Recognize the names Jens Laugesen, Richard Nicoll, Aleksandar Stanic and Fiona Sinha? If not, familiarize yourself with these names now, because they all were today named Fashion Forward's winning designers for 2007, at a party hosted by the British Fashion Council.
Present at the party were Agyness Deyn, Henry Holland, Liberty Ross, Ruby Stewart, Jasmine Guinness, Harry Potter star Katie Leung, and Daisy de Villeneuve, and even Giles Deacon.
All the winners will be presenting collections at London Fashion Week in September, and as part of their awards, are receiving financial assistance and business mentoring to do so.
"It’s been the making of a whirlwind moment,” said Laugesen. “All this attention is incredibly rewarding.”
Nicoll said “This is a huge honor, one that will help me a great deal.”
Stanic, meanwhile, represented her label after her design partner was called away on a family emergency. “Aleksandar’s mom broke her arm,” she offered, “but she would’ve loved to have been here.”
Photo: Designer Richard Nicoll. Courtesy of Fashion Week Daily