Australian Fashion Laureate 2018 finalists revealed
IMG announced on Tuesday the finalists for the Australian Fashion Laureate and 2 new award categories for the ceremony, which will take place November 20 at The State Theatre, Sydney.
The award ceremony, established in 2008 by IMG and the NSW Government, honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to the growth, development and global promotion of the Australian fashion industry.
Finalists in eight categories were nominated including Lee Mathews, Christopher Esber and Ellery in the womenswear category, P Johnson, and Bassike in the menswear category, and many others in categories such as accessories design, and retail, to name a few.
For the first time, there are two new categories for 2018: Model of the Year and Outstanding Editorial.
“Through the introduction of new categories for 2018, we acknowledge Australia’s growing leadership in high fashion modeling and creative editorial,” said Ivan Bart, President of IMG Models and IMG Fashion Properties, including global fashion events.
“As the industry’s highest accolade, we’re delighted to broaden the spectrum of recognition and further celebrate the brilliant talent originating from Australia.”
The finalists were selected by a voting panel of more than 30 industry leaders, including designers, media, buyers, creatives, brand executives and communications professionals, called the Australian Fashion Industry Alumni.
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