- Publish Date
- Friday, 25 August 2017, 11:01AM
The glamour and action of New Zealand Fashion Week kicks off in Auckland tonight, with the who’s who of the local fashion scene set to gather for the opening party, and to see the opening show from Zambesi.
To ensure you don’t miss a beat, the Viva fashion team will be at every show, bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage at Viva.co.nz and through our social channels – insider access you won't get anywhere else. In anticipation of NZFW 2017, we asked fashion industry insiders, including World's Francis Hooper, Colin Mathura-Jeffree and Anna Reeve, to share their NZ Fashion Week memories - from the very first shows to the biggest scandals.
Plus, we've chosen our favourite models to look out for on the runway this week, and taken a look back at some of Fashion Week's most iconic shows, including Kate Sylvester's emotional 2005 show that made the front row cry.
For those not at the shows, we've rounded up the most stylish hot spots around town, plus asked fashion designers for their favourite cafes, restaurants and bars. And make sure to follow Viva on Instagram for an inside look at all the key shows - and watch the Zambesi show tonight at 8.30pm, with our Facebook Live from the front row.