The inaugural Auckland Fashion Week was launched this October at the helm of award winning businesswoman and fashion manager, Denyse Saunders. Alexandra Park played host to Saunders’ event, which is the culmination of 40 years experience in the industry.

“I have been overwhelmed by the generous support and encouragement, from the models and designers to the audience and sponsors,” said Saunders.

Along with Auckland Fashion Week, Saunders is also the owner and director of Canterbury Fashion Week and works as fashion event manager for the Alexandra Park Cup Week best dressed competitions.

“It is the start of new heights for NZ Designers and NZ models alike. The show was outstanding and we can’t wait until the next one in March,” said Ngaire Lynch, designer, Chrystal Sloane.

Saunders said the support has prompted a quick turn around, with the next event planned for March 2016.