Dunedin showcase refashioned

Looking forward to the future of iD Fashion are committee members (from left) Tania Dickie,...
Looking forward to the future of iD Fashion are committee members (from left) Tania Dickie, Jeanette Corson, co-chairwomen Sally Peart and Margo Barton, event organiser Annemarie Mains, and committee members Sally McMillan and Charlotte Carr. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
A restructured iD Fashion show will feature a matinee performance for high school pupils.

A midwinter emerging designers show will take place on June 5 at the Dunedin Town Hall, and a summer event will take place early next year for established designers at the Dunedin Railway Station.

iD Dunedin Fashion Week committee co-chairwoman Margo Barton said the matinee would

include highlights before the evening show.

"We will be getting in touch with high schools about it."

Dr Barton said it would be the first time the two events had been split up, but she expected success from both events.

"We’re looking forward to utilising the space in the town hall.

"It will be spectacular."

A new event manager had been appointed; Annemarie Mains would return to the role after having been in charge of the event previously in the early 2000s.

Dr Barton said public castings for the shows

would be held closer to the time, and she encouraged designers to think of

diversity when designing garments.

"We are encouraging designers to look at different sizes and ages."

Co-chairwoman Sally Peart said applications for emerging designers would close on February 15.

Applications were "flying through the door" already.

The committee would next be getting in touch with sponsors.

Tickets are expected to go on sale in March.

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