The Flaunter Emerging Designer campaign showcases collections by 70 top graduates from Australia’s leading fashion schools. Here we reveal the finalists as selected by Anna Hoang, founder and designer of ANNA QUAN.
ANNA QUAN is an Australian label that specialises in tailoring and is recognised for perfect fit and exaggerated sleeves. Since debuting her SS15 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, ANNA QUAN has dressed international celebrities including Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss. Anna’s work is regularly featured by street style bloggers such as Camille Charrière, Pernille Teisbaek and Amanda Shadforth during New York, London and Paris Fashion weeks. ANNA QUAN has also been featured locally and internationally in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle magazine.
As a Sydney TAFE, Fashion Design Studio graduate herself, Anna’s very familiar with the journey that this year’s graduates are on and we hope that their success echos her own. Big thanks to Anna for sharing her thoughts and congratulations to those students picked by Anna as ones to watch!
Domenic Roylance (UTS)
There is a great mix of texture, shape and a restrained colour palette. Garments are modern yet romantic and experimental. I am interested in seeing more ready to wear pieces from this designer.
Miki Beattie (TAFE – Fashion Design Studio)
The submission showed a strong sense of styling, creative direction with the mood. The colours are fun yet wearable. I see this very much fitting into the contemporary ready-to-wear category.
Kim Clark (RMIT)
The strength of this collection lies in the menswear. The colour palette is very restrained and wearable. There is a considered approach to colour, shape and scale and design details that round out the capsule nicely.
Mei Zhang (UTS)
The colour palette is well-considered and an appreciation of negative space in the design of these garments. I feel that there is a space for this designer in performance wear, activewear/athleisurewear and swimwear categories.
Syna Chen (RMIT)
The work is reminiscent of Rei Kawakuba’s work from Comme des Garcons. I am interested to see how this designer expands the collection for ready to wear. There is a lovely balance between the print, the shape and volume.