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 Philippa Moroney a seriously chic stylist and Fashion Editor/Market Director for Vogue Australia. With her impeccable editorial eye and epic industry knowledge, we couldn’t wait to hear Pip’s thoughts on this year’s incredible Flaunter Emerging line up.
Domenic Roylance (UTS)
Very clever use of proportion, colours and storytelling. I love the giant shoulder pads, the epic brocade roses and off-kilter colour palette. The embroidered overcoat is a standout, it manages to perfectly combine a lot of elements without looking overcooked.
Syna Chen (RMIT)
I think the inflatable components on these looks are genius. A fresh take on a sculptural element that turns the stitched up ladylike aesthetic on its head and has a bit of fun with it.
Joash Teo (QUT)
I really like the twists on tailoring and traditional suiting fabrics. Pieces look wearable and versatile. The long black dress and white shorting dress are standouts for me.
Mei Zhang (UTS)
I like the use of close to the body knitwear used in an empowering and confident way. I am often looking for pieces like this to incorporate into styling – now I’ve found them. Well done Mei.
Bek Murray (UTS)
The clashing of prints, fabrications and colours is fabulous, The patchwork suiting is great and I love all the layering. The pieces look great styled together in this way, but you can also see the wearability of each of these individually. The tulip suit is very fun.