About Us


“I will always give them some form of advise or put them in contact with someone, because I’ve been in that situation myself,” said Carfrae. “The smallest words of advice, even if it’s only for five minutes, could make a big difference to their careers.”

/  malcolm carfrae, co-founder, ausff [wwd]  /


“Our mission is to give young Australians exposure to the international world of fashion; to experience the demands that entails and to learn from this experience so that they as individuals can enhance and further develop the Australian fashion industry.”

/  julie-anne quay, co-founder, ausff /


Our Mission

the philosophy of the foundation is to help young australians gain world class, hands on international experience and then return home with globally recognized training and contacts. by opening these doors and creating this platform, the foundation not only assists these individuals, but also serves to further expand and enrich the future of australian fashion industry, abroad and in australia.

What We’ve Achieved

helena dong, 2018
proenza schouler, new york

mikala tavener hanks, 2017
proenza SCHOuler, new york

deanna fanning, 2016
kiko kostadinov, london

panayota theodore, 2015
diane von furstenberg, new york

alexander oscar kelvy, 2014
LVMH, Paris

talisa trantino, 2013
alexander mcqueen, london

tim watson, 2012
thom browne, new york

natalia gryzbowski, 2011
calvin klein, 2012

georgia lazzaro, 2009
calvin klein & narciso rodriguez, new york

amanda nichols, 2018

lucy dickinson, 2017
di$count universe, new york

hannah tan, 2016
calvin klein, new york

vlad kanevsky, 2015
thom browne, new york

grace butterworth, 2014
giles, london

amie jones, 2013
VFILES, New york

natasha fagg, 2012
alexander mcqueen, london

laura wade, 2010
proenza schouler, new york

simon eeles, 2009
honorary mention, goes on to assist photographer craig mcdean

2014, malcolm carfrae & julie-anne quay honored by g’day usa for their contributions to the australian fashion industry