the marr factory

It is just going to be Fashion Heaven for the next 6 weeks with NZFW and now Stephen Marr will curate a series of five fashion shows by six of the country’s most loved fashion labels in a pre-fashion week event series in Ponsonby that is open to the public. Yes you read that right, open to the public!

Karen Walker, Zambesi, Helen Cherry & Workshop, Nom*D and Kate Sylvester will all show their spring/summer 2012/13 collections at The Golden Dawn in Ponsonby in a line-up that has never before been seen at a single New Zealand fashion event.

When I spoke to Stephen recently he said that this time of year was the highlight of their calendar and was important for their own creative growth.  Always pushing creative boundaries – this venture is no different. Usually they would be working with all of these labels at NZFW (as they will be with Zambesi when they show Winter 13 at NZFW the following week) – so this just makes an exceptionally busy 2 weeks for them.

Stephen says of the event concept: “The shows provide us with a unique creative platform to marry our stylist teams to the labels who we’ve supported for so many years and who share our artistic values.  Hallertau is a great fit for us and The Golden Dawn culturally – it’s a bit rock ‘n’ roll and anti-corporate which we love.”

Naturally, 95bFM is the exclusive radio partner for the entire five-show series.

Starting on Sunday 26th August, Stephen Marr will execute one show per night until Thursday 30th August, each night featuring a different design house.  Capacity is limited to just 200 people per event, with 50 tickets on sale to the public through for $40 plus booking fee each. That is why I thought I had better get this up asap so that you could get your tickets before they are quite simply gone.  Please note there are only 50 tickets available for each of the five shows EXCEPT for NOM*D, which has 100 available. We are hoping to bring you the photos from the NOM*D show.

The show schedule will be:

Sunday 26th August – Stephen Marr & Hallertau Present KAREN WALKER in association with Black Magazine

Monday 27th August – Stephen Marr & Hallertau Present ZAMBESI

Tuesday 28th August – Stephen Marr & Hallertau Present HELEN CHERRY & WORKSHOP

Wednesday 29th August – Stephen Marr & Hallertau Present NOM*D

Thursday 30th August – Stephen Marr & Hallertau Present KATE SYLVESTER in association with NZ Herald Viva.


all images from Stephen Marr and are Stephen Marr for NOM*D Photographs by Olivia Hemus


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