Dunedin's young fashion designers and artists have combined
to auction a custom leather jacket for charity LifeLine New
Zealand this month.
Artist and founder of fashion label Moodie Tuesday, Jon Thom,
has joined forces with Elise Barnes and Rachel Webb, creators
of womenswear label Undone.
In their early 20s, they wanted Dunedin youth to be included
in the city's burgeoning underground fashion, art and music
scene, so they organised a showcase event as well as a
charity auction to be held during iD Dunedin Fashion Week.
''We wanted to cater to people a bit younger than the
traditional iD audience.
''We are all in our early 20s and thought it was a great
opportunity to present the amazing things going on in Dunedin
that are a little more underground,'' Mr Thom said.
The March 12 event, in the Octa Building, 6 Dowling St, will
comprise art installations by Mr Thom and Dunedin
photographer Emily Hlavac Green, as well as Dunedin jewellery
by Creeps and Violets designer Steph Miller.
Dunedin and Auckland DJs will perform, and fashion from both
Moodie Tuesday and Undone will be on show.
Mr Thom created an artwork for the showcase, which was
printed on to a leather patch and worked into a custom jacket
by Barnes and Webb.
The garment, worth about $900, will be auctioned online, with
one of Mr Thom's artworks, leading up to the March 12