Emerging Designers


At the bottom of this page you will find our online entry form, but before you proceed please read through the following so that you can prepare your entry correctly:

Your general info
You will need to include your name and contact details; your label name (if applicable); your college, lecturer name and contact details; the name of your qualification and when your graduated or are about to graduate; how many models required (5 maximum per collection). You will also need your collection statement and your designer biography (see below). 

Your collection statement (400 words maximum) 
This is what the jurors will read to understand your design inspiration, techniques, materials and hallmarks of your design style.  It will appear in the event programme and website for the audience to read. Please note: this may be edited at the discretion of the event manager and publicity team. 

Your Designer biography (200 words maximum)
This could include information on previous notable works and achievements and your future aspirations for involvement in the fashion industry.  

Your multipage PDF
You must prepare a multipage A4 PDF (maximum of 8 pages) containing the following:

  1. Hero image for programme and website, eg of model(s) in collection outfit or detail view as desired. Must be suitable for print media. Please ensure this is PORTRAIT orientation. You must own the copyright on this image.

  2. Front view of your collection

  3. Back view of your collection

  4. Technical drawings and fabric descriptions for each outfit in the collection

  5. Technical drawings and fabric descriptions for each outfit in the collection

  6. > 8. Designers choice– optional. If you wish, add in other images of your collection or previous work for the jurors, please include information about the image eg as shown at NZ Fashion Week 2018; or eg previous collection from 2017

Please note: pages 1 > 5 are compulsory, page 6 > 8 are optional.

How to label your PDF
Name your file as follows: first name_surname_instution_country
E.g. 'Taylor_Smith_Otago Polytechnic_New Zealand'

PDF Example (Fashion design - Laura Marris)

PDF Example (Fashion design - Laura Marris)

Handy hints

  1. Make sure the judge is able to understand your collection through the images you select.

  2. If you created the fabrics, accessories etc in the design, please ensure you state this in the collection statement.

  3. If you are selected as a finalist, you must also provide HIGH RES imagery 300dpi at A4 size. We will get in touch about this via email.

  4. Remember that if your collection is selected as a finalist, then you must attend the iD International Emerging Designer Awards. So you must be prepared to cover your flight and accommodation to and from Dunedin, New Zealand.

If you've read through all the above and have your PDF ready for upload, then please proceed below.
Entries for 2019 close Friday, 30 November 2018.