The AZFFA emerging designer finalists have been announced
Excited is an understatement
We are only about two weeks away from the first ever A-Z FILES FASHION AWARDS, which means it’s about time to announce our designer finalists.
Tickets are almost sold out, you don’t want to miss this one.
Sydney based emerging designer, Yanny Yu takes her design process very seriously.
It involves creating textiles of juxtaposing and contrasting visuals, often with an exploration of photography, collage, line, shape, print and colour. She aims to evoke the emotions of historic and cultural bodies, white creating silhouettes that can reframe the female body, moving away from restrictive forms and dialects of how the body should be.
SSCHAFER (by Stephanie Schafer)
Melbourne based ready-to-wear label established only last year in 2018, and has already made massive waves. The SSCHAFER aesthetic embodies traditional archetypes and intricate details, with ethical production and inclusivity being an integral principle. The hand made pieces are defined by an appreciation of interesting details, focusing on creating high-quality garments through contemporary practices.
Designer Benjamin Garg hails from a small Town ‘Mudki’ of Indian State ‘Punjab’. His fashion practice revolves around an interest in traditional Indian textiles, particularly those of the Punjab and Rajasthan region. His unique approach to color, layering, and silhouette stem from his belief in clothing as a joyous expression with strong links to other traditional Indian artistic expressions such as dance, theatre, and music.
South Australian recent graduate, Grace Brooks, knows how to make a woman feel confident and empowered.
When asked to describe her brand, she says ‘explorative, diverse, textured, lively, shaped’, and we couldn’t agree more. A graduate of Fashion at TAFE SA, we see big things coming for this local brand.
Agatha Harris is another hidden Adelaide gem. She created her graduation range ‘Mifufu’ in 2019 which won her a lecturer’s award.
Celebrating all things feminine, quirky, unexpected and abstract, the women that wear Aggie’s designs aren’t afraid of standing out the crowd.
Ysabel is a half-Australian and half-Greek men’s wear designer from Sydney. Growing up she became strongly influenced by her mixed heritage and the link between her two cultures. This impacted her design aesthetic and her unique point of view.
Think bright contrasting colours, structured silhouettes and oversized shapes.
Valente The Label
Local Adelaide self-taught designer, Lisa Ranieri, is on to something.
Her concept for her brand, Valente, is to to be the ultimate go to for chic jumpsuits and playsuits for women of ALL shapes and sizes, which means sizes 4 to 18.
Feminine and contemporary silhouettes have an injection of vibrancy by using fun frills and tie detailing. Each piece is aimed to empower women so that they can feel confident and comfortable while expressing their sense of style.
Havilah The Label
Havilah Arendse has been showcasing her designs at New Zealand Fashion Week since the age of 14, and at 19 she launched her eponymous womenswear label Havilah, in July 2018.
She finds inspiration in art, architecture, music and is driven to create unapologetic fashion, the kind that turns heads while empowering the women who wear them.
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