Karen Webster: Newest inductee into the Stonnington Fashion Hall of Fame. [Main image: Alannah Hill - Autumn/winter campaign.]

Ex-LMFF head enters Hall of Fame

RMIT alumnus and former director of L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF), Karen Webster has been awarded for her contribution to the fashion industry.

 Webster, who is currently program director of fashion at RMIT University in Melbourne, will join the likes of Joe Saba, Alannah Hill, John Cavill, Teresa Liano and Arthur Galan in the Stonnington (Melbourne) Fashion Hall of Fame.

The award aims to recognise and reward fashion notables for their significant contributions to the industry.

In addition to her current role, Webster was also director of LMFF from 2005 to 2010, and has also previously worked as a board director at the Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA).

As this years Hall of Fame beneficiary, Karen was also invited to select a promising up-and-coming designer who lives or works in Stonnington to receive the highly coveted 2012 Emerging Designer Award.

Fashion label Tettmann Doust – by Elke Doust and Naomi Tettmann – was awarded the accolade for 2012 on the basis of an “imaginative, intelligent, and unique debut collection” released earlier in the year.

With an emphasis on luxurious natural fabrics, hand-worked beading and exceptional tailoring and design, Webster said Tettmann Doust was “a natural choice for the Emerging Designer Awards”.

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