Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sony Black Eye At Air NZ Fashion Week 2008 - Day 2

Images by Tash Hopkins and Rachael Churchward

Ok, Day 2 of Air NZ Fashion Week was pretty special, just like Day 1. It started with a hell of a show as did the previous day. Alex Jaeha-Kim, aka Jaeha, take a bow, your show heralded the future of New Zealand fashion. Once again, we are on deadline with our first bi-annual issue of Black Magazine so we missed a couple of shows we really wanted to see today, but loved Deborah Sweeney, Twenty Seven Names and Stolen Girlfriends was suitably huge. Right now though we're reflecting the people that actually attend ANZFW with Sony Black Eye and we've had a lot of fun today capturing that individuality. We can honestly say that you, the punters, are fashionably exciting. Here's Rachael Churchward's choices of the day, not looking for labels, just personal style. A lot more to come in the morning...!

NZ Fashion Hall Of Fame designer Patrick Steele (below middle) is captured with Christopher Blomquist (below right) from the legendary Sportswear International and the utterly fabulous Bryanboy (below left) of who even more fabulously suggests on his website that he is "so gay he sweats glitter!"

Patrick wears a very sharp Arthur Galan suit with Prada shoes. Christopher wears Loden Dager plaid shirt/jacket, Topshop scarf and shoes, Coming Soon rugby shirt and J.Lindeberg jeans. Bryanboy wears Jaeha cardigan and jeans, Topshop white tee, Ciara Serumgard necklace, Hermes bag, Dior Homme shoes and a Zara belt. Now that's a top trio if ever we saw one....

Stylist Karlya wears a Docherty Wilkins coat, Kate Sylvester top and shorts, Anne Valery Hash shoes, Miu Miu bag and a clear cut hangover by Moet.

DJ Takas wears a 'Lion Suit' transported especially from Wellington for the occasion. Genius! What Lion doesn't own his tail...

Delaney Tabron, Publisher and Editor of No Magazine wears a Sass & Bide singlet doubled with a Workshop singlet, American Apparel dress, a favourite black cardy and Doc Martens. Matt in the middle wears a Workshop shirt, Little Brother bag, Levi's and Doc Martens. Katie Newton, Fashion Editor of the Sunday Star Times wears: Karen Walker shirt, Country Road trousers with a Gucci bag.

Noelle McCarthy, NZ Herald observer, columnist and Runway Reporterist wears a new season Ms Crabb dress, G&L shoes and Kate Sylvester jewellery and wishes to say that against popular belief, or, popular belief outlined by Remix Editor Tim Phin, Noelle does NOT change her outfit four times a day, only twice...!

Tim Phin, Publisher and Editor of Remix Magazine wears the first of his four outfits for the day, according to Noelle McCarthy. We caught him on the hop in Workshop jeans, Federation shirt, Zambesi tie, a 'random' leather jacket from Italy, Puma shoes and some fine-looking D&G sunnies.

Shaun, superstylish DJ of SoHomo fame, caught our eye at Jaeha in a jacket, legging and sharp shoe ensemble and later in the day had evolved rather nicely into this...Shaun (left) wears an H&M jacket, Louis Vuitton tie, trousers garnered from Glenn & Amanda at the 1 AM offices, shoes also borrowed from Glenn Hunt and fabulously vintage sunnies. Linay Wy wears: A Strangely Normal shirt, Levi's jeans and Zambesi shoes. We love it!

Amanda "Book 'Em" Betts is hot in her Lonely Hearts Club waistcoat, Stolen Girlfriends club tee, G-Star shorts, Yohji Yamamoto boots and Meadowlark/Hunters & Collectors jewellery.