Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / iD reveals finalists of International Fashion Award
iD reveals finalists of International Fashion Award
Jan '14
Courtesy: YOUSEF lowres
Courtesy: YOUSEF lowres
The 10th anniversary of New Zealand’s only major international emerging designer fashion awards will unveil 31 unique collections from around the globe incorporating innovative fabrication, new technology, bold silhouettes and intense colour.

The finalists, selected from a pool of almost 100 entries and representing nine countries and 16 high profile fashion schools, will vie for top prizes in the prestigious Awards, to be held at the Dunedin Town Hall on Thursday April 3.

This year’s selection committee – fashion industry guru Des Rusk and designers Tanya Carlson and Margi Robertson (NOM*d) – were impressed by this year’s stellar selection, all with very unique collections.

“From 3D modelling to a reinterpretation of traditional techniques, there was a strong individualism in each collection,” says selector Des Rusk.

“Crowds should look forward to seeing directional fashion showcasing some real bravery in technique and textiles.”

Fellow selectors Tanya Carlson and Margi Robertson agreed.

“As always, we are looking for absolute innovation, new ideas and well balanced collections,” says Margi Robertson.

“The silhouette is important to me personally and the courage to pare back some ideas when necessary. This is what makes an emerging designer a successful designer in the future.”

iD Committee Chair Susie Staley says this year’s 10th anniversary of the awards is an exciting celebration of what is considered one of the Southern Hemisphere’s top fashion awards.

“In 10 years of the Awards, we have helped launch the careers of countless young designers who have gone on to work in high profile fashion houses around the world, as well as launching their own labels.

"The Awards provide not only incredible networking opportunities and cash prizes, but to be critiqued by some of the most influential fashion leaders in the world – from Stephen Jones to Hilary Alexander, Akira Isogawa to Lutz Huelle, alongside our very own designers – is a once in a lifetime chance for many of these new designers.”

Click here to view list of finalists

iD Dunedin Fashion Week

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet, UCMTF

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Headhonchos, Indian fashion industry

Indian fashion industry

Cotton consumption will keep growing in the Indian fashion industry

Rajat Jaipuria,

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Apurva Kothari,

Apurva Kothari

No Nasties was the first fashion brand in India to make 100 per cent...

Marcel Moser,

Marcel Moser

Switzerland-based Benninger is a leading manufacturer of technologically...

Matthew Kolmes, Supreme Corporation

Matthew Kolmes
Supreme Corporation

Supreme Corporation manufactures innovative specialty yarns and safety...

Pierre Wiertz, EDANA

Pierre Wiertz

Pierre Wiertz talks about the vast world of sustainable nonwovens and...

S Ziya Gumuser, Teknomelt

S Ziya Gumuser

Turkish nonwoven manufacturer Teknomelt has been around for only seven...

Aneeth Arora, Péro

Aneeth Arora

The Woolmark Company has partnered with handmade fashion label Péro and...

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant & Nandita are known for being inspired by...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

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

November 2019

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

Follow us on instagram


Follow Fibre2Fashion On

Advanced Search