Finalists of this year’s Brother Design Stars will feature in the inaugural New Zealand Fashion Week Graduate Show supported by Brother.

Now in its third year, Brother Design Stars encourages students in school years 7 to 13 to enter one of two award categories, fashion or craft, for their chance to win thousands of dollars' worth of prizes and money-can't-buy experiences.

"We've seen first-hand the incredible talent that exists right throughout the country, and we're excited to applaud this talent on a global stage. As well as this, give future designers a taste of what it's like to be part of the fashion industry," said Emma Crossett, general manager of marketing for Brother International (NZ).

Last year’s supreme winning entry by Ellie Goldfinch, is currently being reproduced, with credit to Ellie, as part of a COOP by Trelise Cooper collection set to be released later this year.