First launched in 2008, the Fashioning the Future Awards now link a host of fashion institutions worldwide and bring together a global community of creative thinkers, doers, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs, all aiming to help the fashion industry steer a course for the future.
The Awards were conceived as a means to share and exchange our gathered knowledge, skills and experience with others. It offers a platform to the fashion sector of the best emerging talent, equipped and prepared to contribute to our collective prosperity.
Fashioning the Future Awards 2009
Fashions Campaign for Water
The theme for 2009 was Water, with a cross-discipline award focusing on solutions to deal with the fashion industry’s undeniable dependency on our most precious resource.
Clothes made from recycled cotton paper, exquisite design that need less laundering, hand crafted luxurious hemp satin pieces and hand-knitted pieces that are fastened onto basic wardrobe staples to create a completely adjustable wardrobe to cherish are just some of the winning ideas from Fashioning the Future Awards 2009.
Each winner demonstrated that being sustainable does not mean compromising on style or quality.
Enterprise & Communication Initiative for a Future Fashion Industry Award
Ruby Hoette and Julia Crew (Highly Commended)
Role of Materials in a Sustainable Fashion Industry Award
Karina Michel (Highly Commended)
Systems for a Sustainable Fashion Industry Award
Design for a Thriving Fashion Industry Award
Eleanor Dorrien-Smith and On Ying Lai (Highly Commended)
Water: The Right for All Citizens of this Planet Award
Anne Prahl (Highly Commended)
The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by fashion commentator and broadcaster Caryn Franklin, at the top of City Hall overlooking the London skyline on 25 November 2009. Awards were presented by Centre for Sustainable Fashion ambassador Jo Wood, BBC 1 ONE show presenter Lucy Siegle and Duncan Goose CEO of charity ONE Water.
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Lucy Siegle (Leading Ethical Investigative Journalist and BBC Broadcaster)
Caryn Franklin (Fashion Commentator and Broadcaster)
Mark Sumner (Marks & Spencer)
Solitaire Townsend (Futerra Communications)
Helen Storey (Designer and Professor of Fashion & Science)
Fashioning the Future Awards 2009 was kindly supported by:
Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council
London Leaders programme at London Sustainable Development Commission
“The London Sustainable Development Commission’s London Leaders programme is delighted to support this pursuit and celebration of innovation and creative talent. Fashion has a huge global impact on the environment, society and the economy. Finding more resource-efficient solutions, providing benefit to all involved, therefore represents a priority for the fashion industry of the future.” – John Plowman, Chair of the London Sustainable Development Commission
Fashioning the Future Awards 2008
First launched in 2008, Fashioning the Future Awards held a catwalk show that featured sustainable outfits created by finalists from the competition alongside established ethical designers. The event marked the beginning the Fashioning the Future Summit where leading figures within the industry debated solutions to some of ethical fashion’s most difficult and pressing problems regarding its future stability. Winners were announced at a packed show in October 2008 by fashion journalist extraordinaire Colin McDowell, Head of London College of Fashion Dr Frances Corner and Creative Director of Adili.com Sim Scavazza.
Michela Carrero (Runner up)
Stephanie Sandstrom (Runner up)