The Dunedin City Council is iD Dunedin Fashion Week’s premier funder. Every year it makes a significant financial contribution in support of the event and continues to help the event grow. 



Otago Polytechnic

Our partner and principal sponsor for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards, Otago Polytechnic offers a complete range of world-class fashion courses that produce graduates who lead the way in the industry – starting new labels or securing jobs in top fashion houses here and overseas.

Dr Margo Barton, Professor of Fashion from the Otago Polytechnic, has long been associated with iD and is now Creative Director and Chair of the iD Committee.

Bank of New Zealand

Founded in 1861, BNZ has a long history of supporting local communities in New Zealand.

BNZ puts people first, and that’s why they like to help local communities through volunteering and partnerships.




Holden NZ

Holden is a brand synonymous with innovation in design excellence and the ability to deliver a unique point of difference, creating a memorable drive every time. Holden’s recent partnership with iD Dunedin Fashion Week shows a new commitment to the fashion industry and follows a partnership with designer Tanya Carlson, ambassador for the Holden Cascada. is the cultural barometer people turn to each week to discover the very best in fashion, beauty, food, wine and design. The magazine has a weekly readership of over 280,000 people and comes in The New Zealand Herald every Wednesday. is part of New Zealand Media and Entertainment, a premier integrated media company.

The Hits

The Hits is one of the country's most popular contemporary adult radio networks, broadcasting to 26 markets around New Zealand. Listen live on iHeartRadio.

The Hits is part of New Zealand Media and Entertainment, a premier integrated media company.

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre has been one of Dunedin’s most beloved institutions since opening in 1876.

A beautiful heritage building in the heart of the city, the theatre regularly hosts live theatre, music, graduations and prize givings, opera, dance, film, project launches, conferences, circus, festivals and community events.

Otago Daily Times

The Dunedin-based Otago Daily Times boasts the longest history of daily newspaper publication in New Zealand, first rolling off the press on November 15, 1861. Today, the newspaper continues to enjoy a prominent position as one of the country's four major dailies.

Throughout its history, the ODT has offered quality design and journalism reflecting the Otago region’s interests and aspirations.










H&J SMITH id international emerging design first place Award

$6,000 prize

H&J Smith is privately owned regional department store group with stores in Invercargill, Dunedin, Queenstown, Gore, Balclutha, Te Anau, and Mosgiel.

Offering a comprehensive range of Fashion, Beauty, Gift, and Home Furnishings products the store holds a unique place in the New Zealand retail marketplace.


id international emerging design second place award

$4,000 prize


therapy + psychology ‘Free to be me’ award

$2,500 prize

The Free to Be Me award is aimed at embracing and empowering young people to freely express themselves. This is displayed in how they dress and move confidently beyond pressures to conform, taking pride and joy in truly being themselves.

Gallery De Novo id international emerging design third place award

$2,000 prize

Gallery De Novo opened in 2005, founded by co-owners Richelle Byers and Liz Fraser. Gallery De Novo has grown into one of Dunedin's leading galleries with an exciting and eclectic mix of talented New Zealand contemporary artists.  


barbara brinsley qsm ‘carpe diem’ award

$1,500 prize

Barbara Brinsley QSM was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal in 2019 for her services to art curation and is a Gold Partner of iD Dunedin


The Fabric Store Award for Excellence in Design

$1,000 cash prize and $2,000 voucher


Cavalier Bremworth Wool Award

$1000 prize for the best garment featuring wool



Otago Polytechnic People’s Choice Award

$500 prize, voted live at the Regent Theatre by the audience



Viva Editorial Prize

Editorial spread in Viva Magazine awarded to the best New Zealand collection



Blunt Design Challenge

The winning design will be produced in a limited edition to sold in New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Asia



Holden Acadia Arrive in Style Award

$500 prize sponsored by the all new Acadia


Apparel Magazine Most Commercial Collection Prize

An advertising and editorial spread in Apparel Magazine