GFW 2010: The Winners

An informational quickie of a post for you…

The highly coveted lust-object of any budding designer’s dreams; the River Island Gold Award – a not-so-shabby £20,000 – went to Rebecca Thomson of Manchester Metropolitan University for her stunningly ethereal, structurally engaging collection featuring lace and frills, ruffles and flounces and sheers…

View the winning collection in full at

Best Menswear was won by Thomas Crisp from Ravensbourne (the second year running that a Ravensbourne graduate has scooped this award – last year’s winner was Mehmet Ali) for a collection that managed to be edgy, urban and sophisticated with its focus on 18th Century Parisian tailoring and chic layering…

Photography by Paul Harness.

Best Womenswear went to Rhea Fields of Northbrook College Sussex for her androgynous tailored collection in fleshy pink and black leatherette and latex…

Photography by Simon Armstrong.

The Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Prize was picked up by Anna Lee of De Montfort University for her striking Chinese Dragon themed collection…

Photography by Simon Armstrong.

The BHM Knitwear Visionary Award was scooped by Northumbria University’s Ledina Zhang for her extroverted oversized sport-kitsch knits…

Photography courtesy of mysugarland

And – finally – the Amsterdam Fashion Institute’s Roya Hesam received the International award. Head over to Runway Passport for an interview with the designer (and for more pictures…the sheer jumpsuit is absolutely incredible!)

Photography by Simon Armstrong

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