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SHOWcase 2015

 Trelise Cooper and ES Design

This weekend, I had a very interesting evening on Saturday night. Several days ago via email, I was asked to be at a particular bus stop in the city at a certain time. I didn't have many details apart from the email, which came from a source called SHOWcase and the various sponsors that were attached. I recognised many well known brands and Wellington businesses. Intrigued.
When I arrived at the allocated location, there were several buses waiting with their windows blocked out - we were off to a mystery site for a special event. By the end of the evening, I learnt that SHOWcase 2015 was Wellington's new premier design show and that they "believe Design is something you feel and fashion is the way we live."
So there I was along with over a hundred people exploring SHOWcase in a isolated building in Shelley Bay, looking at a series of conceptual exhibits with a focus on designer collaboration and creative community. This event was followed by a fashion runway experience by Zambesi. What a great way to spend Saturday night! This is the first time SHOWcase was exposed and it was a memorable evening.  I look forward to seeing how this event expands in the future. It's a true celebration of professionals who bring the standard of art, design and fashion in Wellington and it can only get better.











Empire of Genius and HMS Design.










Highnoontea and Freedom Furniture





Mandatory and Bo Concept







Zambesi show in action



Photographs by Charlotte Minty.