Kim Crawford was proud to be the official wine sponsor at NewGen 2010, an evening of fashion recognising New Zealand’s very best emerging designer talent.
Eleven second-year and 16 first-year students from Wintec's Diploma of Fashion Design & Practice course presented end-of-year collections at the Tempo NewGen 2010 show in Hamilton.
The Waikato Times Tempo Most Promising Second-Year Student award went to Jaye Kells, 39, whose ''Dark Knights'' collection included beautifully tailored jackets and panelled vests inspired by medieval armour and architecture. Te Kuiti-born Jaye started studying fashion because she wanted to do a job she ''could wake up every day and love''.
Mindika Meemanage, a 30-year-old international student from Sri Lanka, took out the Tempo Most Promising First-Year Student award with an elegant retro jacket/skirt ensemble inspired by the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
Kim Crawford congratulates these talented young designers.