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Backstage at iD Dunedin
Ever wondered what it's like backstage at a fashion awards show? Or how a show comes together on the night? Thread was backstage at iD Dunedin with the models (yes, they eat), shoes, clothes, make-up, and a lot of hairspray...
We attended the iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2012 (www.idfashion.co.nz) held at Lion Foundation Arena in the Edgar Centre, Dunedin on Thursday 29th March.
We were totally impressed with the whole production from both front of stage, and back. In particular, the professionalism of the PR team who put on a myriad of events - both ticketed and free to the public (read: fashion school students), which was nice - and were fast to reply to my emails in the midst of all of it, with pateince and grace. Good work, Merrin and your team.
Read our full review of the Emerging Designer Awards on Thread here and of fashion judge Lutz Huelle's seminar at the Dunedin Art Gallery, and all about Klone salon's backstage hair looks.
See our photos from backstage in the lead up to the Awards...
Above left: I like this photos of a model in her own clothes but with her hair and make-up done, on her phone, because it's often about the waiting. And more waiting.
Below: A pressing problem to get ironed out.
Designs try to relax before the big - possibly career changing - event.
Garments in order on hangers await their turn in the spotlight.
Shoes customised and named.
Run sheets with models' garments.
Models in outfits by Australian designer, Natalia Grzybowski.
Make-up with Ali McD Models.
The stage is set. Let the Awards begin.
The audience takes its seats and excitedly looks through goody bags.
By Megan Robinson 31 March 2012
Photography by Kevin Robinson