IMG Fashion, in partnership with the New South Wales government were today thrilled to announce the Australian Fashion Laureate 2013 nominees, presented by The Weekend Australian Magazine, at a special event hosted in the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge onsite at Carriageworks.
Celebrating the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals to the Australian fashion industry, the stellar line-up of nominees announced today comprised of: Internationally acclaimed artist and designer Jenny Kee, fashion and media icon Nancy Pilcher, Head of the Fashion Design Studio at Sydney Institute TAFE NSW Nicholas Huxley, and globally recognized Australian fashion labels sass & bide and Zimmermann.
The official winner of the 6th Annual Australian Fashion Laureate will be announced and presented with a Jan Logan created trophy on Thursday May 9 2013, joining an esteemed bill of previous recipients including designers Colette Dinnigan, Carla Zampatti, Akira Isogawa, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson of Easton Pearson, and founder of Australian Fashion Week and industry figurehead Simon Lock.
All official images will be available from Getty Images, official photographer of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by Destination NSW, Maybelline New York, DHL, Redken, City of Sydney, JASU, oOh!, Pullman Hotels, Peroni, Tempus Two, Acqua Panna, Pommery, CÎROC, Fresh Catering and Carriageworks.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is an IMG Event.
The Spring/Summer 2013/14 Collections take place April 8-12, 2013
Further information is available at mbfashionweek.com.au