New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 - What's on for ethical fashion?

Image credit: Hemma Vara

Image credit: Hemma Vara

Fashion week is officially here and this one is a goodie - With a big push for both sustainability and inclusivity in fashion there are lots of events and discussions worth seeing this year, get your tickets before they’re all gone!

ALL WEEK - Fashion in the City In a partnership with Auckland Council NZFW is hitting the city with a tonne of events and workshops for everyone to attend, like:

  • Central City Library is hosting Swap it Like it’s Hot, mending workshops, block printing, 3D printing for accessories, sustainable fashion leader speed dating, a very fashionable talk, Future of Fashion: Sustainable Design Exhibition and Miniature Fashio­­n: Sew Your Own with Re-Creators

  • Ellen Melville Hall is hosting AHO Boutique, Sustainability with Jeanine Clarkin, Upcycling with Aroha Langley, Weaving with Joy Wikitera, Nail Art with Ariaaariki, Aho Runway Show: Jeanine Clarkin and Tāwhiao

    And so much more! Click here to find more events and booking information

Thursday 29th August 11.00am - Diversity Conversation: What can fashion do to be inclusive? - Diversity isn’t a trend but it is the way the fashion industry is heading. More and more we want to see a more genuine cross section of society represented in the fashion sphere, not just bodies that look like elongated fashion drawings (although those bodies are beautiful too!). Join a panel of insightful people to discuss where we are at and where we should be on this hotly debated issue: Speakers include: Meagan Kerr - plus size fashion writer and influencer, Grace Stratton - founder of accessibility fashion website All is for All, Jess Quinn - inspirational speaker and body positive influencer, Kiri Nathan - fashion designer and artist, Mercy Brewer - veteran model from Unique Model Management, Sammy Salsa - leading fashion and celebrity stylist, Zeenat Wilkinson - editor and founder of inclusive beauty website SAUCE

Saturday 31st August 12.00pm - Sustainability Conversation: Can Fashion Save the World? - “The global fashion industry has been built on cyclical trends that come and go - faster now more than ever - but our new obsession with sustainability has transcended fashion. This NZ Fashion Weekend in-conversation event, 'Can Fashion Save The World?', is a perfect way for those fashion fans who are either interested, devoted, or just even curious about what the New Zealand fashion industry is doing to be sustainability leaders and how we stack up on the worldwide stage." - Murray Bevan, Director of Showroom 22 and Fashion In Focus. Featuring: Maggie Hewitt - founder of luxury label Maggie Marilyn, Marilou Dadat - Head Designer of Kowtow, Kiri Nathan - co-founder and fashion designer at Kiri Nathan, Peri Drysdale MBE, founder and CEO of Snowy Peak and Untouched World.

Saturday 31st August 1.00 PM - Sustainability Show - This runway show was a hit last year so we’re so excited they’re bringing it back again featuring brands such as: Greatest Friend, Nope Sisters, Aurai Swim, Herriot and more!

Sunday 1st September 10.00am to 5.00pm - The Designer Pop Up Sale - The famous Designer Pop-Up Sale is bursting at the seams with New Zealand’s favourite designer fashion, footwear and accessory labels, all on sale for a fraction of the price. This year’s line up includes our good friends Outliv x Karishma Design, Blacklist & Two by Two, Nineteen//46, Herriot, Jetsetbohemian, RAVEN + ROSE, Great Full, Tosca and Salome, Hailwood, Emma Ford swimwear, Woodward and Flo & Frankie.

Sunday 1st September 5.00 PM - Mercy Hospice Show - A crowd favourite of 2018 with their unorthodox, enlightening and empowering debut, this year Mercy Hospice is set to blow the week out of the water yet again with a show not to be missed. Teaming up with the likes of Farmers and other high fashion household names, as well as the Hospice retail opportunity store pieces, Mercy hospice is set to showcase current fashion in a very contemporary way.

See you there!

xx Suzie