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Christmas comes early for id designers

Christmas comes early for id designers and awards finalists from around the globe

Christmas has come early for designers selected today for the Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Show and Emerging Designers Awards to be held on 10-11 March 2006.

The Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Show features Aduki, Carlson, Charmaine Reveley, Dot Com, Keucke, Nom*d, Mild Red and Toni Darling.

The New Generation section showcases labels Factor, Firefly, Monday Morning and Tamsin Cooper.

The Otago Polytechnic graduate section profiles Angela Steedman, Jodie Webster, Katelyn Osten and Shola Steele.

Young designers from around the globe will descend on Dunedin for the Vodafone id Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards bringing a wealth of talent to the city. The finalists are:

Maria Stranekova (AFAD Bratislava, Slovakia)
Lucie Marquis (Kingston University, London, UK)
Jessica Malatios (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand)
Anna McCool (Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand)
Kareen Clark (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)
Clare Warburton (Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Helen Adam (Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Ingrid Verner and Monika Tywanek (Royal Melbourne Institute, Melbourne, Australia)
Aino Vainio (Royal Melbourne Institute, Melbourne, Australia)
Angela Steedman (Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Emily Miller-Sharma (Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand)
Keita McGowan and Marcia Hudson (Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Jodie Webster (Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Emma Waldron-Ellison (AUT, Auckland, New Zealand)
Fiona Lau (Royal Melbourne Institute, Melbourne, Australia)
Marnie Fuller (Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand)
Kathryn Renee Beker (Royal Melbourne Institute, Melbourne, Australia)
Jarno Viitala (University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland)
Shola Steele (Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Tara Viggo (Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Susanna Russell (Whitehouse Institute of Design, Sydney, Australia)
Kirin Billington, (Whitehouse Institute of Design, Sydney, Australia)
Harriet Martin (Whitehouse Institute of Design, Sydney, Australia)
Mariam Seddiq (Whitehouse Institute of Design, Sydney, Australia)

3 designers from the Emerging Designer Awards will be selected to appear in the id Show the following evening.

The Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Week is New Zealand's hottest public fashion week, held from 7 -11 March 2006.

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