Emma Mulholland has been announced as the winner of the 2015 BT Emerging Designer Award at the BT Runway for Success event at Moore Park’s Royal Hall of Industries last night.
The colourful and dynamic designer beat finalists Macgraw and Pageant for the prestigious title, taking home a prize worth over $40,000. The package includes one year of financial planning services courtesy of BT Financial Group, two return flights to LA, backstage hair services for one major hair event by TONI&GUY, and two mentoring sessions with two fashion industry icons provided by the Australian Fashion Chamber.
Emma was chosen by a panel of esteemed industry pros, including Vogue Australia editor-in-chief and Australian Fashion Chamber chairman Edwina McCann, The Australian fashion editor Glynis Traill-Nash, Zimmermann co-founder Nicky Zimmermann, Shine By Three Blogger Margaret Zhang, Westpac relationship director Kellie Robertson, and Speciality Fashion Group director Megan Quinn.
Emma joins the likes of Christopher Esber and Michael Lo Sordo on the list of designers who’ve taken out the title since 2003. Needless to say, it’s a pretty phenomenal win for the young Aussie, who hails from the NSW South Coast town of Ulladulla.