iD Fashion week brings Dunedin to Auckland

iD Dunedin Fashion Week gave Auckland a taste of the iconic fashion week last night. Adorn: A Glimpse of iD Dunedin Fashion Week  showed six emerging designer collections as well as pieces from established iD regulars including NOM*d, Company of Strangers, Mild-Red and CARLSON.

Alongside the emerging designer selection was the first iD International Emerging Designer Awards finalist – Chen Yi from Shanghai University of Engineering Science. Yi was offered automatic entry into the Awards following Otago Polytechnic’s Collections 2015 show where eight Shanghai emerging designers showed their graduating collections.

iD Committtee Chair Cherry Lucas says the event, which was sponsored by Holden, was intended to raise the profile of Dunedin fashion, and the city’s events in Auckland. “As Otago Polytechnic announces that it will open up postgraduate fashion education courses in Auckland, it seemed the perfect timing to deliver a taste of emerging design from our city alongside our stable of iD’s favourite designers to Auckland audiences.”

Now in its 17th year iD Dunedin Fashion Week (March 12-20, 2016), supported by Dunedin City Council, has grown from a one-off catwalk show in a local bar featuring local Dunedin designers to an international fashion week featuring runway shows, exhibitions, installations, designer talks and retail events.

The week culminates in the iD International Emerging Designer Awards, supported by the Otago Polytechnic, Australasia’s only international emerging fashion design competition, which attracts new designers from around the world looking to launch their careers on an international stage.

Elizabeth Arden Launches Custom Color Foundation

The search for the perfect foundation could finally be over for the women of Auckland. Elizabeth Arden’s new Queen Street boutique opened its doors today launching innovative Custom Colour Foundation technology. Wearing foundation that’s too dark, pale or yellow will be a beauty dilemma of the past as Elizabeth Arden’s beauty therapists can now analyse your skin tone and colour and use the details to whip up a custom-made foundation before your very eyes.  The customisation doesn’t stop at skin tone: you’re able to pick your coverage – sheer, medium or full – and opt for either a matte or natural finish. Once your foundation has been created – it only takes a matter of minutes – the Custom Color Foundation analyser can help you find the perfect shade of red lipstick – or plum, coral or nude shades – based on your skin tone.


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Custom Color Foundation is available exclusively at Elizabeth Arden’s new Auckland boutique at 62 Queen Street, Auckland, Phone (09) 379 4869.