iD Fashion Week 18th - 26th March 2017

Be part of iD

Enter the iD International Emerging Designer Awards

Presented in partnership with the Otago Polytechnic, the iD International Emerging Designer Awards is a design competition and one night show to be held on 23 March at the Dunedin Town Hall. It aims to recognise and reward innovative work by the next generation of designers. Entrants from throughout the world compete for cash and product prizes. This is an exciting opportunity to meet other emerging designers and high profile guest judges, develop industry contacts, receive international media coverage, and gain invaluable professional experience.

Entrants must be recent graduates (within the past five years) or final year students from a recognised Diploma, BDes, BA or MA Fashion or fashion related course. A call for applications is made each year. There are no enty fees however finalists must pay for their travel and accommodation to attend the event. 

Applications for the 2018 iD Awards event will open again later this year.

Please read the iD Awards brochure before applying.

iD Awards Application Form



iD Dunedin Fashion Show

A major highlight of iD Dunedin Fashion Week this show is held over two nights at Dunedin's historic Railway Station on 24 and 25 March 2017. The event's unique setting includes one of the world's longest catwalks at an incredible 120 metres. This is a retail focused show and intending designers must be commercially producing directional adult fashion. The event presents a mix of full (15 garments), capsule (5 garments) and international guest designer collections.

Designers are selected by an industry professional to ensure the event continues to maintain its professional fashion design integrity. Links to Dunedin (e.g live in Dunedin, studied in Dunedin or retail in Dunedin) are not compulsory but will be taken into account when the selection for the iD Show is taking place. A call for applications is made each year. Fees are charged depending on the size of the collection.

Applications for the 2018 event will open later this year.

Please read the iD Show Info Sheet before applying as the application process has changed.

iD Show Application Form


Associated Events

Every year we welcome a limited number of associated events from the fashion community as part of the iD Fashion Week programme. Associated events must have a focus on fashion, accessories or design and must not duplicate an existing event organised by the Committee or conflict with the iD Fashion Week sponsor commitments. Inclusion is at the sole discretion of the iD Dunedin Fashion organising committee.

Applications are called for each year Associated events must pay a fee to cover promotional costs unless you are an iD Dunedin Fashion Show participant or an iD sponsor.

The deadline for applications to hold an associated event in the 2017 iD Dunedin Fashion Week ihas now closed.

To apply to be an associated event for next year, an application form is available here.


Partnerships with local and national businesses is essential to the viabillity of the iD event. We work with a wide range of people who want to support the iD Fashion Week in exchange for a range of exclusive benefits.

For more information about sponsoring the iD Dunedin Fashion Week please contact



During iD Dunedin Fashion Week we will be looking for reliable and enthusiastic people to assist with a range of tasks. If you would like to help out as an iD volunteer please contact with your name and contact details. 


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