Louise Amstrup takes out On|Off Visionary Award
No doubt the bubbly was cracked open at the headquarters of Louise Amstrup, who has won this season's On|Off Visionary Award.
As part of her prize, the Danish-born designer will showcase her spring/summer 2011 collection at London Fashion Week via a free catwalk show for press and buyers. Amstrup impressed judges such as On|Off founder Lee Lapthorne and Browns Focus buyer Jemma Dyas, who said she chose Louise because she has "all the requisite elements to be a huge success."
Amstrup attended Akademie Mode and Design in Dusseldorf, and has worked for Jonathan Saunders and Sophia Kokosalaki. She began her own namesake label in 2006. Previous winners of the award include Peter Pilotto and Hannah Marshall.