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Brother Design Stars to Be Judged by Industry Experts

Brother Design Stars to Be Judged by Industry Experts

Young creative artists and designers entering Brother Design Stars are set to be judged by some of New Zealand’s top fashion and craft designers.

The inaugural Brother Design Stars competition is rearing to go with boutique Kiwi fashion designer, Celine Rita, wearable art guru Fifi Colston and Brother’s very own Marketing Manager Emma Crossett joining the esteemed judging panel for the awards.

Leading New Zealand sewing and print brand, Brother, is excited to announce this year’s line-up, which brings expertise across fashion, marketing, editorial and wearable art.

Award-winning wearable art designer, teacher, author and presenter, Fifi Colston is one of the big names on the judging panel bringing strong industry experience and personal interest in emerging fashion and craft stars.

Colston, who has just entered her 19th World of Wearable Arts (WOW) competition, is passionate about developing young creative talent, and says she is looking forward to judging the craft category.

“I have taught young artists and designers for a very long time, so to be part of a competition that is encouraging new talent to step up and present something they are really proud of is very exciting,” says Colston.

She is joined by respected Kiwi fashion designer, Celine Rita, who will judge the Brother Design Stars Fashion Award category.

“Growing up, I always had a love for fashion, design and textiles. I would often spend the University holidays in my sewing room creating new designs and pieces. I put a few dresses on Facebook and demand for my designs grew from there and I knew it was right decision to take a leap of faith and launch my own fashion label,” says Celine Rita.

“I hope my own experiences and story will inspire young people who are entering Brother Design Stars. I can’t wait to see all the wonderful designs,” adds Rita.

Completing the judging panel is Brother’s Marketing Manager, Emma Crossett, Crème Magazine Fashion Editor Louise Logan, and Sarah Burren, renowned costume designer.

In the Brother Design Stars Craft Award category, judges will be looking for unique and eye-catching hot water bottle covers which incorporate the use of up-cycled materials.

For the Brother Design Stars Fashion Award category, judges will be on the lookout for ready-to-wear fashion items or outfits that express both individual style and creative flair.

The public will also get to have their say with The 4:30 Show People’s Choice Award voting application due to launch on-air and through the show’s website www.the430show.co.nz in October.

Six finalists in each category will be revealed both on-air and online with the public encouraged to vote for their favourite for a chance to win. This application will allow finalists from both categories to share their achievements with friends, family and their school.

Registrations for Brother Design Stars have now climbed to just over 200 entries and will close on Friday 22 August with all physical entries received for judging by 5pm Friday 5 September 2014. Winners will be announced early October.

Young creative artists and designers in years 7 – 13 can register for Brother Design Stars at www.brotherdesignstars.co.nz.

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