On Tuesday a hoard of Sydney’s fashion elite turned out for the tenth anniversary of the Australian Fashion Foundation Scholarship Awards. Mingling in the Ivy Sunroom were fashion designers Camilla Freeman-Topper, Simone Zimmermann, Alexandra and Genevieve Smart, socialite media influencers Nadia Fairfax and Tanja Gacic; and models Victoria Lee and Jordan and Zac Stenmark. The Stenmark twins presented the awards, which were donated by Dinosaur Designs co-founder, Louise Olsen.
Domenic Roylance of University of Technology, Sydney and Kim Clark of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, were the recipients of this year’s scholarships. The prestigious judging panel included British Vogue fashion critic Anders Christian Madsen, Vogue Australia editor-in-chief, Edwina McCann, Harper’s BAZAAR editor-in-chief, Eugenie Kelly; designer Patrick Johnson; and legendary fashion stylist, Brana Wolf.
The scholarship winners both received the career-boosting opportunity of a six-month internship at a global fashion company in the US and USD$20,000 which is the most generous cash prize on offer to a fashion grad in Australia. The fabulous fashion crowd sipped wines by Awards sponsor Bird In Hand, and consumed delightful small eats including roast tomato gnocchi, salmon ceviche with baked tortilla chips, and the more filling, bite-sized, buttery cheese and pesto grilled sandwiches.