Otago Polytechnic fashion graduate Tansy Morris is
delighted three of her garments have been selected for the
2013 iD Dunedin Fashion Show, including this Race Day dress
and hat made as part of her final collection based on the
coronation of the Queen. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Student fashion fit for a queen will be on display to
thousands at the Dunedin Railway Station as part of the 2013 iD
Dunedin Fashion Show in March.
Otago Polytechnic fashion graduate Tansy Morris (23) is one
of five students selected to show three garments in the
annual fashion show.
She based her final collection, comprising five dresses and
hats, on the coronation of the Queen in 1953.
Miss Morris wanted her garments to be "bold and fun".
Her use of bright colour was inspired by a bouquet of
She used her grandmother's sewing machine and the advice
passed down to her from generations of family seamstresses in
the making of her clothes.
Miss Morris was thrilled to be selected as an iD designer and
said family members had already booked tickets to see her
garments on the catwalk.
Fellow fashion graduates Rakel Blomsterberg (26), Olivia
Bloxham (20), Samuel Ralph (21) and Samantha O'Reilly (22)
were also chosen to show parts of their final collections at
Judges Tim Pollock, Margi Robertson and Charmaine Reveley
analysed the work of 25 School of Design fashion graduates
during the recent Collections 12 show to make their choice.
Ms Robertson said she was impressed by this year's graduating
"Each year, the collections seem to be more advanced and
presented in such a professional manner without compromising
on personal creativity," she said.