Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Hokonui Fashion Design Awards 25-year anniversary show

Press release from Hokonui Fashion Design Awards
04 March 2013

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards ramps up for 25-year anniversary show

The Hokonui Fashion Design Awards is this year celebrating 25 years at the forefront of New Zealand fashion, as it opens for entries once again.

Creative amateur designers of all ages are now invited to enter New Zealand’s most iconic fashion design awards competition.

Based in the South Island town of Gore, and one of the major events on New Zealand’s fashion calendar, the awards offer emerging designers the chance to showcase their work in front of a panel of industry and guest judges.

Executive Producer Heather Paterson is excited about the significance of this year’s event and is particularly thrilled to introduce a new category and sponsor.

“The Hokonui Fashion Design Awards show has been running since 1988 and is the longest running fashion event in New Zealand for emerging designers,” she said.

“Over the years, we have seen the most incredible creations coming down the catwalk, hosted top fashion experts and awarded some fantastic prizes to deserving talent. This year will continue in that tradition with, as always, a few new developments.

“We’ve also had excellent sponsors and this year we are very delighted to welcome new sponsor Mediaworks that will bring with them a number of innovative promotional ideas for the 2013 Awards.”

Mrs Paterson said that to commemorate the 25-year achievement the show was introducing a new ‘Silver’ category.

“The theme for this is ‘anything goes’, giving entrants in the open section ‘carte blanche’ to be as creative as they like,” she said.

This year, key members of the organisation team along with Wade Paterson will take a more active role in producing the awards as Mrs Paterson takes a back seat to receive on-going treatment for a serious illness.

“Heather is still on deck but in the background putting her passion into the event,” said Mr Paterson.

“In the meantime, we’re looking forward to receiving the first entries as the 2013 show starts to take shape.”

The 2013 Hokonui Fashion Design Awards will be showcased at the Town and Country Stadium in Gore on July 26 and 27. Entries close on May 31.

For more information regarding entries, categories, ticket sales and more, visit www.hokonuifashion.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news