Emilia Wickstead Wins British Fashion Council Prize
New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead, a favourite of Kate Middleton, has been named one of nine winners of the British Fashion Council (BFC) annual trust fund. The financial prizes, which total about £300,000, are given to some of the most promising brands and labels in the industry to provide assistance for more growth, in addition to business mentoring.
“Their fashion labels have shown exciting growth and both individually and collectively their businesses reinforce the UK’s reputation for creative strength,” chief executive of the BFC Caroline Rush told British Vogue.
The trust started in 2011, and previous recipients include Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland, Marios Schwab, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Osman, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll and Roksanda Ilincic.
Original article by Victoria Dawson, Elle, June 5, 2015.
Photo by Shaun James Cox.