Lim will receive $25,000 as part of the award, which she plans to put towards post-graduate study at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. She has also won the opportunity to intern at Carla Zampatti before she leaves to pursue her studies, plus the chance to create a capsule collection for Carla at the completion of the course.
“I’m so grateful to Carla Zampatti for both the award and the valuable feedback she has given me throughout the selection process,” Lim said today.
Zampatti says she hopes the award “will not only inspire and equip talented students for success but will also enrich the Australian fashion industry”.
“There have been others who supported my passion to create a fashion brand and given sage advice at pivotal times,” she says. “I’ve always believed in ‘paying it forward’ and nurturing and encouraging new talent.”
Lim’s aesthetic is defined by soft tailoring, mixed drapery and knitwear.
The two award finalists, Jessica Guzman and Lily Xu, have also been selected into the masters program at Parsons School of Design.