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Fashion label Albus Lumen wins BT award 2018
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Apr '18
Courtesy: BT Financial Group
Courtesy: BT Financial Group
Fashion label Albus Lumen, by Sydney-based designer Marina Afonina, has been announced as the winner of the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award 2018. The award was established by BT Financial Group and Australian Fashion Council (AFC) with the goal of identifying emerging designers and providing support in the form of financial advice and mentoring.

Now in its sixth year, Afonina joins the ranks of Australian designers to take home the prestigious fashion design award, including; Kacey Devlin (2017), macgraw (2016), Emma Mulholland (2015), Michael Lo Sordo (2014) and Christopher Esber (2013).

"BT is proud to help support emerging talent in Australia’s fashion industry and to demonstrate the value of financial advice as an important factor of success for these designers, as they take their business to the next level. Congratulations to the 2018 BT Emerging Fashion Designer winner, Albus Lumen," Jane Watts, general manager, advice & private wealth, BT Financial Group.

"The BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award and the BT Runway 2018 event are fantastic opportunities for our local emerging designers, and an indication of the outstanding innovation and design talent coming out of Australia. Both BT Financial Group and the AFC were impressed by the calibre of entries for this year and wish to congratulate each of the well-deserved finalists. We look forward to supporting Marina in the growth of her label and can’t wait to see what the future has in store," BT Financial Group press release stated.

"The BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award is a fantastic recognition of the high calibre of emerging contemporary Australian designers. Supporting new and cutting edge designers, in ways like this, is vital in developing the growth of this exciting industry," David Giles-Kaye, CEO, Australian Fashion Council. (RR)

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