iD Dunedin Fashion runway events

Otago Polytechnic Published on Mar 23, 2017
2017 iD International Emerging Designer Awards
Otago Polytechnic is proud to be a sponsor of the iD Dunedin Fashion Week. One of our favourite events is, of course, the iD International Emerging Designer Awards. In this coveted competition, students from Otago Polytechnic compete against others from around the world – this year there are 33 finalists. It’s Australasia’s largest emerging fashion design competition, and this year it’s at Dunedin’s historic railway station. For more info about studying fashion at Otago Polytechnic, rated in the world’s top 50 fashion schools, check out


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ID Dunedin Fashion
March 23, 2017

Australian Finalist takes out 13th iD International Emerging Designers Awards
A stand-out Australian emerging designer collection that reinvents archetypal garments including the biker jacket and blazer has won tonight’s 13th annual iD International Emerging Designer Awards held at the Dunedin Railway Station in New Zealand. Australian-based Nehma Vitols from Sydney’s University of Technology tonight took out the H&J Smith $6,000 First Place prize with her collection, ‘XXX’ – described by judges as “inspired”, merging new fabric technology with handcraft while deconstructing familiar silhouettes in an entirely unique way. Paper, silk and cotton merge to form hybrid materials that oscillate between two and three dimensions and between garment and sculpture. During Vitol’s fashion education, the former student from the University of Technology, Sydney, was selected to participate in the Woolmark Global Studio Program in China and the Textile Print Global Studio in Pukshar, India. Alongside her Bachelor of Design, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
The judging panel made up of Tania Carlson, NOM*d’s Margi Robertson, Marc Moore from Stolen Girlfriends Club, Australian fashion editor Georgina Safe, and iD’s international guest for 2017 Paulo Melim Andersson say the standard of finalists at this year’s event was very high. An overriding focus of the designers was on the ocean with aquatic inspired collections and a renewed focus on sustainability. Says Andersson: “All of the collections are a result of research and a commitment to new ideas. There was little evidence of international referencing and instead each finalist created their own vision in a collection that was fresh, unique and original.”
Hosted by ZM’s PJ Harding and Jase Hawkins, 29 international emerging designer collections showed at [last] night’s 13th annual event, supported by Otago Polytechnic.

This year’s winners are:
● The H&J Smith First Prize ($6000) Nehma Vitols, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
● Laffare Second Place ($4000): Lila John, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
● Gallery De Novo 3rd Place ($2000): Paul Castro, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
● The Fabric Store Award for Excellence in Design worth $3000 (includes $2000 fabric): Tess Norquay, Massey University, Wellington, NZ
● Dunedin’s Golden Centre Mall Most Commercial Collection Prize ($1000): Talia Jimenez University of Technology Sydney, Australia
● The NZME and Viva Editorial Prize (awarded to best NZ collection): Megan Stewart, Massey University, Wellington, NZ.
● The Emilia Wickstead Internship: Emily Cameron, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

Backstage, Dr Margo Barton from the Otago Polytechnic School of Design and a team of students was in charge of managing the Awards, while Dunedin-based salon Klone Hair, led by Danelle and Karl Radel, took charge of the runway hair creations. Makeup looks for the models, supplied by Aart Model Management and 10 international models from the University of Shanghai Engineering Science, were created by the Revlon sponsored makeup team, led by Christal Allpress.
iD Dunedin Fashion Week is supported by the Dunedin City Council. iD Link


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Talented Swedish designer Paulo Melim Andersson is the International Guest Judge for this month’s iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards on 23 March. Andersson has designed for top European fashion houses Chloé, Marni Margiela and Zadig & Voltaire during his fashion career and he will show a retrospective collection at the iD Dunedin Fashion Shows at the Dunedin Railway Station on 24 & 25 March. Read more

Paulo Melim Andersson – Chloé 2007 [via]


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17-30 March – MUSE at Gallery De Novo, Stuart St, Dunedin
Dunedin artist Suzy Platt’s fashion illustrations are on show at Gallery De Novo in her new exhibition ‘Muse’. Suzy’s paintings recently caught the attention of renowned British photographer Nick Knight who asked her to illustrate the Haute Couture collections at Paris Fashion Week. The illustrations can also be viewed in London at the SHOWstudio Gallery.

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5.3.17 iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2017 [includes videos]

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11 responses to “iD Dunedin Fashion runway events

  1. Elizabeth

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    Channel 39 Published on Mar 23, 2017
    Youngbloods hit the catwalk at iD Fashion Week
    It was the time of the youngbloods at iD fashion’s Emerging Designer awards last night.


    Channel 39 Fri, 24 Mar 2017
    Winner only just makes it to fashion week
    Nehma Vitols from Sydney’s University of Technology has just taken out the First Place prize at iD Emerging Designer with her collection, ‘XXX’. Vitols used the scraps left behind in production process to de-construct classic wardrobe items.

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    *New Swanndri store to open on George St at the Meridian Centre, after a refit of the former Barkers store is completed. The recently opened Barkers new concept store, Trading Post, is located in the former Penrose’s Building.

  5. Elizabeth

    Thu, 23 Mar 2017
    Inspired by struggle with father
    By David Loughrey
    A “typical Southern Italian man” and his relationship with his gay son was the inspiration behind Italian designer Alessandro Trincone’s work. Trincone said the knot was a motif used throughout his collection, and that knot represented the struggle between his father and himself as they confronted their differences. Cont/

  6. Hype O'Thermia

    The garments that look as if they could be worn by humans on this planet are ringers for garments I’ve seen on people already in the 50s, 60s……….

    Then there are the ones that look like Martha Stewart had a breakdown when she was wrapping Christmas presents, struck suddenly psycho by an unkind word: “Martha, isn’t this similar to your theme in 1983?”
    At which point she let loose with glue gun and everything in her 5 cabin truck collection of remnants and ill-considered bulk buys. Fabrics, plastics of every genre, the stuff you use for patching holes in the corrugated iron, grosgrain ribbon, a collage of moth holes, nothing was safe. Tacked to sleeves, waving from hems, draped over a shoulder then further adorned with lace-covered tent pegs, this is the “more is more” approach to design novelty.

    There’s a reason models are trained to look as blank as boiled eggs, cage eggs.

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    Mon, 27 Mar 2017
    ODT: The secret life of fashion designer Charmaine Reveley
    A Q&A with fashion designer Charmain Reveley.

    Q What is the aesthetic of your brand?
    Feminine, modern and simplistic.

    Q What does the Charmaine Reveley woman do/look like/love?
    Our customers are all very different. People love and buy our brand for its simple modern style and shared love of amazing fabrics and textiles. Occasion wear is a large part of our market. We also offer a custom-made service and work one-on-one with our customers to find the perfect shape and fabric for their special occasion. Cont/

  10. Elizabeth

    Wed, 29 Mar 2017
    ODT Ediitorial: Reviving fashion excitement
    OPINION A major debrief will be held in the next few weeks by the iD Dunedin Fashion Week committee to unravel and review why this year’s show is expected to make a significant loss. The committee has already blamed superstar Adele’s three concerts in Auckland as a major reason for reduced sales. […] Air New Zealand put on four extra flights from Dunedin to Auckland to cope with demand from Adele fans, lending credence to iD committee chairwoman Cherie Lucas’ claims about the concerts drawing away people who would normally have attended. However, it is too simplistic to simply blame an event in another city. […] People are starting to value their discretionary dollars as interest rates start to rise and the iD committee needs to consider some of the realities of the current climate. Cont/

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