ID INTERNATIONAL EMERGING DESIGNER AWARDS 2023
Applications for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2023, in partnership with the Otago Polytechnic, are now open.
The iD Awards was launched in 2005 and now attracts designers from all over the world, as finalists travel to Dunedin, New Zealand, with the opportunity to learn, collaborate and connect during the iD Dunedin Fashion Week. The iD Awards enables the future of sustainable fashion design to be showcased to fellow emerging designers, the jury of fashion professionals and a wider public audience. Many of the iD Award finalists are leading the way in cutting edge technology in fabric production, sustainability, design and manufacturing techniques.
Fashion media both nationally and internationally have highlighted the event as unique, and iD can confidently say that the iD Awards is the only event of its kind in Australasia.
For 2023 the iD Awards we are pleased to announce that we returning to a physical event, with an in person judging day and fashion show. Therefore, all finalists must attend the event in Dunedin, New Zealand from 30 March – 2 April 2023.
There are no design restrictions, sections or specifications for collections, other than an emphasis on innovation, originality, creativity, quality and sustainability.
Entrants can either be studying fashion/ textile design or have graduated within the last five years.
Entrants must submit a collection size of 3-5 outfits.
There are no age restrictions.
The collection can be created by an individual or can be collaborative.
Entrants can be based anywhere in the world and do not have to reside in New Zealand to enter but selected finalists must be willing to travel to Dunedin, at their own cost, for the judging and presentation of collections at the iD Dunedin Fashion Show.