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Christian Kimber Wins Australia’s National Designer Award

SYDNEY — Melbourne-based men’s wear designer Christian Kimber has won Australia’s 2019 National Designer Award.
Revealed in Melbourne on Friday at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Kimber’s prizes includes 10,000 Australian dollars, or $7,160, in cash and a spot in a VAMFF runway show presented by the competition’s retail partner David Jones.
Now in its 23rd year, the award aims to support and acknowledge brands in their first five years of business.
The other finalists were Double Rainbouu, Blair Archibald, Chris Ran Lin, Mndatory and Arnsdorf. The latter received the competition’s inaugural Honorable Mention for Sustainability.
The judging panel included Vogue Australia editor in chief Edwina McCann, Harper’s Bazaar Australia editor in chief Eugenie Kelly and David Jones head women’s wear and men’s wear buyers Teneille Oakley and Chris Wilson.
British-born and -educated at the Queen Mary University of London and the London College of Fashion, Kimber, who is now 30, interned at Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, before working for two years at custom shoemaker Lodger Footwear on nearby Clifford Street.
He migrated to Australia in 2011 with his Australian wife, establishing his own footwear company in Melbourne that year, while working for Melbourne suit specialist Henry Bucks.
In 2014 he quit his job to

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