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Above: iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards 2021 winners 1-3 Sara Kickmayer/ 4-5 Min-Yan Tsai/ 6 Mengzhe (Justin) Chi

The winners of this year's iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards have been announced.

Six emerging designers from six countries have been selected to receive the prizes with Sara Kickmayer from the Institute Francais de la Mode being given the Otago Polytechnic First Place award.

Kickmayer's Real Utopia collection is inspired by modular structures and shapes and makes use of raw processed and regenerated materials.

Second prize sponsored by Anita Greene of Bayleys Metro went to Min-Yan Tsai, Shih Chien University, for the 天照花塚 Flourish Tumulus collection which has silhouettes influenced by samurai armour and military uniforms from World War II.

Mengzhe (Justin) Chi Mengzhe (Justin) Chi



Mengzhe (Justin) Chi, Fashion Institute of Technology, was presented the Wealth Protection Specialists third prize for the Put On - Take Off collection that explores the interaction between the wearer and garment fasteners.  The pieces come with assembly instruction books that allow consumers to use pre-cut fabric to make their own outfits.

Lydia Paine Lydia Paine



Massey University graduate Lydia Paine was given the Viva Best NZ Emerging Designer prize for the Mother & Mode project, a reflective and sustainable collection that explores family ties and history.

Gisella Candi Gisella Candi



Gisella Candi, University of Technology Sydney received the Bremworth Natural Luxury with Wool prize. Candi's collection, Wide Angle Smile, explores the experience of growing up in a world that celebrated convention rather than originality.

Olivia Rubens Olivia Rubens



The Duplicitous Lives collection by Olivia Rubens, London College of Fashion was given the iD Dunedin Most Sustainable Collection award. Duplicitous Lives was created through a series of collaborations with artisans across the world including an Estonian accessories designer and a UK fleece farmer.

The winners were selected by an international panel of jurors led by head judge Tanya Carlson, Design Director of  Carlson (NZ).

The panel was; Amanda Linnell, Editor in Chief, Viva Magazine (NZ); Anna Ross, Director, Kester Black (NZ); Carla van Lunn, Fashion Educator & Designer (Australia);  Charmaine Reveley, Design Director, Charmaine Reveley, (NZ); Dame Denise L'Estrange-Corbet, Design Director, WORLD, (NZ); Donna Tulloch, Design Director, Mild Red, (NZ); Doris de Pont, New Zealand Fashion Museum, (NZ); Jacinta FitzGerald, Head of Programmes, Mindful Fashion, (NZ); Jessie Wong, Design Director, Yu Mei, (NZ); Katie Dominy, Cofounder, Arts Thread; (England); Kiri Nathan, fashion designer and cultural ambassador, (NZ); Margarita Robertson, Design Director, NOM*d; (NZ); Michael Dye, Editor in Chief, Cellotape Magazine, (Italy); Patty Huntington, Australian correspondent WWD, fashion commentator ABC, (Australia); Sara Maino, Senior Editor, Vogue Italia, (Italy) Sara Munro, Design Director, Company of Strangers; (NZ) and Tara Viggo, Design Director, Paper Theory (England).

To see a selection of this year's finalists click here.

Learn all about iD Dunedin Fashion Weekend on their website.

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Above: iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards 2021 winners 1-3 Sara Kickmayer/ 4-5 Min-Yan Tsai/ 6 Mengzhe (Justin) Chi

The winners of this year's iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Awards have been announced.

Six emerging designers from six countries have been selected to receive the prizes with Sara Kickmayer from the Institute Francais de la Mode being given the Otago Polytechnic First Place award.

Kickmayer's Real Utopia collection is inspired by modular structures and shapes and makes use of raw processed and regenerated materials.

Second prize sponsored by Anita Greene of Bayleys Metro went to Min-Yan Tsai, Shih Chien University, for the 天照花塚 Flourish Tumulus collection which has silhouettes influenced by samurai armour and military uniforms from World War II.

Mengzhe (Justin) Chi Mengzhe (Justin) Chi



Mengzhe (Justin) Chi, Fashion Institute of Technology, was presented the Wealth Protection Specialists third prize for the Put On - Take Off collection that explores the interaction between the wearer and garment fasteners.  The pieces come with assembly instruction books that allow consumers to use pre-cut fabric to make their own outfits.

Lydia Paine Lydia Paine



Massey University graduate Lydia Paine was given the Viva Best NZ Emerging Designer prize for the Mother & Mode project, a reflective and sustainable collection that explores family ties and history.

Gisella Candi Gisella Candi



Gisella Candi, University of Technology Sydney received the Bremworth Natural Luxury with Wool prize. Candi's collection, Wide Angle Smile, explores the experience of growing up in a world that celebrated convention rather than originality.

Olivia Rubens Olivia Rubens



The Duplicitous Lives collection by Olivia Rubens, London College of Fashion was given the iD Dunedin Most Sustainable Collection award. Duplicitous Lives was created through a series of collaborations with artisans across the world including an Estonian accessories designer and a UK fleece farmer.

The winners were selected by an international panel of jurors led by head judge Tanya Carlson, Design Director of  Carlson (NZ).

The panel was; Amanda Linnell, Editor in Chief, Viva Magazine (NZ); Anna Ross, Director, Kester Black (NZ); Carla van Lunn, Fashion Educator & Designer (Australia);  Charmaine Reveley, Design Director, Charmaine Reveley, (NZ); Dame Denise L'Estrange-Corbet, Design Director, WORLD, (NZ); Donna Tulloch, Design Director, Mild Red, (NZ); Doris de Pont, New Zealand Fashion Museum, (NZ); Jacinta FitzGerald, Head of Programmes, Mindful Fashion, (NZ); Jessie Wong, Design Director, Yu Mei, (NZ); Katie Dominy, Cofounder, Arts Thread; (England); Kiri Nathan, fashion designer and cultural ambassador, (NZ); Margarita Robertson, Design Director, NOM*d; (NZ); Michael Dye, Editor in Chief, Cellotape Magazine, (Italy); Patty Huntington, Australian correspondent WWD, fashion commentator ABC, (Australia); Sara Maino, Senior Editor, Vogue Italia, (Italy) Sara Munro, Design Director, Company of Strangers; (NZ) and Tara Viggo, Design Director, Paper Theory (England).

To see a selection of this year's finalists click here.

Learn all about iD Dunedin Fashion Weekend on their website.

ARTS THREAD Newsletter

Of
Interest