Umm, guess what. Wellington Fashion Week is only one week away! ONE WEEK! Excite. To count down until glam time, I present to you the second in our series of Wellington fashion interviews. (Read last week’s here!) High-fashion WORLD staffer Freddie Aitchison is here to tell us all about his predictions for WFW 2013, his current fashion lusts and to give some sweet tips about dressing for the coming cold months (shudder).

Love. This. Outfit.

What trends are you expecting to see emerging at WFW this year?
Huge mix; all the designers showing are all very different in their own way.

Which designers are you looking forward to most?
WORLD of course, JimmyD, Ruby and Mandatory.

What are you hoping to see at WFW this year?
 I really hope there will be some strong, innovative new prints emerging and maybe some tartan.  


Favourite trends at the mo? Any trends you really don’t like?
I love metallics and pops of print in an outfit, so anything like that will get my attention.

Any hot tips for winter dressing?
Layering is great and works so well in Wellington; at least 4 layers plus accessories. Bold colors, just play with it; just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t dress up. 

What’s your favorite fashion book?
Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” is a must read!

Syndetics book coverAlexander McQueen : savage beauty / Andrew Bolton ; with contributions by Susannah Frankel and Tim Blanks ; photography by Sølve Sundsbø.
“Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen’s inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices.” (Syndetics summary)