ABOUT THE EVENT
The Australian Fashion Laureate recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to the growth, development and/or promotion of the Australian fashion industry. Established in 2008 IMG and the support of the New South Wales Government and IMG to shine an international light on the talent and creativity within the Australian fashion industry, past Laureate award recipients include Akira Isogawa 2008, Carla Zampatti 2009, Easton Pearson 2010, Simon Lock 2011, Colette Dinnigan 2012, Jenny Kee 2013, Zimmermann 2014, Nancy Pilcher 2015, Toni Maticevski 2016, Dion Lee 2017, Edwina McCann 2018 and Laura Brown 2019.
Each Australian Fashion Laureate Award recognises outstanding accomplishments in categories including the Laureate award for Lifetime Achievement, Womenswear, Menswear, Retail, Emerging, Accessories, Model of the Year and Outstanding Creative and for the first time, a new category in 2019: Sustainable Innovation.
As the industry’s highest accolade, Laureate recipients are nominated and voted for by a panel of industry leaders including media, buyers, communications professionals, brand executives and designers called the Australian Fashion Industry Alumni.