Four of fashion's most exciting young talents have today been announced as the recipients of Fashion Forward sponsorship for two consecutive seasons. Henry Holland, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou and menswear designer James Long (the first menswear designer to receive this support) all win cash prizes to help with showing their collections in London, the creative capital of the world, and access to business support from the British Fashion Council.
Founded six years ago to provide funding for emerging British talent, Fashion Forward has previously been awarded to Christopher Kane, Erdem, Meadham Kirchoff and Peter Pilotto. These designers are now fully established in the fashion industry, and judging by their success, the future looks bright for Henry, Louise, Mary and James.
These four designers have really begun to make their mark on the fashion world with their imagination, creativity and flair for colour and print. I can't wait for Fashion Week! Until then, look back at S/S '12