The award is the latest accolade for the up-and-coming ath-leisure brand from Sydney, which boasts over 100 stockists and has done collaborations with Reebok and SoulCycle.
Richard Umbers’ abrupt departure follows less than a week after Australia’s largest department store chain issued its third profit downgrade this financial year.
Each winner will receive a financial grant of $15,324 and assistance securing an internship placement with an international fashion company.
The Chinese couturier is among more than 100 international artists and designers whose work is being featured in the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial.
The online giant is offering a much fuller line of products after years of operating in the country.
The 67 stockkeeping unit line of beachwear and accessories is being pre-launched in Australia to coincide with the start of the southern hemisphere summer.
The 32-year-old is the youngest recipient of the award, which is considered the Australian fashion industry’s most prestigious honor.
The two entities will merge to form a new fashion industry peak body.
The new app is looking to give physical retailers a platform to compete as the power or e-commerce continues to grow.