London College of Fashion Draws Designs for the Future

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Miriam Rhida's hemp satin dress, winner of the Design for a Thriving Fashion Industry Award. Credit: Sean Michael/Epoch, Via Guardian

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion announced the winners of Fashioning the Future, their international student design competition awards, last week in London, UK. Designs that made it to the winning circle include: garments made with recycled cotton paper; hand-knitted hemp satin accessories that function as adjustable wardrobe pieces, and items that require less laundering. Designs are currently on view in London, click through for details. Winners "demonstrated that being sustainable does not mean compromising style or quality" were announced as follows: Zoe Fletcher, Enterprise & Communication Initiative for a Future Fashion Industry Award; Varun Gambhir, Role of Materials in a Sustainable Fashion Industry Award; Mary Hanlon, Systems for a Sustainable Fashion Industry Award; Miriam Rhida, Design for a Thriving Fashion Industry Award, and Emma Rigby, Water - The Right for All Citizens of this Planet Award.

Highlights from Fashioning the Future is on view at City Hall (The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA) until December 4, 2009 and at London College of Fashion (20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ), both exhibits are open to the public and free of charge. Visit for details.:: Centre for Sustainable Fashion
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Emma Rigby's design discourages frequent laundering. Credit: Sean Michael/Epoch, Via Guardian
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Zoe Grace Fletcher's hand knitted wool design looks at re-making and adjusting garments. Credit: Sean Michael/Epoch, Via Guardian

View more photos in the Guardian's slideshow, with explanations by designers.:: Guardian

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