Maggie Marilyn Makes Runway Debut with Dreamy Collection at New Zealand Fashion Week

It was the show on the New Zealand Fashion Week schedule that everyone was waiting for – Maggie Marilyn’s hotly anticipated runway debut. 

Despite the local fashion brand’s remarkable international success – the likes of Kendall Jenner and the Duchess of Sussex have both worn Maggie Marilyn designs – founder Maggie Hewitt made the decision to host the brand’s first runway show in New Zealand. “It felt really important for us to it here in New Zealand,” said Hewitt. “This is home and we wouldn’t be where we are without the constant support of our incredible local makers and supporters.”

And disappoint her local supporters Hewitt did not. The 24-year-old designer and her talented team transformed the Glasshouse in Morningside into a whimsical springtime wonderland that formed the backdrop for Hewitt’s ethereal and undeniably romantic collection. But it was really Hewitt’s talent for creating soft, feminine tailoring and a covetable colour palette that stole the show.

Take a look at our favourite pieces from the Maggie Marilyn show in the gallery below. 

The Best Looks from Kate Sylvester’s NZFW Show

On Monday night Kate Sylvester opened New Zealand Fashion Week for 2019 with her autumn/winter 2020 collection, ‘Love Letters.’ The show was a celebration of love and the enduring relationship between Sylvester’s parents. As the show opened love letters that had been exchanged between her parents were scattered across the runway.  

As for the collection itself, references to Sylvester’s parents were apparent. Soft, feminine elements – including a rose motif – were juxtaposed with more masculine military-inspired details – a reference to her father’s army background.

Sylvester also brought the brand’s new Reloved initiative – a new programme where consumers can buy and sell pre-loved Kate Sylvester pieces – to life on the runway. Pieces from past collections were interspersed with the new.

Take a look at our favourite looks from the Kate Sylvester show below.