Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Jenny Kee bags Australian Fashion Laureate award
Jenny Kee bags Australian Fashion Laureate award
20
Jun '13
Jenny Kee/ The Australian
Jenny Kee/ The Australian
Legendary Australian fashion designer Jenny Kee has been awarded with the prestigious Australian Fashion Laureate, to honor her 40 years of contribution to the fashion world.
 
The 66-year-old designer is known for her bold-colored knitted jumpers that have become synonymous with Australian fashion.
 
Kee’s prints, featuring multi-coloured opals, crimson waratahs (Australian fauna) and jumpers knitted with animal prints, have now blended into the Australian fashion culture. 
 
The jumpers were also popularized by Princess Diana, and Kee’s Opal designs were used by Chanel in Paris as well.
 
Kee made her individual mark in the Australian fashion in 1973, with the launch of her fashion store ‘Flamingo Park Frock Shop’ at the Sydney Strand Arcade. 
 
The Australian Fashion Laureate is an honour which is awarded to recognise outstanding creative or intellectual achievement in the Australian fashion industry. 
 
Kee has become the sixth designer to receive the Australian Fashion Laureate award, initiated by The New South Wales Government and IMG Fashion.
 
Other designers who have won the prestigious award are Carla Zampatti, Collette Dinnigan, Isogawa, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson of Easton Pearson and Australian Fashion Week founder Simon Lock.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Interviews View All

Hannah Lane, Redress

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Rajiv Sirohi, Shara

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Kuldeep Pareek,

Kuldeep Pareek

Italian company Schoch Reeds has been producing high-quality weaving reeds ...

Karen Lou,

Karen Lou

Australia-based Sunseeker has been creating swimwear since 1970. Sunseeker ...

Yogesh Kanani,

Yogesh Kanani

Incorporated in 1999, Purani Textiless Private Limited is a leading...

Marten Alkhagen, Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Ashok Desai, Bombay Textile Research Association

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Larry L Kinn, Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Mike Hoffman, Gildan Activewear SRL

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search