GFW: Awards 2014
Bath Spa have worked hard to create a top-notch fashion design course and last night (Tuesday 3rd June) the hard work paid off with BA graduate, Grace Weller, (pictured right) winning the Womenswear Award and Gold Award, for her intricate, hand-embroidered lace designs.
Clearly on a roll Bath Spa picked up both titles two years ago by Chloe Jones and the University is carving a positive reputation for its BA fashion course led by Louise Pickles.
The awards ceremony was held in the Truman Brewery in London’s East End, and hosted by Zoe Hardman. The judging panel that included Sarah Mower, Peter Pilotto, Philip Treacy, Louise Gray; Sara Maino of Italian Vogue; and Fiona Lambert, vice-president of George at Asda, the title sponsor for the event, were unanimous that Grace Weller’s collection should scoop the two top awards.
“Her designs are graceful, beautiful and elegant and the craftsmanship and hard work really stood out.”
Here is the complete list of GFW Award Winners 2014:
Gold Award: Grace Weller – Bath Spa
Womenswear Award: Grace Weller – Bath Spa
Menswear Award: Aimee Dunn – Nottingham Trent (pictured right)
Creative Catwalk Award: Camilla Grimes – Manchester School of Art (pictured bottom right)
Knitwear Award: Rebecca Swann – Nottingham Trent
International Collection: Shan-Liao Huang – Shih Chien University, Taiwan
Lifetime Achievement Award: Anne Tyrell MBE
Fashion Styling Award: Lucinda Bernette – Bournemouth
Fashion Photography Award: Lloyd Rimmer – Salford
Media Award: Melissa Poulton – Birmingham City
David Band Textiles Award: Coleen Leitch – Edinburgh
Fashion Innovation Award: Oliver Royce – Nottingham Trent
Barclays New Business Award: Hannah Byrne – Northbrook
Accessories Award: Stephanie Brindley – Nottingham Trent
Fashion Marketing: Anna Grundy – UCLAN
Karen Millen Portfolio Award: Jasmine Hurst – Leeds
Ethical Award: Stephanie Ambridge – Northumbria
Best Stand: Northumbria