Triumph Award winners Triumph

by Katie on June 11, 2010

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On Thursday night (10th June), at a catwalk show hosted by TV presenter, Nicky Hambleton-Jones, Isabella Newell from Central Saint Martins was named the winner of the UK National Finals of the Triumph Inspiration Award 2010 with her clever Gagesque design, “Circus Freaks” (Pictured above).

Aisling Farrell of Central Saint Martins took second place with a sleek, black structured set named “Sacred Geometry” (which I loved, pictured below) and Kate Burreddu of De Montfort University came in third place with her design “Podtastic”, a beautiful whimsical vision of pretty whiteness. (Pictured).

For the third consecutive year, the Triumph Inspiration Award contest saw 20 fashion student finalists, 10 from Central Saint Martins in London and 10 from DeMonfort University in Leicester presenting their unique lingerie showpieces inspired by the design motto “Shape Sensation”.

For Louise Redknapp, the face of Triumph UK, leading stylist Charlie Anderson,German design duo Felder & Felder and Triumph UK’s Product Manager Jane Fenlon-Smith, deciding the UK’s winner was an unenviable task. Judges were asked to score the designs based on strict criteria including innovation and creativity, individuality, concept, aesthetic, quality, presentation and show effect. The UK winner Isabella Newell not only received a generous £2,000 in prize money but will go forward to represent the UK head to head with 26 other international finalists at the global Triumph Inspiration Award 2010 finals. The final of the TIA 2010 will be held in London in the run up to London Fashion Week on 16th September and all 27 countries will present their inspirational designs to an internationally renowned jury.

The overall winner of the global TIA will not only win a prize fund of 15,000 Euros (with the 2nd and 3rd places winning 10,000 Euros and 5,000 Euros respectively) but will also win the opportunity to work alongside Triumph’s design team in Hong Kong to turn their winning showpiece into a commercial garment to be sold as a limited edition piece in Triumph’s stores and selected outlets worldwide from September 2011.

Last years overall winner of the Triumph Inspiration Award, the UK’s James Nolan’s winning lingerie set will be available in Triumph stores and selected outlets from September 2010.

Voting for the global finals will open online from 1st August 2010.

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