Destination NSW reveals 2017 Faces of Fashion as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia kicks off.
With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia well and truly underway for another year, Destination NSW has today annnounced its Faces of Fashion for 2017.
Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Edwina McCann was joined by designers, hair and make-up artists, stylists, influencers, creative directors and photographers on the annual list which includes those who are shaping the fashion industry in Australia right now.
Destination NSW is the strategic partner of MBFWA and this year Sydney celebrates 22 years of being the home of Australia’s biggest fashion industry event.
“Beyond the glitz and glamour, fashion is a powerhouse industry that drives annual retail sales of around $8.7 billion and employs some 71,000 people in NSW across design, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing. Our NSW Faces of Fashion encapsulate the depth and breadth of the State’s fashion industry and the individuals making their mark internationally while showcasing our unique Australian style and importantly, generating business for NSW,” said Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall.
Natalie Xenita (Head of Fashion, IMG Australia), Edwina McCann, Jonathan O’Dea – Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, at the MBFWA welcome this morning.
Kicking of Australian Fashion Week in style, Dion Lee was the first to showcase his resort 2018 collection. On being included in the 2017 NSW Faces of Fashion the designer said: “So many of my designs are influenced by my experience of growing up in Australia. Sydneysiders in particular have a way of dressing that feels effortless and I believe there isn’t a better place in the world to present a Resort Collection. I am honoured to be joining such an extraordinary group of people.”
The 2017 NSW Faces of Fashion were photographed in an official portrait by Dan Boud at Sydney’s iconic Icebergs pool at Bondi Beach ahead of the commencement of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA).
The 2017 list in full:
1. Ediwn McCann – Editor in Chief Vogue Australia
2. Dion Lee – Designer
3. Mark Vassallo – Creative Director / Stylist
4. Eva Galambos – Retailer, Parlour X
5. Margaret Zhang – Branding Consultant and Photographer
6. Carmen Hamilton – Influencer
7. Kawani Prenter – Emerging Model
8. Jake Terrey – Photographer
9. Luke Sales, Romance Was Born – Designer
10. Anna Plunkett, Romance Was Born – Designer
11. Marina Afonina, Albus Lumen – Designer
12. Filomena Natoli – Hair and Make up artist
13. Ollie Henderson – Model