Meet this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival National Graduate Showcase finalists

National Graduate Showcase

Image featuring designs by Zhuxuan He from UTS. 

Drum roll, please.

Few things excite us more than emerging designer talent.

Each year we’re lucky enough to be privy to some of the nation’s top student designers as part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s National Graduate Showcase.

Presented by Target and supported by Fashion Journal, the NGS celebrates the next generation of Australian design talent. It also happens to be one of the best showcases at VAMFF, but we might be a little biased.

Without further ado, here are your finalists for 2018. Take note of these names, you’re about to see them everywhere.

  • Isabella Raco – Whitehouse Institute of Design
  • Lisa Liu – University of Technology Sydney
  • Lucie Martyr – University of Technology Sydney
  • Lucy Dickinson – RMIT University
  • Madeleine Jost – RMIT University
  • Mikala Tavener Hanks – University of Technology Sydney
  • Rachael O’Brien – University of Technology Sydney
  • Rachel Louey – RMIT University
  • Shaydn Gill – Whitehouse Institute of Design
  • Tess Tavener Hanks – University of Technology Sydney
  • Xiangqiao Sheng  – RMIT University
  • Yael Frischling – University of Technology Sydney

If you’re keen to see these designers in the flesh, the National Graduate Showcase will be held Friday March 9. Head here for tickets.


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