Womenswear Gold Award: Chloe Jones - Bath Spa

LGFW Back to Front: Figures and winners

Let’s be different, let’s start our report on London Graduate Fashion Week where it finished: the Gala Show in the evening of Wednesday the 13th of June. Every year, during LGFW, a panel of educators and industry specialists select the best projects of the year in a number of specialities. On the last night, these selected few get to show their collections for a second time; at the end of the evening the winners are announced. This year top price was George Gold Award with a £20,000 cash prize.

The 21st Edition of LGFW was a success with over 20,000 people visiting London Earl’s Court over 4 days. There were students, friends and family but also industry insiders, national and international press and of course recruiters. These visitors had access to the work of more than 1,200 BA fashion graduates from 39 universities and colleges across the UK. They could attend 12 conferences touching on a range of subjects from Trend Forecasts to Kiss and Tell and a massive 17 catwalk shows.

The place was a hot bed of celebrities. Modeconnect spotted Suzy Menkes, Hilary Alexander, Daphne Guinness, Collin McDowell, Caryn Franklin, Bip Ling, Jefferson Hack, Mary Katrantzou, Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson, Daisy Lowe, Mark Fast, David Koma, Caroline Flack, Louise Redknapp and Livia Firth to mention but a few.


Here is the long list of awards, nominees and winners (underlined), leaving for last the most coveted award: the George Gold Award.

Barclays New Business Idea Award
Amy Brotherton – Birmingham City
Nicola Westby – Northumbria University
Holly Reid – University of Central Lancashire

Fashion Innovation Award
Ami Collins – University of Central Lancashire
Emma Hardstaff – Edinburgh College of Art
Rebekah Mills – Arts University College Bournemouth

Mulberry Accessories Award
Laura Smallwood – Kingston University
Poppy Totman – University of Westminster
Ellis Currie – Arts University College Bournemouth

Per Aquum Marketing Award
Biance Hammond – UCA Epsom
Hayley Oldfield – University of Central Lancashire
Emily Insch – Northumbria University

Media & Design Award
Jemma Rochelle – Northbrook College
Ami Collins – University of Central Lancashire


Karen Millen Portfolio Award 
Jousianne Propp – Manchester School of Art
Jade Love – Kingston University
Amy Whitfield – University of Leeds
Kerrie Donelly – UCA Epsom

David Band Textiles Award
Emma Hardstaff – Edinburgh College of Art
Lorna Anderson – Northumbria University
Annie Phillips – Westminster University

Ethical Award
Sarah Murphy – Northumbria University
Emeline Nsingi Nkosi – Ravensbourne
Shola Ayaji – Ravensbourne

Knitwear Award
Emma Walch – (Nottingham Trent)
Jousianne Propp – (Manchester)
Cate Lin Charles Jones – (Kingston)

International Award
Maria Martimo – Instituto Marangoni, Paris
Yvonne Kwok – Amsterdam Fashion Institute
Karen Jessen – Esmod Berlin
Zhu Liyuanzi – Instituto Marangoni, Milan.


Zandra Rhodes Textile Award
Amelia Smith – Northumbria University
Dabbi – Nottingham
Ross Lampkin – Manchester School of Art
Xia Oping / Fiona Hang – Lancaster School of Art

George Gold Award Finalists
Riona Horrox – Edinburgh School of Art (Award for best menswear)
Claire Acton – University of Central Lancashire
James Walker – UCA Epsom
Kelly Mayers – Birmingham
Chloe Jones – Bath Spa (Award for best womenswear and Gold award)
Amy Holdon – Birmingham
Alice Griffiths – UCA Epsom
Charli Cohen – Kingston
Emma Beaumont – UCA Rochester
Emily Edge – Northumbria

2012 has been an exceptional year. Over the next few days we will report on the students’ work we liked. In the meantime our most heartfelt congratulations go to all of this year 1200 graduates of LGFW!

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