LaurelJudd2017

Laurel designs knitwear for almost any occasion and any season. She is an international Tutor and Judge in machine knitting, knit design and fibre art.

Her Designer Knitwear ranges from ready-to-wear fashion garments and one-off originals to trendy knits for kids, accessories & pieces for interior design.

About Laurel

Laurel Judd is a renowned knitwear designer and fibre artist. She is a feature artist in the book 'Stitch - Contemporary Artists in New Zealand' as well as featuring in numerous national and international magazines and newspaper articles.

Laurel is a well respected national and international judge and tutor in the fields of machine knitting, and textile art and design.

Laurel has a profound passion for entering Fashion and Fibre Awards, which give her the impetus to explore new techniques and push boundaries. These attributes give her the drive to always go that little bit further in designing and creating something truly unique and special.

Highlight of 2016 was making Finalist in World of Wearable art and selection for WOW Show and Exhibition.

Laurels 2013 year was highlighted by her wins at the Australian Wool Fashion Awards. Two wins and both entries then taking out the Supreme Award!
As a result Laurel  joined Award winning designers from around the world and presented a collection  at the Vancouver Fashion Week. She was also invited to show at Plitz New York Fashion Week in Week in Beijing.

Following on these success Laurel won all four of her categories at the Australian Wool Fashion Awards in 2014 and a runner up in Knitwear  2015

Winner Supreme Award Henty Fashion Awards 2016

Winner Knitwear WoolOn Awards 2015

Runner Up Evening Wear WoolOn Awards 2015

Finalist Australian Henty Fashion Awards 2015

Runner up Knitwear award Australian wool Fashion Awards 2015

Winner HB Award CF Awards 2015

Winner Designing for Young Fashion Award CF Awards 2015

Winner Menswear section WoolOn Awards 2014

Winner Menswear Australian Wool Fashion Awards  2014

Winner Knitwear Australian Wool Fashion Awards  2014

Winner Children's Wear  Australian Wool Fashion Awards  2014

Winner Race Wear Australian Wool Fashion Awards  2014

Winner Menswear section WoolOn Awards 2013

Winner Felt section WoolOn Awards 2013

Winner Championship Cup, NZMKS 2013

Winner Most Creative Garment, NZMKS 2013

Winner Most Creative Entry, NZMKS, 2103

Winner Best Entry in Competition, NZMKS 2013

Winner Best Fashion Entry in Competition, NZMKS 2013

Winner Merit Award, Designing for Young Contemporary Fashion Award, CFF 2013

Winner Supreme Award, Australian Wool Fashion Awards 2013

Winner Knitwear, Australian Wool Fashion Awards 2013

Winner Racewear, Australian Wool Fashion Awards 2013

Winner 3rd place Wool section, Opotiki Fibre and Fleece Awards 2012

Winner 3rd place Felt section, Opotiki Fibre and Fleece Awards 2012

Winner HB Creative Fibre Colour Award 2012

Winner Merit Award, HB Creative Fibre Award 2012

Winner Merit Award, WoolOn Awards 2012

 

Her earlier successes include: Award

  • Winner Creative Award WoolOn Awards 2011
  • Winner Supreme Award, Creative Award WoolOn Awards 2010
  • Winner Wool Award, Opotiki Fibre and Fleece Awards 2010
  • Winner Fashion In Felt Award, Opotiki Fibre and Fleece  2010
  • Winner Supreme Award, Creative award, Fashion In the Field 2010
  • Winner Supreme Award WoolOn Awards 2009
  • Winner Children's Wear Alpaca Expo 2009
  • Winner NZMKS Championship Cup,
    Designer Trophy, Creative Cup 2009
  • Accepted into Award Show of the World of
    Wearable Art 2008
  • Winner Wool-On-Awards  2008
  • Winner Supreme Award NZMKS 2008
  • Winner Opotiki Fleece and Fibre Awards 2008
  • Finalist Style Pacifica Awards 2008
  • Winner Contemporary Fashion Award CFF 2007
  • Winner Silk Award CFF 2007
  • Winner Knit World Award CFF 2007
  • Winner Supreme Award NZ Alpaca Expo 2006
  • Winner Reserve Champion NZ Alpaca Expo 2006
  • Winner Supreme Award Wool-On-Awards 2006
  • Winner Supreme Fashion Award NZMKS 2006
  • Winner Children's Wear Award CFF 2006
  • Winner Contemporary Fashion Award CFF 2006
  • Winner Champion of Champions Trophy NZMKS - 2005
  • Winner Supreme Fashion Award NZMKS - 2005
  • Winner Creative Cup, Creative Award,
    Shepherd Trophy NZMKS - 2005
  • Winner Creative Fibre Accent Fibre Award - 2005
  • Winner Knit World Award - 2005
  • Winner Hokonui Fashion Awards
    Best use of Fibre - 2004
  • Winner Hawkes Bay Review - Fibre Award - 2004
  • Winner Bridal/Evening Wear Award -
    Opotiki Fleece and Fibre Festival 2004
  • Winner Merit Knitting Award -Opotiki Fleece
    and Fibre Festival 2004
  • Winner Fleece and Fibre Festival Dyers Award- 2004
  • Winner Wine Country Fashion Design
    Awards Knitwear in Fashion 2002
  • Winner Wine Country Fashion Design Award -
    Children's Wear 2002
  • Winner Creative Fibre Designer Trophy 2002
  • Winner Creative Fibre Special Judges Award 2002
  • Winner NZ Woolcraft - Goldingham Award 2000, 2002
  • Winner NZ Woolgroup Award 2000
  • Winner NZ Woolcraft Festival 2000
  • Winner NZ Woolcraft Mohair Award 1999
  • Winner Brother Fibre to Fashion Award 1989
  • Winner World Merino Conference Knitting Award 1998
  • Winner NZMKS Supreme Fashion Award
    1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002
  • Winner NZMKS Champion of Champions
    1992, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001
  • Finalist Benson and Hedges Fashion Awards 1991
  • Winner of the New Zealand
    Capital Wool Awards.1989 1990

CFF - Creative Fibre Fashion Awards
NZMKS - New Zealand Machine Knitters Society