Young and emerging brands are seeking more sustainable ways to work with indigenous artisans to support and promote their craft.
More designers from Nigeria, South Africa and other African countries are connecting with consumers in international markets by putting their cultures front and centre.
The winner will receive AU$200,000 and an opportunity to be sold at retailers around the globe.
"Atlein, Wales Bonner, Kenneth Ize and Eckhaus Latta on their web of muses and collaborators."
" Kenneth Ize and Thebe Magugu, candidates for the LVMH Prize, are some of the names you should watch."