LFW-SS12-House-of-Holland.jpgA big congratulations to Henry Holland, Louise Gray, and Mary Katrantzou for winning this year's Fashion Forward sponsorship. Plus an even bigger congrats to James Long who is the first menswear designer to scoop the award! The designers will receive funding for two consecutive London Fashion Week seasons to show their designs via the runway.

Established six years ago, Fashion Forward offers funding to emerging British designers to help cultivate their businesses by supporting their shows at LFW. Not only is it a fantastic way to give their business the boost they need by awarding a cash prize, it also provides access to business support from the British Fashion Council. Previous winners include Christopher Kane, Erdem, Giles Deacon and Jonathan Saunders.

"I'm delighted to be receiving Fashion Forward sponsorship," Holland said. "It is a huge accolade for the brand and I am excited about what the future holds."