Updated: Apr 28, 2018

On Nov 9, 2017, Dion Lee was announced the winner the prestigious Australian Fashion Laureate award. From an impressive list of finalists which included; Edwina McCann (Vogue Australia), Kym Ellery (Ellery), Nichololas Huxley ( The fashion design studio) Luke Sales and Anna Plunket ( Romance was Born). Dion Lee received two Business Class tickets within the Etihad Airways network; which is first time for a reward to be attached to the accolade.

The Australian Fashion Laureate award recognises the achievements of fashion professionals that have made an impact on representing Australian fashion internationally and are voted by a panel of industry peers. The additional focuses on recognising all areas of the industry including retail, menswear, accessories and emerging talent. Additional winners included Zimmermann for best Australian womenswear Jac + Jack for Best Australia Menswear, Harrolds or Best Australian Retailer, Dinosaur Designs won for best Best Australian Accessories Designer and P.E Nation winner of the Eitihad Emerging talent award with the winners also receiving business class tickets.

Guests were treated to a runway featuring past winners including Collette Dinnigan, Matceveski, Akira, Eatson Pearson, Jenny Kee and Carla Zampatti.

Australian Fashion Laureate Award - Dion Lee (Dion Lee)

Edwina McCann (Vogue Australia) Kym Ellery (Ellery) Nicholas Huxley (The Fashion Design Studio) Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett (Romance Was Born)

Best Australian Womenswear - Zimmermann

Camilla and Marc Dion Lee Ellery Romance Was Born

Best Australian Menswear - Jac + Jack

Calibre P Johnson Song For The Mute Strateas Carlucci

ETIHAD AIRWAYS Emerging talent award - P.E Nation

Albus Lumen Double Rainbouu Kacey Devlin We Are Kindred

Best Australian Retailer presented by DHL - Harrolds

Bassike David Jones Incu Parlour X

Best Australia Accessories Designer - Dinosaur Designs

Lucy Folk

Ryan Storer

Sarah & Sebastian

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