Brother Design Stars has two award categories you can enter. Please read through the below category descriptions carefully before you submit your entry.

You can enter one category, or if you’re feeling really creative you can enter both!

The 2017 theme is STEAL THE SHOW

Theme - Student Brief
'Steal the Show'
This year we want you to create something glamorous and show stopping! Channel style icons like Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, be inspired by an era of glamour, or even use a moment in history to inspire your fashion statement. Whatever direction your creativity takes you in, make it a scene stealer!


Fashion School Years 7 - 9
Fashion School Years 10 - 13
Craft School Years 7 - 9
Craft School Years 10 - 13

Don’t know where to start? Create your own mood board or check out our ‘Steal the Show’ Pinterest board for inspiration and ideas to get you started!

Create a runway-ready winning entry and your design could Steal the Show at New Zealand’s leading fashion event – New Zealand Fashion Week!

That’s right! Our top 12 entries will be showcased on the runway as part of New Zealand Fashion Week’s Graduate Show supported by Brother!

Brother Design Stars Fashion Award

If you’re fashion savvy, follow (or start) fashion trends and love to express your individual style, this category is for you!

We want you to create a runway-ready fashion item, or outfit, which relates to this year’s theme, 'Steal the Show'. Think bold, glamour and uniquely you!

Brother Design Stars Craft Award

Do you love craft, decorating and DIY?

This year we want you to create a unique and eye-catching hat or piece of headwear that relates to this year’s theme, ‘Steal the Show'.

We want you to create a unique and eye-catching hat or piece of head wear that relates to this year's theme, 'Steal the Show'. From berets to sunhats, crowns to fascinators, it can be as simple or as extravagant as you want. The only limitation is your imagination!