AUT designers make international finals

31 Jan, 2019
Graduate Lavinia Ilolahia's Rookie collection
Graduate Lavinia Ilolahia's Rookie collection

Three AUT fashion design graduates have been announced as finalists for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards.

Sean Kettle, Eddy Richards and Lavinia Ilolahia are among the 37 designers shortlisted from 16 different countries in the world. All three designers also showcased their collections at last year’s graduate fashion show ROOKIE 2018.

The finalists will travel to Dunedin for iD Dunedin Fashion Week. Over the week they will attend fashion lectures and events, have their garments photographed at Larnach Castle and around Dunedin, as well as meet the other young designers from around the world.  As part of the competition, each designer will present a collection of 5 garments which will be assessed by a panel of fashion industry veterans.

The winner will be announced at this year’s 20th Anniversary iD Dunedin Fashion Show on Friday, 15 March 2019.

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