Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Fashion icon Hilary Alexander to attend iD Awards in Dunedin
Fashion icon Hilary Alexander to attend iD Awards in Dunedin
08
Nov '11
Style icon and twice crowned British Fashion Journalist of the Year, Hilary Alexander, will attend next year's iD International Emerging Designer Awards in the prestigious role of guest judge.

The New Zealand-born fashion legend – who recently retired from her long-standing role as fashion director of Britain's Daily Telegraph and looks set to host at least one reality fashion TV show – says she is excited by the opportunity to be part of what has become a must-see on the international fashion calendar.

“I have been hearing about the iD Awards in Dunedin for several years and am really thrilled to be invited to be a guest judge. Emerging talent schemes such as these are a real 'fashion laboratory' where all kinds of excitement can be conjured up. I can't wait to see what will be invented and unveiled," says Hilary.

Next year's iD Awards, which will be held in Dunedin on Thursday 29 March, 2012, marks the eighth year of this iconic international fashion competition. Attracting entries from some of the world's most prominent fashion schools, finalists will compete for the title of 'emerging designer'.

Providing an international platform for rising local and international fashion design talent, award winners and finalists have gone on to show in New York and Milan, showcasing their cutting-edge collections and gaining further professional catwalk experience and networking opportunities. Prizes include NZ$5000 for first place, $3000 for second and $1000 for third. Special prizes, such as the Mittelmoda Award, are yet to be announced.

iD Dunedin Fashion Week Committee Chair Susie Staley, says she is excited to have Hilary on board.

“Hilary brings a wealth of fashion industry experience to the awards. She has mixed with top designers including Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Zandra Rhodes [a guest judge in 2010] and the late Alexander McQueen,” says Susie.

“Being a regular attendee in the front row at fashion weeks from Paris, London and Milan to Pakistan, Hilary may spot the next rising star to emerge from our attending finalists.”

Applications are now open for these prestigious awards. Designers must be recent graduates (within the past five years) or final-year students enrolled in a recognised diploma, BDes, BA, MA Jewellery, or other fashion-related course.

Organising Committee member Margo Barton urges all emerging designers to get their entries in now.

“This could be the next big step in your fashion career, so get your fashion designs out there and be noticed by one of the best in the industry,” says Margo.

Now in its thirteenth year, iD Dunedin Fashion Week celebrates the city's distinctive style, fashion identity and developing industry. With collaboration between the local fashion sector, tertiary institutions and supporting industries, the week has a proven track record of supporting the fashion sector to grow and evolve.


Must ReadView All

Indian textile & apparel exports fall 13% in Jan 2018

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

Indian textile & apparel exports fall 13% in Jan 2018

A decline of 13 per cent year-on-year has been observed in the...

Brazilian cotton prices move up in first fortnight

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

Brazilian cotton prices move up in first fortnight

Cotton prices rose in Brazil in the first fortnight of February, as...

Courtesy: OrganoClick

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

OrganoClick introduces OrganoTex for water repellency

OrganoClick has introduced OrganoTex, a textile impregnation product...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry

The foremost issue is bridging the skill gap

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.0%
No
13.0%
Skip
17.0%

Total Votes: 100

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.0%
No
30.0%
Skip
7.0%

Total Votes: 100

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.0%
No
9.0%
Skip
3.0%

Total Votes: 100

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.0%
No
8.0%
Skip
9.0%

Total Votes: 100


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search