Graduate Fashion Week winners announced

Graduate Fashion Week winners announced

Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Williamson look on as Myrto Samou is crowned the winner of the River Island Gold Award.

Last night saw Graduate Fashion Week's prestigious River Island Gold Award go to Myrto Samou of Rochester University. The designer, who presented a stellar collection packed with modern, asymmetric dresses and cut-away gowns, was awarded the £20,000 prize by Matthew Williamson, Giles Deacon and River Island CEO, Richard Bradbury CBE before a star-studded crowd that included Claudia Schiffer, Amber Le Bon, Erin O'Connor and British Fashion Council Chairman Harold Tillman.

The other big winners of the night were:
Textiles Award Winner: Calum Harvey, Ravensbourne College of Design
Hachette Filipaachi Media & Design Winner: Charlotte Webb, Middlesex University
Fashion Innovation Winner: Nicola Morgan, Northumbria University Fashion
Lyle & Scott Strategic Marketing Winner: Laura Booth, UCLAN
Mulberry Accessories Winner: Verity Pemberton, Winchester School of Art
Per AQUUM Creative Marketing Winner: Christina Duggan, Northumbria University Fashion Marketing
Jon Adam Fashion Portfolio Winner: Dulcie Dryden, Northumbria University Fashion
First Word Journalism Winner: Yuka Maeno, UCA Epsom
Pringle of Scotland Visionary Knitwear Winner: Sarah Burton, Manchester Metropolitan University
Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Winner: Charlotte Simpson, Northumbria University Fashion
Menswear Winner: Mehmet Ali, Ravensbourne College of Design
Womenswear Winner: Myrto Samou, UCA Rochester

InStyle congratulates all the winners!

By Maria Milano

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