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Premier Designer Emilia Wickstead to Show at iD Fashion Week

Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Premier Designer Emilia Wickstead to Show at iD Fashion Week 2016

She’s one of Kate Middleton’s go-to designers and her creations have been worn by some of London’s most stylish women, and now Kiwi-born Emilia Wickstead is back in her home country for iD Dunedin Fashion Week.

Wickstead will show pieces from her previous two Autumn-Winter collections, with several couture pieces worn on the red carpet by celebrities also likely to make an appearance on the iD runway. She will also join the high profile judging panel for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards.

Born in Auckland, Wickstead moved to Milan at age 14 before studying at London’s Central Saint Martins. After graduating, she worked at fashion houses Giorgio Armani, Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez and Vogue in New York and Milan. Her label, which began as a made-to-measure business in 2008, has been worn by celebrities Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, Laura Bailey, Suki Waterhouse and Samantha Cameron, alongside her most famous client – the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore Emilia Wickstead during her New Zealand tour in 2014.

Wickstead joins iD’s hall of fashion luminaries showing at the event, including Zandra Rhodes, Stephen Jones, Akira Isogawa, Lutz Huelle, Martin Grant and last year’s Queen of Vintage, Doris Raymond.

iD Dunedin Fashion Week chair, Cherry Lucas, is thrilled to be bringing Wickstead to iD, with the support of sponsor airline Air New Zealand.

"Emilia Wickstead’s chic and elegant designs have created an international following and we’re delighted to have her back in her home country showing at iD. From her very latest pieces from London Fashion Week to couture garments worn on the world’s red carpets, iD audiences will enjoy a spectacular fashion experience.”

Tickets go on sale from Monday January 18 for all iD’s major catwalk shows – the iD International Emerging Designer Awards on Thursday 17 March and the iD Fashion Show on Friday 18 March and Saturday 19 March.

Tickets can be purchased at TicketDirect venues (including the Regent Theatre, Dunedin), Ph 0800 4 TICKET or online A booking fee applies.


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