Earlier this week, a panel of industry judges joined forces to crown the winner for the Australian round of the International Woolmark Prize.
The local judging panel included Vogue editor Edwina
McCann, Australian Fashion Week founder Simon Lock, David Jones
womenswear general manager David Bush, London-based designer Richard
Nicoll and Calvin Klein executive Malcolm Carfrae.
The winner, Dion Lee, was selected from a group of finalists including Australian designers Carl Kapp, Christopher Esber, Kym Ellery, Song for the Mute and Magdalena Velevska.
Lee will now go on to to represent
Australia at the finals in February at London Fashion Week.
The global winner will win a further $100,000 and have their designs stocked by Bergdorf Goodman in the USA, Harvey Nichols in the UK, 10 Corso Como in Italy, Joyce in China, Eickoff in Germany and David Jones in Australia.
To view photos from the event, head to ragtrader.com.au's Facebook page.