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


Australia Fashion Capital To Host Newmarket Young Designers

Press Release
Thursday August 9, 2012

Australia's Fashion Capital To Host Newmarket's Hottest Young Fashion Designer

The Newmarket Young Fashion Designer of the Year Award will be announced and this year’s winner will well and truly get to experience all that the real fashion world has to offer!

The grand prize for the winning young designer thanks to Newmarket’s Business World Travel will fly to the 2013 L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival where they’ll be an integral part of the festival backstage team for the week, helping to produce the many shows, and working closely with some of Australia’s top designers.

Graeme Lewsey, Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, is delighted to be working with Newmarket Business Association in providing the 2012 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award winner with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the international fashion industry up close and personal.

“We’re looking forward to giving the winner a unique and inspiring journey through the backstage of Australia’s preeminent Fashion Festival, and a glimpse of what it takes to make it at the top of fashion in Australasia,” says Lewsey.

Donna Corbel, Marketing Communications Manager of the Newmarket Business Association and Event Organiser says “This amazing prize will give the winner a brilliant insight into the exciting world of fashion at the highest level.”

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience the logistics of producing a major event with multiple fashion shows, whilst developing a real hands-on experience in the fast paced, glamorous, fashion environment backstage,” says Corbel.

“Our hope is that the success of these designers will see them one day choose to open their own gorgeous boutique in Newmarket, New Zealand’s fashion capital.”

Selecting from the huge pool of talented applicants, 20 amazing finalists will be selected to go through to the next stage, bringing their innovative and contemporary garments to life.

Finalist’s garments will be judged by a leading panel of local Newmarket designers and experts in the fashion industry, at the showcase gala evening at Auckland Grammar's Centennial Theatre on Friday 12th October at 7pm.

The Newmarket Young Designer Award winner will also receive a two year scholarship with the prestigious Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, a two week internship with top New Zealand designer Vicki Taylor at the taylor design workroom plus $1,000 spending money to spend whilst in Melbourne for the Fashion Festival. Business World Travel will provide flights and one week’s accommodation in central Melbourne for the winner, so that they can stay close to the action for the week.

Launched in 2009, the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer award has served to fast-track some incredible up and coming talent and helped to get their careers off to the best possible start.

Tickets for the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award evening are on sale now through Further information can be found at or Facebook/NewmarketExperience.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland