St.George NextGen is an initiative that is intended to provide a platform to discover and support emerging Australian fashion designers. By connecting these gifted individuals with an experienced panel of industry insiders, the program mentors Australian talent to help them hone a broad range of skills and elevate their profile through industry connections and ongoing business support.
Access to fashion business experts, combined with real-world practical experience, St.George NextGen offers finalists the knowledge required to help develop a thriving career and the tools necessary to create a successful business beyond the initial launch of a collection.
BENJAMIN GARG | VIC
Benjamin Garg’s eponymous brand offers a unique approach to colour, layering and silhouette, paying homage to the traditional artistic expressions found in his hometown of Punjab, India. Garg studied at RMIT in Melbourne.
CHLOE MOTTAU | NSW
Chloe Mottau has explored tension and harmonies through her latest collection, using hand-woven textiles and fabrics. Mottau hails from Sydney and studied at the University of Technology.
MADISON HISLOP | NSW
Madison Hislop considers herself a storyteller as much as a designer. With an ethos of ‘quality before quantity’, her brand uses knitwear and soft suiting to create a uniform that celebrates the character of women who are as sensitive as they are strong. Hislop likewise hails from Sydney and studied at the University of Technology.
BRIAN HUYNH | VIC
MNDATORY is an independent Australian brand based in Melbourne. Using principles of architecture, Brian Huynh’s brand sheds an innovative light on the classic silhouettes of men’s outerwear. Huynh studied at White House Institute of Design and hails from Melbourne.