The Flaunter Emerging Designer campaign showcases collections by 100 top graduates from Australia’s leading fashion schools. The 2018 participants are an incredibly talented bunch, making it the toughest year ever for our judges to pick their top 5 ‘designers to watch’.

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.

“It was such a pleasure picking the AFC top five. It is a really strong cohort this year!”


AGNES CHOI (UTS) / @aggie.choi


“An incredibly beautiful collection by Agnes. We were particularly impressed by the woven Swarovski beaded crystal dress, inspired by her memories of her childhood. The themes of nostalgia and Chinese Australian cultural identity are woven into the story of the collection in a fascinating way.”


BENJAMIN GARG (RMIT) / @benjamingarg


“We were really excited by Benjamin’s garments, which are bursting with energy! His use of traditional techniques and bold colours, inspired by the Indian Sari, has lead to a really refreshing collection.”


HELENA DONG (RMIT) / @helena_dong


“An intelligent and multi-functional collection by Helena. We were really impressed with how she has explored three classic garments, a beige coat, white shirt and black trousers, and designed them to be reconfigured into 62 different looks!”


MADISON HISLOP (UTS) / @madison_hislop


“Madison has created a beautiful collection exploring memory and emotion. Her manipulation of materials lends both a softness and a strength to her designs. When we saw this particular dress flowing down the runway at the UTS Graduate Show we were completely mesmerised.”


PATRICK MACKENZIE (QUT) / @patrickmackenzie


“Patrick’s collection is well executed and reminiscent of a time gone by. It’s fantastic to see such a strong menswear graduate collection based around classic tailoring. It’s both contemporary and timeless.”


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