Designer Showcase at WFW 2013

The Wellington Fashion Week Group showcase kicked off on Thursday evening featuring Trelise Cooper, Moochi, Mondegreen, Sabatini/Goodness, Taylor, twoWORLDs and Storm.

Anna Jamieson – Jam Photography

Many of the designers incorporated popular trends this season including the use of leather, the addition of faux fur to looks, metallic pieces and unexpected cuts and draping. Some of the designers also used reds to break up the darker monotones in their collections, although patterns were prevalent in others.

Leather gloves were a popular styling tool in the showcase – embellished, fingerless, elbow-length and mid-length were some of the styles seen on the models.

TRELISE COOPER

Trelise Cooper started the designer showcase this year with this seasons’ vibrant collection featuring florals, checks, metallics and eye-catching detailing.

The collection was elaborately styled with patterned tights layered under floral pieces and checkered coats.Show-goers gasped at embellished collars, metallic spot fabrics, shearling neck-pieces and beautifully draped silk dresses shown on the catwalk.

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View the Trelise Cooper gallery

MOOCHI

MOOCHI surprised the crowd with a limited edition capsule collection, which will be available in store from April 13.

The collection featured a striking palette of black, bronze and silver tones with red accented throughout. Sheer panels, textured black fabrics and unexpected details dominated at the showing.

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TAYLOR

TAYLOR models walked the runway in compelling monochromatic looks. The black and white focus of the collection highlighted the different textures, lengths and forms used in the collection.

TAYLOR experimented with shapes of coats and jackets this season which were deconstructed and uniquely reassembled.

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TAYLOR

twoWORLDS

twoWORLDs showed us classic tailoring and clean lines and colour blocking interposed with interesting patterns.
The colours used by the designer were vibrant, and patterns were cleanly integrated into the collection. Ruffled shirts were classically styled with peplum jackets and silk jumpsuits completed the collection.

STORM

STORM added edge to the showcase with their use of leather, faux fur and metallics on the runway.

Imagery:Tim Watson

View the STORM Gallery

Quilted leather was cleverly layered and mixed with faux fur garments reflecting the mood of the collection. Leather gloves were prominent throughout the show.

MONDEGREEN

The label’s first catwalk show was a true embodiment of the collections’ Runaway Circus theme. A ringmaster twirling a hula-hoop was first out on the catwalk and models were styled to the theme, emerging with cat ears and embellished fingerless-leather gloves.

Sequined shorts, white shirts with sequin sleeves, their use of burgundy and cleverly designed patterns were highlights of the show.

Anna Jamieson – Jam Photography

View the MONDEGREEN gallery

SABATINI

Sabatini set a dark and elegant tone to the runway. Leather accents on coats and leggings, distressed tweed, ribbed sleeves and khaki leather were distinctive features within the collection.  Looks were elegantly styled and models wearing wide-brimmed hats added intrigue.

Anna Jamieson – Jam Photography

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– Mary Nichols

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