Lisa Lu at iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2018. Photo / Supplied

iD Dunedin Fashion Week Celebrates 20 Years With Stunning New Show

The milestone is being marked with an exciting new show format and location

From a single night at Dunedin’s iconic railway station to one of the country’s top fashion events, iD Dunedin Fashion Week has come a long way since 2000.

The week-long event has hosted countless notable names over the years, with international guests such as Emilia Wickstead and celebrity milliner Stephen Jones, and local talent like Anjali Stewart (Twenty-Seven Names) and April Gourdie taking the runway.

With a pedigree like this, it’s exciting to hear next year’s birthday celebrations promise to bring even more buzz to the event.

iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2018 at Dunedin Town Hall. Photo / Supplied

Along with the usual exhibitions, designer talks, installations and designer garage sales, the event is ushering in changes to mark the milestone, including a new show format and location.

The new format sees the iD International Emerging Designer Awards and iD Dunedin Fashion Show combined into one show, so attendees can get a taste of both shows on Friday and Saturday.

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The event will also shift to the historic Regent Theatre, a restored heritage building in the heart of the city’s Octagon. The building, established in 1928, will be the ideal backdrop to showcase both local and international fashion talent.

• iD Dunedin Fashion Week shows Friday March 15 2019 – Saturday March 16 2019. Tickets on sale from 9am Saturday December 1. Visit

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