Otago Polytechnic School of Design fashion graduand Emily
Scott puts together a "commercial version" of an outfit
from her Pobby and Dingan collection, which won the top
prize at the inaugural Australian Graduates Fashion Week in
Sydney recently. Photo by Craig Baxter.
Otago Polytechnic fashion design graduand Emily Scott
beat her Australian counterparts at their own game when she won
the top prize at the inaugural Australian Graduates Fashion
Week in Sydney.
Miss Scott (21) won $10,000 to launch her fashion design
career, a $5000 website package, a two-page spread in
international fashion magazine Cielo and various other
Her collection of streetwear garments, featuring bright
orange, purple and yellow pieces, beat the creations of 31
other graduates from Australia and New Zealand, including
three designers from the Otago School of Design.
Miss Scott travelled to Sydney with her parents and sister to
watch her garments modelled at the event and was astounded to
be named supreme winner.
Her collection, ''Pobby and Dingan'', inspired by the
Australian novel of the same name, comprised long pants and
hooded tops made from sheer silky fabrics, as well as heavier
Originally from Timaru, Miss Scott hopes to start a fashion
design internship next year, possibly in Sydney.
She will graduate from the Otago Polytechnic School of Design