Sarah Lim has been name the inaugural winner of the Carla Zampatti Foundation Design Award. The new initiative is aimed at honours students who have completed a Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles at UTS, with the winner taking home $25,000 and the opportunity to intern with Zampatti at her iconic fashion label.
“I’ve always believed in paying it forward and nurturing and encouraging new talent," says Zampatti on her decision to introduce the grant.
Lim, who was joined by finalists Jessica Guzman and Lily Xu at yesterday's ceremony, will use her prize to pursue further study at Parsons School of Design in New York.
Here, the young talent will have the opportunity to continue to develop her signature design aesthetic, which focuses on soft tailoring, knitwear and mixed drapery. Congratulations Sarah!