The Australian Fashion Chamber 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 key functions is to recognise and support emerging top talent – which is why we were so keen to get their thoughts on this year’s Flaunter Emerging Designer showcase.
The chamber’s choices leaned towards more masculine styles and rich fabrics, giving us a taste of some very contemporary and wearable graduate collections. Congratulations to those students selected by The Australian Fashion Chamber as the ones to watch.
FARAH SYAMINA AHMED DJUANDA – Billy Blue College of Design
“There is something really easy and cool about Farah’s collection. The garments are a wearable mix of oversized cuts and cosy textiles which is an excellent take on contemporary womenswear.”
EMILIA COLICCHIA – RMIT
“Emilia’s surreal aesthetic is eye-catching and full of drama. Her mixed use of textiles is also very interesting and works well with the dreamy silhouettes that are clearly inspired by memories.”
GINA SNODGRASS – UTS
“Gina’s classical and feminine approach to her menswear is refreshing. Her soft silhouettes combined with beautiful fabrications are a welcome take on genderless style and offer a dreamy throwback to the dandy aesthetic.”
RACHEL LOUEY – RMIT
“Rachel’s strong use of fabric, with her tartan, plaid and wools, really caught our eye. Her traditional tailoring techniques mixed with deconstruction and youthful silhouettes stand out as something quite special.”
SAMANTHA DIORIO – UTS
“Samantha’s collection is a beautiful response to contemporary menswear. The soft, flowy silhouettes and digital textile development are a fantastic combination. Timeless and intelligent design.”