London milliner Stephen Jones, who has designed hats for
Dior, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood, will show about 20
of his creations in the iD Dunedin Fashion Show in March.
He will also join the judging panel for the iD International
Emerging Designer Awards.
"I am thrilled and delighted to be invited to iD Dunedin
Fashion Week. Although I have visited New Zealand before,
this will be my first trip down south," he said.
Susie Staley, the iD committee chairwoman, said it was an
"absolute coup" to have Mr Jones involved in the annual show.
"He's one of the world's most beloved designers and he's
never shown in New Zealand before.
"It's going to be a thrill to see his hats on the iD runway
and we're incredibly excited to unveil the collaboration
between New Zealand's great designers and Stephen Jones'
beautiful creations," she said.
Fellow committee member and Dunedin milliner Margo Barton
said Mr Jones was the epitome of millinery design.
"I have held him in high regard ever since he exploded on to
the scene, especially his work with Boy George in the '80s,"
The iD fashion show will be held at the Dunedin Railway
Station on March 15 and 16, as the main event in a week-long