Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Fashion icon Hilary Alexander to attend iD Awards in Dunedin
Fashion icon Hilary Alexander to attend iD Awards in Dunedin
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

Trump announces tariffs on $200 bn worth Chinese imports

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Sep 2018

Trump announces tariffs on $200 bn worth Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump escalated the trade war with China on...

Courtesy: Sunrise Bumi Textiles

Textiles | On 18th Sep 2018

Sunrise Bumi developing new products for profitability

Sunrise Bumi Textiles, one of the world's leading quality yarn...

New Zealand bans sheep mulesing

Textiles | On 18th Sep 2018

New Zealand bans sheep mulesing

New Zealand has banned the practice of mulseing sheep, making the...

Interviews View All

Karel Williams, Dow Microbial Control

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

GST has levelled the playing field to an extent

Stefan Warnaar, Peak to Plateau

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Riddhi Jain,

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Carolin Russ,

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Himanshu Jariwala,

Himanshu Jariwala

J Korin started as a partnership firm with four powerlooms in the textiles ...

Kazuaki Yazawa, Purdue University

Kazuaki Yazawa
Purdue University

Scientist <b>Kazuaki Yazawa</b> has developed thermoelectric semiconductor ...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus SpA

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus SpA

Established in 2005, Direct Plus SpA, is one of the largest producers and...

Ayyappa Nagubandi, Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Ayyappa Nagubandi
Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables has come up with the country's first...

Adriano Goldschmied, AG Jeans

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Pranav Mishra, Huemn

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2018

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

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search