12 November 2004
Calling all talented new and emerging fashion designers – entries are now open for the new Vodafone id Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards!
The awards will be held on Friday 11 March as part of the Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Week 2005.
A highlight on the local calendar, the week features retail shows, jewellery, events and awards, leading up to the main event, the Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Show on the evening of Saturday 12 March 2005.
Entries for the Vodafone id Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards open today and close on Friday 3 December.
To meet the criteria, entrants must be recent graduates from the past five years, or final year students from a recognised Diploma, BA or MA Fashion or fashion-related course.
id Dunedin Committee Chairperson Susie Staley says id Dunedin is delighted to announce the awards and to be a part of supporting young talent.
Lecturer in Charge of Design at the School of Fashion at Otago Polytechnic Margo Barton says the awards have been designed to promote new talent within the fashion industry and will be a showcase of originality and creativity.
Prizes range from a first prize of $3000, second prize of $1000 and special sponsors prizes awarded on the evening of the event.
The Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Show celebrates its sixth year in 2005 and will once again be held at the historic Dunedin Railway Station.
Participants are yet to be announced, and tickets will be available from Ticketek in 2005.