It's Fashion Week mania at the moment, and while I think I'm all up-to-date on what New York offered up and, of course, am presently absorbing myself in everything that is happening right now in London, I'm also multi-tasking by keeping a close eye on a little known Fashion Week happening back in my homeland of New Zealand. Having earned the "dark and intellectual" tag a long time ago, NZ designers consistently come up with some amazing, edgy fashion which never conforms to worldwide trends, is always bursting with new ideas and will almost certainly bend each and every rule.

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW THE GALLERY FOR A/W 08/09 - and stay tuned for more (including my favourite looks from the week)...

[all images: Michael Ng/Air New Zealand Fashion Week]