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iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards – now open for applications


Our friends from Strategyfirst sent us this information for the 2010 iD Dunedin Fashion Week.

According to the organising committee of this iconic fashion event has made a commitment to next year’s fashion week. The 2010 iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards held in Dunedin, New Zealand are now open for applications from around the world, with an exciting new jewellery design section.

Key Points:

  • The iD Emerging Designer Awards, now in their sixth year have established a reputation as a launchpad for cutting-edge local and international fashion design talent. This event attracts emerging designers from across the globe, allowing them to gain invaluable experience in what is perhaps their first professional event.
  • Bringing a new dimension to the Emerging Designer Awards, a jewellery design section has been created.
  • A number of sponsorship opportunities still exist for potential sponsors to come forward and become part of iD Dunedin Fashion Week. The organising committee is still urgently seeking funding to support the 2010 event.
  • The iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards offer highly sought after prizes and include $5000 for first place, $3000 for second and $1000 for third. Other special prizes yet to be announced.
  • To enter the iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards designers must be recent graduates (within the past five years) or final year students from a recognised Diploma, BDes, BA or MA Fashion or fashion (or MA Jewellery) related course.
  • Applications must be received by Friday 27 November.
  • Since the Emerging Designer Awards show was launched in 2005, three designers have gone on to win prizes at Mittelmoda in Italy. 2008 Emerging Designer Awards winner Sophie Russo, from Australia won a prize for her collection which best demonstrated the characteristics of wool; and participants from 2006 Shola Steele, (from New Zealand) and 2007 Sam Fisher, (from Australia) have also gone on to win prizes at Mittelmoda.
  • The iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards show will take place on Thursday 11 March.
  • Watch out for further details to be announced; the iD Dunedin Fashion show participating designers and special guests, Emerging Designer Awards finalists, judges, VIPs and release dates for ticket sales.

iD Dunedin Fashion Week is the week the city comes alive to celebrate its distinct style, fashion identity and industry, with collaboration between the local fashion sector, the tertiary institutions and the supporting industries which allow the fashion sector to grow and evolve.

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