LONDON, Fe 2, 2011 / FW/ — Christopher Kane just added another prestigious award to his 2009 BFC British Collection Award. The Scottish-born designer was named this year’s winner of the BFC / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund by the British Fashion Council (BFC).
The Award, which is now in its second year, comprises of £200,000 and access to director level mentors across the industry, was established to further enhance the reputation of London’s rising stars and assist in the development of their businesses.
Comments Christopher Kane on his being named winner, “I am absolutely delighted to be this year’s winner of the BFC /Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. It is such an honour to receive this accolade especially when I have such huge respect for all the nominees.”
Kane was selected among 8 designers (Charlotte Olympia, Christopher Kane, E.Tautz, Jonathan Saunders, Nicholas Kirkwood, Osman, Peter Pilotto and Richard Nicoll) who were shortlisted by a panel of representatives of Fund sponsors.
Christopher Kane was selected for this award based on a his business plan and presentation at interview to the judging panel. The presentation demonstrated both Christopher and Tammy Kane’s determination to meet an ambitious plan, through appointments and brand development opportunities.
The Christopher Kane label was set up in 2006 and is jointly owned by Christopher and his sister and collaborator Tammy. Christopher trained at Central Saint Martins and won ‘New Designer of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards in 2007. He also designs for Versus and his own name label is stocked in stores around the world including Barneys, Jeffreys, Browns, Liberty, Dover Street Market, Harvey Nichols, Net-a-Porter, Joyce, Maria Luisa, Printemps, and Corso Como.
Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue, said “I am delighted that Christopher Kane has won this year’s award. His last collection was one of his best with a strong point of view but also clothes that all of us want to wear. He represents the best of British fashion talent – original, determined and influential.”
Photo courtesy of the British Fashion Council