As Tom Ford announced the design duo Aminaka Wilmont Fashion Fringe winner of 2007, the crowd erupted as Gavin Douglas handed over the trophy designed this year by Manolo Blahnik – one of the world’s most influential shoe designers.
After the noise died down and reality set in they said “Being given this accolade is an amazing honour and has afforded us a fantastic opportunity. Fashion Fringe as an initiative is a great platform for elevating upcoming designers to the next level. One only has to take a look at the past winners’ stories to see what’s now within our grasp.”
Fashion Fringe’s Creative Director, Colin McDowell stated “The standard was extremely high and it was a tough call. After a lot of heated discussion, it was finally agreed that the winners were undoubtedly Aminaka Wilmont.”
Along with all the business support and expert advice required to establish their own business, the winners’ collection was exhibited in Paris and sold via the world’s premier luxury fashion e-tailer NET-A-PORTER.COM.