The Alumni of Adelaide Fashion Festival are the brands, creatives and innovators that helped to nurture South Australia’s fashion industry.

Each year, the festival showcases both established and up-and-coming Adelaide designers as they present modern, innovative and relevant fashion in a world-class setting. We thank the AFF Alumni for their valuable contribution to the Adelaide Fashion Festival.

Alexis George

Dynamo design duo Pat and George Georgiou – the brains behind Alexis George – started creating clothes because they couldn’t find fashion they each wanted to wear. Alexis George is known for show-stopping glamour that can be sexy or can be understated, and presented collections in the Couture Culture runways in 2015 and 2016.

Alexis George - Runway 4: Couture Culture #AFF16
Alpha Be - Runway 5: Ready To Wear #AFF16

casper+pearl

casper+pearl designs hero shapes, fabrications and exclusive prints. Designer Stacey Hendrickson founded casper+pearl in 2011 at age 18. Self-taught and highly motivated, Stacey is also an artist who incorporated her own paintings as the basis for unique digital prints. Casper+pearl showcased in the Ready To Wear runways of 2015 and 2016.

DEUX

DEUX earring designs range from pieces that easily transition from day/night, to big statement pieces that aren’t for the faint hearted. Custom DEUX pieces embellished the Couture Culture runway in 2016.

Couture Culture 2016 Deux
d'Nim by Chen Wen - Runway 5: Ready To Wear #AFF16

D’Nim: Artistic Jeans by Chen Wen

Guest designer in 2016 from Qingdao, China.

Elizabeth V

Elizabeth V – as seen on the runway in 2015 and 2016 – is known for high-quality, luxury sleepwear, loungewear and lingerie. Styling is sophisticated and elegant, colours are subtle and flattering.

Elizabeth V - Runway 3: New Classics #AFF16
Liza Emanuele - Runway 4: Couture Culture #AFF16

Liza Emanuele

Liza Emanuele is an iconic South Australian fashion designer. Liza’s designs were seen on the runway in 2015 and 2016 in both the Contemporary Women’s and Couture Culture runways. Liza garments are made from luxurious fabrics from across the globe, used to create must-have fashion and special occasion ranges, and bespoke and ready-to-wear bridal gowns.

Madam Zhou

Guest designer in 2016 from Qingdao, China.

Madam Zhou - Runway 4: Couture Culture #AFF16
AFF Kids Runway- Khunone

Michael Zhang (Khunone)

Guest designer in 2016 from Qingdao, China.

Namoi

Namoi Designs is a boutique fashion label, proudly designed and hand-made in Adelaide. Designer Kalila Stewart-Davis started Namoi in 2011 incorporating her love of fashion, comfort and individuality to produce the truly unique product which was seen in the Contemporary Women’s runway at AFF16.

NAMOI - #AFF16 - Runway 2: Contemporary Women's Fashion
So It Goes The Label - Runway 5: Ready To Wear #AFF16

So It Goes The Label

S I G (So It Goes) The Label presented bold and relaxed garments that were resolute by nature like its acclaimed designer Kate Anderson. SIG has a more casual approach to day to day dressing, combining the need to be on trend with absolute comfort. SIG designs stormed the Ready To Wear runway in 2015 and 2016.

STONE

STONE looks that featured in the Ready To Wear runway in 2016 showed quality and simplicity. STONE designs are bold, timeless and represent a sleek and tailored style and are proudly Australian made.

Stone The Label - Runway 5: Ready To Wear #AFF16