Tauranga teen wins young designer of the year – New Zealand Herald

Cartoon-character impressed menswear and a nature-themed headband has gained a Tauranga teenager the title of New Zealand Supreme Young Designer of the Year.

Zoe Beck's trend designs had been showcased alongside prime Kiwi designers final week after the 17-year-old earned choice into the NZ Graduate Present as half of NZ Style Week 2017.

The Year 13 Tauranga Women' Faculty scholar collected a scholarship to NZ Style Design Tech in both Wellington or Auckland as half of her supreme award win.

Ms Beck was named the general winner of the head put on part along with her trend headpiece created with New Zealand ferns, flowers and sequined birds.


She additionally gained the Style Impressed by a Fantasy Character class along with her minion-impressed menswear swimsuit which was showcased in Style Week's Stroll the Line present.

Ms Beck stated profitable the supreme award was sudden.

"Everybody there had wonderful designs, strategies and stitching expertise, it was loopy they picked me," she stated.

"As my outfit was actually on the market, I knew they might of both beloved it or hated it, and so they beloved it."

The proficient teen was additionally approached by the judges and provided superior placement, giving her automated entry into the Otago Style Design College.

Ms Beck stated learning at Otago Style Design College can be useful for her future and was longing for the alternative to be picked up by some of the trade's prime designers.

"It additionally offers me an opportunity to work with colors and textures a bit extra, not like I might get to do when I'm at house."

NZ Style Design Tech chief government and choose Val Marshall-Smith stated judges had been impressed with the sophistication of Ms Beck's designs.

"There have been a quantity of different entries however hers was a standout," she stated.

"The rationale it was stand out was as a result of it match the temporary and the degree of element and thought that had gone into creating her designs was fairly distinctive for one so young."

She stated NZ Style Design Tech scholarship had seen young designers journey to India for a six-week scholarship and provided alternatives for them to shine in the trend world.

Stroll the Line present organiser Matt Goldsbury stated Ms Beck's minion menswear design stood out from the others as a result of of its level of distinction.

"No-one had seen a swimsuit with that design on it and the colors on it had been very cool," he stated.

"The element in the way it was made is what I feel the judges appreciated. Up shut, you may see the work that was put into it which was spectacular."

Ms Beck's mom Donna Beck stated the calibre of expertise with young and rising designers in New Zealand was "large" and she or he was extraordinarily proud of her daughter.

"[I am] thrilled her onerous work, ardour and creativity has been recognised at this degree," she stated.

"She actually has some choices to make however she has a vivid and artistic future forward of her."

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Tauranga teen wins young designer of the year - New Zealand Herald