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. 

2018 saw the departure of the Railway Show from the iD Dunedin line up, the successful transition focused the week on the International Emerging Designer Awards. Local designers stood out with creative and inspirational off site shows and installations, guests and fashion lovers moved through the streets of Dunedin and reinvigorated iD’s undeniable connection with the local market, removing the Railway Show created the ability for the local designers to have their own unique voice in the presentation of their collections.

Local designers stood out with creative and inspirational off site shows and installations, guests and fashion lovers moved through the streets of Dunedin and reinvigorated iD’s undeniable connection with the local market.

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.

Dates for iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2019 coming soon.



The team behind iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2018



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 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.



Amie Richardson has worked with iD Dunedin since 2012 and brings extensive PR and media experience to the role. She can be reached on 027 248 6478 or



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.


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.


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.


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 returns to NZ from the US where she owned Nicolau Casting and worked with the likes of Oliver Stone "Born on the 4th of July", was the Casting Director for Spinal Tap, Ladysmith Black Mombaza and an IBM campaign that took 2 years to cast and involved 31 countries. Kris has also spent many years in the advertising world working with brands that include Levis, Dove, Heinken and La Roc in Los Angeles, New York and London. Kris time abroad extends to events, including working as a production manager for the Flat Lake art and Literary Festival in Monahagn Ireland. Kris brings her extensive experience in recognising and growing talent to the iD board.




Nicola Horwood is a Business Solutions Manager for global IT company Fujitsu working in the application technology delivery space.  Nicola brings her experience as a programme manager, multi-media and web producer, international Model and Photographic Agent, along with editorial, marketing and management roles in leading international advertising agencies and publications including Australian and British Vogue, Tatler and Interior Architecture and Design.