The nominees for the 2012 WA Fashion Awards were announced at a gathering of the Perth fashion industry’s finest at Venn Gallery last night.
While the winners are not announced until next year, the nominees for each of the nine categories were voted for on the basis of the creative work they had undertaken during 2012.
Perth Fashion Festival director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said that Perth continued to “punch above its weight” in terms of the breadth and depth of talent emerging in the fields of fashion design, modelling, photography, jewellery and fashion blogging.
The awards are industry-voted and recognise the commercial and creative achievements of the 37 finalists.
While some familiar names appear in this year’s list, there are also a number of new talents being recognised for the first time. Here is the full list of nominees.Most Innovative Designer
Garth Cook – designed by Garth CookDesigner For Tomorrow
Kim Barton – designed by Kim BartonFine Details (accessories)
Martini + Coz – designed by Erica Allia and Natasha HinettMercedes Benz Runway Model of the Year
Jessica Moloney – SceneLauren Wood Photographic Model of the Year
Ayor Chuot – SceneHatch Hot New Model Talent
Kelsie De Bruin – SceneCreative Edge Award
Pippa McManus – fashion illustratorBetts Best Fashion Blogger
It’s Now Cool – Josephine CloughBest Dressed Boutique
Varga Girl – Leederville
Winners will be announced on February 21, 2013.
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