Misha Collection creative director Michelle Aznavorian has been awarded a top honour from international financial firm Ernst & Young.
She has taken first place in its prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in the Emerging Category.
She was crowned winner of the National Finals at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium in front of more than 300 attendees.
At just 28 years old, Aznavorian was the youngest nominee in the category and the only commercial fashion label nominated for the award.
In her acceptance speech, she thanked Ernst & Young for their recognition of her passion and dedication to Misha Collection over the past four years.
She has taken the label from an online clothing store run out of her parent’s garage to a celebrity favourite, multi-million-dollar business with its sights set on global domination.
Aznavorian was assessed by an independent panel of judges, who are captains of industry, leaders in their professions and academia, and previous Entrepreneur Of The Year winners.
“Michelle is succeeding in a mature and highly competitive industry. She has strong business acumen, real sense of design trends and an in-depth understanding of her target markets, as shown through her leveraging of social media,” the judges said.
Aznavorian said she was humbled by the win.
“I am absolutely blown away by this award. Last night was one of my proudest moments as a business owner.”
Her brand has over 80 stockists worldwide, such as Myer, Saks, Selfridges, ASOS and Shopbop.