Air New Zealand Fashion Week, one of the most hotly anticipated events on the global fashion calendar, has announced its line-up for next month’s round of catwalk shows.

From Sept. 16-21 approximately 50 F/W 2009 collections will be on show at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour Marine Village. Designers and labels include Alexandra Owen, Ana Steele, Annah Stretton, Barbara Lee, Basquesse, Chelsea Thorpe, Crowded Elevator, Cybele, Deadly Ponies, Deborah Sweeney, Deuchar, DOOSH, Emma, FourFontaine, Hailwood, Huffer, Jaeha, Juliette Hogan, Karen Walker, Kirrily Johnston, Liz Mitchell, Lonely Hearts Club, Michael Pattison, Moneyshot, Nom D, NYNE, Stitch Ministry Stolen Girlfriends Club, Trelise Cooper, WORLD and Zambesi.

Air New Zealand Fashion WEEKEND, an event open to the public from Sept. 20-21, will feature shows by Moa, Lucie Boshier, Adrian Hailwood, Annah Stretton, Carpenters Daughter, Lara Parker and Liberty & Survival.

Be sure to check back in September for Sportswear’s on-site coverage of the collections.