I didn't get the chance to spend much time backstage, but I managed to get a few shots for you. In the 10 minutes I had, I managed to say hello to all my lovely friends/models and had a closer look at a few of the garments. I always find it interested to see the clothes up close compared with how they look and sit on the body of a model.
I always enjoy seeing the Rookie show each year. I love seeing what the third year fashion students of AUT create, given the skills, resources and creative freedom they have to dive deep into who they are. These are my favourite designers from this year's Rookie show.