Rory William Docherty Announces Debut Show at Australian Fashion Week 2024

New Zealand designer, Rory Docherty will debut his namesake brand, Rory William Docherty, at Australian Fashion Week (AFW) 2024, with an onsite show on the afternoon of Monday 13th May 2024.

After debuting at New Zealand Fashion Week in August 2023, Dochety will return to the runway at Australian Fashion Week (AFW) 2024, showcasing a menswear and womenswear Resort ’25 Collection.

“I am thrilled to share the next evolving chapter of Rory William Docherty with a global audience during Australian Fashion Week. My original artworks will remain centre stage, while exploring cut, transeasonal and genderless tailoring, and continue to celebrate clothes for the individual. I look forward to forging new friendships with like minded industry creatives, and developing meaningful long term partnerships with retailers and press.” – Rory Docherty, founder, and designer of Rory William Docherty.

Docherty is no stranger to the runway, having made his debut at New Zealand Fashion Week in 2006 with former partner Heather Wilkins with the pair’s original label, Docherty Wilkins.  In 2023 Rory returned to the NZ runway, this time on his own, debuting his solo label Rory William Docherty.  Rory was amongst a small handful of male designers showcasing their solo collections for the first time in 2023, as discussed in this FashioNZ article.