Hokonui Fashion Awards

Held in Gore in late July, the awards are firmly established as a key event on the national fashion calendar, attracting entries from throughout New Zealand. 

Started in 1988, the awards have become a competitive platform for all amateur fashion designers to showcase their designs in front of New Zealand’s fashion industry leaders. Over the years the judging panel has included Karen Walker, Nic Blanchet, Francis Hooper, Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester, Liz Findlay, Doris Du Pont and Margi Robertson (of NOM*d).