From the first notes of the orchestra until the very last hymn, Hailwood turned the runway into a glimmering and glorious spectacular. The audience gasped as the lights came up and revealed a full choir on stage in shimmery blue dresses, singing in te reo and NZ sign, for Hailwood’s glamorous show. Accompanied by a pianist, they moved into songs in English, and Italian, in the classiest performance of the week. The AW17 collection featured sensual silhouettes with long hems and swaying skirts. Strutting in suede heels shoes, the models exuded modern glamour in shades of navy, beige and green – along with flawless casual wear that ranged from knitwear to carefully cut biker jackets and masculine coats. The floral patterns brought a feminine edge, followed by the stunning gold, silver and black tailored evening wear which inevitably became the show stopper.
Some of my favorites below.