London-based womenswear model Chopova Lowena has been named the winner of the 2024 British Vogue Council/Vogue Designer Vogue Fund.

Based by Central Saint Martins graduates Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena in 2017, Chopova Lowena is understood for its combination of folksy and sportswear design parts — seen in its fashionable pleated and pinned kilt-style skirt — and use of deadstock materials.

The designers will obtain a money prize of £150,000 ($190,000) and entry to mentorship. Ahluwalia, Knwls and Nensi Dojaka had been among the many labels shortlisted for the prize.

”This duo has constructed an actual group round their model and the cult of their signature carabiner skirts is a testomony to what they do,” mentioned Chioma Nnadi, British Vogue’s head of editorial content material. “In relation to a inventive imaginative and prescient, they’ve fearlessly marched to the beat of their very own drum, difficult standard style system guidelines.”

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