So how exactly does a 15 year old emerging designer land a solo at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week? According to TheAge.com, young Andy Truong of Australia accidentally clicked his way in. But there’s a catch. Andy Troung will have to single handedly run and fund his solo fashion show himself.
Truong will be the youngest designer to mount a solo show at next month’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. With $900 saved from his jobs on a Hoyts cinema candy bar and bagging bread at Bakers Delight after school, he has started a process designers twice his age find daunting. ”I didn’t even know that I’d applied to fund [the show] and do everything myself,” Truong explains.
”I clicked the wrong button [on his online application] by mistake. But, when they told me, I thought whatever it took, I’d still be in fashion week!” –TheAge.com