Clicquot in the Snow après ski

Footwear designer Kathryn Wilson’s spring-summer 14-15 show provided a high-octane finish to the Clicquot in the Snow festival in Queenstown on August 2.

Wilson and her “dream team” transformed the Heliworks Hanger into a glamorous space complete with a gold glitter catwalk, orange snowflake confetti and seemingly bottomless glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

The show got off to a dramatic start when the doors of the hanger opened to reveal the arrival, by helicopter, of two of the models to the booming soundtrack of ACDC’s Thunderstruck.
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Wilson said she wanted to set a tone that was playful, light hearted, high energy and fun, and it worked.
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It was the first big reveal on the catwalk of her spring-summer 14-15 collection which will hit stores 10 days after the show. It was also the first time Wilson has presented sneakers on the catwalk. She opened the show with custom-designed trainers from her Miss Wilson label.
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The show was a mix of 90s glamour for the Kathryn Wilson line that saw the return of the medium-height stiletto with a pointed toe in bright pop colours – acid yellow, cobalt blue and hot pink – as well as heels adorned with gemstones and metal hardware. By contrast the Miss Wilson range was more muted with styles sporting wooden heels and pastel tones including lolly pink and lilac “like a visit a candy store”.
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The models wore custom-printed bodysuits that channelled après ski 70s glam which stylist Kylie Cooke styled with goggles, blankets, puffer vests and even cushions.
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It is the third year that Wilson has held a show as part of the Clicquot in the Snow festival. This year Wilson chose a bigger venue because she wanted to give her fans in Queenstown more of a chance to be part of the celebration. This year 150 tickets of the 200 available were made available to the public.

Front row guests included chef Josh Emett, Sara Tetro, Pebbles Hooper, singer Dane Rumble and model Nikki Phillips.

The Marr Factory returns

Karen Walker, Zambesi, NOM*d, Kate Sylvester, Helen Cherry and Workshop will be marching out their spring-summer 2014 collections at The Golden Dawn, Ponsonby, Auckland from August 17 to 23.

The annual event produced by The Marr Factory and New Zealand hair legend Stephen Marr, returns for another show week at the popular live music venue.

The in-season ticketed R18 event is open to the public but attracts the industry crowd too, partly because of its cool hipster status but also because everyone wants to support one another. The great community vibe at these shows makes them worth attending even if it’s sometimes hard to see the clothes.

A new show, MF Gatecrashers, has also been added to this year’s line-up in the guise of a group show presenting emerging talents Eugenie, Harman Grubisa, Penny Sage, Glen Prentice and Georgia Alice.