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AOK K' Road


Sat 29 Aug 2015, 2:30pm–3:05pm

Where: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, 161 Halsey Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages


K’ Road Illustrates Innovation for NZ Fashion Weekend

A select group of K’ Road designers are gearing up to produce the precinct’s annual AOK NZ Fashion Weekend offering on 29 August 2015 and are promising more than a parade of apparel. Included in the street’s line-up of exhibitors are an avant-garde jeweller known for his unpredictable and self-described, rock and roll aesthetic and an illustrator who will be heralding the day’s event with delivery of a limited edition print to the seats of all premium ticket holders.

A Zambesi employee by day and budding illustrator by night, fashion graduate Sean Cai has created five striking black ink designs as a prequel to AOK, each of which will be reproduced in print runs of just 20.

“I tried to channel the dark aesthetic characteristic of the four AOK designers: Lela Jacobs, Jimmy-D, Jason Lingard and Nick Von K,” says Sean. “Rather than full body illustration, I focused on the face – accentuating strength through a tribal, goddess-like image designed to reflect the individual strength of each designer in a subtle, elegant way.”

Distribution of the illustrations pre show is a move aimed at setting the tone for the four eight-minute parades of spring/summer 2015 looks to follow which will feature Lela Jacobs with her monochrome and androgynous designs, James Dobson with his Jimmy D over-sized silhouettes, industry newcomer Jason Lingard delivering dark, complex and layered pieces and jeweller Nick von K showcasing a selection of hand crafted accessories reflecting influences taken from objects such as animal skulls, rare crystals, exotic butterflies and feathers.

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