Newmarket Young Designer Award past winners
Time is running out to register for 2012 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer awards. Past winners Blair Wheeler, Nicole Petra Wesseling and Paris Kirby believe the competition is well worth entering if you’re a student inspired by creativity and fashion.
“I was really into fashion and wanted a way to prove to myself if I could do it,” said 2010 winner Blair.
“I entered the competition in 2009 and came 1st runner up, which made me even more determined to win the following year. I entered again and this time I did win!
“It was life-changing,” he said.
The brief for 2012 is to design an innovative and contemporary daywear outfit for today’s young urban man or woman using global events, popular culture, music, art and technology for inspiration. Finalist’s garments will be judged by a leading panel of local Newmarket designers and experts in the fashion industry, with a showcase of the finalist’s garments at a gala evening in October.
A $30 registration fee applies; the official registration period closes on Friday June 1, 2012. Registration forms and further information can be found at www.newmarket.co.nz or Facebook/NewmarketExperience.