Day Two began with the most impressive street style yet. As cars drop by Kingsland’s Glasshouse, the pavements become more crowded with soft pastels, clashing prints and freshly un-done hair. The photographers scramble to get their shots before we are called to enter.
We are greeted by the ever-charming, and oh-so delightful Maggie Hewitt resplendent in white. Her debut show for Maggie Marilyn is set in a peaceful garden orchard. Starched whites are hanging above pegged to a makeshift clothesline and the sun beams through the glass roof. Thick grass is beneath our feet, complete with hand-picked daises and guests sip on chilled spritzes while sat on wooden chairs among orange trees. Maggie welcomes us gracefully with a touching message of the importance of sustainable fashion and empowerment.
The show included both short and long hemlines for the spring/summer ahead. Cool-girl tonal two-pieces featured, along with playful ruffles and effortless feminine silhouettes. The models’ makeup is light and dewy with the addition of pearl highlighter and a neutral lip all by MECCA.
After the show, we are treated to grazing platters and took home tulips, vibrant irises and fresh fruit from the set. In lieu of her sustainable core, almost everything was re-purposed, with the lawn pre-sold on TradeMe and ready for imminent pick up.
Hailwood upped the ante with sophisticated long-sleeved day dresses, and statement evening-wear. No piece was the same, with metallic greys, steel blues and soft pale greens featuring. Lochie Stonehouse for Lancôme paired a strong winged liner and a slicked side-part, which nodded to rock-heritage echoed by the electric-guitar musical set.
The hotly-anticipated Paris Georgia show did not disappoint. Talented duo Georgia Cherrie and Paris Mitchell completely blew us away with their runway debut. Soft desert neutrals set the backdrop for stunning burnt orange and fiery red features. I coveted literally every piece in this collection, and the crowd collectively gasped when an off-the-shoulder ivory taffeta Wedding gown was introduced down the runway. The collection echoed of a not-of-this-world chic, with silver headscarves and caps highlighting alien-esque cheekbones – and let’s not forget the magnificent astral brass sculpture that hung above the runway, created by none other than Dane Mitchell – Paris’ brother.
Hardware from Tiffany’s adorned the models, while the makeup and hair was equally as pared back and chic. Soft browns, natural tints and luminous skin defined Blair Gamblin’s ‘no-makeup’ makeup look for Bobbi Brown.
Favourite piece: The starched linen oversized hat will be the envy of everyone this summer.
I wore: a shin length softly printed geometric cream dress with sage green and periwinkle blue. White blazer and low black strappy sandals. Paired with a small, black rounded suede purse.