Fashion Fringe announces its winner

Donatella Versace announces Fashion Fringe winner

Donatella Versace today announced Eun Jeong Hong as the winner of UK design competition, Fashion Fringe.

Describing the decision as a close race, Versace presented the award to a tearful Jeong Hong, for her label Go by a Secret Path. The announcement was preceded by a catwalk show, which saw the four finalists present their collections to the fashion pack.

As well as the style-studded judging panel, which included designer Roland Mouret, a selection of fashion-forward stars arrived to watch the show, including Emma Watson, Alexa Chung, Emma Watson and Dita Von Teese.

The annual event provides one new designer a year with £100,000 of funding, to allow them to show a collection at London Fashion Week.

The competition has helped launch a host of celebrated British fashion talent, including previous winners Aminaka Wilmont, Gavin Douglas, Erdem, and Basso & Brooke. Runners up also include Sinha-Stanic and Modernist, both now regulars on the London Fashion Week schedule.


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