Fashion excellence recognised

7 February 2011

Nicholas HuxleyFashion designers Akira Isogawa, Alex Perry and Lisa Ho may differ markedly in their approach to style but they share at least one thing in common in addition to their profession: they are all former students of TAFE NSW teacher Nicholas Huxley.

Mr Huxley, head of the Sydney Institute's Fashion Design Studio, has trained many of the country's leading designers over a long and distinguished teaching career.

His contribution has now been formally recognised by the prestigious industry body Fashion Group International (FGI) with a nomination for a lifetime achievement award. The organisation presents annual awards to honour businesses and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional work and commitment to the Australian fashion industry.

In addition to teaching future fashion leaders – a list that also includes Nicky Zimmermann, Wayne Cooper, Dion Lee and Michelle Jank – Mr Huxley has also contributed more broadly to the development of fashion design education through his work on the International Foundation of Fashion and Technology Institutes.

The FGI Awards for Excellence will be held in Sydney on 18 March 2011.

Find out more information about fashion design courses at TAFE NSW's Sydney Institute.

Photo: Nicholas Huxley

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