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Scott Curry of the Rugby Sevens All Blacks, Kurt Baker of the Rugby Sevens All Blacks, Damian McKenzie of the New Zealand All Blacks, Angus Ta'Avao of the New Zealand All Blacks, Brad Weber of the New Zealand All Blacks pose ahead of the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
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Some of the New Zealand All Blacks have undressed down to their undies as the New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 opened in spectacular style with an opening party at the Great Hall inside the Auckland Town Hall on Monday night, but it was the runways on Tuesday that provided some amazing fashion.

New Zealand Fashion Week was created in 2001 by Dame Pieter Stewart as a platform that enables local and international designers to showcase and promote their collections and brand, the goal of NZFW is to provide a launching pad for designers to grow their business both nationally and internationally.

The first of the standouts on day two was the Afrispec Global which had fun, classy urban styles showing off style and elegance, comfort and functionality.

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A model walks the runway during the Afrispec Global show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Auckland Town Hall on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
Afrispec Global
A model walks the runway during the Afrispec Global show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Auckland Town Hall on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
Afrispec Global
A model walks the runway during the Afrispec Global show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Auckland Town Hall on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
Afrispec Global
A model walks the runway during the Afrispec Global show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Auckland Town Hall on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

The Aritaua collection then exploded on the runway exploring the boundaries of modern technologies, meta-identities and digital landscapes.

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A model walks the runway during the ARITAUA show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Auckland Town Hall on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

The Afrocentric luxury lifestyle brand Schmood by Lola was next. These guys sparkled with the art of styling and design whilst merging fine fabrics and Swarovski Crystals.

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A model walks the runway during the Schmood by Lola show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Auckland Town Hall on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
Schmood by Lola
A model walks the runway during the Schmood by Lola show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Auckland Town Hall on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

It was then time for the men to really come out to play with the Jockey runway. Jockey has led the apparel industry by producing garments that connect with the spirit of adventure and is based on ingenuity, vitality and authenticity, celebrates progressive and independent thinking.

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A model walks the runway during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

New Zealand Fashion Week
A model walks the runway during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

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Scott Curry of the Rugby Sevens All Blacks, Kurt Baker of the Rugby Sevens All Blacks, Damian McKenzie of the New Zealand All Blacks, Angus Ta’Avao of the New Zealand All Blacks, Brad Weber of the New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand freestyle skier Anna Willcox and Charmaine Smith of the New Zealand Black Ferns prepare backstage ahead of the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

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Scott Curry of the Rugby Sevens All Blacks, Kurt Baker of the Rugby Sevens All Blacks, Damian McKenzie of the New Zealand All Blacks, Angus Ta’Avao of the New Zealand All Blacks, Brad Weber of the New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand freestyle skier Anna Willcox and Charmaine Smith of the New Zealand Black Ferns pose during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Plenty of that thinking at the jockey parade as some of the New Zealand All Blacks joined the team to strut their stuff.

 

 

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Damian McKenzie of the New Zealand All Blacks walks the runway during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
Jockey
Brad Weber of the New Zealand All Blacks walks the runway during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
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A model walks the runway during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
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Kurt Baker of the Rugby Sevens All Blacks walks the runway during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
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A model walks the runway during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
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A model walks the runway during the Jockey show during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 at Q Theatre on August 27, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)
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