NZFW 2016 Exclusive: New Zealand Fashion Week designers confirmed

25 July 2016
By Fashion Quarterly

Kate Sylvester at 2015 NZFW

If there’s one date in the calendar the entire FQ team will circle, earmark and star in their diaries without fail each year, it’s New Zealand Fashion Week.

This is pretty much as good as it gets when it comes to all things NZ fashion, with our favourite fashion designers, creatives and industry insiders getting together to celebrate the best this country has to offer and to preview the winter 2017 collections that will arrive in stores early next year.

And what they have to offer this year is more exciting than ever.

We are thrilled to confirm the full list of designers who will be showing at NZFW 2016:

Along with veterans such as Huffer, Hailwood, Stolen Girlfriends Club, and twenty-seven names who don’t just bring the fashion (they also bring the party), there’s the new crop of stars who are causing a sensation both here and abroad; including design duo Harman Grubiša, the recipient of the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ accolade this year; Lucilla Gray, whose debut at last year’s fashion week solidified her as one-to-watch; and Wynn Hamlyn, another 2015 NZFW newbie who is sure to impress yet again with his polished, contemporary designs.


There’s a particularly strong line-up of new generation designers who are poised to take the industry by storm – so many, in fact, that it requires two New Generation shows this year rather than one.

The Miromoda showcase is back in 2016, with talented designers of Maori heritage – including 2016 Supreme Winners of the Miromoda Fashion Design Competition, Wanoa Four – showcasing their work on the national stage.

The Fashion Lunch is where you will want to be come Friday, with Kate Sylvester, Hailwood, Ruby, Juliette Hogan, Trelise Cooper, Liam, Kneufermann and Adrienne Winkelmann closing out the week in style.

The fashion doesn’t end there though. At NZ Fashion Weekend we see the return of WORLD, who never fails to wow with true one-of-a-kind creativity; Trelise Cooper will present her Spring Summer collection (and your shopping list is bound to get a whole lot bigger); and streetwear label Federation also makes a welcome comeback.

One show you won’t want to miss? The Fashion Quarterly Presents show at NZ Fashion Weekend, in association with Auckland’s premier shopping precinct, Newmarket. Visit to snap up your seats now and catch some of your favourite designers up close and personal in runway-to-real-life looks styled by FQ’s editor Sally-Ann Mullin (the show sold out in 2015, so don’t dilly dally!)

Twenty seven names at 2015 NZFW

Full list of participating designers:

Adrienne Winkelmann
Alana Cooper
Alma Wong
Anastasia & Leilani Rickard
Andrea Moore
AO Label
Ariane Bay / Otago Polytechnic
Black Eye Peach
Campbell Luke
Carena West
Danielle Power-Silk
Emily & Cait / Fashion Tech
Emma Ford
Erik Yvon
Fairuz Ramdan
Fern Chua
French 83
Glen Maclachlan
Grace Redgrave / Massey University
Hari Haran
Harman Grubisa
Hello Strangers
I AM by Andrea Moore
Jarrad Godman
Jerome Taylor / Fashion Tech
Jimmy D
JPalm / Otago Polytechnic
Juliette Hogan
Kate Sylvester
Kendall Watt
Kharl William Wirepa
Kittie Yiyi
Kylie Mangan
Lela Jacobs
Len Hone Hohepa Houkamau
Little Flock of Horrors
Lucilla Gray
Megan Stewart / Massey University
Mi Piaci
Mitchell Vincent
Motel Bible
Nicola Mackintosh
Ovna Ovich
Pania Greenaway Tucker
Pearly Wong
Penny Sage
Piha Swimwear
Reremoana Sheridan
Russell Athletic
Samual Malloy / Fashion Tech
Sarah Parker / Massey University
Stolen Girlfriends Club
Tihi King
Trelise Cooper
Trish Peng
Twenty Seven Names
Wanoa Four
Winifred / Otago Polytechnic
Working Style
Wynn Hamlyn
Yu Mei

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