Hailwood’s Royal treatment

The unicorn, Tudor rose, fox and deer – emblems of King George V’s Royal Coat of Arms – are the basis of Hailwood’s striking print story for his autumn-winter 2015 collection.

On the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week designer Adrian Hailwood decided to keep things tight and only show the truly luxe pieces from his collection – embroidered unicorns on shirts and Intarsia (picture knitted) roses on cashmere sweaters.

The palette of blues and dove grey mixed well with his diffusion denim line.

As for the name Blackout? “I wanted title of show to be a more grungy, not so pretty and what everybody expects me to do – very 70s and glamour,” Hailwood says. “I wanted to do something a little bit more modern. It’s luxe sportswear really. Streetwear/sportswear with a little bit of sparkle at the end.”

Hailwood leopard web

Andrea Moore setting new boundaries

Andrea Moore proved she was serious about her plans to grow her self-titled fashion label at New Zealand Fashion Week yesterday.

This year she presented her collection with a high energy fast-paced show in Fashion Week’s largest venue and she packed it out too.

Not only that but it seemed that Moore had double the number of models and clothing exits. Singer Ginny Wigmore also opened and closed the show with a live performance.

Moore’s autumn/winter 2015 collection WinkWink, inspired by surrealism, was rich in colour and style, and accessorised by her new range of eyewear, handbags and jewellery.

Andrea Moore brocade for web

“Surrealism is all about using your imagination to do things and doing it a little bit differently and pushing the boundaries,” Moore said.

It was also the debut of Moore’s diffusion line, I AM, led by emerging designer Jacenta Kwan. I AM’s autumn/winter 2015 collection Curious Cat comprised a broad range of preppy fun styles.

I AM blue for web

Moore said I AM was a response to customer demand. “We get a lot of people wanting casual, work and glamour, everything, and everyone is time poor so we want to be able to give people as much as possible.”

Moore has definitely delivered on that.