Nothing puts a smile on my face more when I see young people making a name for themselves in business, and especially the competitive fashion industry. So when I heard that Sydney graduate, Rachael Zheng, is the recipient of Australia’s most lucrative student fashion accolade I was eager to be able to share on Sydney Chic. Rachael secured the opportunity to design a capsule collection with Target and a financial grant of $25,000. That's massive!
As presenting partner of the 2015 National Graduate Showcase, Target has provided the recipient’s grant money and the opportunity to design a limited edition range under its ‘Designers for Target’ Program.
Rachael who is only 24 and lives in Cherrybook, completed a Bachelor of Design (Fashion & Textiles) at the University of Technology, Sydney last year and her collection, LILT, is inspired by geometry and consists of easy-to-wear, loose fitting garments splashed with bright and bold shapes.
Target Managing Director, Stuart Machin said this collaboration demonstrates Target’s commitment to supporting emerging design talent in Australia. “Rachael’s conceptual designs were an absolute stand out on the runway and her unique design aesthetic will make for an incredible collection with Target,” he said.
“We have collaborated with fashion designers both locally and internationally, and Target is excited to be investing in the future of Australian fashion by identifying and nurturing the next generation of design talent.”
Rachael was one of 12 finalists.