Graduate Fashion Week - Award Winners
George Gold Award
Grace Weller, from Bath Spa University was chosen as the winner of the George Gold Award. Grace has won £10,000, as well as £2,000 for her university alongside a paid design placement with George and the opportunity to have a collection produced with George.
Grace Weller of Bath Spa University was chosen as the Womenswear Award winner, as well as the George Gold Award winner.
Winning £5,000 for herself and £1,000 for her university, she was chosen for her outstanding collection and demonstration of exceptional creativity, design, cut and construction, colour and fabric.
Aimee Dunn of Nottingham Trent University won the coveted Menswear Award. She won £5,000 for herself and £1,000 for her university. Aimee's impressive collection was judged on her creativity, catwalk impact, workmanship and potential and, because of her impressive delivery all four, was named the 2014 winner.
Creative Catwalk Award
Camilla Grimes of the Manchester School of Art was awarded the Creative Catwalk Award. Demonstrating an extraordinary level of originality, creativity and conceptual understanding, as well as garment construction executed with impressive skill, innovation and workmanship, she won £1,000 for herself and £250 for her university.
Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear Award
Rebecca Swann of Nottingham Trent university won the Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear Award. For GFW 2014, Swann was named winner for her creation of a directional and innovtive knitwear collection that showed an appropriate use of colour, texture, yarn and silhouette. Her collection was chosen for its creativity, fashion forward approach and excellence in construction.
Stephanie Ambridge of Northumbria university was chosen as the winner of the Ethical Award. Being told she had created a business model that was going to "change the way we buy and make fashion," as she collected her work, the judges were nothing short of impressed. Creating an ethically aware and eco-friendly based product that was relevant in today's economic climate, Ambridge's work showed clear understanding and delivery throughout her developments.
Karen Millen Portfolio Award
Jasmine Hurst of the University of Leeds was awarded the Karen Millen Portfolio Award. With her portfolio described by the judges as "beautifully presented and very well edited," Jasmine's attention to detail and innovative thinking made her stand out amongst the applicants.
Fashion Marketing Award
Anna Grundy from UCLAN was chosen as the winner of the Fashion Marketing Award with a final product that was described by the judges as having a "really polished, innovative campaign that could easily roll out tomorrow". With intense market research, analysis of trends and a solid marketing plan that showed the value of innovation, Grundy won £750 for herself and £250 for her university.
Stephanie Brindley from Nottingham Trent was chosen as the accessories award winner for GFW 2014. Brindley produced accessories that were selected by the judges for their "originality, huge desirability, coherence and their beautiful craftsmanship."
Barclays New Business Idea Award
Hannah Byrne of Northbrook university was chosen as the winner of the Barclays New Business Idea Award. Producing an innovative idea aimed at filling a gap in the market, Ambridge was selected as the winner from her originality and innovation. Supported by a strong rationale and realistic financial projections, Ambridge won £750 for herself and £250 for her university.
Fashion Innovation Award
Oliver Royce of Nottingham Trent was awarded the Fashion Innovation award winner for GFW 2014. An award created to bridge the gap in the acknowledgement of design excellence that exists between portfolios, Royce won for his innovative and impressive work.
David Band Textiles Award
Coleen Leitch, from the University of Edinburgh was chosen as the winner of the David Band Textiles Award for GFW 2014 for her innovative and impressive approach to her work.
Fashion Media Award
Melissa Poulton, from Birmingham City University was chosen as the winner of the Fashion Media Award. Judged by Jessica Bumpus of Vogue.co.uk and Maurice Mullen of the Evening Standard, they chose Melissa for her creativity and original thinking, as well as the relevance to market that she showed with her ideas.
Fashion Photography Award
It was Lloyd Rimmer of Salford University who was chosen by Editor or DASH magazine NoeMie Schwaller and photographer Peter Clark as the winner of the Fashion Photography Award. Producing work that showed a connection with nature, as well as expressing his own opinions, he was selected for his technical excellence, creativity, personal vision and innovative honesty.
Fashion Styling Award
Presented by Rebekah Roy at GFW 2014, Twinks Burnett of Arts University Bournemouth was named the winner of the Fashion Styling Award. Described by Rebekah as "a clear winner in so many different ways," Twinks demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively through style and mood whilst constantly showing a personal and original vision.
Shan-Liao Huang of the Shih Chien University was awarded the International Award. Demonstrating an extraordinary level of originality, creativity and conceptual understanding, as well as garment construction executed with impressive skill, innovation and workmanship, Chien will be showing his collection on the Fashion Scout catwalk this September.