Simon Lock receives 2010 Australian Laureate
Congratulations to Simon Lock who was announced as the 2010 Australian Fashion Laureate by Minister for Arts Virginia Judge at an intimate ceremony in Sydney.
As the founder of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, which this year celebrated its 15th anniversary, the prestigious accolade was a well deserved win for one of the industry’s most influential names.
Unable to accept the Jan Logan designed statue in person, Lock will be presented with the award in early 2011. He announced his gratitude for the prestigious title, which was voted by a panel of leading fashion identities including David Jones’ David Bush, designer Nicky Zimmermann and Vogue Australia’s editor in chief Kirstie Clements.
“I greatly appreciate the recognition of my industry colleagues and in turn pay homage to those that believed in my vision and helped me create an international landmark for all in the Australian fashion industry,” Lock said. “It’s an industry that I love and will continue to be of service to in the future.”