Main image: Designed by Shuyu Yue
Two fashion shows, a symposium, and series of talks will make the weekend of 18-20 June a fashion-filled three days at iD Dunedin Fashion.
The runway will feature never-before-seen new release fashions from Dunedin’s own fashion Godmothers; NOM*d; Carlson, Mild-Red, Company of Strangers and Charmaine Reveley.
This year’s iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2021 in partnership with Otago Polytechnic finalists will also show off their garments on the runway. Finalists are competing for prizes including The Otago Polytechnic First, Second & Third prizes; plus three special categories VIVA Magazine Best NZ Emerging Designer, Most Sustainable Collection and Natural Luxury with Wool.
Fashion lovers will have the chance to play judge themselves by voting for their favourite emerging designer in the Otago Polytechnic People’s Choice. Winners will be announced at Two Shows One Event – Gala Fashion Show- the highlight of the weekend on Saturday evening.
For an off runway, on screen perspective don’t miss the iD International Emerging Designer Awards Film 2021. Last year’s inaugural film was a great hit, with video content finalists took of themselves in their bedrooms, apartments, hallways and parks edited into a wonderful feature by NHNZ. Finalists talked about what inspired their collection and viewers all agreed the film provided a very personal insight into the emerging designer finalists.
Making for a very fashionable weekend, several satellite events will be happening against the backdrop of Otago Museum’s wonderful Fashion Forward >> Disruption through Design exhibition which continues until 17 October 2021.