Teuila Fuatai is a reporter for the NZ Herald

Fashion Week kicks off

From left, Kayla Jurlina, Trelise Cooper, Bridget Hope, Judith Pratt and Clare Cheyne. New Zealand Fashion Week Opening ceremony at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. Photo / Jason Oxenham
From left, Kayla Jurlina, Trelise Cooper, Bridget Hope, Judith Pratt and Clare Cheyne. New Zealand Fashion Week Opening ceremony at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. Photo / Jason Oxenham

New Zealand Fashion Week is kicking off with a bubbly celebration in Auckland this evening.

Dozens of excited guests have dressed up for the week's official opening ceremony at the Viaduct Events Centre.

Decked-out models are on show for the opening event, with onlookers enjoying the live display between champagne sips and hors d'oeuvres.

Evening formalities are expected to begin shortly, with Fashion Week's Dame Pieter Stewart, Supercity mayor Len Brown and National MP Nikki Kaye expected to speak.

A short performance from Cirque du Soleil's Totem is also scheduled.

Designers Trelise Cooper and Kate Sylvester, as well as TV and industry personality Colin Mathura-Jeffree are among the fashionable crowd tonight.

- NZ Herald

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