Sopheak Seng continues to choose his favouritesthere
are still morefrom New Zealand Fashion Week autumnwinter 2011.
Blak Luxe has surfaced to become one of the must-have labels, while Huffer
introduces a stronger focus on womenswear, with new designer Aimée
PHOTOGRAPHED BY JANET LIU/VISION
SOMETIMES, the best is saved for last.
Blak Luxe and Huffer were among our picks from New Zealand Fashion
Week’s autumn–winter 2011 shows, and they concluded
the week on a high. Never mind all the stresses of the week: these
two labels made us look forward to the next edition of this annual
event as it reaches its 10th anniversary.
WINTER, Blak Basic and Blak Luxe combined to create a unique
fashion fusion. The collection, entitled Skin Deep, was a
great mix of contrasts. Full-length dresses, camis, capes, jumpsuits,
fur coats, vests in leather, lace, floaty chiffon and sensual silks
all mixed to create easy, wearable pieces that could take you from
the boardroom to an evening out. Colours ran the gamut of inky black,
khaki green, soft charcoal, blood red, nude pinks and ivory.
IT WAS again back to school for fashion
week attendees for the second time with Huffers closing show,
Into the Unknown. Held at the Owen G. Glenn Building at Auckland
University, it was a unique closing to the week’s events. There
were school blazers, letterman jackets, casual jeans and plaid for
the boys, all with quirky patches just to distinguish which clique
youre in (very American-sorority- and fraternity-like), while
the girls highly anticipated collection by Aimée McFarlane
did not disappoint. Pretty and flirty with frills and ruffles on
tunics layered over leggings; leopard-print knitted cardigans and
tops. Blush pinks, charcoal and khaki defined the womenswear collection
while hunter red, black, indigo blue, military green and camel were
the call of the day for the boys.
Sopheak Seng is fashion editor of Lucire.
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