On being announced the winner, lifting the Red Bull Fashion Fringe Wings trophy, designed by jeweller Solange Azagury-Partridge, Gavin was momentarily speechless. “I’m over the moon. It is an amazing opportunity to take my work to the next level. After all the years of hard work it’s a dream come true.”
Fashion Fringe’s Creative Director Colin McDowelll comments, “Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden has proved once again that with the right support young British designers can flourish. Fashion Fringe is not about producing stars – but it is about maintaining international interest and subsequent business support in British design talent. I am delighted that the industry continues to embrace this vision.”
Gavin Douglas’ collection was sold online exclusively on Yoox.com and in Harrods, giving him unprecedented access to the global marketplace.