Thumbnail image for Samantha Cameron Jonathan Saunders Scottish Fashion Awards 11.jpgCongratulations to Jonathan Saunders who is the winner of the 2012 BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund! As part of his prize, the designer has bagged £200,000 and access to industry mentors in a programme tailored specifically to his business.

"I'm so happy about winning the fund. The last 12 months have been an exciting time for me and my team and I'm very proud of all their hard work. We have many exciting plans for the near future and this along with the support network provided by the BFC will enable us to achieve our goals," he said.

Saunders beat out fellow designers Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Pilotto. Marios Schwab, Meadham Kirchhoff, Nicholas Kirkwood, Richard Nicoll and Zoe Jordan, who were all shortlisted. The awards keep on coming for Saunders, who last year was named Scottish Designer of the Year for the second year in a row! That is one very talented lad.