iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards – Highlights

Design by Wong Kwai Ching from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Compere for the night Samatha Hayes chats to guest of honour Zandra Rhodes.

I was really impressed with the designs on the catwalk at the iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards held last Thursday night.

It was  great to see the buzz this event has created on the international fashion circuit come to life in the small town of Dunedin.

The event attracted 28 desingers from across the globe and here are some of the highlights.

What I loved!

Design by Emelie Johansson – Swedish School of Textiles – grey tights teamed with a red velvet dress and apricot cardi – beautiful.Design by Sophie Hardy – Otago Polytechnic – The look of this collection is very street. The clothes are wearable and would look great worn shopping, dancing and when wanting to stand out!

The above three pictures are designs by Daphney Ho – Hong Kong Polytechnic –

I really fell in love with her designs – they are so wearable, the trousers with that detail and the floaty blouses – SHOULD BE IN SHOPS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!! And the shoes – WOW!

Design by Roxanna Zamani – A Southland designer who studied at Otago Polytechnic and was the crowd favourite on the night.

And The Winners………

First Place: Igor Galas, 27, from the Faculty of Textile Design Zagreb, Croatia

Second Place: ryota Shiga, 24, from the Japan school Sugiono Fashion College.

Third Place: Ichiro Suzuki, 29, from the London College of Fashion

Jewellery Award: Paula Kyle Walden, 26, of Australia who studied at the Queensland University of Techology.

Pacific Blue Prize: Laura Marshall, 22, who studied at Otago Polytechnic.

Dunedin Fashion Incubator Prize: Brooke Fairgray, 20, who studied at the Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in Auckland.

Pulp Magazine pulp fashion culture award: Glenn Yungnickel, 24,

Photography by James Stringer –

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