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Brandon Wen wins Challenge the Fabric Award

Our fashion student Brandon Wen has been awarded 30 000 Euros and the prestigious Challenge The Fabric Award on the opening day of London Fashion Week. The award has been given out for the first time to reward outstanding creativity and excellent exploration of the fabric viscose, a biomaterial processed from wood.

"I am overjoyed to have received the CTF Award", says Wen. "Developing the collection was an extremely personal and emotional process. I am unendingly grateful for having gotten the chance to extend it with the viscose looks and for the award supporting not only me but also a bright vision of what is possible in the future."

The jury collectively stated: "We were greatly impressed by his collection and extended looks, reclaiming viscose in an innovative way, combining it with zero waste designs, and transforming the fabric outstandingly well. His optimistic worldview, supported his designs and also made him the winner of hearts."