Last night's backstage vibes at The Powerstation were calming. The models were content, and the hair and makeup team were happily powering away. There's something about staging a show offsite, away from the busy NZFW hub on Auckland's viaduct.
The models' hair was sleek, and their lips painted rouge with a vertical scattering of hot pink powder. Overall, the look was perfectly cool, but not too pretty.
There was a mix of well-known and up and coming models walking for Huffer. Dani Hayes (a previous winner of New Zealand's Next Top Model) who has dominated this year's runway was back, as well as Rain and China from N Model Management, otherwise known as the Katayanagi Twins.
The show started with a short video introducing the concept of People. It was announced that for every product bought from Huffer's new People Presence collection, $10 would be donated to New Zealand's Mental Health Foundation. An ongoing discussion about mental health within the fashion industry is much needed.
Ultimately, the clothes were the standouts on the runway. The infamous #hufferpuffer made an expected comeback, with grey camo and bright orange colourways being introduced to the fold.
The models left the runway, but the show had only just started. New Zealand hip-hop trio High Beams kicked things off, and the show ended with an enthusiastic performance by Desiigner in his new Huffer threads. Huffer knows how to create a vibe.
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