The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF), has announced the finalists for Australia’s most esteemed and highly regarded award for emerging talent in fashion design – the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award supported by Harper’s BAZAAR.
Celebrating 20 years of design excellence, the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award supported by Harper’s BAZAAR, boasts an illustrious alumni of designers including Pen To Paper favourites STRATEAS.CARLUCCI, Dion Lee, Romance Was Born, Yeojin Bae and Toni Maticevski. These designers were catapulted into the fashion stratosphere thanks to the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award, delivered as part of the annual Melbourne fashion festival, and continue to celebrate global success with their beautiful and ground-breaking labels.
The five finalists for this year’s Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award supported by Harper’s BAZAAR are: Celeste Tesoriero (NSW), Hokum (VIC), KACEY/DEVLIN (NSW), Kloke (VIC) and macgraw (NSW).
A judging panel of industry leaders and Award stakeholders, led by Graeme Lewsey (CEO of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival), will include: Glen Schlehuber (Vice President & Managing Director Tiffany & Co.); 2015 winners Amanda Cumming and Kate Reynolds of PAGEANT; Kellie Hush (Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s BAZAAR); and Donna Player (Director of Merchandise, David Jones).
We look forward to the winning designer announcement and to the enjoying and celebrating the festival’s 20th year, and Pen To Paper’s 11th year covering the festival!