Quest for young designers
The Newmarket Young Fashion Designer competition is back to continue breaking boundaries in 2013.
Students with a passion for fashion, textiles and design can register.
Event organiser Donna Corbel from the Newmarket Business Association says the competition gives young designers a chance to showcase their talent and skill.
‘‘Entrants will be able to fast track their fashion career with this award and gain valuable experience to draw on for years to come,’’ Ms Corbel says.
This year the competition has been split into two divisions, with junior and senior prizes.
The senior prize includes a two-year scholarship for Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, a two-week internship with New Zealand designer Vicki Taylor and a trip for two to Australian Fashion Week to shadow one of M.A.C’s designers.
The junior prize, for those aged 16 to 17, is a two week internship at RUBY and Liam’s head office, with more prizes to be announced.
Designer Vicki Taylor from fashion brand taylor says the competition is ‘‘ a fabulous experience for many younger designers to discover their talent and compare abilities with people from throughout the country’’.
Last year’s winner was Yeonjae Choi who enjoyed a trip to Melbourne Fashion Week where she got backstage experience helping out on several shows.
‘‘It was a very new experience to watch model rehearsals and being part of the chaos of dressing the models to be ready on time during the shows,’’ Miss Choi says.
She joins a lineup of previous winners who have all gone on to pursue careers in fashion.
Registration closes on June 7 and costs $30.
New experiences: Yeonjae Choi was the winner of last year’s Newmarket Young Fashion Designer competition.
Go to aucklandcity harbournews.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to hear past winners talk about what the awards meant for them.