ESSENOMINEE, BEST AUSTRALIAN EMERGING DESIGNER NOMINEE, SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION – EMERGING DESIGNER ESSE is a contemporary, ready-to-wear lifestyle brand for the modern woman founded by Charlotte Hicks. ESSE was born out of frustration for the sheer excess and waste that is evident in the fashion industry, and encourages a slower and more sustainable approach to fashion consumption.
NOMINEE, BEST AUSTRALIAN EMERGING DESIGNERMAARA
Collective is an Australian luxury resort wear line founded by Julie Shaw. A Yuwaalaraay woman from NSW, Julie has developed her collections to showcase and celebrate Indigenous Australian art and fashion.
NOMINEE, SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION – ESTABLISHED DESIGNER
Established by Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan in 2006, bassike has grown to become one of Australia’s leading fashion brands. The bassike philosophy centres on high-quality design and construction with a commitment to sustainable manufacturing.