Brother Design Stars 2016: Shine Bright

On its third year, Brother Design Stars encourages students in school years 7 to 13 to enter one of two award categories – fashion or craft – for their chance to win thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes and money-can’t-buy experiences including being featured in the inaugural New Zealand Fashion Week Graduate Show supported by Brother. This year’s partnership with New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) gives all award finalists the opportunity to showcase their designs as part of the industry’s largest fashion event of the year.

2015 Supreme Winner Ellie Goldfinch (right)
2015 Supreme Winner Ellie Goldfinch (right)

Who can join?

  • Students in years 7 to 13 in New Zealand. There will be two age groups: years 7 to 9 and 10 to 13

What are the categories?

  • Fashion – create a runway-ready fashion item, or outfit, which relates to this year’s theme, ‘Shine Bright’.
  • Craft – create a unique and eye-catching bag that relates to this year’s theme, ‘Shine Bright’.

Tip: If you’re feeling extra creative, you can enter both categories.

2015 Fashion Award Winner (years 10-13) Kate Arbuckle (right)
2015 Fashion Award Winner (years 10-13)
Kate Arbuckle (right)

The Prizes?

  • To be announced. One thing for sure, if you’re one of the finalists you will be featured at this year’s NZFW

Important Dates

  • Registrations open: 2 May
  • Registrations close: 8 July
  • Physical entries received by: 15 July
  • Winners announced: Late August

To enter and more information, go to

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Written by Alliv Samson

Founder and Publisher of XYNZ Magazine. Alliv is also the co-founder and COO of Kami ( @allivsamson

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