Friday, 9 November 2012

Love Art Wear Art wins industry award

Footwear Friends - Sixth Annual Awards Evening. Tuesday November 1st was the night that the Footwear Industry celebrated a new generation of emerging talent.

Both the doyens of the industry and a veritable host of new talented designers of developing brands celebrated at the extraordinary Cinema Museum in South London. Joanne Stoker, creator of her eponymous brand and Head of Footwear design at Mathew Williamson – and a former winner of an Award - was the keynote speaker with a fascinating summary of how she has arrived at the level of success she now enjoys.

We are happy to report that Love Art Wear Art was selected as the winner of the Footwear Friends Designer Award 2012 – Nicole Le Grange of Love Art Wear Art, was presented with a £5,000 bursary aimed at furthering Young Designers/Entrepreneurs business/expertise. Buckingham Consulting and Park Lane Shoes Ltd jointly sponsored the 2012 Award. The Award includes a 12-month mentoring programme by industry experts. Chau Har Lee, one of the judges and a senior designer for Nike, made the presentation.

I want to thank Richard Kottler, Footwear Friends and the generous sponsors of this award. We will put the award money to good use in establishing our brand and I am looking forward to work closely with the mentors on the programme.

Here are a few snaps with my fabulous friends Fiona & Christian, thanks for your support and a fantastic evening. The Toulouse LauTrec wine bar and staff will never be the same...

You can find more photos of the ceremony at

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