iD International Emerging Designers 2019

iD International is preparing to host their Emerging Designer Awards for 2019. The event celebrates new talent in the fashion industry, bringing together industry elites and up and coming designers. 27 designers in their last year of study will come together to compete for a host of impressive awards at this year's presentation.

The nominees were shortlisted by New Zealand fashion elites Tanya Carlson, Benny Castles, Kate Sylvester, Margi Robertson and Amanda Linnell. Carlson released a statement commenting on the thematic consistency of this year’s contestants. “This year many of the entries are inward-looking, asking who am I, as they explore their place in the world. Young designers are drawing upon their experience with family, ethnicity and what it is like to be an immigrant to inform their clothes and at the same time question identity and how it defines their place in the world,” explained the designer. Her announcement paints an exciting picture for those attending the event, anticipating the thought-provoking designs coming out of this year’s fresh talent.

The event will be held in Dunedin with presentations taking place from Monday the 11th of March to Sunday 17th, where contestants will show five different looks as they compete for a variety of awards. There are 15 awards up for grabs including the Apparel Magazine Most Commercial Collection Prize which is presented on Friday the 15th of March.

2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of the iD Dunedin Fashion Show, and this year emerging designers are arriving from a large variety of destinations. Bellow is a list of the competing designers, who are sure to put on an impressive show for those in attendance.

Ciclo collaboration from Carolina Nicoluci, Micaela Pena & Catalina Peralta; University of Buenos Aires
Eily Shaddock; Bachelor of Design (Honours), Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Anna Petry; Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours), RMIT
Bethany Cordwell; Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours), Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Sarah Hawes; The Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles (Honours), University of Technology
Olivia Goonatillake; Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours), RMIT
Betty Liu; Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours), RMIT
Susmita Islam, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology
Xiulian Zheng; Master of Fine Art, IFA-SUES
Ruoyu Wang; Bachelor of Fashion (Honours), RMIT
Siyuan Zhao; Bachelor of Fine Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Xiaoping Huang; Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design (Honours), University of Central Lancashire
The Four Budapest ‘REFLECTIVE’ collaboration from Anett Gálvölgyi and Márton Miovác; Moholy-Nagy
University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary
Diksha Rathi; Bachelor of Fashion Design, School of Fashion Technology, SOFT PUNE, India
Minji Kim; Masters in Fashion Design, Domus Academy, Milan
Minori Yanagase; Advanced Diploma, Osaka Bunka Institute Fashion
New Zealand
Phoebe Lee; Bachelor of Design (Fashion), Otago Polytechnic
Sean Kettle; Bachelor of Design, Major Fashion Design, AUT
Kimberley Franklin; Bachelor of Design (Hons) Majoring in Fashion, Massey University
Eddy Richards; Bachelor of Design, Majoring in Fashion, AUT
Tsega Gebremedihin; Bachelor of Design with Honours, Massey University
Lavina Ilolahia; Bachelor of Design, Fashion Major, AUT
Rosette Hailes-Paku; Bachelor of Design (Fashion), Otago Polytechnic
Krizia Jimenez; Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, SoFA Design Institute, Philippines
Jiahao Liu; Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
South Korea
Jaehwa Rhee; Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear BA (Hons), London College of Fashion
Dayun Lee; BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, London College of Fashion
Onarin Siriviroj; Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design
Cassandra Casas Rojas; Kent State University
Glenda Widjaja; BFA Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design
Rebecca Carrington; BA (HONS) Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan University
Amy Redford; Fashion Design Technology – Womenswear (1st), Manchester Fashion Institute
George Clarke; BA Fashion Design; Bath Spa University
Sky Nguyen; Diploma, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore