Anzac tribute

The garments of the Australian designers featuring in the show – Romance Was Born (pictured above) Akira Isogawa, Material By Product and Maison Briz Vegas – arrived just three hours before last night’s iD Fashion Show at the Dunedin Railway Station much to the relief of guest designer Doris de Pont.

De Pont, founder of the New Zealand Fashion Museum and guest designer, said that with the iD Fashion Show taking place on Anzac weekend it was timely to think about New Zealand and Australia’s shared identity.

For the show De Pont reprised NGV exhibition Together Alone (2009) and presented Together Alone Revisited.

New Zealand designers represented were de Pont (pictured below), NOM*d, WORLD and Zambesi.

Doris de Pont for web

During iD Fashion Week the Dunedin Railway Station was lit up poppy red and poppies were projected onto the building.


Runway images: Chris Sullivan

People’s Choice

Emerging designer Yi Ming’s sharp tailoring juxtaposed with soft shapes was the overwhelming favourite to win the Otago Polytechnic People’s Choice Award at this year’s iD International Emerging Designer Awards.

Ming, who studied at the IFA, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, travelled to Dunedin to show her collection, Fusion. She was one of 28 finalists from New Zealand, Australia, China, Singapore and Slovakia.

Ming said she believed the future inherits from history and the present and wanted to bring historical culture, memory of the present, and future together in her designs. She achieved this by combining contemporary architectural elements and traditional Eastern patterns, the latter laser-cut into faux leather.

Yi Ming_0030 for web

Pictures: Chris Sullivan