Calling all new fashion designers.

Words by

Amber De Luca-Tao

Are you creating a brand that incorporates unique design vision with fashion innovation?

Because if you are, you should consider applying for the nation’s most prestigious award for emerging talent in fashion design.

The Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award acknowledges designers who are in the first five years of business and have the potential to contribute to the growth of the Australian fashion industry.

Winning the award will rank you among some of Austalia's finest, with the likes of Dion Lee (2010), Romance Was Born (2009), Josh Goot (2005) and Toni Maticevski (2002). The 2015 award was taken out by the technically sophisticated Pageant.

As well as basically being inaugurated into Australia's fashion hall of fame, the winner of the award will receive a business development prize package with a value of approximately $100,000.

Some of the perks include an opportunity to meet the design team at Tiffany & Co. in New York City and a Harper's BAZAAR lookbook styling session.

Ever year we can't help but get caught up in all the excitement of the award, so take a look at our complete coverage on last year's finalists.
Applications are open till November 20. Designers should apply here.
Sebastian Petrovski

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