Nom*D brought Ōtepoti to Tāmaki Makaurau last night, right down to the unofficial black dress code and Southland cheese rolls.
Tucked away down Durham Lane in the old Bluestone building (now a fancy venue called Brad's Warehouse), the venue was transformed into a post-punk dive bar with projectors screening clips of the new collection, Au Courant.
It was the perfect end to a busy day one of NZ Fashion Week - any first day nerves were quickly blown away by Dunedin band Die!Die!Die! and an open bar pouring hundreds of icy Rogue Society gin and vodka cocktails.
The packed crowd, a menagerie of fashion industry people, musicians, creatives and skateboarders, were there to let their hair down “like it’s 2005 all over again,” said the band's singer Andrew Wilson.
All ages were dressed in a nod to classic Nom*D style: lots of blue and yellow tartan, distressed leather, drapery and printed mesh. It wasn’t the easiest job spotting the best dressed in the dark, but photographer Abigail Dell’Avo delivered once again.