Young designers take note – the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer competition is back to break boundaries in 2013.
Students with a passion for fashion, textiles and design can now 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 fasttrack their fashion career with this award and gain valuable experience they will be able to draw on for years to come,’’ Ms Corbel says.
This year the competition has been split into two divisions with junior and senior prize packages.
The senior prize includes a two year scholarship for Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, a twoweek internship with New Zealand designer Vicki Taylor and a trip for two to Australian Fashion Week to shadow one of MAC’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 throughout the country’’.
Last year’s winner Yeonjae Choi revelled in 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 line-up of previous winners who have all gone on to pursue their own careers in fashion. Registration closes on June 7 and a $30 fee applies.
New experiences: Yeonjae Choi was the winner of last year’s Newmarket Young Fashion Designer competition.
Go to centralleader.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to hear past winners talk about what the award has meant for them.