New Zealand Fashion Week 2018 is fast approaching. Ticket sales for Fashion Weekend have just been announced, so get in quick if you want to be seen sitting front row at New Zealand’s exclusive event.

NZFW Fashion Weekend offers a snapshot to the public of the best collections this season. Spanning across three days from 31st August to 2nd of September 2018. With runways shows, brand events, delicious dining opportunities and exclusive shopping discounts it has become a weekend not to be missed. The weekend offers attendees a sneak peak of the upcoming Spring Summer 2019 collections from New Zealand’s most beloved brands and boutiques.

A brand new experience is offered this year called NZFW Fashion Plate; a collision of fashion and dining offering brunch and lunch seating for fashion enthusiasts. The experience offers delicious meals from New Zealand artisanal food suppliers including Kāpati Cheese, Te Matuku Bay Oysters and Nelson Taylors Farm. It wouldn’t be a fashion week event without a premium drink selection from Terra Di Marca Prosecco, McArthur Ridge Wines, Peroni Beer plus Phoenix juices and cocktails. Prices vary depending on seating options but we can’t think of anything better than sipping on cocktails pre-show.

NZFW Fashion Weekend also offers the coveted Designer Pop-Up Sale where you can find some of New Zealand’s favourite designers for a discounted price. Fill your next season wardrobe with coveted designer pieces straight from the runway. This year NZFW will also be offering a Beauty Hub which is your one-stop shop for everything, beauty, wellbeing and pampering. The Designer Pop Up and Beauty Hub are available to all general admission attendees.

Our NZFW Fashion Weekend picks

With so many exciting NZFW options it’s hard to choose just one show to attend. We break-down some of out favourite not to be missed shows to help you with this tedious descion:

Resene Designer Runway 

Resene Designer Runway, in collaboration with Fashion Tech students, is a creative and colourful project that gives some of New Zealand’s top upcoming designers the opportunity to experiment with pure silk and push their imaginative boundaries. Resene gave students the materials, all in which reflected bold colours from the Resene colour line, to create runway ready gowns. This runway show is sure to get you inspired to embrace more colour into your wardrobe or even persuade you to paint that feature-wall in your house. The show may even feature New Zealand’s next top talent, so we highly recommend sitting front row at this one.

Ponsonby Presents 

Ponsonby is the hub of fashion and luxury lifestyle in Auckland so their show is sure to offer a sneak peek at what you will be able to purchase coming into summer. The pieces featured will be from some of New Zealand’s top talents including Yvonne Bennetti, Tanya Calrson, Strom and Mercedes Benz Presents Designer, Knuefermann. The show is rumoured to have live music and be presented by Anthonie Tonnon. The show is sure to be entertaining, dynamic and inspire that new season wardrobe. Be sure to grab your tickets to the official after-party at Ponsonby staple Long Room, which is sure to be a high-fashion event that continues on to the early hours of the morning.

Zambesi 

For the first time ever, one of New Zealand’s most popular and exclusive brands, Zambesi, will be opening their show to the public. The show will be presenting collections that are available immediately in all Zambesi stores which means no eager waiting around. The Spring Summer 2019 show will cater for both men and woman and as always be an artistic, progressive runway show that will surely leave an impression.

PIA 

Pia Boutique embraces bold and beautiful prints. Designed by Pia Naera, the designs are always feminine and youthful. The show will present the latest looks from her Spring Summer Collection and with a strong use of colour we’re sure will have us lusting for warmer days. Last year this show sold out quickly so make sure you secure your tickets for some serious summer inspiration.

NZFW Fashion Weekend has something for every fashion lover. Make sure you buy tickets here before they sell out.

Main image courtesy of NZFW.

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