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Two established Dunedin labels, Carlson and Love Lies Bleeding, have got in behind the Emerging Designer Awards by coming up with T-shirt designs that will be sold to raise funds for the awards.
Southern Trust id Dunedin Fashion Week committee member Margo Barton said the fundraiser was always something the committee had wanted to do and thanks to help from Otago Polytechnic School of Fashion staff who took on the project, it was made possible this year.
The two labels were approached and agreed to come up with the designs, which were being printed on black or white T-shirts to be sold at Dunedin retailers Carlson, Stir and Waughs from tomorrow, she said.
They would also be on sale at fashion week events.
Love Lies Bleeding's design takes inspiration from Dunedin's Octagon, while Carlson's features a butterfly.
Only 200 T-shirts were being printed and they would be sold for $40.
Eighteen young designers from around the world will show their creations on the catwalk during the awards at the Lion Foundation Arena, Edgar Centre on Friday night.