Dunedin’s Golden Centre Mall Prize for the most commercial collection
Local Press Covering the Event:
iD 2013 heralded the arrival of the next ‘It’ designers at the Awards show on Thursday. These young designers have set the bar high for the next iD in 2014 and we are tres impressed! The competition has provided a solid platform for aspiring designers to launch their fashion careers, iD alumni have opened doors to the likes of Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Sass&Bide.
It was a 30-strong bill of talent hailing from as far as Dublin, Ireland to Shanghai, China. And a power cast panel of judges including acclaimed UK milliner Stephen Jones, eminent Aussie fashion gurus Karen Webster and Glynis Traill-Nash and Kiwi designers Tanya Carlson (Carlson) and Margi Robertson (NOM*d).
Stephen Jones lauded the competition for its ‘diversity, globalism and extra-ordinary professionalism, tailoring and quality’. Popspoken can understand the judges were hard-pressed to choose the winners as we had a tough time deciding on a favorite as well! But, as Jones put it, ‘some are more winners than others’.
Congratulations to this year’swinners:
Peroni 1st Place Prize (NZ$5000): Rakel Blom, School of Design, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Caffe L’affare 2nd Place ($3000 cash): Emma Boseley, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
Strawberry Sound 3rd Place ($1000 cash): Kathleen Choo, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Dunedin’s Golden Centre Mall Prize ($1,000) for the most commercial collection: Blathnaid McClean, National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, Ireland.
Global Fabrics Award for Excellence in Design ($1000 cash and a $2000 voucher): Sohong Lim, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Link to Gallery of the Event
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