IMG has announced the 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate finalists.
Established in 2008 by IMG and the NSW Government, the Fashion Laureate honours individuals who have contributed to significant growth, development and global promotion of the Australian fashion industry.
Casting an international spotlight on exceptional talent within the Australian fashion industry for over a decade, the 2018 awards will dual as a ceremony slash 10 year celebration as hosted by international supermodel Georgia Fowler and comedian Ash Williams.
Awards categories include Lifetime Achievement, Womenswear, Menswear, Retail, Emerging Designer, Accessories and for the first time, Model of the Year and Outstanding Editorial. All finalists are nominated and judged by a leading voting panel of more than 30 industry leaders spanning media buyers to designers and communications professionals.
“Through the introduction of new categories for 2018 we acknowledge Australia’s growing leadership in high fashion modeling and creative editorial,” states Ivan Bart, President of IMG Models and IMG Fashion Properties.
“As the industry’s highest accolade, we’re delighted to broaden the spectrum of recognition and further celebrate the brilliant talent originating from Australia.”
Many of which are listed below in this years’ finalst line-up. Congratulations and good luck to all!
AUSTRALIAN FASHION LAUREATE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
CAMILLA FRANKS Camilla
KYM ELLERY Ellery
LUKE SALES & ANNA PLUNKETT Romance Was Born
BEST AUSTRALIAN WOMENSWEAR
CAMILLA AND MARC
ROMANCE WAS BORN
BEST AUSTRALIAN MENSWEAR
SONG FOR THE MUTE
BEST AUSTRALIAN EMERGING DESIGNER, presented by Etihad Airways
CHRIS RAN LIN
BEST AUSTRALIAN RETAILER, presented by DHL
BEST AUSTRALIAN ACCESSORIES DESIGNER
SARAH & SEBASTIAN
THE DAILY EDITED
BEST AUSTRALIAN MODEL
ADUT AKECH BIOR
HARPER’S BAZAAR AUSTRALIA
MARIE CLAIRE AUSTRALIA