Australia's new Fashion Laureates revealed

Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman have been named Designers of the Calendar year for their Camilla and Marc label in this year’s IMG Australian Trend Laureate awards function in Sydney.

The awards are regarded as to be Australian fashion’s “highest accolades” with finalists picked out by a panel of sector leaders together with Australian Vogue Laureate alumni, creatives, major vogue journalists and retail executives.

Other winners this yr are:

  • People’s Option: Rebecca Vallance.
  • Sustainable Innovation of the Calendar year: Sarah Munro and Robert Sebastian Grynkofki from Sarah and Sebastian.
  • Emerging Designer of the Year: Lesleigh Jermanus from Alemais.
  • Indigenous Designer of the Calendar year: Laura Thompson of Clothes the Gaps.
  • Carla Zampatti Award for Excellence in Management: Leila Naja Hibri.

“For 15 several years, the Australian Manner Laureate has supplied an significant platform to showcase the depth and know-how of the Australian style industry,” claimed Natalie Xenita, VP and MD of IMG’s style events and houses for Asia-Pacific.

“It’s a privilege to honour the exceptional expertise of today’s winners and nominees and mirror on and rejoice the collective achievements of our business in the company of esteemed peers.”

Australian artist Ken Accomplished – acknowledged for his basic however brightly coloured photos of Australian landmarks – received the Australian Fashion Laureate’s Life time Accomplishment award.

Point out tourism minister Ben Franklin mentioned the awards are a “fantastic platform” to recognise emerging and established fashion designers and showcase Sydney as the nation’s fashion money.

The awards are supported by the NSW government’s tourism and important functions agency, Vacation spot NSW.