves about their collection and tells me she is already wearing their pieces. This can only mean good things for New Zealand Fashion. The fact that she is already a big fan of Stolen Girlfriends tells us we are on the right track, as anything that girl wears becomes the next big thing...make way for New Zealand Designer world domination.

And who can forget the lovely Keisha Castle-Hughes, spotted at Process' showing of Lonely Hearts video installation. I have one thing to say about their upcoming winter collection: Must Buy. Who ever thought of pastels, blues and yellows for winter? Genius.

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