6 posts tagged "Todd Lynn"
This morning, the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the three womenswear designers—Mary Katrantzou, Henry Holland, and Louise Gray—and one menswear designer, James Long, who have been awarded the Fashion Forward sponsorship for two consecutive seasons of London shows. Long is the first menswear designer to receive funding from the Fashion Forward program. They are in good company. In the past six years of the program, the winners have included Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, and, last year, Peter Pilotto, Todd Lynn, and Meadham Kirchhoff.
With women’s fashion weeks just around the corner, designers are scrambling to get their preparations in order—and those charitably inclined are reaching for their checkbooks. The latest boost comes courtesy of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward Prize, which was presented last night in London. Peter Pilotto, Todd Lynn, and Meadham Kirchhoff all walked away with a cash infusion for their upcoming presentations in February and September and industry mentorship—despite the fact that the award is typically given to a single designer or label. They’re in good company: Past winners include Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu, Jonathan Saunders, Louise Goldin, and Richard Nicoll.
Above, models wear Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff, and Todd Lynn and yesterday’s announcement.
We confess: It’s hard to click through our complete London coverage without getting a little covetous of the goods hitting the English runways. But good news has arrived for stateside shoppers looking to get their hands on some U.K. goods: The British Fashion Council and the e-retailer thecorner.com have teamed up to offer some of the best of British fashion on sale online. Five emerging London designers—all from the BFC’s LONDON show ROOMS initiative—are offering Fall pieces on a dedicated mini-site on The Corner, just in time for LFW. Get your Faster by Mark Fast, Christopher Raeburn, Todd Lynn, Michael Lewis London, and Mary Katrantzou (including this eye-popping print dress, left), as well as exclusive video content from the designers themselves. Shipping, it goes without saying, is worldwide. If you can’t get to London, at least you can get London to you.
Fresh off an audience with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, Peter Pilotto, Todd Lynn, Mark Fast, and other London up-and-comers are in New York this week showing off their Fall wares. The designers are squired away in the penthouse of the Soho Grand from now until Thursday afternoon, but a few arrived in time to enjoy the sunny weekend weather. Louise Gray hit the Chelsea flea market with Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff, where she scooped up piles of Guatemalan textiles and Meadham bought lots of little dolls. A few tiny porcelain arms were strung on his leather cord necklace, and it’s not a stretch to imagine them showing up one way or another at the duo’s next show. These are the men, after all, whose orders went way up after their Christmas ornament-inspired collection hit the runway. (In case you were wondering, Ikram Goldman bought the pipe cleaner tiaras.) Other designers are sticking around this weekend. Holly Fulton, for her part, is planning a trip to the Empire State Building, a fitting destination for a talent whose breakout Spring show featured prints and embroideries of Art Deco-style buildings not unlike the New York landmark. Her main goal, however, is finding a U.S. store to stock her distinctive new bejeweled snakeskin shift dresses (pictured), which take their inspiration from the Parisian stained glass artist Louis Barillet. Are you listening, retailers?