Model Francesca Hills in Cross & Bloom suspender shorts from local designer Lucy Fitzgerald’s Wild Flower collection. Photo: Brittany Spencer.

Spotlight on fashion over High Low weekend


Models hit the runway on Saturday for High Low, Nelson’s very own fashion weekend, turning the spotlight on to some of the finest names in fashion, both locally and nationally.

The Bowater Hyundai Showroom was completely transformed and a sold-out crowd filed in for a eight-show runway.

Split into three sections, The Emerging Designer ‘Surface’ Show, the Retailers Show and the Established Designer Show, High Low co-founder Sarah Brennan says the night was perfect.

“It all worked perfectly, the crowd was buzzing and I’m really happy with how it went, it was exactly what we wanted.”

With the first fashion show under their belt, the High Low girls are looking forward to growing High Low.

“We’re very excited to have a fashion weekend in Nelson and to keep making it bigger and bringing  high fashion to Nelson,” says Sarah.

Local talents Matt Costello and Lucy Fitzgerald stole their show with their labels Stelloco and Lucy Georgina.

A student at Nelson College for Girls before studying fashion and setting up her own label locally, Lucy debuted her feminine and classic style with her Wild Flower collection, as well as providing a sneak peek of her upcoming winter Mix & Meander collection.

“I was super proud to see my designs on the runway, a lot of people commented on how feminine and cohesive the pieces were which was what I was going for, the whole thing was a great success.”

Lucy says having a Nelson Fashion Weekend is amazing.

“It’s such an awesome opportunity for Nelson to have something special of its own, especially since we lost WOW.”