NZ Fashion Week Designer Announcement

The designer list sees the return of two of New Zealand’s best known labels – Kate Sylvester and NOM*d while schedule stalwarts include Trelise Cooper (pictured).

Here’s the full list in alphabetical order:

Adrienne Whitewood; Alma Wong; Amber Whitecliffe; Andrea Moore; Annah Stretton; Barkers; BLAK; Celine Rita; Charmaine Moke; Chris Duncan; Clothing by Desiree; Company of Strangers; Coop; Cooper By Trelise; Crane Brothers; Frances Jerard; Hailwood; Hera; Hohepa Thompson; Huffer; Inhale Apparel; Jimmy D; John Zimmerman; Jojo Max; Juliette Hogan; Kate Sylvester; Kathryn Wilson; Kharl Williams Wirepa; Kowtow; Kylie Mangan; Lela Jacobs; Lucy McIntosh; lululemon athletica; Maree McLean; Massey Williams; Meadowlark; Nick von K; NOM*d; Nomsa Botshiwe; Pardon My French; Pia Boutique; SHEN; Sly Guild; Sofia Aroha; Stolen Girlfriends Club; Storm; Tasmyn Roach; Taylor; TK Store; Trelise Cooper; Trelise Cooper Boardroom; Trish Peng Vinka Bridal; Wilson Trollope; Yvonne Bennetti; and Zambesi.

New Zealand Fashion Week will be held in Auckland from August 25 to 29, including NZ Fashion Weekend which is open to the public.

Louis Vuitton appoints new artistic director of women’s collections

The former Balenciaga designer joins Louis Vuitton, filling in the shoes of Marc Jacobs after Jacobs left his 16-year tenure at the fashion house.

Jacobs was the first designer to create LV’s ready-to-wear collection.

“Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration. I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great Maison. We share common values and a vision. I can’t wait to join the team. Together we will build the future of the brand while preserving its precious heritage” said Nicolas Ghesquière.

Ghesquière will present his first women’s collection in Paris in March 2014.