Hoi Lam Wong, Jade Parfitt, Frances Corner / Alex Rosenwald, Jade Parfitt, Frances Corner
Collection of the Year winner Hoi Lam Wong from China.
Alicija Aputyte, Jade Parfitt, Frances Corner
Last night London College of Fashion held its annual BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Show 2009 at its new venue, the Flower Cellars in Covent Garden. The stars were out in force to support the 28 young designers who graduate this summer, in Womenswear, Menswear and Surface Textiles. Jade Parfitt, model and TV presenter, presented the night’s three awards at the end of the catwalk show.
The final selection for last night’s show was made by a panel of judges who watched all 190 graduate collections over a marathon two days of internal shows to whittle them down to 28. Judges included London College of Fashion ‘Leathersellers Designers in Residence’ BOUDICCA, NATALIE DEMBINSKA (regular fashion and editorial contributor for 10 Magazine), LEE DOUROS (menswear buyer for my-wardrobe.com), CHARLIE PORTER (Deputy Editor of Fantastic Man, Fashion Features Editor of i-D and Financial Times Contributor) LULU KENNEDY (Founder of Fashion East and MAN) and JILL MARSHALL (Head of Design, Ladieswear Clothing, Tesco).
The first award for Fashion Textiles was won by Alicija Aputyte (from Lithuania), the second for Design and Technology was won by Alex Rosenwald (from the USA) and the biggest award of the night: Collection of the Year was won by Hoi Lam Wong (from China). Over the past couple of years the London College of Fashion BA Show has gone from strength to strength, producing some of the UKs most talented young designers including William Tempest (http://www.williamtempest.com/), Cecilia Mary Robson (http://www.ceciliamaryrobson.co.uk/) and Michela Carraro (http://www.michela-carraro.com/). Hundreds more now work within industry designing for almost every store on the British High Street and numerous luxury brands.
Backstage / Stephanie & Harold Tillman, Jasmine Guiness
Erin O'Connor, Jade Parfitt, Jasmine Guiness / Boudicca
Seung Woo Lee / On Ying Lai / Neliana Fuenmayor