Announcement posted by effie&co 02 Oct 2020
Friday 2 October
Melbourne fashion design student Reginia Anzela has been announced as the national winner of the Design Institute of Australia’s Graduate of the Year Awards in the fashion category at a You Tube Premier last night.
The Graduate Awards is the peak industry body’s flagship program for emerging designers and is the largest graduate awards program in Australia.
“I’m excited to be announced as the national winner of the Design Institute’s Graduate of the Year Awards. It’s a wonderful opportunity to have my designs recognised and hopefully a stepping stone into the industry,” says Reginia.
The talented young designer is a graduate of Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed progressive art and design institute LCI Melbourne that nominated her based on her innovative designs, work ethic and understanding of sustainable practice.
“We are thrilled that Reginia has been recognised, she has a strong industry focus combined with sustainable practice in refined and elegant collections. She started her studies with a Diploma on our Indonesia campus and transferred to complete her degree in Melbourne; a truly global designer,” says Dean and Principal Karen Webster.
GOTYA is a unique program created to support and celebrate exceptional designers from around Australia in the early stages of their career. The program is instrumental in providing tertiary institutions and design graduates with vital, real-life feedback from experienced designers and industry figures.
Nominee portfolios were anonymously evaluated on their design excellence based on a transparent judging process and criteria. Finalists were interviewed by a panel of judges to determine their transferable workplace skills and predicted impact on the Australian design industry.
GOTYA winners have the opportunity to gain mentorships, win prizes, meet potential employers and most importantly receive acknowledgement and engagement from the design community.
LCI Melbourne’s creative programs advocate for purposeful art and design education, delivered both on campus in a Collingwood and online. It provides students the opportunity to develop fundamental professional and practical skills, essential for a prosperous career in global creative industries.
The Melbourne campus is a member of the LCI Education network which boasts over 60 years of experience in educating over 17 000 future creative master-minds every year, all over the world.
With 23 campuses spread across 5 continents, LCI Melbourne students have the opportunity to connect with creative peers in Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona, Istanbul, Colombia, Costa Rica, Casablanca and even Jakarta.
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