GOTYA 2021

GOTYA 2021

We are proud to be the ongoing program partner of the DIA's Graduate of the Year Awards

On behalf of everyone at Stylecraft, we would like to extend our congratulations to all 2021 DIA Graduate of the Year Awards finalists and winners!

Stylecraft are proud to be the exclusive partner of GOTYA. Supporting emerging talent in Australia and recognising excellence in the industry, aligns with our strong focus on working with local designers. The flagship program for emerging designers this year involved 173 impressive nominations, 27 State winners, 7 category winners and one student also named the Madeline Lester Award recipient.

The awards were announced via a virtual ceremony, with previous GOTYA winner Tom Skeehan of SKEEHAN co-hosting and Stylecraft ACT State Manager, Jaime Sinclair, announcing the Madeline Lester Award. Our Perth and Adelaide showrooms hosted small watch parties for finalists and the local DIA representatives.

Congratulations to all!

2021 GOTYA Winners

Australian Design Graduate of the Year (Madeline Lester Award) - Isabelle Kleijn, UNSW

Australian Fashion Design Graduate of the Year - Gisella Candi, University of Technology, Sydney

Australian Industrial/Product Design Graduate of the Year - Tim Lutton, RMIT University

Australian Interior Dectoration Graduate of the Year - Joanne Odisho, RMIT University

Australian Interior Design Graduate of the Year - Isabelle Kleijn, UNSW

Australian Textile Design Graduate of the Year - Sophie Yencken, RMIT University

Australian Visual Communication Design Graduate of the Year - Madison Chan, University of Technology, Sydney & Erin McConnell, Swinburne University of Technlogy

Australian Furniture Design Graduate of the Year - Bolaji Teniola, RMIT University


View the 2021 awards ceremony on Youtube.

View the full list of winners here.