Meet Finalist 2: Tanya Jeffrey and her Nexus dress
Tanya Jeffrey from Wellington is a big fan of sci-fi. She read the book 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' in her early 20s and went on to be influenced in her fashion style by the movie 'Blade Runner' which she says was lightly based on the book.
Five years later Blade Runner heroine Rachel and the futuristic sets she admired so much in the movie are the inspiration for her retro-contemporary, head-turning toilet paper dress which shows where strength and softness meet.
A structured tubular skirt contrasts with a gently contoured bodice and signature 'Rachel' collar.
Tanya's dress drew raptures of comment from the five judges and is now set to rub shoulders with New Zealand's big labels in the six Designer Selection shows at Fashion Week.