The night of 13 March 2014 at Australian Technology Park during the BT Runway for Success, Michael Lo Sordo was announced as the winner for the 2014 BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award. BT Financial Group Chief Executive Brad Cooper said the annual award is BT’s commitment to investing in Australia’s young and gifted emerging fashion designers.
Michael Lo Sordo receives $10,000 from financial services specialist BT and also has access to mentoring and a financial planner to help establish a sound financial plan which will assist the designers growth. As part of the award, Virgin Australia has provided two return business flights to New York for Lo Sordo to further his fashion ambitions. The total prize package is valued at $40,000.
Michael Lo Sordo is an emerging fashion designer whose label is attracting plenty of attention for its structured, razor-sharp take on romantic minimalism. Making his debut in 2008, Lo Sordo continues to build from strength to strength.
This year’s BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award was conducted with the support of the newly established Australian Fashion Chamber, led by Edwina McCann, Editor in Chief of Vogue Australia and Head Judge for the 2014 Award.
“Michael’s talent has been recognised tonight due his exploration of textures and materials, and his design ethos showcasing elegant and flattering shapes. His vision for the future of his business is very clear and winning the BT Emerging Designer Award will allow him to take the next step forward.” Ms McCann said.
The 2014 judging panel made up of industry icons included Ms McCann, Carla Zampatti AC, Camilla Freeman-Topper, Janice Breen-Burns, Nicole Warne and Megan Quinn.
Lo Sordo showed his collection at BT Runway For Success alongside finalists By Johnny and Strateas Carlucci.
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