2021 Hokonui Fashion Design Awards Winners

2021 marks the 32nd anniversary of the MLT Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, a significant achievement as the longest running fashion design awards of their type in New Zealand.

Held in Gore over the weekend, the awards continue to attract entries and interest throughout New Zealand. Since 1988, the awards have been a competitive platform for all aspiring fashion designers to showcase their designs.

The 2021 judges were Kathryn Wilson, James Dobson, and Sara-Jane Duff.

Special awards:

The Fabric Store
Best Use of Fabric Award

Winner - Jane Boyle, ARA Institute of Canterbury (Avant Garde)

O'Connor Richmond
Best Use of Wool Award

Winner - Viv Tamblyn, Gore (Natural Fibres)

Garment with the Most Commercial Potential Award

Winner - Ella McIntosh, ARA Institute of Canterbury

Gore District Council
Auaha Award

Winner - Nan Walden, Wellington (Collections)

Heather Paterson QSM Memorial Trophy
Best southland designer Award

Winner - Una Adams, Gore (Nightlife)

Southern Institute of Technology
Young Designer Award

Winner - Anna de Boyett, Whitecliffe College, Auckland
(Natural Fibres)

Mataura Licensing Trust
Award of Excellence

Winner - Ari Terekhova, Christchurch (Collections)

Open Section:

Hokonui Heritage Precinct
Open Avante Garde Award

Winner - Cydney Rooy, Massey University, Wellington

Runner Up - Phoenix Tumataroa, ARA Institute of Canterbury

Highly Commended - Eloise Gawler, ARA Institute of Canterbury

Open Streetwear Award

Winner - Ella Van Beynen, Christchurch

Runner Up - Amy Macaskill, Wellington

Highly Commended - Anne-Marie Simon, Tauranga

Open Collections Award

Winner - Ari Terekhova, Christchurch

Runner Up - Re Fitzgerald, ARA Institute of Canterbury

Highly Commended - Gemma Roberts, ARA Institute of Canterbury

Open Recycled Award

Winner - Madeline Mangos, Tauranga

Runner Up - Caitlin Snell, Rotorua

Highly Commended - Judith & Rebecca Agnew, Dunedin

Open Menswear Award

Winner - George Borrie, Invercargill

Runner Up - Matt Bartram, Massey University, Wellington

Highly Commended - Ashford Thompson, Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawkes Bay

Open Natural Fibres Award

Winner - Anna de Boyett, Whitecliffe College, Auckland

Runner Up - Viv Tamblyn, Gore

Highly Commended - Daphne Randle, Alexandra


Winner - Viv Tamblyn, Gore

Runner Up - Una Adams, Gore

Highly Commended - Kristie McCormack, Christchurch

Open Merit Awards

Jane Boyle (Avant Garde)

Lauren Hemens (Avant Garde)

Molly Taylor (Avant Garde)

Viv Tamblyn (Streetwear)

Vorakvong Chylong (Streetwear)

Ella McIntosh (Collections)

Jane Boyle (Collections)

Nan Walden (Collections)

Kim Keil (Collections)

Niquita Samuel (Collections)

Sheryl Henare (Natural Fibres)

Helen Marshall (Natural Fibres)

Katie Moulton (Nightlife)

Bodeen Stewart (Nightlife)

Lily Mackenzie (Recycled)

Debbie Smith (Recycled)

Amy Christie (Menswear)

Sarah Le Roux (Menswear)