Flashing strobe lights and a frenetic beat introduced Andrea Moore’s show as models appeared through a smoky haze to energetically stalk the runway. Known for her impeccable tailoring, love of bold colour and dynamic prints, expectations were high for an impressive showing and Andrea Moore certainly delivered.
As glittering gold confetti gently rained down on the runway models paraded along in looks influenced by Andrea Moore’s time spent living in Japan in the early nineties. The collection was called ‘The Poem’ and refers to the Japanese Haiku which is a very precise form of poetry which was referenced in the careful curation of the collection that was focused on essential winter pieces.
Beautifully tailored coats cinched in to emphasise the waist were complemented by cigarette pants to create a feminine silhouette. Gold accents were everywhere, even featuring on the models eyebrows and carefully painted Japanese tattoos. Contrasting prints were layered for a colourful look while luxurious knits and fur trims added a high-end feel to the range. Florals upped the pretty factor with cherry blossoms continuing the Japanese theme.
Andrea Moore’s younger diffusion label IAM was next up on the runway after making its NZFW debut last year. The youthful range comprised of five looks featuring playful jungle prints of cheetah and giraffes in bright colours mixed with black and gold. It’s easy to see how this sweet range could make for excellent mother and daughter shopping trips and is a smart move by Andrea Moore.