Sean Kelly

Shooting to fame after winning the 13th season of Project Runway, kiwi designer Sean Kelly is set to return and show at New Zealand Fashion Week this year.

Kelly is the first New Zealand designer to win the competition and has had massive success in New York following the win.

“Sean is a very exciting designer who has proved himself in a short space of time in a highly competitive market. His NZFW show will no doubt be a big draw card for the week,” said Dame Pieter Stewart.

The collection will feature 20 looks, available to purchase via private order, with a smaller capsule collection being sold online.

“Having volunteered at NZFW in 2001 it’s now incredibly exciting to be part of such an important event with my own show,” said Kelly.

Alongside the competition prizes, Kelly has had a series of successes abroad and is sure to bring a new and fresh perspective to New Zealand Fashion Week.

NZFW will run from 24 to 30 August at the ANZ Viaducts Event Centre in Auckland.