christopherkane_2009fashionforwardwinner.jpgThe winners of the Fashion Forward 2009 sponsorship has been announced with the award going to Christopher Kane (S/S 2008-9 pictured, left), Erdem, and Marios Schwab.

The financial bonus offered by the British Fashion Council each season helps designers put together their catwalk shows for London Fashion Week, as well as allowing them access to business support.

The trio have benefited from the scheme before, winning the award along with Roksanda Illincic, last year.

"We are thrilled about winning Fashion Forward sponsorship! Showing in London is paramount to us as a brand, the sponsorship will not only allow us to show but also to grow as a company," said Erdem.