One of New Zealand’s most prestigious fashion events, Rookie, is celebrating ten years of profiling the best work for AUT University fashion design students.

“We have been very excited about this year’s event and the students have truly pushed the boundaries with their work,” said Andreas Mikellis, HOD of Fashion Design at AUT.

“Over the past ten years Rookie has showcased some of the best emerging talent in New Zealand. We have also introduced the graduate showroom at Sed 10, an exhibition format that has been developed to include a broader selection of our final year students’ work.”

“This year we worked with designers who have graduated in the past decade and now working for numerous accomplished New Zealand brands such as Huffer, Ruby, Workshop, Hallenstiens, Crane Brothers, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester and Taylor. Our alumni are also achieving global recognition including designers such as Nadeesha Godamunne with Ralph Lauren in New York and Sam Thorpe for British menswear label Universal Works.”

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