Fashion

THE NEW ZEALAND FASHION WEEK ROUND UP

FOR THE LOVE OF NZFW!

My third fashion week has been the most fabulous and challenging year yet!

Fabulous because I found myself in the front row more than a couple of times (humble brag..) but challenging because after two full on, magically strenuous days, I am completely and utterly fashion week’d out. Two days of viewing some utterly phenomenal collections from local designers, brand collabs, buzzing around with my networking hat on, and barely eating because there is just no bloody time, I am officially signing off.

But before I do so, I am rounding up all of the highlights from the last couple of days that are actually worth a mention! Let’s dive in by starting off with an image brought to you by my brand new baby, the Fuji Film Instax SQUARE SQ 10.

WEARING: COOP // DUNE LONDON

I wore this little 60’s themed two piece number by COOP that honestly made me feel a million bucks on my first day (thank you to the team at Trelise Cooper!).

The frills, floral, blue/baby pink/yellow colour palette and oversized style of this set would have to be a current representation of who I am and what I’m into in terms of fashion right now. I am ALL about crazy colours and prints to stand out of the crowd and not give a damn!

Keep Your Shirt On Top by COOP

Fancy Pants Pant by COOP

My pumps and bag are both by a new favourite brand of mine that has recently launched in NZ, Dune London. Beautifully designed, on trend and incredibly chic bags and shoes for every occasions – I’m SUCH a fan!

My bag is unfortunately out of stock, but you can shop the rest of their range here.

My pumps are the AIYANA Pointed Toe High Heel Court Shoe in the colour Khaki.

Earrings are the Margo Earrings in White by Lucilla Gray.

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KATHERINE VICTORIA

Did someone say.. millennial pink? I’m obsessed right now, so this collection from trend mastermind Katherine Victoria appealed to me in more ways than one and by that I mean throw in some millennial pink

and.

some.

MUSTARD!

Colour palette on point.

Another key feature from this collection isn’t something I would normally dabble in, but I’m about to blow all my money on a coloured patch fur jacket next week. Somebody please hold me back because I cannot remember the last time I got excited about wearing colour in the colder months! What a fabulous way to pour some magic back into your coat rack. I’m into it.

SALASAI

A highlight from NZFW 2016, a highlight from this year, too.

Salasai is a huge favourite of mine, and I am beyond pleased to say that their collection did not disappoint (just the one hour delay, get it together NZFW it was well past a bloggers bed time!).

Typographic visuals can be tricky to showcase without going down tacky avenue, so to be lusting over the above pieces was a real change of heart for me. Not to mention the peach tee – love!

WEARING: WITCHERY // LEO & BE // REVERII // CONVERSE

My second day outfit combined comfort, cool and class for another huge day!

My Converse One Stars in Black Perf Leather saved me after the previous day in pumps (for the love of fashion..) while still allowing me to be cool as as a cucumber.

Paired up with a baby pink, khaki, grey and brown colour palette featuring a dash of floral via Leo + Be Salmon Flower Scarf that I couldn’t be more obsessed with right now, this is a look that I am really bloody happy with!

Wearing layers of..

Witchery Silk Cami in Champagne

Witchery Double Breasted Twill Blazer in Khaki

Leo + Be Chloe Pant in Greymarle

And of course, accessories top it all off with my REVERII Nina Bag and my Ellery X Specsavers SUN RX 01 sunnies because thank goodness the sun decided to bless us with its presence come afternoon!

NZ WEDDINGS 

Who doesn’t love a good wedding dress lust? I’m a hopeless romantic and at the very best, a sucker for anything wedding related!

A key trend this year that I did notice in particular was the common occurrence of two piece ‘crop top’ and matching skirt style dresses. I’m unsure if I would jump into this trend myself when it come to my special day, but I can totally appreciate the point of difference.

How about that floral train? I was mesmerised.. I wouldn’t go for the crop top look but I am definitely into this dramatic floral gown! Absolutely gorgeous.

WYNN HAMLYN

My favourite show of the week, alongside everyone elses. Wynn Hamlyn is a refreshing designer that is taking over the New Zealand fashion industry by storm, and I couldn’t be more excited for him.

Simple pieces showcased with a twist. A bright red, turtle neck knitted number with a knitted wrapping caught my eye more than anything else, innovative is the only word that comes to mind!

Other special mentions go to Kathryn Wilson for an outstanding show that executed the 70’s Air Hostess Chic to perfection, amplified by the perfect runway soundtrack including the classic Toxic by Ms Britney Spears and of course, a killer shoe collection!

Another year goes by and that is NZFW covered for me, I’ll be back on Saturday for the Flo & Frankie Fashion Weekend show after a good rest which is definitely beyond needed right now!

Other than that, it’s a wrap from me my loves – happy fashion week and I hope everyone has loved seeing everyones street style content and Insta stories, I definitely have!

Ash xx

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