Mercedes-Benz Presents announcement

Fashion designer Kate Sylvester is now part of an exclusive club.

The official word was given at last night’s Champions of Fashion 2015 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer Announcement red carpet cocktail event held at The French Kitchen, Auckland where Sylvester was named 2015 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer.

An accolade she now shares with Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Badgley Mischka, Carla Zampatti, Monique Huillier and Dame Trelise Cooper.

Designers are chosen for their unique style, creative flair and quality craftsmanship. All receive support from Mercedes-Benz, including a sponsored runway space (in Sylvester’s case at this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week next month) and a car to drive.

The show will be an undisputed highlight at this year’s event.

All in the Family

While most teenagers are too caught up in a whirlwind of schoolwork to focus on much else, 16-year-old Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, has been busy carving out a name for herself in the world of high fashion. Following in the footsteps of her mother – Paradis fronted her first Chanel campaign back in 1990 – Depp has just been announced as Chanel’s newest brand ambassador. The announcement comes as no surprise to fashion insiders; the stunning young woman was spotted walking alongside her mother for Karl Lagerfeld’s casino-themed Chanel Haute Couture show just last week.

Take a look at Depp’s debut campaign below.

Video courtesy of Chanel