The National Fashion Design Awards, to be staged as a gala evening on 9 August, is the initiative of bridal retail franchise Hills on Hollywood owners’ Lisa Kajar and Gayle Clark.

The National Fashion Design Awards will include categories such as business attire, avant garde, bridal and racewear and are set to fill the gap formerly held by the RAQ Fashion Design Awards which folded in 2009.

“Australian designers deserve recognition for their hard work,” says Kajar. “We need these awards to help consumers buy local, and for up and coming designers to showcase their talents.”

For more information, visit www.nationalfashiondesignawards.com