Alexandra Shulman, BFC, brands, British, British Designers, BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL, Caroline Rush, Christopher De Vos, Designer Fashion Fund 2014, Emilia Wickstead, Feathers Fashion, Henry Holland, London, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Peter Pilotto, SS14, Vogue, Zoe Jordan
If you have not heard already, congratulations to one of our most loved brands, the creative duo Peter Pilotto for winning the British Fashion Council VOGUE Designer Fashion Fund Award 2014. They were up against a tough crowd including Mary Katrantzou, Emilia Wickstead, Henry Holland, Osman and Zoe Jordan all of which were in the running to win the £200,000 grant and mentoring in order to help the designers transition into a global brand.
“Christopher and Peter are deserved winners of this year’s fund award. They have remained true to their vision of a print and colour focused brand but have managed to expand and grow the business to a level where they can now compete on an international stage. It’s a pleasure to be able to support them” – Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue and Chair of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund
Caroline Rush, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council, commented: “Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos are an incredibly dynamic design team, who since launching their label in 2007, have won the hearts and minds of the industry and the public with their vibrant colours and unforgettable prints. They demonstrated they are a thriving fashion label with a great vision to take the next step in building a global designer fashion brand.”