We’re thrilled to share the winners for the Class of 2020 Awards, who were recently announced in a webinar awards ceremony.
We’re thrilled to share the winners for the Class of 2020 Awards, who were recently announced in a webinar awards ceremony. We introduced 5 new awards this year following the news that GFW20 wouldn’t be able to go ahead. In June, a group of industry experts joined us to whittle down the finalists from 10 to 3 graduates for each award, picking only one winner from an incredibly talented selection this year. You can read more about the award finalists and their work HERE!
Today, we can share with you the winners of the 22 UK and international awards.
The Fashion Concept Award is a new award, has been created to celebrate the research and concept development that must take place in order to produce a cohesive and well thought through collection. The winner is Vick Batey from Sheffield Hallam University
The Fashion Range Plan Award is another new addition this year, The Range Plan Award has been created to celebrate and showcase the creative practice of a range plan illustration and recognize the value it holds. The winner is Sarah Williams from the University of Northumbria
The Fashion Technical Drawing Award is a new award that recognises the important role technical flat lay digital drawings play a huge part within design and manufacturing roles in the fashion industry. The winner is Emelia Johnson from De Montfort University.
The Fashion Illustration Award celebrates the graduates who communicating their collection design concepts through fashion illustration and recognises the presence of the ‘illustrated image’ in the contemporary fashion industry. The winner is Jasmine De Beaza from UCA Epsom.
The Fashion Digital Portfolio Award is presented to a well-executed, contemporary and professionally presented digital portfolio that demonstrates an individual and creative identity, and communicates the process from concept through to the final presentation. The winner is Megan Andrews from the University of Northumbria.
The Fashion Innovation Award has been created to more fully embrace the innovative work found on members courses, but who may currently not meet the minimum stated entry criteria of the catwalk awards. The winner is Sophie Parnaby from Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Fashion Communication Digital Portfolio award recognises a well-executed, stylish, and professionally presented digital fashion portfolio that demonstrates individual creative identity, whilst communicating the thought process and the development from concept to final ideas. The winner is Olga Petrusewicz from Arts University Bournemouth.
The Fashion Marketing Award is presented to a creative digital submission that demonstrates knowledge of the stages and promotional methods required in launching a campaign for a new product or service. The winner is Annie Taylor from Nottingham Trent University.
The Fashion Publication Award is presented to a graduate who produced an inspiring and innovative digital fashion publication that resonates with the industry and intended audience. The winner is Ella Kenneally from Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Fashion Styling & Creative Direction Award asked for submissions of portfolios that included two editorial stories that addressed a wide variety of issues and narratives and demonstrated the ability to communicate the needs of the client. The winner is Daisie Jacobs from Leeds Arts University.
Sportswear & Leisurewear Award is open to all sportswear and leisurewear categories, including performance and non-performance sportswear, athleisure and leisurewear. The winner is Kate Gedling from the University of Northumbria.
The David Band Textiles Award is presented to one graduate who creates a distinctive and thought-provoking exploration of the creative textile process, which aims to challenge the established boundaries of technical excellence. The winner is Hena Begum from University of Portsmouth.
The Childrenswear Award tasked applicants with designing a childrenswear collection of twelve pieces or six outfits children up to the age of 8. The winner is Georgia Lewandowski from University of Coventry.
The Considered Fashion Award celebrates sustainable, ethically aware and socially responsible products, media and marketing projects with a strong narrative that lowers environmental impact, and embodies and communicates sustainable and ethical practices. The winner is Sophie Parnaby from Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Accessories Award sponsored by YKK challenges applicants to bring a modern and directional approach to the accessories arena. Eligible categories include Millinery, Shoes, Bags, Belts and Jewellery. The winner is Ella Hall from Arts University Brighton.
Footwear Award Sponsored by Size? goes to a design concept for a unique and innovative footwear proposition that expands the boundaries of shoe-making to create the best possible environment for feet. The winner is Hyunjee Park from De Montfort University.
The Adaptation Award been created to celebrate students resourcefulness and problem-solving skills during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19. The winner is Stephanie Ransom from Arts University Brighton.
Innovation Artefact Awards are split into three categories, identifying three winners to receive awards in the following areas of innovation: fashion product design, concept and materials & embellishment. The winners are:
Fashion Product Design: Alessia di Secli from Accademia Costume e Moda
Concept: Felicia Agatha from LaSalle College Of The Arts, Singapore
Materials & embellishment: Carla Boré from LISSA Mode Paris
The International Digital Fashion Portfolio Award is presented to a well-executed, contemporary and professionally presented digital fashion portfolio that demonstrates an individual and creative identity, whilst communicating a thinking process from the concept ideas, through their development to the final presentation and layout. The winner is Hikari Morigami from Osaka Institute of Fashion.
The International Range Plan Award has been created to celebrate and showcase the creative practice of a range plan illustration and recognizes the value it holds. We are keen to support International graduates communicating their planned final collection vision of garments and outfits through a lineup or a range plan image. The winner is Zhijie Yao from Donghua University.