British lingerie designer joins iD awards panel

British lingerie designer Lucy Jones will join the iD International Emerging Designer Awards judging panel for the 10th anniversary of the event held in New Zealand next month.

The long-standing fashion lecturer, who heads the Department of Fashion Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Academy of Arts, had her own internationally-recognised lingerie brand during the 1980s. She has also worked in product development in the Australian fashion industry.

Jones joins fellow judges Australian designer Martin Grant, WORLD’s Francis Hooper, and New Zealand designers Margi Robertson and Tanya Carlson.

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Commenting on Awards, which take place as part of iD Dunedin Fashion Week, the designer said: “The iD Awards has been on my radar for a number of years, so it is an honour and great privilege to be part of the judging panel alongside renowned designers and business people.”

“I am really looking forward to seeing the flare and creativity of the finalists, and contributing to the discourse surrounding fashion, design creativity and education in New Zealand,” she added.

Jones has taught fashion design, theory and visual culture at a number of colleges and universities in the UK and worldwide, before moving to lead the Fashion and Textiles area at the University of East London, where she taught for eight years.

The iD International Emerging Designer Awards will take place on April 3 at the Dunedin Town Hall.