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See the Paper Dresses

See the Dresses

See The Dresses

In order to fully appreciate the brilliance of the unique KLEENEX COTTONELLE Paper Dresses, it is best to see them up close and in person.

In partnership with New Zealand Fashion Week and NZ Fashion Tech, you can experience the KLEENEX COTTONELLE Paper Dresses through the fabulous Designer Selection Shows and a special Fashion Weekend Seminar.

In addition, NZ Fashion Tech is offering you the chance to win a scholarship worth $3,000.00 to study towards a NZ Fashion Tech qualification.

New Zealand Fashion Week and Fashion Weekend

In 2012, Fashion Weekend is set to be bigger and better than ever before. It is held on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of September.

Following on from the hotly anticipated New Zealand Fashion Week 2012, Fashion Weekend offers stunning catwalk shows, seminars, beauty, discounted designer shopping, giveaways, DJ's, stylish bars, and an exclusive VIP bar, all across two full days.

Fashion Weekend is THE place to experience the thrilling buzz and energy of Fashion Week. Now held over two full days, Fashion Weekend promises to provide something for everyone, with the most exciting line up to date.


During Fashion Weekend on Saturday 8th September there will be a 40 minute seminar presented by NZ Fashion Tech. Discover the inside story of how NZ Fashion Tech students, after only 18 months of compressed study, can complete the exacting KLEENEX COTTONELLE Paper Dresses Challenge.

NZ Fashion Tech directors, Kevin Smith and Val Marshall-Smith will use a series of videos to take you on a fascinating journey from the initial briefing to the final judging day.

Watch the students as they go through the process of designing and creating their dream cocktail dress. Witness the challenges and triumphs as they work with an unfamiliar and extremely fragile fabric, KLEENEX COTTONELLE toilet paper. Find out how they can take delicate KLEENEX COTTONELLE toilet tissue and turn it into a durable material that remains soft and luxurious yet still enables the garments to be worn repeatedly.

Marvel at the creativity and technical expertise of the students' work and discover how wonderful garments can go from conception to completion in just four weeks.

Attend this Fashion Weekend Seminar on Saturday 8th September to be in with a chance of winning a $3,000.00 scholarship to study towards a NZ Fashion Tech qualification.

What makes NZ Fashion Tech an exceptional place to learn the art and science of fashion? A combination of years of experience, a great team of people and the ability to help students succeed and find employment in the fashion industry. Find out more at

New Zealand Fashion Week Designer Selection Shows

The Designer Selection show is your chance to experience the glitz and glamour of New Zealand Fashion Week, while watching a showcase of the finest selection the 2012 NZFW designers have to offer. With over 50 designers showing across the week, there is something for everyone, from in season outfits to a sneak preview of upcoming Winter 2013 collections.

The three finalist designs for the KLEENEX COTTONELLE Paper Dresses will also grace the catwalk. The Designer Selection shows will be the student designer's first experience of showcasing their gorgeous, handmade dress designs to the public.


Show and seminar times to be confirmed. Visit for further details.

To purchase show and seminar tickets, visit Tickets go on sale in July.

Fashion Week is held at the Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland from the 3rd to 9th September. Inclusive of this is Fashion Weekend which is held across Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.