Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic student takes out the People's Choice Award at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards.

Laura Bennett describes her collection, 'A lucid Distraction', as "an invitation to escape the digital realm into the solace and wonder of nature".

The collection features a kaleidoscope of colour that draws a hearty smile and leaves a fun impression of pom poms and flowers.

The People's Choice Award was proudly sponsored by Otago Polytechnic, and was decided by a text vote.

Otago Polytechnic is proud to be a sponsor of the iD Dunedin Fashion Week, which was a great success.

One of our favourite events is, of course, the iD International Emerging Designer Awards.  

In this coveted competition, students from Otago Polytechnic compete against others from around the world - this year there were 33 finalists from 12 countries.

It's Australasia's largest emerging fashion design competition, and this year was held at Dunedin's historic railway station.

The students' garments were judged by a panel of top fashion industry folk, and were displayed down the 86m catwalk in a big awards evening on Thursday 23 March.

The overall winner was University of Technology Sydney's Nehma Vitols.

The iD Dunedin Fashion Week, and Otago Polytechnic's support of it, were prevalent in local and national media.  Some of those are:

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