Jacqui Alexander, 18yrs old, fashion designer
At 18, Jacqui Alexander will become the youngest fashion designer to be stocked by Harvey Nichols (starting in their Dubai store). She designed her first two collections while finishing year 12 at Bialik College in East Hawthorn in 2006. Alexander says her father, Sasha, taught her everything she knows. He spent 10 years as a costume designer for Russian Ballet before migrating to Australia in the 80's, starting as a manufacturer of labels like Saba and Scanlon & Theodore and later launching their own womenswear label, Master and Margarita. Go to The Age site to read more about Jacqui Alexander.