Dazzling end to Dunedin's week of high fashion

Last updated 05:00 07/04/2014

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Dunedin's high-end fashion show finished yesterday on a high note with couture collections, Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers and fashion from popular designers dazzling crowds at the 15th anniversary iD Dunedin Fashion Shows.

The two nights of the show were the culmination of a week-long celebration of fashion events in the city and included a collection from international guest designer, Paris-based Australian Martin Grant.

Winter collections from popular New Zealand favourites NOM*d, Carlson, Mild-Red, Tamsin Cooper, Charmaine Reveley, Company of Strangers, Storm and DADA Vintage and WORLD were also shown.

A contemporary dance by the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Loughlan Prior with other dancers Mac Hopper and William Fitzgerald helped launch Tamsin Cooper's new range of men's jackets, which stunned the 3200 showgoers over both nights.

Players from the Otago Rugby Football Union were included in the dance and were used as T-shirt models for the shows.

The shows followed Thursday night's iD International Emerging Designer Awards, where new talent from around the world vied for top prizes.

Show highlights included capsule collections from DEVáL and newcomers Clothes I've Made, Highnoontea, Wilson Trollope and eco-fashion label Senorita AweSUMO.

iD committee chairwoman Susie Staley said it was an incredible way to celebrate 15 years of the fashion show.

"We're proud of what we have achieved - taking a one-off fashion show and growing it into a week of superb fashion events that attract crowds from around the country."

 

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