The iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards were on last night and the top prizes went to the Aussies.
Twenty-six finalists took part in the event which attracted designers from New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Netherland and Britain.
The judging panel included: editor of vogue.com.au Damien Woolnough, international guest designer Akira Isogawa, project supervisor of the Mittelmoda Fashion Award Stefano Sopelza, Nom*D designer Margi Robertson, and Carlson designer Tanya Carlson.
I was going to fly across as I had a blast last year, but am a bit wrapped up with my current ventures in Melbourne.
The railway show is on tonight and tomorrow in Dunedin and should not be missed as the building provides a truly unique and beautiful experience.
So let’s take a look at the winners from last night.
First Prize of $5,000
Kate Bolzonello, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology graduate, for her collection “Clouded”.
Runner-up winning a $NZ2000 cash prize
Sarah Mok from the University of Technology, Sydney, for her collection “A Kaleidoscopic Perspective”.
Second Runner-up with a NZ$1000 cash prize
Sarah Mok, from Sydney’s University of Technology, for her collection “Ephemeral Reverie”.