Congrats ladies!

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Savannah Anand-Sobti
Local star duo Amanda Cumming and Kate Reynolds from PAGEANT have been announced as the 2015 winners of the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award.
The prestigious award worth over $100,000 has an immense impact on winning labels, often launching them into their next stage of success. The duo were in the running with likes of Verner, Emma Mulholland, macgraw and bùl
"Amongst an outstanding level of finalists this for this year's Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award, PAGEANT stood out for their excellence in design and fashion innovation. We look forward to seeing the rise of PAGEANT over the ensuing seasons" said Glen Schlehuber, Vice-President & Managing Director, Tiffany & Co. Australia.
Past winners of the award include Romance Was Born, Dion Lee and Josh Goot. The prize includes mentoring with the CEO and Buying Director of Matches Fashion, leading entrepreneur and a lookbook styled by Harper's BAZAAR Fashion Director Thelma McQuillan just to name a few.

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September 15 - 17.
Ditching the traditional runway setting altogether.
We've come a long way since the old suit and tie.
Exploring the Fashion and Textiles collection.
The one that was held in a carpark.
The one where I outfit repeated.
Presented by Target and Supported by Fashion Journal.
The one where street style steps up.
The one where I tried (and failed) to look effortlessly cool.
A celebration of the strength and diversity of Australia's fashion industry.
Curious Birdy & S.Rush collaboration collection.
NB: some of these lessons were learned the hard way.
Really, really, ridiculously good-looking.
Celebrating bigger and better than ever.
A work experience opportunity like no other.
Pretty things, pretty people.
Let us take a moment to reflect on the inspiring week that has been. In GIFs.
VAMFF comes to a close with Romance and Bush Magic.
Converse kicks on the runway? Thumbs up always.
The best part of fashion week.
We really, really wanted to reach out and feel the models (and yes we know how weird that sounds).
"I like the idea of how we as Australians are really in awe of everything that’s going on overseas, but really we take a...
"We looked at Japanese Bosozoku girls, which is an underground subculture of female biker gangs in Japan."
"I guess I feel a bit, not like the underdog, but I am very different to everyone else here."
"Well it was quite interesting last year, the fire alarm was set off by a steamer and we all had to evacuate."
"Not for the fainthearted, but for today's fashionkilla."
'You are never going to see us do the same sort of thing or send the same thing down the runway."
"But this is the pinnacle, the most important award in the country."
Melbourne Fashion Festival off to a fiery start.
Start your own motorcycle girl gang in Pageant AW15
Not too busy to visit us Melbourne kids.
The future of Australian fashion is right here...
This is going to make for one jam-packed festival.
TOME, ètre cècile and Martin Grant are coming home for VAMFF.
A inside look into behind the scenes of VAMFF.
A cultural night out for the fashion lover.
Monk House Design have announced the dates for their annual studio sale.
Get your shopping shoes ready because it's sale time!
Ex-RMIT fashion students and Melbourne creative cuties, Kate Renoylds and Amanda Cummings have been curating fresh designs under...