Last night in London, the British Fashion Council dolled out their coveted Fashion Forward honors to three lucky labels: Meadham Kirchoff, Peter Pilotto and Canada’s own Todd Lynn. The award recognizes designers who are no longer just buzz-worthy, but veritable fashion players. All winners will receive show sponsorship and help with business development for the next two seasons.
The London-based Lynn is known for wicked tailoring with a rock bent and plenty of leather looks. His fans include Rihanna, Shirley Manson and Lady Gaga. “I’m thrilled to have been selected as one of the designers to receive the award,” says Lynn the morning after from his London headquarters. “I am especially looking forward to working with the teams at the BFC and [award sponsor] Coutt’s & Co. on the mentoring side of the prize, which will provide invaluable insight and information to help my business grow.”
Speaking of growth, we had to ask if Lynn would drop any hints about what we can expect from him next season? “As always the next collection is a secret…. So nothing to give away just yet,” he says. We expect only the best from this Canadian design (rock)star.