Auckland designer Juliette Hogan to judge at Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

Fashion designer Juliette Hogan will be a judge at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards in Gore.


Fashion designer Juliette Hogan will be a judge at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards in Gore.

Auckland fashion designer Juliette Hogan will be on the judging panel for this year’s Hokonui Fashion Design Awards.

The awards, now in their 33rd year, are the longest running fashion design awards of their kind in New Zealand and feature creations by amateur fashion designers.

Awards chair Bronnie Grant said Hogan was “very current” in New Zealand fashion and the organizing committee was delighted she had agreed to join the judging panel.

“She has a lot to offer young designers with her knowledge of the industry,” Grant said.

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Hogan established her label in 2004 after completing her studies in fashion and textile design at Parsons School of Design in New York. She opened her first store in Ponsonby in 2007 and is now stocked in stores across the country.

This year, the popular menswear, collections, natural fibers and avant-garde sections remain, but the entry definitions for the glamorous, dayware and upcycled sections have changed in the open and school sections.

“We’ve changed them to reflect what’s happening in the world in terms of sustainability and the way people dress, and we hope designers take notice of that,” Grant said.

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From Words to Action: Models walk the runway for the 32nd Hokonui Fashion Design Awards held in Gore (first published July 25, 2021).

Grant stepped into the role of chairman after Sheree McIntyre decided to step back from her role to spend more time with her family and her business. She will still be involved in the awards as a committee member.

Registration for the prizes is open and designers have until June 8 to complete their designs.

Last year’s awards were won by Ari Terekhova of Christchurch for her entry into the collections category.

Tickets for the Strictly Design party on July 29 and the Gala Awards party on July 30 were due to go on sale on July 6.

Joseph E. Golightly