When you're celebrating the best of Australian fashion design, where better to host your awards than one of Sydney's most iconic landmarks: the Opera House's Bennelong Restaurant? With the stunning setting marking the occasion, it was fitting that the king of architectural design and precise tailoring - Maticevski- took out the top gong. Winning the prestigious Australian Fashion Laureate award for 2016, Toni Maticevski was joined by many industry notables to celebrate his contribution to the Australian and international fashion industry.
He joins previous winners such as Nancy Pilcher, Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, Jenny Kee, Collette Dinnigan, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, Carla Zampatti, Akira Isogawa and Simon Lock who have previously been awarded the Laureate award. Up-and-coming label macgraw were also awarded Best Australian Emerging Designer - a win which sees them score $10,000 from St George Bank. See below for the full list of winners.
The Australian Fashion Laureate
Best Australian Womenswear
Best Australian Menswear
Best Australian Retailer
Best Australian Emerging Designer