Melbourne bound for the winner of the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer 2012

The winner of the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer 2012 is set to receive not only a two year scholarship at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and a two week internship with top New Zealand designer Vicki Taylor at the taylor workroom but this year’s winner will well and truly get to experience all that the real fashion world has to offer!


Paris Kirby with winning outfit

Newmarket Young Fashion Designer winner 2008

The winner will fly to the 2013 L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival where they’ll be an integral part of the festival backstage team for the week, helping to produce the many shows, and working closely with some of Australia’s top designers.

Staying close to the action the winner will be provided one week’s accommodation and they’ll also pocket $1,000 spending money.

Graeme Lewsey, Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, is delighted to be working with Newmarket Business Association in providing the 2012 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award winner with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the international fashion industry up close and personal.


Nicole Petra Wesseling

Newmarket Young Fashion Designer winner 2009

Donna Corbel, Marketing Communications Manager of the Newmarket Business Association and Event Organiser says “This amazing prize will give the winner a brilliant insight into the exciting world of fashion at the highest level.”

Selecting from the huge pool of talented applicants, 20 amazing finalists will be selected to go through to the next stage, bringing their innovative and contemporary garments to life.

Finalist’s garments will be judged by a leading panel of local Newmarket designers and experts in the fashion industry, at the showcase gala evening at Auckland Grammar's Centennial Theatre on Friday 12th October at 7pm.


Blair Wheeler

Newmarket Young Fashion Designer winner 2010

Tickets for the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award evening are on sale now through  Further information can be found at or Facebook/NewmarketExperience.

For competition information contact:
NYFD Event Organiser: Donna Corbel; [email protected] or (09) 529 3047

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