Croatian fashion designer Igor Galas took the major prize of $5000 at the iD Emerging Designer Awards in Dunedin last night. The win also grants him direct entry into the Mittelmoda fashion show in Italy
The awards attract designers from the world’s most prestigious design schools, exposing the country to unprecedented international fashion design talent. From over 120 entries, 30 finalists were selected.
Galas is a graduate of the Faculty of Textile Design, Zagreb, Croatia. His collection Protector from Knitted Galaxy was deemed by judges to possess a strong, cohesive theme and demonstrated a great range of skills, including the traditional handcraft of knitting.
Beauty Editor Milly Nolan was there to view the awards and was blown away by the high calibre of the entries, saying: “There’s so much talent out there!”
Zandra Rhodes, the fashion designer known as the “Princess of Punk” is in Dunedin for the fashion event and will show over two nights, March 12 and 13.