With far too much fashion to fit into just two days, Britomart's revamped Fashion Sessions is stretching out this year with an extra day, extra shows and extra venues.
Thursday 25 February, Kate Sylvester, Zambesi and WORLD will stop traffic with back-to-back runway shows right down the centre of Tyler Street. An evening of New Zealand’s finest, guests will be invited into the designer boutiques for pre-show drinks and canapés from 5pm before they take their seats under a clear roof marquee to enjoy the show, the fairy lights glistening overhead.
Friday 26 February, Trelise Cooper and Juliette Hogan will keep it classic with shows in Britomart's Atrium on Takutai. Keeping with the theme of extra everything, this year the Atrium catwalk is being extended to make room for more seats and more style. Held in the afternoon and evening respectively, both designer shows will begin with drinks and canapés at the new Fashion Sessions hosting space on Takutai Square so guests can ease into the swing of things, glass in hand.
Saturday 27 February, Taylor and Ted Baker will take to the runway with Autumn/Winter styles for the lads and the ladies in the Atrium on Takutai. With a pre-show event at Takutai Square from 11am, the designer showcase will start at midday, giving guests plenty of time to indulge in a spot of shopping or champagning in the afternoon. Later that night, Kathryn Wilson will invite guests up to the spectacular Seafarers Members’ Club Rooftop Bar for a preview of her new season collections. Encouraging guests to look good and do a little good too, $10 of every $45 Kathryn Wilson ticket will go directly to supporting Sir Ray Avery's Medicine Mondiales; an initiative that builds incredible 'LifePod Incubators' for developing countries.
From the catwalk to the closet, all looks at The Fashion Sessions will be from the designers’ current collections so you won’t have to suffer through the usual post-show wait for the garments to reach stores. And with resident beauty gurus Ryder Salon and M.A.C Cosmetics once again in charge of the models hair and makeup, there'll be a bit of beauty inspiration on offer too.
For more information, and to purchase tickets go to The Fashion Sessions-Birtomart.
All photos below taken from Designers Autumn/Winter 16 Collections.
From left to right; WORLD Ice Cream Jumper $129.00, Kate Sylvester Therese Skirt $699.00, Zambesi Piecework Top $470.00.