Aussies scoop the top awards at iD Dunedin Designer Awards

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 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”.

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