Leah White from Fashion Journal chooses her emerging designer ‘Faces to Watch’

The Fashion Journal is a publication well known for its unwavering support of emerging designers. Those who push the boundaries, think differently and set their own trends. As the editor, Leah White is passionate about local talent who fit this description – which is why we love having her share her thoughts about this year’s Emerging Designer showcase.

Congratulations to all the students selected by Leah as one of her Faces to Watch!

 

TESS TAVENER HANKS – UTS

@tess.tavenerhanks // tesstavenerhanks.com

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“The techniques and textiles Tess uses in her designs are experimental, however, the complete collection has a distinctly polished, cohesive and wearable feel.”

 

RACHEL LOUEY – RMIT

@rachel_louey

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“With a focus predominately on wool, Rachel’s collection both showcases her passion for tailoring and brings an innovative approach to the technique.”

 

RACHAEL O’BRIEN – UTS

@of_rachael // of-ro.com

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“Rachael’s use of weaving, drape and deconstructed tailoring is extremely impressive and shows finesse well beyond that of a graduate designer.”

 

LISA LIU – UTS

@lisazhl

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“Bright, playful and voluminous, Lisa Liu’s collection combines uniform-inspired elements with ready-to-wear sensibilities. And somehow it all works.”

 

ISABELLA RACO – WHITEHOUSE 

@isabellaraco__ // isabelaraco.com

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“Isabella Raco’s collection brings an experimental spin to menswear design. While the collection is original in its approach, the foundations for a solid and commercially viable design practice are apparent.”