Run by youth, for youth, is the ‘Walk the line’ show, showcasing young talented designers between the age of 13 and 18 years old. For the eighth consecutive year, the program allows 50 young creatives from across New Zealand to fully experience the fashion show reality. In fact, in addition to designing and making the garments, they are offered the opportunity to style their model to complement their creations.
Along with empowering future designers, the show is also an occasion for young models to make their mark and will allow two young photographers to capture the show.
Managed by the non-profit YMCA Auckland’s youth development arm, Raise Up, the show is coordinated by Georgia Brodie, a 20-year-old who has been leading a crew of 20 teens to plan and bring the show to life. “Events like ‘Walk the Line’ give our youth so many valuable opportunities to develop their skills in leadership, event management, promotion and sales – skills that set them up for life,” said Brodie.
‘Be who you want to be’, is this year’s show theme and the young designers will show their fashion sense and skills in front of a panel of judges. Doris de Pont from the New Zealand Fashion Museum, Carly Tolley from NZ Fashion Tech and author and social media influencer, Simone Anderson will be deciding on the winner of the $2,000 NZ Fashion Tech scholarship that will help kick-start their career.