FROM DUNEDIN TO THE WORLD
iD Dunedin Fashion Week is a week of fashion like no other! Blending emerging fashion from around the globe with high profile designers from New Zealand and abroad, Dunedin comes alive once a year with a week of runway shows, exhibitions, designer talks, food events, fashion films, shopping experiences, and more.
Launched in 1999 by a group of dedicated designers and fashion lovers to celebrate Dunedin’s distinctive style, iD Dunedin Fashion Week began as a one-off catwalk show in a local bar and has grown to become a week of fashion events built around our two premier shows – the iD International Emerging Designer Awards and the iD Railway Show.
The event is supported by the city, community and commercial partners, run by a management team and governed by iD Dunedin Fashion Inc – a charitable organisation (registered under the Charities Commission). Funds raised by the event are carried on to help fund the next year’s event.
The team behind iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2018
SONJA DE MARI, iD EVENT Manager
Sonja de Mari joins iD for 2018 from four years as a show producer at New Zealand Fashion Week, responsible for numerous group and individual shows and three years producing Breast Cancer Cure's nationwide Fashion for a CURE shows - which feature leading New Zealand designers. Her extensive event management experience and fresh perspective on revitalising the iD event make her an extremely valuable member of the iD management team.
DR MARGO BARTON, ID ACTING CHAIR
Dr Margo Barton is a Professor in Fashion at the School of Design, Otago Polytechnic. Margo teaches in the fields of fashion design, fashion communication, and millinery, and has a PhD in Fashion from RMIT University, Melbourne. Margo leads the team behind the iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
TANYA CARLSON, ID COMMITTEE MEMBER
Long-standing committee member Tanya Carlson has been the designer and director of her eponymous women's fashion label and boutique stores for over 20 years. Tanya acts as adjudicator on the judging panel of the iD International Emerging Designer Awards and is our Auckland representative for the event.
CHARLOTTE CARR, ID COMMITEE MEMBER
Dunedin-based lawyer and Fashion Design graduate Charlotte Carr brings a wealth of fashion knowledge (from design to retail) alongside a passion for the iD event, having attended the Fashion Week from a young age.
She is currently based at Solomons Barristers and Solicitors.
GUS SHARP, ID COMMITTEE MEMBER
Chief Executive of the Creative Capital Arts Trust in Wellington, Gus Sharp brings a diverse and valuable perspective to the committee. Formerly a member of the Major Events team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Gus has also worked as a lawyer and has been involved in New Zealand’s music industry for ten years, mostly around events and tours.
BERNADETTE CASEY, ID COMMITTEE MEMBER
Bernadette Casey is the Creative Director at The Formary, a textile research and development company specialising in the development of ground-breaking fabrics from fibre and clothing waste. The Formary’s first client was global coffee giant Starbucks, a two-year collaborative project created closed loop solutions from Starbuck’s supply of used coffee sacks.
KRIS NICOLAU, iD Committee member
Kris Nicolau is the ex owner and Casting Director of US-based casting agency, Nicolau Casting and brings extensive experience in recognising and growing talent to the board. She has also worked in events, including as a production manager for a literary festival while based in Ireland.
Amie Richardson, Event Publicist
Award-winning former journalist Amie Richardson is a skilled public relations and communications consultant. From event and media launches, through to issues management and strategic direction, Amie brings creative ideas, good judgement based on an inside knowledge of the media, and expertise in effective media sell-in.