Finalists announced for iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2019

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The iD International Emerging Designer Awards have been announced for 2019. Here is 2018’s Rodd & Gunn Second Place collection by Lisa Liu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Image by Chris Sullivan.

The iD International Emerging Designer Awards finalists have been announced for 2019 with 37 designers from 23 institutions and 16 countries making the cut. This year the finalists entries explore the idea of identity using diverse themes such as technology, war, sustainability and abandoned buildings for their innovative collections. Each designer will get to showcase their designs at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards in Dunedin on Friday 15th March.

The finalists were selected by local designers Tanya Carlson, Benny Castles (WORLD), Margi Robertson (NOM*d) and Kate Sylvester, as well as Viva editor Amanda Linnell. They’ll get to meet each emerging designer and see five of their garments at the judging at day at The Regent Theatre on Thursday 14 March.

“This year many of the entries are inward looking, asking who am I, as they explore their place in the world,” says iD International Emerging Designer Awards head judge, Tanya Carlson. “Young designers are drawing upon their experience with family, ethnicity and what it is like to be an immigrant to inform their clothes and at the same time question identity and how it defines their place in the world.”

The 37 finalists will be competing for the title of iD International Emerging Designer 2019 and for prizes including;
$6,000 H&J Smith iD International Emerging Design First Place Winner 2019
$4,000 iD International Emerging Design Second Place Winner
$2,000 Gallery De Novo iD International Emerging Design Third Place Winner
$3,000 The Fabric Store Award for Excellence in Design ($1k cash and $2k fabric)
$2,500 in the Free To Be Me Award
$1,500 Barbara Brinsley QSM Carpe Diem Award
$1,000 Cavalier Bremworth Wool Award
$500 Otago Polytechnic People’s Choice
$500 Holden Acadia Arrive in Style Award
Viva Editorial Prize; awarded to the Best NZ Collection
Blunt Design Award; winning design is produced as a limited edition Blunt umbrella
Apparel Magazine Most Commercial Collection Prize

The iD International Emerging Designer Awards is supported by Otago Polytechnic, and is Australasia’s only international young designer competition. The 37 emerging design finalists from around the world will travel to Dunedin to compete for the awards but also attend fashion lectures and events including the Otago Polytechnic Fashion Symposium 2019. They’ll have their garments photographed at Larnach Castle and around Dunedin, as well as get to meet the other young designers from 16 countries. Dr Margo Barton, OP Professor of Fashion and iD Dunedin Fashion Creative Director, says designers from the top fashion schools around the world are eager to visit Dunedin to network and launch their collections before an international audience.

The emerging designer competition will be the highlight of this year’s 20th Anniversary iD Dunedin Fashion Show, which is proudly supported by Premier funder the Dunedin City Council. The iD International Emerging Designers will show at both nights of the iD Dunedin Fashion Show with the winners announced on Friday 15 and a repeat of the show on Saturday 16 March 2019.

The iD Dunedin 20th Anniversary Shows wrap up an exciting week of fashion events from Monday 11 March through Sunday 17 March 2019. Tickets are available from TicketDirect now.

The iD International Emerging Designers 2019 are:

Ciclo collaboration from Carolina Nicoluci, Micaela Pena & Catalina Peralta; University of Buenos Aires

Eily Shaddock; Bachelor of Design (Honours), Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Anna Petry; Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours), RMIT
Bethany Cordwell; Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours), Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Sarah Hawes; The Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles (Honours), University of Technology Sydney
Olivia Goonatillake; Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours), RMIT
Betty Liu; Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours), RMIT

Susmita Islam, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology

Xiulian Zheng; Master of Fine Art, IFA-SUES
Ruoyu Wang; Bachelor of Fashion (Honours), RMIT
Siyuan Zhao; Bachelor of Fine Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Xiaoping Huang; Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design (Honours), University of Central Lancashire

The Four Budapest ‘REFLECTIVE’ collaboration from Anett Gálvölgyi and Márton Miovác; Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary

Diksha Rathi; Bachelor ff Fashion Design, School of Fashion Technology, SOFT PUNE, India

Minji Kim; Masters in Fashion Design, Domus Academy, Milan

Minori Yanagase; Advanced Diploma, Osaka Bunka Institute Fashion

New Zealand
Phoebe Lee; Bachelor of Design (Fashion), Otago Polytechnic
Sean Kettle; Bachelor of Design, Major Fashion Design, AUT
Kimberley Franklin; Bachelor of Design (Hons) Majoring in Fashion, Massey University
Eddy Richards; Bachelor of Design, Majoring in Fashion, AUT
Tsega Gebremedihin; Bachelor of Design with Honours, Massey University
Lavina Ilolahia; Bachelor of Design, Fashion Major, AUT
Rosette Hailes-Paku; Bachelor of Design (Fashion), Otago Polytechnic

Krizia Jimenez; Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, SoFA Design Institute, Philippines

Jiahao Liu; Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

South Korea
Jaehwa Rhee; Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear BA (Hons), London College of Fashion
Dayun Lee; BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, London College of Fashion

Onarin Siriviroj; Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design

Cassandra Casas Rojas; Kent State University
Glenda Widjaja; BFA Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design

Rebecca Carrington; BA (HONS) Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan University
Amy Redford; Fashion Design Technology – Womenswear (1st), Manchester Fashion Institute
George Clarke; BA Fashion Design; Bath Spa University

Sky Nguyen; Diploma, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists.


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