Sarah Lim Named Inaugural Winner of $25,000 Carla Zampatti Award

UTS Fashion and Textiles graduate Sarah Lim has been named the winner of the inaugural $25,000 Carla Zampatti Foundation Design Award.

Fashion icon Carla Zampatti launched the annual award, saying she wanted to support further, international study by an outstanding graduate from Australia’s leading fashion degree, with the long-term goal of enhancing the Australian fashion industry.

The gift is believed to be one of the largest annual awards for a graduating Australian fashion student.

Lim will use the award money to support further study in the Fashion Design and Society graduate program at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York.

Zampatti says she hopes the award “will not only inspire and equip talented students for success but will also enrich the Australian fashion industry”.

“I’m so grateful to Carla Zampatti for both the award and the valuable feedback she has given me throughout the selection process,” Lim said today.

Lim – who describes her design aesthetic as focused on soft tailoring, mixed drapery and knitwear – hopes her time at Parsons will help broaden her experience and understanding of the global fashion industry, and further refine her design “handwriting”.

As the winner of the award, Lim will also have the opportunity to intern in the Carla Zampatti studio ahead of her overseas study, and to return to the fashion house to complete a capsule collection.

Italian-born Zampatti knows the difference an early mentor and a global perspective made in her own career.

“A relative, early in my career, took me aside and gave me the advice to venture solo into business,” she says. “They also lent me the funds to pursue my dream.

“There have been others who supported my passion to create a fashion brand and given sage advice at pivotal times,” she says. “I’ve always believed in ‘paying it forward’ and nurturing and encouraging new talent. That’s why, in partnership with UTS, I’ve established the Carla Zampatti Foundation Design Award, to support a student who possesses both creative talent and a passion for commercial longevity.”

The Carla Zampatti Foundation Design Award is awarded to honours student from the Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), which was recently ranked number one in Australia and number 13 in the world in the Global Fashion School Rankings*.

“The support of an icon like Carla Zampatti not only provides a greater opportunity for our most outstanding graduates to succeed in their studies, but through them it will also have long-lasting impact on the Australian fashion industry – as Carla Zampatti herself has done,” UTS Vice-Chancellor Attila Brungs says of the gift. “These young designers will return to Australia with the potential to one day be the leaders of the industry and the fashion innovators of the future.”

The Head of the UTS Design School, Professor Kate Sweetapple, says the sort of experience the award will support “sows the seeds for fashion innovation and business success” for graduates.

“The award provides a platform that, ultimately, could lead to a role with a senior label or the creation of their own label,” she says.

Graduates from the UTS degree have been prominent in awards for emerging designers and they can be found in postgraduate programs at a range of international design schools.

The two other 2018 finalists, Jessica Guzman and Lily Xu have also been accepted into the Masters program at Parsons School of Design.

Source: Carla Zampatti

David Jones marks Fashion Revolution Week with an exclusive capsule collection

David Jones has unveiled a capsule collection to mark Fashion Revolution Week. The capsule collection features 23 limited edition pieces, made in Australia exclusively for David Jones by four of its Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA®) accredited brands: Bianca Spender x The Social Outfit, Manning Cartell, Nobody Denim and Viktoria & Woods.


The capsule collection will be on sale from 16 April 2018 until 29 April 2018 (Fashion Revolution Week runs from 23-29 April), available from custom-built pop-up spaces at David Jones Elizabeth Street and Bourke Street. The full range will also be available from the David Jones Online Store on Sunday 15th April which will also feature exclusive pieces from each band.

The David Jones Fashion Revolution Week campaign aims to connect customers with the skilled garment makers producing clothing for some of Australia’s most loved fashion brands. Online and instore, the educational campaign shows the capsule being manufactured, highlighting ECA’s work to ensure safe working conditions and fair wages for workers in the local industry.

David Jones Managing Director Clothing and General Merchandise, David Collins said, “We are very pleased to be working with such a highly regarded group of Australian designers for Fashion Revolution Week 2018. It’s an incredibly powerful campaign which shines a spotlight on those who make our clothes and we are proud to support the movement with our campaign. Responsible sourcing is a key facet of the David Jones Good Business Journey and we hope the initiative enables our customers to gain an insight into how these collections were made so they can make more informed shopping choices.”

Fashion Revolution Week was established on 24 April, 2014, the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, claiming the lives of 1,138 workers and injuring 2,500 others. Fashion Revolution celebrates fashion as a positive influence, and through the #WhoMadeMyClothes social media campaign, provides a platform to connect consumers to those who make their clothes. Fashion Revolution Week 2018 runs from April 23 – 29.

Source: David Jones

Delicately Bold - New collection from Bras N Things, available in stores and online

Embrace lace and daring designs, with Bras N Things’ new Delicately Bold collection, available from today in stores and online.

The Isabella in Amaranth features Bras N Things most popular bodysuit shape, in a fresh fashion colour and is great for wearing by itself or layered up for a day or night look. For a more edgy look, choose the Pop Grunge bodysuit with soft, two tone lace perfect for layering.

Blush is one of the hottest fashion colours this season, and features prominently in this collection. The Denim Pearl has the ‘wow’ factor with blush and ivory lace, combined with satin caging elements and long line design. This style is a double push to give an extra lift.

With a matching suspender and v-string, the Allure Push Up featuring foil gold print over blush, satin detailing and corded lace is both glamourous and luxurious.The Valencia Tallulah full cup is the perfect combination of comfort and style, with a matching lace brazilian.

The sexy new shape of the Shell Demi is guaranteed to delight, with a cross-over front in super fine black tulle mesh lined with lace for a luxurious, feminine feel. Match with a suspender and V-String to complete the look.

Delight in darker tones with the navy satin and black lace of the Myriam Set, featuring cut out detailing, strapping and marquisette in the under cup for that extra support. Add the matching suspender to turn it into a strikingly daring set. The Myriam set also has an adjustable mini V so can be worn across many sizes.

The Dreamer PJ set and Wrap is a Bras N Things favourite and now available in a gorgeous navy blue. The navy Dreamer collection perfectly complements the Myriam set, or of course the sheer lace cami, French knicker and wrap can be worn as separates.

Source: Bras N Things

H&M Reveals Their Designer Collaboration With Moschino

An Instagram live call from Gigi Hadid to her friend Jeremy Scott revealed: H&M’s next designer collaboration is withMOSCHINO – the iconic Italian brand to which Jeremy Scott has injected a new pop energy since he became Creative Director in 2013. The collection, MOSCHINO [tv] H&M, will be available in select H&M stores worldwide from November 8.


The call, from Gigi Hadid to Jeremy Scott, was projected on digital screens at the annual MOSCHINO party in Coachella, California and live broadcasted on @hm surprising guests with the big news. Jeremy and Gigi were dressed in the first looks from the MOSCHINO [tv] H&M collection, a collection full of the vitality, playfulness and humour that has made the label one of the most beloved in fashion today. For H&M, Jeremy Scott has designed new MOSCHINO collections for both women and men, as well as a full range of accessories and some extra surprises too.

“I am so excited about MOSCHINO [tv] H&M. My life’s work has been to connect with people through fashion, and with this collaboration I’ll be able to reach more of my fans than I’ve ever had the ability to do.,” says Jeremy Scott, CreativeDirector of MOSCHINO.

“MOSCHINO [tv] H&M is the perfect collaboration for fashion right now, mixing together pop, street culture, logos andalso glamour. Jeremy Scott is amazing – he knows how to have fun with fashion, and to connect with his fans around theworld.” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor, H&M.

The MOSCHINO [tv] H&M campaign is a radically innovative TV concept enmeshing social and traditional media to create a multi-platform takeover – a captivating new “zapping” experience for the digital world.

Source: H & M 

The Chanel 2018 Handbag Ad Campaign - Digital Animation

A woman and her bag. Or rather her bags. It’s a timeless story of fashion and of love between practicality and aesthetic passion. Karl Lagerfeld tells it here through a prism that transcends generations, styles and eras. For the Spring-Summer 2018 handbag campaign, the designer has invited model Kaia Gerber to Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment.

A world in which every piece of furniture, every object is a bearer of authenticity, emotions, memories. Like the fawn suede sofa with quilted cushions immortalised in photographs of Gabrielle Chanel surrounded by her models and her dearest friends, and on which today Kaia Gerber strikes a pose. Time has no hold on this refuge, the soul of Gabrielle Chanel remains there, and Karl Lagerfeld takes care to bring it ever more to life.

The CHANEL handbag is an icon, a pure concentrate of dreams, of history, of a luxury meticulously fashioned. The 11.12 bag, in richly embroidered tweed or playful in coloured transparent PVC, illustrates a mood, a desire and travels through time, essential to every silhouette. The last-born, CHANEL’s GABRIELLE handbag, is, just like its predecessors, both practical and elegant. Its volume, its suppleness fitted on a rigid base and its strap allowing for multiple ways of wearing it, distinguishes it from the other bags of the House.

The Boy CHANEL bag reveals a taste for the masculine/feminine at CHANEL, Gabrielle Chanel’s own borrowings from menswear and notably the hunter’s cartridge belts she wore over the shoulder and which provided direct inspiration. Finally, a vanity case and a camera case with their original shapes swathed in exotic leathers or charms.

In this new campaign, the diversity of the CHANEL bags is made clear, and yet they’re all linked by an eternal, instantly recognisable style. The CHANEL bag is a true fashion manifesto, a history of women, all women.

Source: Chanel