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Scottish luxury womenswear label, Henrietta Ludgate, has already garnered an impressive number of awards and built a formidable reputation amongst high end retailers.
In her first appearance at London Fashion Week (LFW) Henrietta was awarded the (EFF) Ethical Fashion Forum’s ‘Fashion Innovation Award’, for London Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2010. The award was judged by leading industry experts including maestro Roland Mouret and Dolly Jones from Vogue.
Her Autumn/ Winter 2010 collection won international praise, which saw Henrietta nominated for Young Scottish Designer of the Year, become a finalist for British Council’s Young Creative Entrepeneur of the Year and be shortlisted for the British Fashion Council’s ELLE New Talent Award.
The success of the LFW stand and catwalk show saw the collection travel to the international fashion weeks of Milan, Paris and Athens, resulting in a number of new prestigious international stockists.
Henrietta Ludgate is now sold globally in 15 premiere department and speciality stores such as Penelope, Sugar, San Carlo, Caron, Victorienne and Yoox.com ( from Italy ), Liger ( Hong Kong), Beams and Martha ( Japan ), Uk Style and Magazin Zing ( Russia ), Hallelujah from Belgium and Design in Taiwan, where her label sits alongside cutting edge luxury designs from Holly Fulton and Christopher Kane.
Most recently Henrietta was awarded the Highland Entrepeneur of the Year award by the Prince’s Youth Scottish Business Trust. Henrietta was presented with a cash prize and will now be considered by the judging panel to be entered into the national final taking place at Glasgow’s City Chambers on Tuesday 16th November.
Following in the footsteps of fellow Central St. Martins graduates Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Matthew Williamson and Christopher Kane- Henrietta’s flair for structural design, the minimalistic form and her uncanny ability to design with a real sense of her Scottish Heritage make her one of the most unique and inspirational designers of her time.
An ethos of supporting Scottish craftsmanship is central to her work, with fabrics sourced from within the British Isles and all pieces produced locally.
A champion of slow fashion, Henrietta’s minimalist silhouette remains hauntingly elegant and distinctive while at the same time retaining an undeniable modernity. She draws inspiration from Elsa Schiaparelli, and her vision of fashion as architecture; that clothing should be ‘closely connected to the contours of the body’.