**PLEASE NOTE: The Matinee Show is the final Dress Rehearsal for the Evening Show & Award Presentation**
An iconic calendar event which began 45 years ago as a kindergarten fundraiser before evolving into a fun and vibrant night showcasing Tai Tokerau’s creative fashion talent, is making a come-back.
The Bernina Northland Fashion Awards are returning after a two year Covid-induced hiatus. The prestigious Awards showcase creative designer talent of all ages, stages and abilities.
This year, there will be nine categories; Sewing: Pasifika Fashion, Student Formal Wear, Open Formal Wear, Student Day Wear, Open Day Wear and Wearable Art: Student Wearable Art, Open Wearable Art, Cosplay and Masquerade (up to Year 8 only).
Each category has cash prizes provided by sponsors of the event. The Overall Designer of the Year will win a Bernette b64 Air Thread Overlocker retailing at $1999 sponsored by Bernina Northland, while the Top Model will win a photography package sponsored by Sarah Marshall Photography. Some previous winners of the Bernina Northland Fashion Awards have gone on to excel in tertiary level education and carved out careers in the fashion and design industry internationally.
Supporting the Trust to deliver the 2022 event is Daniel Matane, a well known Whangārei local with an eye for detail and an award winning hair dresser, who joins the team as inagural Creative Director and show judges Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet – New Zealand fashion designer and founder of WORLD, Hinurewa te Hau – General Manager of Creative Northland, and Leanne Kemp – local artist and wearable art fashion designer.
Join us where art and fashion collide at the 2022 Bernina Northland Fashion Awards!