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Westpac young designers
Fashion designers have to come from somewhere. We need to foster young talent and see that it doesn't end up behind office desks, doodling dresses on notepads. To this noble end, Westpac has risen to the challenge for the third time putting up a grand prize to encourage young student designers.
The Westpac Young Fashion Designer Competition offers a prize package of $5000, mentorship from an established New Zealand designer, and that oh-so-useful Westpac business banking advice. In addition, three young designers will show their collections at New Zealand Fashion Week. Wow.
In 2011 it was 21-year-old Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology student Georgia Currie who won with almost 11,000 public votes. "You really get to see what exists outside of your own world and it really pushes you to think outside the box” Georgia said, who has since graduated with a Diploma in Fashion Technology and Design, moved to Auckland and started a label entitled GEORGIA ALICE.
Young designers have until 5pm on Wednesday 1 August to submit three looks and say how they would put the practical prize package to work for their future. Enter via the Westpac Young Fashion Designer Competition official Facebook page www.facebook.com/westpacyoungdesigner
The three young designers who amass the most public votes by Sunday 19 August will travel to Auckland to present their mini-collections in front of the judges during New Zealand Fashion Week at the Westpac RED COLLECTION show on Friday 7 September.
Wednesday 4 July, 2012 – Entries open
5pm, Wednesday 1 August, 2012 – Entries deadline
Wednesday 8 August, 2012 – Top 10 semi-finalists announced on Facebook, public voting commences
Midnight, Sunday 19 August, 2012 – Public voting concludes
Wednesday 22 August, 2012 – Top 3 finalists announced
Friday 7 September, 2012 – Westpac RED COLLECTION show, winner announced live.
9 July 2012
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