Newmarket Young Designers Get a Fashionable Extension

( Burgeoning fashion designers wanting to be part of The Newmarket Young Fashion Designer of the Year competition – ‘Breaking Boundaries’, will now have until Friday June 8th to register via

New Zealand residents aged between 16 and 19 years of age who dream style, think texture and love fashion are encouraged to take the plunge and register for what could be a life changing experience!

The winner will receive a two year scholarship with the very prestigious Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, a two week internship with top New Zealand designer Vicki Taylor at the Taylor design workroom plus an international fashion trip for two, including accommodation and $1,000 spending money from Business World Travel and Qantas.

Competitors in 2012 are asked to design an innovative and contemporary daywear outfit for today’s young urban man or woman – using global events, popular culture, music, art and technology for inspiration.

Finalist’s garments will then be judged by a leading panel of local Newmarket designers and experts in the fashion industry, with a showcase of the finalist’s garments at the gala evening in October.

Event organiser Donna Corbel from the Newmarket Business Association said “This competition is the only one in the country that really focuses on giving young up-and-coming designers a real start in what is renowned for being a very competitive industry.

“As New Zealand’s leading fashion district, Newmarket is keen to remain at the forefront of recognizing and nurturing young fashion talent to its full potential,” she said.

Launched in 2009, the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer award has served to fast-track some incredible up and coming talent and helped to get their careers off to the best possible start.

A $30 registration fee applies; the registration period closes on Friday June 8, 2012. Registration forms and further information can be found at or Facebook/NewmarketExperience.

Media Release 1 June 2012.