The Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) Emerging Runways are always a fantastic chance to see the next big designers. We went along to the Emerging RMIT Runway on Sunday evening to see 20 new designer’s collections, and to see who won the MSFW Emerging Student Designer Award.
There were five finalists, including Gabrielle Leavesley, Katherine Barter, Emily Purcell, Lydia Andersen and Stephanie Henly.
Congratulations to Stephanie Henly who took out the award, with an amazing yet very wearable collection.
The award includes a 12-month mentorship program with the Council of Textile and Fashion, an internship with a leading Melbourne brand, inclusion in the MSFW 2017 Creative Collective Exhibition, along with tickets to MSFW events.
Lydia Andersen and Gabrielle Leavesley also got a special mention.
Seeing the student’s work is always a treat, because they often range from beautiful works of art to pieces with classic lines and style. This runway was no exception!
Big congrats to all of the students for an amazing job.
All photos by Lucas Dawson Photography