CPIT’s Georgia Currie wins Westpac Young Designer

Published: Fri 2 Sep 2011 05:09 PM
CPIT’s Georgia Currie wins Westpac Young Designer
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She is yet to graduate but third year fashion technology and design student Georgia Currie got a taste of industry success when she was awarded Westpac Young Designer 2011 during the Red runway show at New Zealand Fashion Week last night.
Just seeing three outfits from her mid-year CPIT collection Wonder Axis on the runway was “really emotional” and “magical” for the 20 year-old student. Georgia was ecstatic about just going to fashion week after reaching the top three of the award and has not quite absorbed the fact that she has won. “So… no, I can’t explain it. I feel kind of numb!”

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Georgia wins $5000 cash, mentoring from leading designer and businesswoman Angela Lewis and an amazing start to a fashion industry career. Last year’s winner, Jess Britten, who also studied at CPIT and inspired Georgia to enter the competition, is now working with the label Lonely Hearts.
“Georgia worked so hard on her collection and developed some very original and sophisticated concepts. She has certainly come a long way during her studies at CPIT and we are very proud of her,” Fashion Programme Leader Nicki Chrisp said.
Georgia will spend the weekend shopping and relaxing with friends in Auckland before returning to Christchurch on Sunday. Then it will be back to the drawing board as she develops a new collection for another runway - CPIT’s end of year fashion showcase PITCH.

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