Designer Kate Sylvester.
Kate Sylvester was announced as this year’s national guest designer for iD Dunedin Fashion Week over the weekend and will show her Autumn/Winter collection, ‘a Muse’ at the iD Fashion Show on Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19. Sylvester is a celebrated designer in New Zealand and her intelligent, feminine take on fashion has garnered her much praise and many loyal fans over her long career. She will also be joining the prestigious judging panel for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards alongside London based designer Emilia Wickstead.
“I am excited to see the creativity from the Emerging Designer finalists from around the world,” says Kate Sylvester. “iD Fashion Week is a very prestigious and important event for New Zealand fashion. I’m looking forward to participating and supporting our incredible South Island customers and retailers.” Sylvester follows a tradition of showcasing high profile national guest designers on the iD runway, which has previously included Zambesi, Liz Mitchell, WORLD, Hailwood, Cybèle, Yvonne Bennetti, and last year’s Doris de Pont.
Sylvester will also give a public talk at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on Friday 18th March on Art and Fashion – particularly the influence of art on her collections. Her current collection is inspired by Picasso’s muses, infusing her signature silhouettes with a cubist eccentricity. iD Dunedin Fashion Week committee chair Cherry Lucas says iD audiences will be thrilled to see Kate Sylvester’s beautiful designs on the iD catwalk for the first time. “Kate Sylvester is a name synonymous with style and seeing her current collection on the runway will be fabulous,” says Cherry. “Hearing Kate talk about the impact of art on her own collections over 22 years in fashion in our own stunning Dunedin Public Art Gallery looks to be a truly inspiring event – and a must for all fashion lovers.”
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Image from New Zealand Fashion Week.