Connor O’Grady, a testament to the diversity of BGS boys, has already established himself as an award-winning designer, despite still being in Year 11. Last year, he took home the Supreme Award at the Australian Wool Fashion Awards and was named the Queensland Young Designer of the Year. The awards honoured his design talents and his work in making turbans for people having cancer treatment.
This year, Connor has already won three top awards at the Australasian Young Designer Wool Awards. He also judged the fashions at The Royal Queensland Show, invited after becoming a three-time Grand Champion in the Natural Fibres Creations Competition at the show.
Looking to the future, Connor said he aimed to be accepted at the esteemed Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London.