Due to travel restrictions, winners of the 2020 iD International Emerging Design Awards were named at a show they were unable to attend.

A star-studded judging panel that included head judge Tanya Carlson, Margarita Robertson from NOM*d, fashion journalist Patty Huntington and iconic milliner Stephen Jones watched 32 finalists from 14 countries present their designs and inspiration in their own environment via video submissions.

Tanya Carlson said although designs were submitted before the global COVID-19 pandemic, finalists’ fashion reflected their observations on challenges faced by the world.

“It was wonderful to see young people thinking creatively of ways to change global habits. Collectively they showed outstanding use of recycled fabric, clever upcycling and embraced new technologies. There was also an overall trend to tell their own story through references to their ethnicity and culture which was explored with beautiful, sensitive design.”

iD Dunedin Fashion Inc. co-chair Dr Margo Barton said judging and hosting the show online provided an unparalleled opportunity to make the show truly global and draw upon some of the world’s most experienced fashion judges. She thanked them all for their contribution to make the awards so successful and for supporting emerging talent.

Watch the full-length film in the banner above to see all the entries and winners of the 2020 iD International Emerging Designer Awards.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants!

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