WORLD - NZFW 2011
World presented their Autumn/Winter 2012 collection this evening, teamed with the announcement of the New Zealand’s Next Top Model finale.
While the Westpac Tent was teaming with big TV3 cameras and other various media, we were also there for the clothes that the design power house had in store for us.
With three stories presented over the course of what turned out to be a rather short show, there was as much variety as there was excitement over the fact that a Top Model winner would be announced at the end.
Story One: ‘Thus Spake Zarathustra’ was inspired by the nostalgia of Science Fiction, Religion, Philosophy, and Film.
There were plenty of structured shoulders in the modern monastic suiting presented, with stripes along the suits glowing a bright blue.
That’s certainly a great way to be spotted in the dark!
Story Two flowed nicely after the first, with futuristic florals set against the monochrome idea of the unknown future, twisted by a sense of a past we never knew. In an effort to portray the duality of women, there were lots of big bubble-shaped sleeves, hair in high buns studded with colourful gems, and beautiful rose prints.
The colour consistency throughout this story was very chic: black, red, and white was mixed in through the rose prints.
Built on beauty and sourced from the times we are surrounded by, Story Three was a dream of a Winter Princess for 2012.
With plenty of baby pink and powder blue coloured fur, this story was particularly luxurious.
Faux, shaggy fur was prominent here, as were very large sleeves: so glam!!
The standout for me was a beautiful floor length white fur coat, with a black velvet dress underneath, that was studded with diamantes.
Definitely red carpet worthy!
With the show coming to an end, and the announcement of the Top Model winner, the overall World experience was immensely fabulous.
Can’t wait to see what the designers have in store for us next season!
- Lena Aseeva
Image one and main - Laura at Laura Ridley Photography
Image two - The A List
Image three - Michael Ng/NZFW