iD INTERNATIONAL Finalists Revealed


Designed by: Left-Yousef Akbar from Australia, Right – Matija Cop from Croatia


New Zealand’s only major international emerging designer fashion awards, now in its 10th year will unveil 31 collections from around the globe at the prestigious Awards, to be held at the Dunedin Town Hall on Thursday April 3.

After receiving almost 100 entries, the finalists selected, represent nine countries and 16 high profile fashion schools, with each entrant incorporating innovative fabrication, new technology, bold silhouettes and intense colour.



Designed by, Georgia Ferguson-New Zealand

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.

This year’s finalists are:
From New Zealand:
Auckland University of Technology: Sophia Hattingh, 20; Sarah Morovic, 21.
Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland: Kido Deng, 26.
Massey University, Wellington: Jack Hill, 22, Lucilla Gray, 22.
Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin: Justine Tindley, 41; Hannah Louise Heslop, 20; Georgia Ferguson, 21.
From Australia:
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology: Alanna Barca, 22; Chin Hau Tay, 22; Victoria Thaniotis, 28; Yan Wang, 24.
The Fashion Design Studio, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney: Bei Na Wei, 27; Yousef Akbar, 28.
University of Technology, Sydney: Adele Thiel, 23; Anna-Marie Gruber, 22; Lillian Chan, 25; Mook Attakanwong, 22; Roxane Chan, 24; Wing Chiang, 23.
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane: Edwina Sinclair, 21; Tess Gard, 24; Dobin Moon, 23.
From China:
Shanghai University of Engineering Science/Sino-French Institute of Fashion Design: Xinyi Li, 22; Mingcheng Zhu, 22.
From Italy:
Brera Academy, Milan: Mahshid Mahdian, 36.
From Croatia:
University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology and Fashion Design: Matija Cop, 26.
From the Netherlands:
Gerrit Rletveid Academie: Alla Kuzmyk, 31.
From Singapore/UK:
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and University of East London, UK: Jayla Chin, 25.
From Ireland:
National College of Art and Design, Dublin: Jocelyn Boyne, 23.
From India:
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata, India: Vaibhav Singh, 27


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