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BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award 2019


BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award 2019

August 15th - October 30th | Entries open

The prestigious award aims to identify and showcase Australia’s most promising emerging fashion designers and provide support in the form of financial means, access to services and mentoring.

The initiative was first established in 2013 and has since become one of Australia’s most esteemed designer awards. It has fostered the success of a number of Australian designers, as they develop from emerging labels into household names, including; Albus Lumen (2018), Kacey Devlin (2017), macgraw (2016), Emma Mulholland (2015), Michael Lo Sordo (2014) and Christopher Esber (2013).

  Image | 2018 finalists Albus Lumen, Double Rainbouu and Anna Quan by Lucas Dawson

Image | 2018 finalists Albus Lumen, Double Rainbouu and Anna Quan by Lucas Dawson

Entries for the award are open from now until October 30th 2018. An expert panel of industry judges will then select three finalists, to be announced on December 5th 2018. The three finalists will then go on to present their collections at the BT Runway event on 11th April 2019, alongside some of Australia’s top established designers.


For more information on the award and how to apply:


Earlier Event: June 14
AFC Curated | Sydney Launch
Later Event: August 20
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