The Australian Fashion Laureate Winners presented by Etihad Airways have been announced at a ceremony in Sydney. Dion Lee took out the overall prize - the Australian Fashion Laureate. Other winners included Zimmerman, who took out Best Australian Womenswear, Jac + Jack in the Best Australian Menswear category and P.E. Nation who won The Etihad Airways Emerging Talent Award. Several of the winners were rewarded by Etihad Airways with complimentary airfares from Australia to a location of their choice on Etihad's flight paths.
The awards are not only a celebration of exceptional domestic performance but of Australian designers who have met international acclaim. The ceremony took place at The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserves and included a runway retrospective of previous winners' work and a screening of Margaret Zhang's new short film "There’s No Space Left In C# Minor."
"I feel so honoured and am so thankful to the Australian Fashion Industry for all of their support. After a particularly big year for the brand, it’s very rewarding and humbling to receive such a prestigious award," said Lee.