Bath Spa University’s Chloe Jones celebrated its annual Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award with Daphne Guinness, Suzy Menkes and Fiona Lambert (brand director of George) on board to judge and award the £20,000 prize.
Riona Horrox
Riona Horrox

The jury’s criteria focused on choosing a designer who displayed exceptional ability in design, cut and construction as well as excellent use of color and fabric. An intensive interview process accompanied seventeen catwalk shows leading up to the big decision.

This year’s competition featured designers working in all realms of fashion from over 39 universities across Europe and the UK. Apart from Jones’ win, ten finalists will be granted support from the Graduate Fashion Week Mentoring Panel. Other awards were presented as follows:

Womenswear Award – Chloe Jones, Bath Spa University

Menswear Award – Riona Horrox, Edinburgh College of Art

Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textile Award – Xiaoping (Fiona) Huang, UCLAN University

Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear Award – Jousianne Prop, Manchester School of Art & Caitlin Charles Jones, Kingston University

International Award – Karen Jessen, Esmod Berlin

Fashion Innovation Award – Ami Collins, UCLAN University

David Band Textiles Award – Emma Hardstaff, Edinburgh College of Art

Ethical Award – Sarah Murphy, Northumbria University

Per Aquum Marketing Award – Hayley Oldfield, UCLAN University

Karen Millen Fashion Portfolio Award – Jouisanne Propp, Manchester School of Art

Mulberry Accessories Award – Laura Smallwood, Kingston University

Barclays New Business Idea Award – Holly Reid, UCLAN University

Stand Award – Edinburgh College of Art

Media & Design Award – Kerrie Donelly, UCLAN University