What are you most excited about in the lead-up to your show at 2016 New Zealand Fashion Week?
Showcasing our fabulous new looks for the upcoming season.
What is the inspiration behind this collection?
Our last trip to Europe, May 2016.
What can we look forward to when it comes to your runway looks?
A range of looks from chic minimal silhouettes to ethereal silks and structured 3D embellishments.
How many hours would you estimate you’ve spent preparing for the show?
Thirty years! This is how long Modes has been in business, and it’s that length of experience that makes all the difference to the end product.
How do you decide on which gowns to show at NZFW?
We can only show eight gowns, so this is our hardest task because we have so many beautiful new looks in store.
What fabric and lace will we see on your designs on the catwalk?
Silk gauza, crepe de chine, botanical print taffeta, and French Chantilly lace.
Are there any soft of bold hues that you’re loving at the moment for bridal wear?
Yes. We will hint at this look in our collection through soft hues and bold botanical prints.
Do you have a favourite look of the show, can you hint to what makes it so spectacular?
There is a gorgeous silk gauza gown that looks like something out of Midsummer Night’s Dream – it is so light and too exquisite for words.
What do you hope people take away from viewing your collection at NZFW?
That whatever their look there doesn’t need to be any dress, because Modes has their dress!
What’s your top piece of advice for brides starting the search for their perfect gown?
Don’t exhaust yourself with ‘the search’, instead go directly to the experts.
How would you suggest budding bridal designers get their foot in the door of the industry?
This is not an industry for the faint-hearted. One must truly know their stuff...
What is the first thing the team will do after the shows are complete to celebrate?
Our team will congregate somewhere quiet and warm and have a lovely meal and a very good wine to celebrate, in preparation for all the bookings that follow.