Annie Tatton

Shoes Extravaganza - Cinderella meets Gucci in Tāmaki-makau-rau

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Do you have a love affair with shoes? Shoes Extravaganza is art and theatre for shoe lovers. Shoes Extravaganza is an annual Auckland (Tāmaki-makau-rau) event. It's a shoe design competition for New Zealanders and Internationalists celebrating the best of contemporary, 'pushing the boundaries' shoe design and culminating in a Catwalk Extravaganza.

The inaugural Shoes Extravaganza was held at the Tepid Baths downtown Auckland Oct. last year. It was exciting, visually amazing, and showcased around 25 designers' shoes with an audience of over 100. This theatre designed around the chosen shoes fitted to models was a brilliant new 'Cinderella' story. Shoe design talent got a platform! Audience shoes in the City were strutted! Gucci shoe lovers were dreaming in new ways.

We'd love to grow this unique Auckland event and provide more entertainment and creative expression for all shoe lovers and shoe designers out there in NZ and internationally. We're asking for your support to boost creativity in shoe design, making NZ proud. We have NZ Fashion Week, graduate fashion shows, ID Fashion, and now Shoes Extravaganza.

Donations will go towards lighting, music, paying for a choreographer, rehearsal space and model fees. Last year all our lovely models were volunteers as was our Choreographer. We'd love to pay our team this year for their amazing contribution of time and commitment to the project.

The competition opens in March and is open to anyone over the age of 16. There is a modest entry fee for designers which gives them free entry to the show to be held on Nov 4th this year.

Thank you so much for your donation towards this exciting Cinderella meets Gucci magical experience. You're welcome to join us for a peek preview at rehearsals. See you at the ball! 


  • A huge THANKYOU to all of you who have donated!

    4 DAYS AGO

    It warms my heart to have such dear friends and supporters! Henry Miller said "Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, in things, literature music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people". You are certainly beautiful souls and interesting people. THANKYOU, THANKYOU!  

  • A Taster from last year's video Shoes Extravaganza @ Tepid Baths, Auckland.