The three finalists of 2012's Fashion Fringe showed their collections at Somerset House last night, with Christopher Bailey naming Haizhen Wang the winner of this year's prize. The Central Saint Martins graduate set up his label in 2010, after working at MaxMara and All Saints. Bailey helped the finalists in the run up to the London Fashion Week show, and Wang will continue to receive mentoring as well as studio space at Somerset House for the next four seasons. The Burberry chief creative officer told Vogue:
"I was looking for a real rounded talent with vision that he or she knew how to execute. I wanted to see an understanding of how to cut and sew; how to construct clothes; and how to create a business. Having a strong point of view was important too. With Haizhen, he has a talent that hopefully the industry will relate to. It's effortless and in his blood. When you first see his work, it appears to be very graphic and bold, but it's constructed in a very sensual way."
Take a look at the winning collection right here, and tell me what you think!