Kicking off today, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) ( is anticipating a significant international presence as the IMG-ran event continues to gather pace in the industry.

Taking place at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, and running through 2nd May, brands include Alex Perry, Anna Thomas, Kirrily Johnston, Lisa Ho and Zimmermann, plus a showcase of 100+ designer labels from around the Asia Pacific region.

“Our industry has grown, developed and matured to the point where the whole world is watching to see which great creative talents RAFW will reveal this season,” said Daniel Hill, General Manager, IMG Fashion Australia.

The official schedule will also incorporate the revamped Emerge @ The Source a conceptual area within the event that will debut collections of 25 plus talented and hand-picked emerging designers. This initiative provides each designer with an ideal platform to participate in the heart of RAFW alongside our region‚s leading collection show designers, offering an opportunity to increase brand awareness, generate sales and gain entry into the global market place. Buyers in attendance this week include those from Harrods, Lane Crawford,, Selfridges, Urban Outfitters, and Villa Moda.

Photo: A SS08/09 look from the Anna Thomas show which took place today