I notice that, without fanfare, confetti, or heralding trumpets, the American lingerie chain "Victoria's Secret" has finally hit New Zealand, opening a shop in the duty-free area at Auckland International Airport. The chain is famous (notorious?) for having fashion parades of size zero angels wearing barely-there panties/bras and not-to-forget ... wings.
Okay, I admit it, I have wandered through the stores when I was in America, buying a black-sequin glitter (wait for it ...) ... backpack!
I was intrigued by their window display at a Las Vegas mall. 'Angel' outfits from a past fashion parade were on display.
The items were so over-the-top that they reminded me a lot of our very own famous WOW, World of Wearable Art shows that we have yearly, headquartered in Wellington. WOW is open to all designers of the bizarre from around the world. In and out of all the dancing and lights and spectacular-ness, it is a competition. There are hundreds, if not thousands of volunteer models/actors. The show is on every September and October and lasts about a fortnight, with repeats every night. Tickets are snapped up.
Clothes designers and artists from overseas, please follow the links, and if you make it past the first round of design auditions, I hope to see you here next year - don't forget to walk on the left side of the footpath.
Below: information on WOW (World of Wearable Arts).
Below: window displays, Victoria's Secret, Las Vegas