Must Follow Fashion-Instas

Whether you're a budding fashion designer or have an appreciation for Australian design, Instagram offers up a feed of photos that may inspire your own in-vogue moment.

We didn't have to look far to find beautiful images that showcase the very best talent TAFE NSW has produced. With past students creating some of the most cutting edge fashion revered internationally and adorned by Hollywood A-listers, there is no doubting the many success stories that have come out Sydney TAFE fashion.

Here are some of the Made By TAFE NSW fashion designers you should be following:

1. Zimmermann | @Zimmermann_


Who: Former TAFE Sydney fashion graduate Nicky Zimmermann started selling her designs at Sydney's Paddington Markets in the early 1990's. The quality fabric and flattering cuts used in her designs won her a steady following and lead to a career launching feature in Australian Vogue. In 1991 Nicky partnered with her sister Simone to create the brand Zimmermann, the power siblings have gone on to find international success, winning multiple fashion awards including the Australian Fashion Laureate and Best Swim Designer - Prix de Marie Claire.

Follow for: Zimmermann's Instagram account is a visual feast, showcasing the beautiful prints and colour the brand is best known for.

2. By Johnny | @By Johnny


Who: TAFE Sydney fashion graduate Johnny Schembri appeared on Season 3 of Project Runway Australia and launched his label By Johnny at Rosemount Australian Fashion week in 2010. This rising star boasts A-list clientele including Sonya Kruger, Danni Minogue and Mel B.

Follow for: Behind the scenes photo shoots, concepts, sketches and By Johnny's latest designs featuring the brands signature deconstructed lines, pattern and repetition, unexpected lengths and sculptural elements.

3.Inder Dhillon | @_Inder Dhillon_


Who: Emerging fashion designer and winner of the TAFE Sydney Institute Creative Award, Inder Dhillon launched her label ‘Inder Dhillon' at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2013 after leaving behind a career in finance. Inder Dhillon's signature style is ‘Pretty Tomboy' is one that embodies understated sophistication with an urban edge. The fit, feel, drape and finishes are the primary focus.

Follow for: Stunning fashion shoots, inspirational quotes and artistic vibes.

4. Alex Perry | @Alex Perry007

Alex Perry

Who: Alex Perry is arguably one of Australia's most famous fashion designers. His love of drawing and glamour led him to study fashion design at Sydney TAFE in the mid 1980's.  In 1992, Alex Perry opened his first atelier, creating bespoke made-to-measure designs with a focus on corsetry and tailored sheaths. In 2004 he launched his incredibly successful self-titled ready to wear collection.

Follow for: Red carpet couture and a behind the scenes look at Perry's glamourous lifestyle.

5. Keylene Milner | @Kaylene_Milner_the_label

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Who: Kaylene Milner is touted as the ‘one to watch', winning an internship with at Diane Von Furstenberg studios in New York. After studying at the Fashion Design Studio, Ultimo TAFE she launched her self-titled label and teaches Fashion Design at TAFE NSW Sydney Institute.

Follow for: Fashion shoots and the many muses behind the brand.

6. The Fashion Design Studio | @FashionDesignStudio

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Who: The Fashion Design Studio, Sydney TAFE has taught some of Australia's biggest fashion designers. The institute is internationally recognised and considered to be the premier fashion design Institute in Australia.

Follow for: The very best emerging Australian fashion, you could be looking at the work of Australia's next big talent!

[quote]Every working day I walk into a room and am surrounded by amazingly talented, innovative students who never cease to thrill me. Over the years I have had the great privilege of seeing many of my graduates achieve enormous success nationally and internationally. - Nicholas Huxley is head teacher at the Fashion Design Studio at Sydney TAFE[/quote]

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