Auckland-based fashion designer Lela Jacobs has been announced as the final judge for this year’s Hokonui Fashion Design Awards.

The designer, who describes her aesthetic as minimal and understated will join the panel which consists of fellow Auckland designer Jimmy D and Kingston’s Jane Sutherland and Annah Stretton.

Currently in its 28th year, the show will be held on July 29 and 30, with tickets going on sale June 30.