Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Fashion Forward winners announced

fashion-forward1.jpg
fashion-forward.jpg
fashion-forward-2.jpg

Today the British Fashion Council announced the winners of the prestigious Fashion Forward sponsorship.

Designers Henry Holland, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou and James Long will receive sponsorship from the scheme for two consecutive seasons to show in London. James is the first menswear designer to receive support through this scheme.

Established six years ago to provide support for emerging British designers, Fashion Forward provides a cash prize to help winners show their collections, plus business support from the BFC, and has helped nurture the talents of Christopher Kane, Erdem, Giles Deacon and Peter Pilotto.

Holland, who came to fashion fame with his cheeky slogan t-shirts and friendship with the model Agyness Deyn , says it is a "huge accolade for the brand".

ABOVE: Henry Holland with Pixie Geldof, wearing his designs, and House of Holland spring/summer 2012.

Other winners include Athens-born designer Mary Katrantzou, whose bold digital prints and use of trompe d'oeil have wowed fashion editors and stylish celebrities alike, and Louise Gray, known for her eclectic clashing of bold colours and prints.

ABOVE: Mary Katrantzou and Keira Knightley in one of her designs.

BELOW: Louise Gray and her spring/summer 2012 collection.

Fashion Forward strengthens London's reputation as a fashion capital dedicated to supporting new and exciting talent - and we can't wait to see what more sponsorship will do for these designers.

Picture credits: Rex Features

Related

what-to-wear-ski.jpg

What to wear on a ski break

spring-nail-polish-trends.jpg

10 best Spring nail polishes

spongebob-fashion-icon.jpg

SpongeBob Squarepants goes fashion

More

Elisabeth Moss hid secret “f**k you” to the patriarchy in Emmys outfit

We expected nothing less from The Handmaid’s Tale star

by Kayleigh Dray
19 Sep 2017

Five ways to wear ruffles, London Fashion Week's most decadent trend

A romantic and theatrical wardrobe statement

19 Sep 2017

Behind the scenes at London Fashion Week

Candid backstage and party snaps from the capital of style

19 Sep 2017

Stars on the front row at London Fashion Week

The people, the parties, the on-point looks

by Anna Brech
19 Sep 2017

Join Stylist's fashion crew backstage at London Fashion Week

Immerse yourself in all the behind-the-scene action

18 Sep 2017

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities

18 Sep 2017

What the Stylist team are wearing at Fashion Week

Check in here for style inspiration

18 Sep 2017

Amazon trials one-hour Prime Now deliveries with LFW show

Nicopanda capsule collection can be shopped straight from the catwalk

by Anna Brech
18 Sep 2017

Street style highlights from London Fashion Week

From hard-edged metallics to garish cartoon prints and flamboyant throwback trends

by Anna Brech
18 Sep 2017

From pink to pistachio, our favourite gelato moments from Fashion Week

Get the ice-cream trend licked

by Anna Brech
16 Sep 2017