Enter the iD International Emerging Designer Awards

As Australasia’s only international emerging designer competition, the iD International Emerging Designer Awards is your opportunity to be seen on a world stage.

Every year, the competition attracts hundreds of entries from around the globe and, if chosen as a finalist, you must travel to Dunedin to be part of judging day – where your collection is critiqued by a prestigious judging panel – and the Awards runway show.

Past international judges have included Martin Grant, Stephen Jones, Emilia Wickstead, Lutz Huelle, Akira Isogawa, Hilary Alexander and more.  Cash, special prizes and high profile internships are on offer.

Applications for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2018 have now closed. Applications for 2019 will open in October 2018


iD Dunedin Fashion Show

The iD Fashion Show on Dunedin’s Railway Station platform is a unique mash-up of high profile designers from New Zealand and abroad, alongside local and international emerging fashion.

As New Zealand’s premier retail fashion event, the iD Railway Show attracts thousands of fashion lovers every year who are eager to ‘shop the look’ they’ve seen on the iD catwalk the night before. 

Fashion designers interested in participating must be commercially producing directional adult fashion. Links to Dunedin– such as retailing in the city, or having lived or studied in Dunedin – are not compulsory, but will be taken into account. Selections are made by industry professionals based on the designer portfolios submitted.


Associated Events

Exhibitions, runway shows, talks, fashionable installations and films are just some of the extraordinary associated events on our iD calendar.

If you have a fashion event you’d like to hold as part of the official iD Fashion Week calendar, contact our Event Manager sonja@idfashion.co.nz



We have many different partnership opportunities available for iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2018. If your business or organisation is interested in partnering with us, please get in touch.



Ushers, interns, runners, drivers, we’re always on the look out for extra assistance for this incredible event. If you're interested in being involved, please get in touch.