Graduate Fashion Week 2017: The Awards Gala
Each award is independently judged by a panel of industry experts. Reading like a fashion’s ‘who’s who’ the likes of Angela Missoni, John Rocha, Iain R. Webb, Henry Holland, Tamsin Lejeune and many others judged the 26 categories throughout the event.
Alesha Dixon at the Awards image by Qavi Reyez
Various category winners have been announced daily over the course of GFW while the Gala provided a glittering showcase for those top design awards. In attendance celebrities included Alesha Dixon, Myleene Klass, Henry Holland, Daniel Lismore, Paul Sculfur, Oliver Spencer and Olivia Cox.
Henry Holland by Qavi Reyez
The 2017 Graduate Fashion Week Award Winners are:
CHRISTOPHER BAILEY GOLD AWARD
The winner of the renowned Christopher Bailey Gold Award is Halina North (right), from Edinburgh College of Art. She has won £10,000 and Edinburgh College of Art win £2000. The runner up was Abigail Coop from Nottingham Trent University.
DEBENHAMS MENSWEAR AWARD
Daniel Rynne (below) from Arts University Bournemouth is the winner of the Debenhams Menswear Award.
M&S WOMENSWEAR AWARD
Irene D’Antonio (right) from Edinburgh College of Art has won the M&S Womenswear award! The runner up Claire Tagg from UCA Rochester.
VISIONARY KNITWEAR AWARD
Ruth Williams from Edinburgh College of Art has won the Visionary Knitwear award. Abigail Coop from Nottingham Trent University, is the runner up.
CATWALK TEXTILES AWARD
Maddie Williams from Edinburgh College of Art has won the Catwalk Textiles Award! The runner up, Frankie Dean also from Edinburgh College of Art.
SWAROVSKI HILARY ALEXANDER TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Halina North from Edinburgh College of Art has also won the Swarovski Hilary Alexander Trailblazer Award.
GEORGE CATWALK TO STORE
The winner is Laura Capello from Bath Spa University. The first runner up is Daniel Rynne from Arts University Bournemouth and the second runner up is Zsofia Juhasz from Manchester School of Art.
BONMARCHÉ FASHION FOR ALL AWARD
The winner is Caroline Bowden from University of Central Lancashire. The runner up Sian McGinnes Birmingham City University.
MOTHERCARE CHILDRENSWEAR AWARD
The winner of the Mothercare Award was won by Catherine Watts (right) University of Salford. The runner up is Alexandra Ward from Northumbria University. The next runner up is Alisha Dhokia from the University of Northampton.
CLARKS FOOTWEAR AWARD
Megan Davies from the University of South Wales, has won the Clarks Footwear Award. Runner up is Georgia Battell De Montfort University and the second runner up is Kirsty Morris from UCA Epsom.
TU AT SAINSBURY’S WOMENSWEAR SCHOLARSHIP
The winner of a year’s scholarship is Laura Gillings from Bath Spa University.
TU AT SAINSBURY’S MENSWEAR SCHOLARSHIP
The winner Amy Venderwel, from Nottingham Trent University, has won a year’s scholarship at Tu by Sainsbury’s under the mentorship of Oliver Spencer.
BOOHOO SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD
The winner of the Boohoo Social Media Award is Natalie Clarkson from Ravensbourne.
ASOS FUTURE TALENT AWARD – COMMUNICATION
The winner of the ASOS Future Talent Award, Communications, is Charnice Blaize, from Birmingham City School of Fashion and Textiles. Charnice has won £3000 and her university has won £1000.
ASOS FUTURE TALENT AWARD – DESIGN
The winner of £3000 and the ASOS Future Talent Award – Design, is Hattie Crowther (right). A graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, £1000 will go to the university.
BOUX AVENUE LINGERIE AWARD
Charley Chiddle from De Montfort
BOUX AVENUE SWIMWEAR AWARD
Lucy Watkins from De Montfort
DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD SUSTAINABLE and ETHICAL AWARD
Catherine Watts from Salford
DAVID BAND TEXTILES AWARD
Stefan Efobi from Manchester School of Art
NEW MEDIA AWARD
Che-Ling Shek from UCLAN
DRAPER’S FASHION PUBLICATION AWARD
Elizabeth Bishop from Ravensbourne
NEW BUSINESS AWARD
Miruna Ioana Manole from UCA Epsom
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Alannah Cooper from Heriott Watt
YKK ACCESSORIES AWARD
Megan Evans from University of South Wales
FASHION MARKETING AWARD
Caroline Booth from Nottingham Trent University
3INA STYLING & CREATIVE DIRECTION AWARD
Matthew Morriares from Arts University Bournemouth
SWAROVSKI INTERNATIONAL CATWALK COMPETITION
Po-Chien Chin Shin Chien University
LITTLE BLACK DRESS CELEBRITY GOWN AWARD
Yang Ting Kwok from Norwich University of Arts