Garments by Otago Polytechnic fashion design graduate
Soohee Moon (inset) are included in the Vogue Italia 2013
emerging designers edition. Photo by Vogue Magazine
Otago Polytechnic is hailing the selection of a
graduate's work for Vogue Italia as a major success for
designer and institution alike.
School of Design fashion graduate Soohee Moon was one of 200
young designers from throughout the world profiled in the
fashion magazine's 2013 emerging designers edition.
It was the fourth consecutive year an Otago graduate had
featured in the special edition, and academic leader of
fashion Dr Margo Barton said the international acclaim was
''We're thrilled to be featured in such a high-calibre
''This is a wonderful achievement for Soohee and will open
many doors for her,'' Dr Barton said.
Ms Moon, of Dunedin, graduated from the polytechnic last year
and has since been working for a designer in the city.
She has shown her creations at Shanghai Fashion Week and
contributed to the design of the new staff uniform at Toitu
Otago Settlers Museum.
''I feel so privileged to be involved in this publication and
I'm very excited about my future in design,'' she said.
''I would like to own my own label one day, so this
experience and the exposure is truly amazing.''
Otago Polytechnic has been invited to nominate fashion design
graduates for the magazine edition for the past four years.
''To even be invited to submit a portfolio is a significant
achievement for any aspiring designer and a major coup for
the design school.
''We've had at least one to two graduates feature every year
since our first invitation,'' Dr Barton said.
''Looking at the current student work, I'm quite confident we
will continue to have success in 2014,'' she said.