VA Grand Showcase designer announced
Australian label Ginger & Smart, founded by Sydney sisters Alexandra and Genevieve Smart, will show their AW18 collection as part of the 2018 Virgin Australia Grand Showcase.
The Virgin Australia Grand Showcase is the centerpiece event of the Festival with a spectacular solo runway, each year, featuring one of Australia’s most successful and internationally renowned designers set amid the grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building.
Thrilled on announce that @gingerandsmart will be 2018 Grand Showcase designer. They will take to the Runway with their A/W18 collection exploring the tension between future and nature, and the magic created by the balance of these contrasts #VAMFF pic.twitter.com/95lWliPHFx— VAMFF (@VAMFF) December 19, 2017
“It is an honour to be in the Virgin Australia Grand Showcase in 2018, a year when The Festival is focused on responsible innovation and the meaningful future of fashion - both so important to Ginger & Smart,” says designer Alexandra Smart.
Festival CEO Graeme Lewsey said, “We’re excited to showcase Ginger & Smart in 2018 not only to acknowledge its more than 15 years of success in Australia and around the world, and its beautifully considered timeless pieces, but also to celebrate its focus on social responsibility."
"Ginger & Smart is committed to socially responsible business initiatives all along the supply chain. This focus on responsible innovation is a key theme of The Festival in 2018; innovation that is sympathetic to our humanity and our environment yet still tolerant of speed-to-market necessities and the economics of a global stage,” explained Lewsey.
The Virgin Australia Grand Showcase is on 9pm, Thursday 8 March, 2018.
Pre-sale tickets now on sale.