ANNOUNCING THE 2019 ST.GEORGE NEXTGEN WINNERS
Today IMG announced the four designers selected to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia through the St.George NextGen programme. MBFWA will take place at Carriageworks in Sydney from 12-18 May 2019, with the St.George NextGen showcase scheduled for Thursday 16 May.
The St.George NextGen programme supports and mentors emerging Australian fashion designers. Chosen designers gain industry networking opportunities, exposure to MBFWA’s attending buyers, as well as invaluable marketing, publicity, and digital media support to reach a global audience of millions.
In culmination, winning designers are awarded the opportunity to debut their collections to a global audience of media and buyers at MBFWA, Australia’s only global fashion platform. Selected by a panel of established industry experts, the following designers have been chosen as 2019 winners and will participate in the St.George NextGen show at MBFWA 2019.
BENJAMIN GARG | VIC
Benjamin Garg’s eponymous brand offers a unique approach to colour, layering and silhouette, paying homage to the traditional artistic expressions found in his hometown of Punjab, India. Garg studied at RMIT in Melbourne.
CHLOE MOTTAU | NSW
Chloe Mottau has explored tension and harmonies through her latest collection, using hand-woven textiles and fabrics. Mottau hails from Sydney and studied at the University of Technology.
MADISON HISLOP | NSW
Madison Hislop considers herself a storyteller as much as a designer. With an ethos of ‘quality before quantity’, her brand uses knitwear and soft suiting to create a uniform that celebrates the character of women who are as sensitive as they are strong. Hislop likewise hails from Sydney and studied at the University of Technology.
BRIAN HUYNH | VIC
MNDATORY is an independent Australian brand based in Melbourne. Using principles of architecture, Brian Huynh’s brand sheds an innovative light on the classic silhouettes of men’s outerwear. Huynh studied at White House Institute of Design and hails from Melbourne.
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