Private Wealth has great pleasure in announcing its 8th annual fashion event, Private Runway.
Our exclusive, invitation only event for Private Wealth clients showcases eight of Australia’s top fashion designers who remain at the forefront of the Australian fashion industry together with the three finalists of the Westpac Private Bank Emerging Fashion Designer Award (formerly known as the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award).
Private Wealth will continue to partner with the Australian Fashion Council to facilitate the prestigious award, supporting the next generation of emerging designer talent with the winner announced on the evening.
Private Wealth is also delighted to continue our support for Dress for Success Sydney, supporting the empowerment of disadvantaged women through employment opportunities, mentoring and coaching services.
We are focused on helping high net worth individuals and families within Australia grow their wealth. Our truly personal service takes care of all aspects of you and your family’s financial affairs, creating enduring relationships across generations.
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The Westpac Private Bank Emerging Fashion Designer Award (formerly known as the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award) was established in 2013 with the goal of identifying one of fashion’s rising stars and providing resources including financial support, advice and mentoring. Private Wealth is proud to continue to foster and encourage new talent to reach their full potential.
Applications for the 2020 award have now closed.
Applicants will be judged on:
The applications received will be vetted by an appointed fashion industry body (the Australian Fashion Council). This will include confirming all applicants meet the terms and conditions of entry. Using professional industry experience, it will select a list of five semi-finalists based upon the applicants' experience, design style, business vision, manufacturing quality and marketing/ presentation.
A judging panel of two to five fashion industry professionals (media, designers, retailers, and beyond) will be brought together annually as the judging panel for the Emerging Fashion Designer Award. One of the members will be appointed as head judge. The semi-finalists applications will be provided to the judging panel, which will score the applications. Based on the scores received the semi-finalists will be placed 1st to 5th.
The top three will be contacted by the Australian Fashion Council to confirm their participation at Private Runway held by Private Wealth, Westpac Group.
The head judge will be present at Private Runway to validate the first place decision by the judging panel; the head judge reserves the right to change the decision on the first place position based on the catwalk presentation.
First place will be announced at Private Runway.
Westpac Private Bank is proudly investing in Australia's young and exceptionally gifted emerging fashion designers, encouraging them to reach their full potential by rewarding a nominated winner with a prize package valued at $120,000.
After 10 years in Business, Bianca Spender has forged a reputation for intriguing modern clothes with a fiercely independent attitude. With a fresh approach, Bianca Spender's eye for detail and strong focus on shape, form and tailoring has given her a distinct style that has gained a discerning and loyal following.
Bianca's mindfulness of sustainability adds a further dimension as she seeks to create new shapes from minimal cloth, and to balance longevity and timeless design with the ever greater demand for “new”.www.biancaspender.com
Since its launch in 2003, CAMILLA AND MARC has become the local star in luxury womenswear. Brother-sister duo Camilla Freeman Topper and Marc Freeman identified and established a sophisticated tone that reflects the ease of the Australian lifestyle, allowing them to build a brand ethos that is at once contemporary and effortlessly elegant.www.camillaandmarc.com
Carla Zampatti is Executive Chairman of Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd. Born in Italy, Carla settled with her family in Australia in 1950. In 1965, she produced her first small collection for Zampatti Pty Limited, followed two years later by a national launch and, in 1970, by the establishment of Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd. The Carla Zampatti label is now renowned for beautiful clothes that combine Australian creativity with Italian style.
The Australian Fashion Laureate was awarded to Carla in August 2008. Already a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Carla was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in June 2009 for her contributions to fashion and business.www.carlazampatti.com.au
GINGER & SMART designs for spirited women whose distinctive style is an expression of their individuality. A sense of cool confidence and discovery underpins the luxury contemporary design aesthetic of the brand, which seeks to combine the polished and the playful aspects of a woman.
GINGER & SMART combines captivating design with the finest quality materials and first rate manufacturers. The brand product mix includes ready to wear fashion, an accessories line, swim, and a sister collection called AKIN by GINGER & SMART.www.gingerandsmart.com
The collective vision of three sisters, for over a decade Manning Cartell has been recognised as one of Australia's most sought-after women's ready to wear brands. Sisters Cheryl, Vanessa, and Gabrielle Manning combine their shared love of innovation, sustainability and strong, yet feminine design to develop collections of exceptional quality, sourcing luxurious fabrics globally to be ethically produced at their headquarters in Sydney, Australia.
With values of integrity, authenticity, and honesty close to the brand’s heart, Manning Cartell designs for fearless, modern women everywhere and is proudly accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia since 2012.www.manningcartell.com.au
Founded in 2007 by Australian designer Rachel Gilbert, the brand offers intricate hand embellished designs for event wear and bridal as well as a selection of modern separates.
Luxury infiltrates every element of the brand, from the design of the garments, which are produced to the finest quality, to the store presentation and customer service experience of the flagship boutiques located in Paddington, Sydney and Armadale, Melbourne.www.rachelgilbert.com
Oroton is synonymous with craftsmanship, accessible luxury and a unique Australian sense of beauty. With over 80 years of commitment to innovative design, using time honoured materials and techniques, Oroton has a long and respected history.
Since 2018 Sophie Holt, Oroton’s creative director, has re-invigorated and reinterpreted Oroton’s rich heritage injecting a spirit of now, evolving the leather goods product offering, and launching full ready-to-wear collections. Sophie Holt’s Oroton embodies a fresh take on modern classic - creating easy-to-wear pieces that are unfussy and contemporary, designed to elevate everyday dressing.www.oroton.com
For over 30 years women have embraced Scanlan Theodore’s modern elegance and independent spirit as their very own. Synonymous with intelligent well-crafted designs, Scanlan Theodore’s devotion to simple, clean, modern aestheticism has not changed since its inception in 1987.
The Scanlan Theodore woman is confident, intelligent and complex – for it’s all the layered facets of life that make a design, an image and indeed a woman, a timeless beauty of memorable quality.https://us.scanlantheodore.com/
Dress for Success Sydney’s mission is to promote the economic independence of women in need by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.
Dress for Success Sydney believes that helping women secure and retain employment is central to improving the quality of life for themselves, their families and the community.
They help to provide interview outfits, career support services, one on one coaching and a week’s worth of professional clothing once clients find a job.
Visit sydney.dressforsuccess.org to discover how you can help increase the employability of women in need by donating clothing, supporting the organisation, volunteering or helping in other ways.
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