and the winner of the 2015 Vogue Designer Fashion Fund is Mary Katrantzou!!!!
I am super happy for her.
Mary Katrantzou is making Greeks proud, again!
Even though, all nominated designers were deserving of the prize, I guess she was chosen, as the fashion fund winner because she is an incredible business woman and an exceptionally talented designer.
She told Vogue.co.uk :
“You know, I’ve applied before, but this time really is the most important year for us,” Katrantzou told us just after her name was announced. “You go through different stages of growth in your business and this past year specifically has been huge for us so it’s incredible to win now.
Before the announcement I didn’t really think, ‘What if we win?’ Everyone is just so strong in different ways, and everyone needs the award for different reasons, that you never really consider that.
You are constantly called to raise your game by all the amazing talent that’s around you here in London and that can inspire you to do great things. Having mentors like Alex Shulman, Sarah Mower, Caroline Rush and Natalie Massenet means that you get that boost and the advice you need as you go along, which is really important to nurture your business commercially as well as creatively. I’m so grateful.”
You can see highlights from the Fall Winter 2015 Kenophobia fashion show here