Sheepvention introduced the Australasian Young Designer Wool Awards in 1991. This exciting competition is a wonderful opportunity for young designers to showcase their designs in wool to the public and win a prestigious award and prize.The aim of the competition is to encourage young designers and artists to create garments using wool.The Young Designer Awards is being closely supported by the fashion schools, as well as secondary schools.
The Major Award for 2017 is the Handbury Award & Schloarship including the chance to attend a two week residential summer (July) course in Fashion Design at the Istituto Marangoni, Milan, one of Europe's most famous Fashion Schools. The estimated value of this award is $10,500 and is selected from the 5 Class Winners.
Categories for the competition are:
1. Corporate Wear
2. Race Wear
3. Evening Wear/Formal
Presentation of Awards will be held at the Cocktail evening Fashion Parade on Sunday 6 August 2017.