Announcing the Australian Fashion Foundation ’22 Scholarships

AUSFF winners Olivia Law and Kritikon Khamsawat. 1 credit

After two years of virtual judging, the Australian Fashion Foundation (AUSFF) returned to in-person proceedings this week and hosted its 14th annual AUSFF Scholarship, presented by the American Australian Association (AAA) and The Next Generation, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Accompanied by an esteemed jury including Camilla Freeman-Topper (co-founder and creative director, Camilla & Marc); Edwina McCann (Editor and Prestige Editor, Vogue Australia); Courtney Miller (director, The Next Generation); Malcolm Carfrae (Co-Founder, AUSFF; Founder and Director, Carfrae Consulting) and Kara Hurry (Founder, Entente Agency; Board Member, AUSFF), the annual event showcased a promising future for the local mode.

Judging behind the scenes. 1 credit

The 2022 AUSFF Scholarships were awarded to fashion designer Kritikon Khamsawat, a recent graduate of RMIT, and creative director Olivia Law of the Whitehouse Institute of Design. The two winners were selected from a shortlist of ten finalists which also included Alex Petho, Aviva Gandler, Christopher Wong, Evie Rosa, Jarrod Koutros, Jason Clark, Madeleine Savleson and Victoria Talaina.

AUSFF winners Olivia Law and Kritikon Khamsawat. 1 credit

In partnership with the American Australian Association (AAA) and The Next Generation, the two winners will each receive a $20,000 scholarship and an internship with a global fashion powerhouse in the United States in 2023. Only a few of the internships offered were on a global scale. – recognized brands such as, Dion Lee, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Louis Vuitton, Thom Browne, Alexander McQueen, DVF and Calvin Klein.

Malcolm Carfrae said of the scholarship: “We are delighted to be able to present the awards again in real life and to meet the future stars of Australian fashion in person. We were very impressed with the quality of the candidates. Through our partnership with the American Australian Association and The Next Generation, we have been able to expand our scholarships to now include a reciprocal scholarship allowing American fashion graduates to receive scholarships to travel to Australia to gain valuable experience.

A finalist. 1 credit

Courtney Miller of The Next Generation said: “The next generation of creative talent in Australia is so exceptional – we are delighted to play a part in supporting the next leg of these young people’s exciting journeys.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with AUSFF to give emerging Australian designers the opportunity to learn from global fashion icons, leaders and innovators in New York. dreams and ambitions of the next generation in the arts by establishing artistic exchange and collaboration between our two countries,” said Ambassador John Berry (retired), President of the American Australian Association.

The event follows Australia’s 2022 Fashion Winner honoring excellence within the professional industry.

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