Stellar line-up emerging for 2023 iD Dunedin Fashion Show

iDunedin Fashion Show 2023

An impressive panel of seven are confirmed for judging at the 2023 iD DDunedin Fashion Show

A gathering of some of New Zealand’s most creatively unique minds look set to play a vital role in the upcoming 2023 iD Dunedin Fashion Show (31 March–1 April).

Shaping up to be an absolute fashion spectacular, with a stellar cast of New Zealand fashion personalities coming to town to play a part, iD Dunedin Fashion Show reads like a ‘who’s who’ of New Zealand fashion.

Iconic Auckland label Zambesi is returning to the Dunedin Railway Station runway, showing a women’s wear collection with some highlight menswear pieces.

Designer Elisabeth Findlay’s instinctive style creates enduring clothes that reflect both realism and imagination. She is also part of the judging panel of seven for one of the most hotly anticipated days in the lead-up to the shows – the Emerging Designers judging day (scheduled for Thursday, 30 March). This year, 29 finalists will show their collections to the panel of seven jurors.

Elisabeth Findlay will return to the panel alongside first-time jurors, James Dobson (Jimmy D and Beauty Benders), and new iD board member and original finalist Tara Viggo (Paper Theory). VIVA magazine Managing Editor Amanda Linnell returns and Dunedin designers Margi Robertson and Charmaine Reveley round out the group, along with head judge Tanya Carlson.

Carlson says “After three years of judging the event virtually, we’re thrilled to welcome back the emerging designers to Ōtepoti Dunedin. The energy, optimism, and vibrancy that this talented pool of emerging designers brings to the event makes judging their collections both a challenge and an incredible privilege. Each judge brings a unique perspective and extensive industry knowledge, and we’re looking forward to an inspiring judging day.”

Tickets are available for the Friday Show (31 March) here. The Saturday show is sold out.

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