The London College of Fashion has unveiled the winners of its Fashioning the Future Awards 2009.
The awards celebrate design and innovation in sustainable fashion by students from various universities across the globe. Five students walked home with an award at last night’s award ceremony at London’s City Hall which was hosted by fashion commentator Caryn Franklin.
Student Zoe Fletcher won the Enterprise and Communication Initiative for a Future Fashion Industry Awards.
Varun Gambhir took home the Role of Materials in a Sustainable Fashion Industry Award and Mary Hanlon won the Systems for a Sustainable Fashion Industry Award.
Miriam Rhida collected the Design for Thriving Fashion Industry Award, while Emma Rigby won the Water - The Right for All Citizens of this Planet Award.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “This competition has clearly sparked a wealth of cracking ideas from the capital’s young designers bringing together style, practicality and the environment. It’s a brilliant example of our London Leaders programme in action. London is internationally recognised as one of the worlds greatest fashion centres for good reason and it is through the type of innovation displayed by these young designers that we will retain this preeminent position.”
Head of the London College of Fashion, professor Frances Corner, said: “As a London Leader for 2009 it has been my job to demonstrate sustainability in action – Fashioning the Future has reached out to a global community of students who have submitted ideas that prove that the next generation of fashion industry professionals have the ideas, ingenuity and skills to revolutionise the fashion industry from within.”