Announcing the launch of Flaunter’s 2019 Emerging Australian Designer showcase. The only digital platform that brings together the country’s most talented fashion design students in one location.
Through the Emerging Designer showcase, Flaunter works with fashion schools across Australia to support final year design students in building their public profiles and showcasing their work to Australia’s expansive media network. For journalists, stylists and the wider fashion industry, the campaign provides a unique opportunity to discover Australia’s most talented new designers in one central, online location.
Now in its fifth year, the digital showcase will feature collection imagery from 100 of the top final year students from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [RMIT], TAFE Fashion Design Studio, Queensland University of Technology [QUT], University of Technology, Sydney [UTS] and Whitehouse Institute of Design.
Each year we invite a panel of guest judges to review the student collections and select 5 ‘Designers To Watch’. Some of the previous panels have included Grace O’Neill [Harper’s Bazaar and Elle], Akira Isogawa, Zara Wong [Vogue], Toni Maticevski and Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales of Romance Was Born.
In addition, we have once again partnered with IMG Australia to offer the top 5 designers from the Flaunter Emerging Designer Showcase automatic entry to the second round of Project NextGen. The winners of Project NextGen receive in a fully produced runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2020 and a 6-month subscription to Flaunter.
Last year, three of the four Project NextGen winners were Flaunter Emerging alumni; Benjamin Gard, Madison Hislop and Chloe Mottau – something that we at Flaunter are extremely proud of!
2019 Flaunter Emerging Judging Panel
Caroline Tran @carotran
Fashion Editor – ELLE & Harper’s BAZAAR Australia
Bianca O’Neill @biancaoneill
Columnist – Fashion Journal, Herald Sun, Broadsheet Melbourne, Beat Magazine
Philippa Moroney @pipmoroney
Fashion Editor & Market Director – Vogue Australia
Anna Quan @annaquanlabel
Designer – Anna Quan
The Australian Fashion Council @ausfashioncouncil