This prestigious award is no doubt one which many new designers would give anything to receive but despite tough competition Kane managed to snap it up! Not only does the lucky winner get the recognition that comes alongside being crowned the Fashion Fund winner and invaluable mentoring they also receive £200,000 to boost their flourishing business!
As I said the competition was definitely well chosen and made it a true achievement for Kane to win. Here are just a few of my favorite competitors: Charlotte Dellal for Charlotte Olympia, Peter Pilotto and Nicholas Kirkwood.
Kane's business really is blooming whilst after his stunning St.Martins graduate collection in 2006 he has been eagerly watched by many a fashionista.... and he definitely has not disappointed! He is fast becoming one of those in competition to be called one of the future greats and never struggles to fill the front row with people reported to have been sitting on the stairs to catch his debut collection and since then he constantly creates new and exciting collections using everything from floral patterns to tough denim. Kane really is a deserving winner and if Alexandra Shulman says so... who am I to argue?!
"I am delighted that Christopher has won the second BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award," Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman said. "The shortlist was very strong and we were impressed by the level of talent which was inspiring. Christopher and Tammy have worked immensely hard and it is wonderful to see a designer with his vision and commitment rewarded."