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Jonathan Stern wins 2009 Southern Trust Emerging Designers Awards

Jonathan Stern from the Shenkar Engineering and Design College, Israel, with his collection, Variations of Masculinity, captivated the audience at 2009 iD Dunedin Fashion Week Emerging Designer Awards and was awarded this year’s Life Pharmacy top prize. As this year’s winner, Jonathan takes away $5000 in prize money.

Photos by Chris Sullivan

Nadeesha Godamunne, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, also received top honours as recipient of the highly sought-after Mittelmoda prize, which allows direct entry to show the Mittelmoda Fashion Competition in Italy this September.

The 900-strong, capacity crowd was wowed and delighted by the standard of this year’s international line up.

The Dunedin City Council second place prize and $3000 was awarded to Cem Cako, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerpen, Belgium, while Hani Sagiv, Shenkar Engineering and Design College, Israel, won the SeJuice third prize and $1000. The judges describe both collections as outstanding, showing remarkable creativity and skill.

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