• Autumn Fashion Comes to Town

Autumn Fashion Comes to Town

Napier City CBD’s Emerson Street will transform into a fashion runway tomorrow, with the annual Autumn Winter Fashion on Parade. With 2020 seeing the annual Parade cancelled due to Covid-19, this year 24 Napier fashion stores will showcase their winter collections.

Napier City Business General Manager, Pip Thompson said they are really pleased to see so many locals, from people aged 75 down to 2-years-old volunteering to model. 

From well-known brands like Cotton On, Max Fashions and Barkers, to little tots from Postie, the parade will also see newcomers such as Garment and Shadow Cat who will be showing how upcycled clothes and preloved designer brands can work.

Pip says this year will see their first ever bridal wear to close the show from Bridal Studio.

The Hits Hawke’s Bay ran a model competition and 10 lucky locals will be catwalk ready. They will be joined by store’s own volunteer models and Adam Green, The Hit’s Breakfast DJ.

The show will be MC’ed by his on-air partner Megan Banks, who will be dressed for the occasion by Dandan. "To help local stores, local everyday people will also be modelling so pop along, you could see one of your friends strutting their stuff," Pip said.

Bought to you by Napier City Business Inc, Napier City Council and The Hits Hawke’s Bay, people are invited to join the crowd at 1pm – there will be spot prizes and two significant prizes for Best Dressed in the crowd.

Emerson Street from TSB Bank to Glassons will be closed from 9am-3pm to through traffic. In the case of wet weather, the alternative venue will be The Ocean Boulevard mall.