A big congrats to Henry Holland, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou and James Long (the sole menswear designer) who have just been announced as the recipients of the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward scholarship. Long is the first menswear designer to receive the award. Each designer will receive financial and 'business' support for two consecutive seasons to show at London Fashion Week. Last year Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff, and Todd Lynn took home the prize. Fashion Forward has been around for six years and was set up to provide financial support to emerging talent. Today's winners might not seem like emerging talent--Henry Holland and Mary Katranzou are fairly well established names at this point--but nice that they're being recognized and getting that cash if they need it.
British Fashion Council Announces Fashion Forward Winners; Todd Lynn Opens Up About His Win
We know it can be tough to choose favorites in fashion. So we understand why, for the first time, the British Fashion Council chose to award not one, but three promising labels under its Fashion Forward sponsorship scheme. Congratulations to Peter Pilotto’s Christoph and Peter, Meadham Kirchhoff’s Edward and Ben, and Todd Lynn’s…Todd Lynn. We caught Todd on the phone to ask him about his triumph.