Ashley Williams, Ryan Lo, Faustine Steinmetz and Danielle Romeril have been shortlisted in the womenswear category, while Baartmans & Seigel, Craig Green,Cottweiler and Liam Hodges in the menswear category.
The four womenswear and four menswear designers nominated in this heat will join a further 69 designers from another 61 countries to compete for the international prize. 12 finalists will each receive AU$50,000 as a contribution towards their next collection and an invitation to take part in the international finals, which will award the winning womenswear and menswear designers AU$100,000 to help with fabric sourcing and marketing their collections.
Previous winners of the prize include Teatum Jones, Suket Dhir, Rahul Mishra and M Patmos. The British Isles regional award will be held on July 5 at the Australian High Commission in London.