NZFW partners

Mercedes-Benz Vans partner with NZ Post for New Zealand Fashion Week.

Designer collections are very precious cargo during New Zealand Fashion Week. NZ Post partnered with Mercedes-Benz Vans to ensure that the delicate wares were delivered on time and in style.

During New Zealand Fashion Week, no cargo is more precious than the designer garments that will grace the runway. So it makes sense that they travel in safety and style. As part of this year’s event, Mercedes-Benz Vans has supplied three vans to support NZ Post, which offers a service to designers to transport collections to and from NZFW. 

According to Kimberly Waters, brand and sponsorship specialist at NZ Post, the team was committed to perfectly executing its role as official logistics partner during the 2017 event. ‘We learnt from the previous year’s involvement that parking around the venue can be difficult at this busy time and for designers the process of getting their garments to and from the venue can be a stressful one,’ she explains. Rather than designers worrying about hiring vans, parking them and returning them, NZ Post arranged a premium service to make the process of setting up for showtime seamless. 

The van interiors were tailored to suit the needs of designers and have been fitted with custom racks to hang garments and shelving for shoes and accessories. ‘We appreciate that designers are incredibly protective over their collection - which is fair enough. Given this is a new service they have to build their trust in us,’ Waters explains and adds that giving designers the option to travel with their collections was a consideration. One of the three vans, the Vito Crew Cab, could also transport up to four passengers, so designers and their teams could travel to and from shows with their garments. 

It was a big week for NZ Post and Mercedes-Benz Vans. Transporting goods by 70 designers for 45 shows across the seven days was ambitious, but in designing a premium service, NZ Post was able to ensure that collections were delivered in plenty of time and in perfect condition, ready for their moment in the spotlight.