This is a big, big day for us at Flaunter. We’ve been bursting at the seams to announce our latest project. Today marks the launch of our emerging designer showcase – Flaunter Emerging.
Flaunter Emerging is a program established for schools, universities and colleges to support final year and newly graduated fashion design students in building their public profiles and showcasing their work to a large media network.
This digital showcase is the first of its kind for Australia’s fashion industry.
For media this is an exciting opportunity to access a diverse range of the country’s most talented students in one online location. For the students themselves it presents an opportunity to be noticed on a much broader scale.
The inaugural showcase will feature final year and recently graduated students from RMIT, TAFE Fashion Design Studio, The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Melbourne Fashion Masters and QUT.
“The Bachelor of Fashion program at RMIT is excited to be part of the Flaunter launch to showcase the creative talents of our current and recent graduates. Flaunter’s new digital platform is an impressive springboard to demonstrate why The Business of Fashion ranked RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles in the Top 10 fashion institutes globally.” Karen Webster, Deputy Head of School – Fashion and Textiles, RMIT.
An industry panel has also been formed and each member will select their ‘Top 5 Faces to Watch’. These will be announced during the first week of December 2015.
The panel includes: Emma Read (L’Officiel), Chloe Hill (Oyster), Alyx Gorman (The Saturday Paper), Kelly Hume & Emma Freebairn (Sunday Style), Petta Chua (Vogue), Amanda Shadforth (Oracle Fox), Courtney Miller (Australian Fashion Chamber), Nikki Andrews & Anastasia Jarvis (NAC Media) and Alexandra & Genevieve Smart (Ginger & Smart).
In addition, a student from each school will be selected by the Australian Fashion Chamber (AFC) to receive one-on-one mentoring with one of the AFC’s Designer members.
“This is exactly the type of innovative initiative the AFC is thrilled to support. Flaunter gives students the ability to expand their audience at a critical period – while giving media the opportunity to access the country’s new talent all in the one location.” Courtney Miller, General Manager, Australian Fashion Chamber.
This project is particularly exciting for the team at Flaunter because it allows us to use the power of our platform to support young designers at the very beginning of their journeys to becoming fashion kingpins.
We look forward to introducing you to an impressive range of talented young designers over the coming weeks, months – and years!