Beyond the clothes on the runway, Fashion Week is also a time for social appraisal, with taste and relevance under a microscope, and guests using fashion as a form of communication. That has been demonstrated in full force over the past few days, with a patriotic display of fashion from Aotearoa; a uniquely local flavour has permeated everything, with a palpable joy as everyone has embraced the opportunity to dress up.
Flamboyance and function, streetwear and luxury, it was all in the mix. Smart suits communicated a relaxed air in eye-catching colours. Then there was the parade of bows, big and romantic and twee.
These were our favourite looks from outside the shows. We’ll be updating the below daily.
Day Three, August 31
Day Two, August 30
Day One, August 29
Want to know what the Viva team is wearing to Fashion Week? Discover all the outfits taking us from day to night, including velvet scarves and skirts covered in amber-resin beads, here.