I've been keeping track of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival in Brisbane at the moment, of course there's the regular Australian stars such as Scanlan & Theodore, Akira, Bettina Liano, Easton Pearson, Frock Shop, Lisa Ho, White Sands and so many more.
As great as the regulars are I am always interested in the student graduate collections......
Tuesday night was the 'Nando's Australian Fashion Graduate of the Year Award' where they announced the winner who won $5000 while also getting awesome exposure!
Danielle van Camp
(I saw her collection last year at after she graduated at LMFF Metamorphosis sponsored by sportsgirl, i noted her as a favourite)
The Winner!! Christopher Dobosz
His collection labeled 'Dorian; a graphic novel'
Australian Graduate of the Year.
The festival is constantly promoting emerging designers which is really great to see, check out the http://www.youngdesignersonline.com.au/
it's a website which is devoted to the promotion of young designers which has some really great stuff!