The countdown is on for New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) 2019, running from Monday, August 26 – Sunday, September 1. Long-life fashion is set to take centre stage this year and now, thanks to the release fo the final schedule, we know which designers will be embracing the theme.

And one of them has also been announced as Mercedes-Benz Presents.

Yu Mei, Paris Georgia, Mina, Salasai, Juliette Hogan and Not For You have all been added to the lineup, joining previously announced shows including Maggie Marilyn, Kate Sylvester and Zambesi.

Up and coming label Paris Georgia is receiving the accolade Mercedes-Benz Presents with a not-to-be-missed show on August 27th.

Salasai is staging a “digital” fashion show across NZFW platforms where they unveil different looks each day, and New Zealand Fashion Week favourites Jerome Taylor and Juliette Hogan return to launch fresh collections.

Wellington-based luxury leather goods label Yu Mei will show for the second time at an offsite venue on August 27th – to much hype and anticipation from their loyal following.

“The line up for New Zealand Fashion Week this year is very strong — we have a mixture of iconic heavyweights showcasing once again, and some truly innovative and up-and-coming designers who will be the superstars of tomorrow,” said NZFW founder and managing director, Dame Pieter Stewart.

Natalie Procter from ethical womenswear label Mina will stage her first offsite solo show after making a significant name for herself since launching in 2017. ‘It’s a true honour to show at New Zealand Fashion Week — particularly in a year where the event is placing such an emphasis on sustainable fashion,” said Procter. “It’s important that the fashion industry makes conscious and ethical decisions and continues to keep people central to its business model as it grows and evolves.”

NZFW is also staging two seminars in 2019 to influence industry conversation — the first is a Sustainability Seminar encouraging designers to consider their long-term impact, and the second is a Diversity Conversation that champions the importance of inclusivity.

Stay tuned to The Last Fashion Bible for the lastest NZFW updates.

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