Scottish designer Louise Gray has won sponsorship from Cotton USA for a third season at London Fashion Week.
Cotton USA previously sponsored Gray’s autumn 11 and spring 11 collections at LFW but will now sponsor her spring 12 collection at the show which runs from September 16 to 21.
The spring 12 catwalk will be Gray’s six consecutive season at LFW. Her collection is inspired by ‘a spot, a stripe and a check’. Texture will feature heavily in the range with hand embroidery, beadwork and stitch work.
This is the seventh year of Cotton USA’s sponsorship programme which supports to up and coming fashion designers, Previous winners of the grant have included Richard Nicholl, Meadham Kirchhoff, Nathan Jenden, Sinha-Stanic, PPQ, Preen, Gardem Paris and Deryck Walker.
Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, international marketing manager of Cotton USA, said: “We have a strong commitment to young talent and the Cotton USA sponsorship programme is a huge boost for designers looking for ways to develop their work. We are delighted to be working with Louise for a third season – she is a perfect fit with Cotton USA. Her confidence and sense of adventure is unrivalled and we can’t wait to see what her latest collection has to offer”.
Gray will show spring 12 collection at 5.30 p.m on September 19 at Topshop Venue, Waterloo.