FROM DUNEDIN TO THE WORLD
iD Dunedin Fashion Week is a week of fashion like no other!
The perfect blend of high profile designers from New Zealand and abroad and cutting edge emerging fashion from around the globe. Dunedin will be alive with runway shows, exhibitions, designer talks, installations, a designer garage sale, fashion films, hair and makeup trends, tips and tricks, chauffeured shopping experiences, food events and more.
We’re celebrating 20 years of iD Dunedin Fashion Week in 2019, with a stunning new show and a new venue. This year’s programme features a comprehensive showcase of both NZ designers and international emerging designers hosted amongst the beauty and glamour of the historic Regent Theatre in the heart of Dunedin’s Octagon.
iD Dunedin Fashion Week has merged its two iconic shows. So whether you attend the prestigious runway show on Friday 15 or Saturday 16 March 2019, you will view the best of the emerging designs from across the world as well as established ready to wear inspiration from local and overseas designers.
iD Dunedin Fashion Week runs from Monday 11 March to Sunday 17 March 2019, so grab a group of friends and reward yourselves with the perfect Dunedin fashion experience!
iD Dunedin is a not for profit, charitable organisation, dedicated to growing a sustainable fashion industry in Dunedin and New Zealand. This is a truly unique and special event combines cutting edge design, innovation and technology.
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.
Tickets on sale from Saturday 1 December 2018 at ticketdirect.co.nz
THE TEAM BEHIND iD DUNEDIN FASHION WEEK 2019
SALLY PEART, co-chair
Sally Peart is the founding partner of Marks & Worth Lawyers in Dunedin, a specialist intellectual property firm advising a wide range of participants in the creative sector including designers, retailers, musicians, writers and creative start-ups. Sally has a Masters in Intellectual Property from the University of London and brings her extensive knowledge of branding, licensing and contract negotiation to the ID team.
SONJA DE MARI, iD EVENT Manager
Sonja de Mari joins iD for 2019 from five 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.
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.
Jeanette Corson – iD Administration
Jeanette Corson has a strong background in executive and governance support, working directly for the Chief Executive of Otago Polytechnic and also as Secretary to the Otago Polytechnic Council. She draws upon this experience for iD Dunedin Fashion Week. A volunteer who helps for the whole year of planning it takes to bring iD to life, Jeanette manages all committee agendas and meeting minutes.
DR MARGO BARTON, ID Co-CHAIR and creative director
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.
sally Mcmillan, id committee member
Sally McMillan is the Principal of McMillan&Co. Lawyers, a boutique Dunedin firm specialising in private client law. She is also a Mediator, a member of the Institute of Directors, the Honorary Solicitor for Graduate Women NZ, and has held previous governance roles both in her own companies and externally. She has previous involvement in the conception and realisation of Dunedin events, including with Toitu. Sally’s personal legal practise revolves around helping clients through crises - strategising for success, and negotiating or mediating good outcomes. She is an “ideas person” who is known for her pragmatism, her collaboration, her candour, and her no nonsense, roll your sleeves up, don’t-leave-til-tomorrow-what-you-can-get-stuck-into-today, approach. She brings that same approach, as well as her directorship and management skills and her enthusiasm and energy for events that showcase Dunedin, to the iD Board.
nicola mcconnell, PR MANAGER
Nicola has extensive experience building iconic brands from student radio to a leadership role with Australia’s largest beverage company. Founder of boutique Dunedin PR and Marketing company Brand Amp, this is Nicola’s inaugural year with iD Dunedin Fashion Week.
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.
CHARLOTTE CARR, ID COMMItTEE 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.