The Flaunter Emerging Designer campaign showcases collections by 70 top graduates from Australia’s leading fashion schools. Today, we reveal the finalists as selected by The Australian Fashion Council.
The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) is a not-for-profit organisation united by the vision to strengthen, promote and develop Australian fashion design by nurturing talent, originality and success locally and internationally. One of their main objectives is to support and promote promising new designers – which is why we’re always thrilled to have them on the Flaunter Emerging Designer showcase panel.
Syna Chen (RMIT)
Syna Chen’s graduate collection presented at MPavillion this year was a bit of a stand out for us. Midway through the runway presentation, Chen’s models inflated their own outfits adding a performance element to the garments. It was great to see the designer breaking the boundaries between fashion and other fields, challenging the possibilities of ’fashion’ design.
Jake Liu (RMIT)
Jake Liu’s collection was really strong! It sits in an exciting space of unisex design, exploring fabric and finishes at the intersection of tailoring and sportswear. The craftsmanship and attention to detail on each piece was a really impressive display of functionality met with design integrity.
Domenic Roylance (UTS)
We were really impressed by Domenic’s beautifully crafted collection, it’s both fun and serious at the same time! His manipulation of proportion and texture have resulted in garments that you just can’t take your eyes off.
Megan Robotham (QUT)
It’s so great to see an emerging fashion designer have such a strong sustainability focus. Megan has cleverly created a striking collection that involves fabric offcuts and recycled everyday materials. We’re excited to see what she does next!
Nan Lin (Whitehouse Melbourne)
Nan has created a simple, yet striking collection. The mix of fabrications are beautiful and work so well when styled together, while the monochrome palette really helps to elevate the whole collection.