It feels like it was a life time away, but I am recently back from a wonderful whirl wind weekend of fashion, art, textiles, and socialising in Dunedin. I attended and presented a paper at Materiality and the Body, the 2015 annual symposium for the Costime and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ). While I was there I made the most of a rare opportunity to attend fashoin shows and genrally do whatever I fancied for a few days. Absolute bliss! And completely exhausting!
The CTANZ symposium team organised an excellent deal on a block of seats for the 2015 iD International Emerging Designer Awards, which was on for Fashion Week. What a fun night! You can look at video highlights here.
My stand outs were Petra Kubikova, Jorge Alfaro, and Laura Fanning.
I took a few snaps on the night, I really enjoyed this event, I hope you enjoy a refresher if you were there, and if you didn’t go, I would absolutely make a plan to get along one year. This event was my highlight for the iD Fahsion Week.
Here is part one…..
Emily Giles, Ride Away.
Petra Kubikova, La Garconne’21 and on Facebook Petra Kubikova.
Therese Yen, The Birds and The Bees.
Grace Averice, Trust Us.
Jessica Oldfield, K2TOG.
Wilson Ong, Ceramic.
Steve Hall, Abandon Man.
Caroline Stephen, Between Materiality.
Laura Fanning, Fronting.
Jorge Alfaro, Transhuman.
Vanessa Emirian, Circulate.
And then, it was time for interval, another glass of wine, and a chit chat.
Viva published a review of the event too, entitled, Androgynous Designs Win at iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards. Mindfood article about the show (plus more photos…).
I’ll write up the second part and share my favourites from the evening in a few days. In the meantime, enjoy and begin making plans for next year!